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Tennis Court Bookings

The times at which courts are available to members vary, and additionally
at certain times they are pre-booked for events, coaching or for use by Holmwood House School.

Please click the following link, Tennis Court Booking Information, for full details of the times when courts may be booked.

To go to the club's court booking website, for both tennis and squash courts, click hereYou'll need to be registered with the club to access the booking website, and have an ID number and password.

Tennis Tournaments & Holiday Camps

Event

Date

Day

Time

Cost

Red Ball (yrs 1,2 & 3)

7th April

Tuesday

09.30-12.00

£10.00

Orange Ball (yr 4/5)

7th April

Tuesday

12.30-15.30

£10.00

Green (yr 5/6)

8th April

Wednesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

8th April

Wednesday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

9th April

Thursday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Rackets Camp

9th April

Thursday

09.30-15.30

£30.00

Rackets Camp

10th April

Friday

09.30-15.30

£30.00

Green (yr 5/6)

May 2nd

Saturday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

May 2nd

Saturday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

May 2nd

Saturday

16.30-20.30

£10.00

Red Ball (yrs 1,2 & 3)

May 26th

Tuesday

09.30-12.00

£10.00

Orange Ball (yr 4/5)

May 26th

Tuesday

12.30-15.30

£10.00

Green (yr 5/6)

May 27th

Wednesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

May 27th

Wednesday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

May 27th

Wednesday

16.30-20.30

£10.00

Red Ball (yrs 1,2 & 3)

July 6th

Monday

09.30-12.00

£10.00

Orange Ball (yr 4/5)

July 6th

Monday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Green (yr 5/6)

July 6th

Monday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

July 7th

Tuesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

July 7th

Tuesday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Red Ball (yrs 1,2 & 3)

July 20th

Monday

09.30-12.00

£10.00

Orange Ball (yr 4/5)

July 20th

Monday

12.30-15.30

£10.00

Green (yr 5/6)

July 21st

Tuesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

July 21st

Tuesday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

July 22nd

Wednesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Rackets Camp

July 23rd

Thursday

09.30-15.30

£30.00

Rackets Camp

July 24th

Friday

09.30-15.30

£30.00

Open Men’s Singles

July 25th

Saturday

09.00-19.00

£12.50

Red Ball (yrs 1,2 & 3)

Aug 17th

Monday

09.30-12.00

£10.00

Orange Ball (yr 4/5)

Aug 17th

Monday

12.30-15.30

£10.00

Green (yr 5/6)

Aug 18th

Tuesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (12 & Under)

Aug 18th

Tuesday

12.30-16.30

£10.00

Yellow ball (16&Under)

Aug 19th

Wednesday

09.00-12.30

£10.00

Open Men’s Singles

Aug 22nd

Saturday

09.00-19.00

£12.50

 

 

 THE CLUB

At Lexden we go to great lengths to make sure there is something for everyone. Whether it is, social tennis, competitive tennis or just some plain good old fashioned exercise we hope we can accommodate all your needs.

The tennis section is thriving, with lots going on. We pride ourselves on being able to offer an extremely friendly environment for players of all ages and abilities. It is our aim for every tennis member to have that unique feeling of “being part of something”.

Membership includes:

  • Free unlimited court bookings
  • Free mixed coaching session every Saturday 10.30-11.30
  • Free ladies morning (supervised match play) Tuesday 10.30-12.30
  • Three free club sessions (unsupervised match play) Monday, Wednesday & Sunday *see below
  • Entry into our unrivalled internal leagues (singles, doubles and mixed doubles)
  • Entry into four internal competitions which run consecutively throughout the year
  • Social events
  • A chance to represent Lexden RFC in external competitions
  • Access to an extensive coaching programme and one-to-one tuition

THE COURTS

The Club has two courts, covered by an  “Airdome” between the months of September and June, and access in the summer months to a further four outdoor courts that are owned by Holmwood House School.

Members have extensive use of the club courts for their own matches and practice, and with an easy-to-use online court booking system it couldn't be easier to book up and play.  For more information on court availability, please read this page.

TENNIS COACHING - (OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY)

The Club has Level 4 licensed LTA tennis coach, Rob Twyman, as head of tennis. Rob is assisted by a team of registered tennis coaches, all of whom are DBS checked, first aid trained and LTA qualified.

The club boasts an extensive tennis coaching programme that caters for the needs of all the members, regardless of age or ability. 

Prospective members should note that Rob Twyman runs a free coaching session for members every Saturday between 10.30 and 11.30am.

