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. This summer, keep an eye out for our new padel tennis facilities.

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.

Padel Tennis

Padel tennis is coming to the Club this summer. It will be open to members and non-members, but as a member, you will get an introductory 50% off court fees. Two outdoor ‘starter courts’ will be installed initially to introduce this activity to the Club, with a view to installing permanent courts once we have gauged uptake and popularity. 


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.

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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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.

Enquire Today

Complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you about membership at The Essex.