Dedicated to providing a friendly and positive environment for the enjoyment of tennis, Enderby Lawn Tennis Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities. Situated opposite Enderby Leisure Centre, Enderby Tennis Club offers 3 all weather floodlit artificial grass courts to encourage all year round play. Get full directions on Google Maps.
We run a number of social club play sessions each week including Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Come along and join us at one of our social sessions where you will be able to meet some of our members and find out what Enderby Lawn Tennis Club has to offer you.
We have a thriving junior section with a popular junior programme on Monday evenings throughout the year. The Club provides excellent competitive opportunities throughout the year for all ages and abilities with both Adult and Junior teams competing in the Leicestershire Leagues.
Public use of tennis courts
Visitors may use the courts when they are not being used for Matches or Club Play. The court key can be obtained from the Enderby Leisure Centre at a cost of £4 per hour per adult and £2 per hour per junior. A £5 deposit will be charged which will be refunded on return of the court key.
BBC Radio Leicester comes to Enderby Lawn Tennis Club for 80th Anniversary
ELTC got its five minutes of fame this week (Wednesday 19 April 2017) on the Ben Jackson show when BBC Radio Leicester reporter Andy Trigg visited the club on a beautiful Wednesday morning and interviewed our chairman Steve Ince about the club and it's 80th anniversary. The interviews were done live and on court, just like Wimbledon. You can listen to a recording of the interview (and hear the balls in the background) here. You can read the full story of how our courts came into being with the help of three kings in 1937 here.
Andy also chatted to Pat Stephenson, our oldest member at 87 years of age, and to Liz Ardley about the fun and enjoyment of playing tennis for players of all ages and abilities. The interview was heard as far afield as Australia.
We have invited BBC to come along again to our 80th anniversary celebrations and open day on Saturday 22 July.
Our roving photographer Niall Canavan took some pictures of Steve, Pat and Liz who all did a great job promoting the club and encouraging everybody to come out and enjoy playing tennis. Now they know what it is like to be faced with a BBC mic and they performed brilliantly.
Enderby Singles Tennis League 2017
The singles tennis leagues have got off to a great start with all three leagues having seven or more matches played in the first three weeks. There are 21 players (men and women) participating with seven players in each league. At the end of week 3 (ending 9 April) the league leaders were Russell and Matt S tied for the top of the Blue League, Gary has taken over from Sarah at the top of the Red League and Eamonn is just about holding on at the top of the Yellow League.
The league started on 17th March and will run until mid May, with players who complete three or more matches by 21 April getting an additional two bonus poiints. Nine players have so far played the magic three matches and gained their well deserved two bonus points.
ELTC - Promoting our membership - 80 years of tennis at Mill Lane
2017 marks the 80th year since the tennis courts were laid down in Mill Lane in 1937 and we have been busy letting people know about our upcoming celebrations which have been scheduled for Saturday 22 July. Further details will be posted over the coming months.
"The Journal" April 2017 edition have kindly published a centre page spread all about our upcoming 80th aniversary (see a copy of the article here). For those of you not familiar with the Journal it is a community based magazine that is published monthly and circulated to all homes in Enderby, Huncote, Narborough, Littlethorpe and Thurlaston and has a circulation of nearly 8,000. Hopefully plenty of budding young and older tennis players will see the article and come to join us on our courts over what promises to be a glorious summer of tennis - they will be given a very warm welcome.
We have also produced leaflets and a free standing banner to promote club membership.
The banner was in Enderby Leisure Centre (see photo below left) for a number of months in 2016 and will be moving to new locations in 2017.
The leaflets are double sided A5 (see copy below centre and right) and have been distributed to local libraries and leisure centres in Enderby, Huncote and Braunstone. We are also putting leaflets in some local employers offices and are doing a leaflet drop into houses in Enderby. If you know of any other places that we could promote our club please contact one of the committee.
Club Tournament Winners 2016
Men's Singles - Matt Stevenson
Men's Doubles - Matt Stevenson & Alex Oldham
Ladies Doubles - Liz Ardley & Sarah Freer
Mixed Doubles - Matt Stevenson & Lynne Meredith
Men's Veterans Doubles - Tony Lemmon & Steve Ince