The Essex Golf & Country Club is a recognised LTA Tennis Centre, with friendly coaching staff to help you improve your game. We offer tennis to the whole family and encourage participation for all at all levels.

Open Weekend

Give Tennis a Go at The Essex

Join us on Saturday 1st April from 12-4pm and Sunday 2nd April from 10-2pm for a special tennis open weekend at The Essex!

Come and try out our brand-new heated tennis dome and beautifully resurfaced courts at The Essex.

We’ll be putting on some taster sessions for adults and juniors on both days, so you can experience our amazing tennis facilities, grab a bite to eat and get to know our team.

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Premium Tennis Facilities

Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to start playing tennis socially, a seasoned player seeking the challenge of competitions, or somewhere in between, our members enjoy exclusive use of nine beautifully maintained tennis courts, six of which are indoors and housed in our stunning new tennis dome. Whatever your skill level, tennis is available all year round at The Essex.

More Ways to Play

Our brand-new heated tennis dome is now open, giving members opportunity to practice their game whatever the weather. This is the same as the dome used by the All England Club, and covers three Acrylic indoor courts to ensure year-round use. Acrylic hard courts offer a slower speed and higher bounce. An additional three indoor courts have a Playrite Foundation Carpet surface with a medium speed and bounce which is extremely kind on the joints. There are also three outside Macadam courts which are extremely popular during the summer months.

Social and competitive tennis

The Essex has a very active tennis section with over 20 teams in the Colchester, Halstead and Essex LTA leagues. Members are also welcome to get involved in the club morning or night, Internal Singles and Doubles leagues, Club Tournaments or simply have a friendly knock about.

For those wishing to improve their game, our team of LTA qualified coaches offer individual and group sessions for all ages, from young mini tennis players through to adult players of all standards.

Join our community

When you join The Essex, you’ll be joining a friendly community of like-minded tennis players. Our regular Club night takes place every Tuesday, as well as a Club Morning every Wednesday.These are always well attended with anywhere between 15 and 45 members coming along to meet other players and enjoy some friendly games in a relaxed environment. Our coaches are always on hand to arrange the matchesand ensure everyone gets a game.

Become a Member

As well as access to outstanding tennis facilities, our members benefit from use of our premium gym, swimming pool, studio classes and spa facilities, providinga huge variety of amazing wellness experiences at every turn. We’d love to show you our courts in more detail.

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Secure Your Place Today

Saturday 1st April from 12-4pm and Sunday 2nd April from 10-2pm for a special tennis open weekend at The Essex!

Complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you to confirm your place.