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Whether you're looking to start playing socially or competitively, we provide the perfect opportunity for you to get involved in tennis. With nine courts, six of which are indoors, tennis is available all year round at The Essex.

Members have exclusive use of our courts. Three of our indoor courts have a Playrite Foundation surface, which has a medium speed and bounce, and is extremely kind on the joints. A double skinned, heated dome is home to three Playrite Claytex indoor courts with a slower speed and higher bounce. There are also three outside macadam courts, which are extremely popular during the summer months.

The Essex has a very active tennis section, with over 20 teams in the Colchester, Halstead and Essex LTA Leagues. Members are welcome to get involved in match-play, club nights, tournaments or simply have a friendly knock about.

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

Want to find out more about our coaching programme at The Essex? Click here

Club Night takes place every Tuesday for members of all abilities. These nights are always well-attended, with anywhere between 20 and 60 members coming along to meet other players and enjoy a few friendly games in a relaxed environment. Our coaches are on hand during the evening to arrange the matches and ensure everyone gets a game.

The Essex is a TennisMark accredited LTA venue. TennisMark is a way of recognising good standards and best practice at tennis clubs in the UK.

Use of the tennis courts is included as part of your health membership. To find out more about membership options at The Essex, call our team on 01787 224466.