Affiliated to The Lawn Tennis Association
Welcome to the web site for Ingatestone and Fryerning Tennis Club
Do you or your family & friends want to learn to play tennis, or come back to the game? Then come and join us at Ingatestone & Fryerning Tennis Club (I&FTC). I&FTC is a friendly, inclusive, relaxed club in the heart of Ingatestone, with two newly-laid artifical grass courts and one hard court, located at the rear of the Community Club. We offer:
* Inclusive membership for players of any age and standard
* Coaching under the supervision of Josh Ratnage and the coaching team
contact Josh on 07340 545850
* Social play at weekends and on summer evenings
* Visitors welcome
* Annual knock-out tournament
* Regular " American" round-robin tournaments
* Teams playing in local leagues (see Playing / League Matches)
* Social and fundraising events
* Very reasonable membership rates (see Membership Zone)
* Join our Facebook Group!
* See "News" page, for calendar of events and details of recent activity
Coronavirus – LTA advice - Tennis clubs are open again on 29th March 2021
Courts must be pre-booked. With effect from 24th May 2021, bookings are divided into 30 minute slots, and the "15 minute gap" between bookings has been removed. Please continue to have regard to covid precautions, and avoid social interaction with other players coming and going.
Please do not turn up if you do not have a confirmed booking.
Informal social play is limited to a maximum of 6 people. Organised activity is not subject to this maximum.
Courts 1, 2 & 3 will be bookable, except when court(s) are in use for coaching, or during designated club social periods or events.
Subject to court availability it is at times possible to accommodate non-member guests for a fee of £3. (or £1.50 per half-hour slot, via the booking system).
Court 3 is bookable by non-members under the LTA "Pay & Play" initiative, at £8 per hour. However, members have the opportunity to book 14 days in advance, non-members 4 days only.
See link above to court booking system. Please note the LTA advice in link above.
Saturday morning group coaching resumed in April, subject to a maximum of 15 in a group. Tuesday afternoon sessions recommenced from 13th April.
•The clubhouse will remain generally out-of-bounds, except for use of the loo if absolutely necessary. But ideally wash hands and use the loo at home before / after tennis. Bring your own hand sanitiser. The outside tap is available for hand washing at the club.
•The gate between Court 3 and Courts 1 & 2 is open, but please adhere to social distancing rules..
•The First-Aid box and hand sanitiser are placed just inside the clubhouse.
•For social play maintain social distancing by not changing ends in the usual way or, alternatively, changing ends at the opposite sides of the net. No handshaking or high-fives.
•Keep your bag at least 2m away from others’ bags.
•Clean and wipe down your equipment and possessions before and after play. Make sure you take all your belongings with you when you leave, including your rubbish (empty drinks bottles, food wrappers etc), as for a trial period most rubbish bins have been removed.
•No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. Do not sit on any chairs or benches. Try to avoid touching gates and fences etc. if you can.
All rules and procedures will be kept under review, with regard to any updated advice from the LTA.
Our covid risk assessment document can be found under About Us / Policies & Rules.
Tuesday mini-tennis resumed on 13th April
20th April - Courts 1 & 2 now have a new artificial grass surface. Court 3 has had some moss and weed treatment, and will enjoy a respray this summer.
Membership 21/22. Simply follow this link to renew or apply: www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/ingatestonefryerning/join