Click here to browse the coaching programme.

INDIVIDUAL COACHING - (OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY)

At different times all our tennis coaches are available for individual coaching. For information about coaching, phone Rob directly on 07980 869312 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLUB SESSIONS

There is no better way to get to know new members and enjoy some non-competitive match play by taking part in our club sessions. Club sessions are run three times a week during the months of April to September and once a week through the months of September to April. Each session is two hours long and gives players the chance to pitch up and play doubles with other like minded members. Below are the timings for club sessions:

Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 (supervised match play Ladies only)

Wednesday 7.30-9.30 all year round (unsupervised match play, mixed)

April – September, Monday 7.00-9.00 & Sunday 10.00-12.00 (unsupervised match play, mixed)

INTERNAL COMPETITION

With four internal competitions running annually at Lexden we aim to keep members continually involved in the fun and excitement.  A variety of partners and ever-changing playing formats keep a fresh and new feel to all that we do.

Few tennis clubs can boast the strength in depth that Lexden has in its internal leagues.  Time after time Lexden’s top quality internal competition has helped develop and produce some of the best tennis players in the Colchester area.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Four times a year the club organises Tennis ‘social events’.  These events have helped to create a great environment within the club and help new members get to know one another.

EXTERNAL COMPETITION - TEAM TENNIS

Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club has been regarded as one of the strongest tennis clubs in the North of Essex for nearly twenty years. Lexden currently competes in the Aegon Team Tennis, Colchester & District Tennis league and Essex Veterans Cup.

The Club also fields teams in the Colchester Area Friendly League.

 Tennis Coaching Programme

 
New this September are 'Junior club sessions'.  They run every Saturday 12:30-14:30 (on the outside courts) and cost £2.  There is no commitment needed, you just pitch up and play.  The sessions will be supervised by Steven Baines and are open to Yrs 5, 6, 7, 8 and above.
 
Red Ball Sessions - * We offer a pickup service at no extra charge. Therefore if parents want to they can arrive for Tennis pickup at either 4.15 or 4.30 (depending on session finishing times)
 

Children

 

Group
(group numbers vary)

Day

Time

 

Cost
(It is usually the case that people pay in a half termly block)

Junior Orange & Ball Coaching (Yr 4 or (Yr 5 girls or regularly competing Yr 3's)

Monday

16.30-17.30

£6.50 per session x 6 = £39.00 (6 weeks – start date, 8th September finish date 13th October)

Junior Red Ball
Coaching (Yrs R, 1, 2)

Tuesday

15.30-16.15

£5.50 per session x 6 = £33.00 (6 weeks - start date, 9th September finish date 14th October)

Junior Red Ball Coaching
(Yrs 1, 2, 3)

Wednesday

15.30-16.30

£5.50 per session x 6= £33.00 (6 weeks - start date, 10th September finish date 15th October)


Junior Red Ball
Coaching (Yrs R, 1, 2)


Thursday

15.30-16.15

£5.50 per session x 6= £33.00 (6 weeks - start date 11th September finish date 16th October)

Junior Red Ball Coaching (Yrs 1, 2 & 3)

Friday

15.30-16.15

£5.50 per session x 6 = £33.00 (6 weeks start date 12th September finish date 17th October)

Junior Yellow Ball Ball Coaching (Yr 6 and above)

This session is designed for players who are regularly competing in our fun tournaments. To join this group you must be a 10.2 or below


Saturday


12.30 -13.30


£7.50 per session x 7 = £52.50 (7 weeks – start date, 6th September, finish date 18th October)

(only six places available)

 


Adults -
Open only to members of Lexden R&FC


Group
(Max 8 people per group)

Day

Time

Cost 
(It is usually the case that people pay in a half termly block)

Ladies Intermediate (one stage on from beginners)

Tuesday

09.00-10.30

£10 per session x 6 = £60 (6 weeks - start date, 9th September finish date 14th October)

Ladies Beginners


Wednesday

09.00-10.30

£10 per session x 6 = £60 (6 weeks - start date, 10th September finish date 15th October)

Ladies Improvers (one stage on from Intermediate)

Friday

09.00-10.30

£10 per session x 6 = £60 (6 weeks - start date, 12th September finish date 17th October)

Ladies Advanced (one stage on from Improvers)

Friday

10.30-12.00

£10 per session x 6 = £60 (6 weeks - start date, 12th September finish date 17th October)

Men's Coaching

Saturday

09.00-10.30

£8.50 per session x 7 = £59.50  (7 weeks – start date (6th September finish date 18th October)