Our busiest every EGM tonight

Tonight’s EGM proved to be our busiest for a long time.  Huge thanks to the members for turning out to hear the plans..

Ipswich Ladies 1st XI fight for a point against Broxbourne

Ipswich Ladies 1st XI did the club proud on Saturday 15.2.2020 as they travelled to Broxbourne to play, in what turned out to be very tough conditions. 

MOM: Lucy Dunnett

Gotelee Solicitors confirmed as main sponsor for the 2020 Grade 3 Tennis Tournament

We are delighted to announce Gotelee Solicitors are confirmed as the main sponsor for the 2020 Ipswich Sports Club Junior Grade 3 Tennis Tournament.  This is the 3rd year the firm have sponsored the event.

This annual event attracts County, Regional and National standard players from ages 8 & under to 18 & under – players come from all parts of the Country and tournament entries are expected to grow for the 3rd year in a row with 250 plus entries.

Club Tennis Chairman Rob Butler hosted Gotelee Managing Partner Andrew West and Head of Marketing and Business Development Beth Clarke today at the Club and all are delighted to announce the news.

We would like to thank Gotelee for their continued sponsorship and helping us to bring this prestige event to Ipswich Sports Club once again.

Happy 50th birthday to Staff Member Simon Betts

It’s happy 50th birthday to club staff member Simon Betts. Incredibly Simon will have been with the club for 32 years this Saturday. Yes he started in 1988! Happy birthday to Simon our longest serving staff member…🥳

Junior squash star raising money for charity

ISC squash academy junior recently cut her hair to raise money for the little princess trust. A fantastic charity providing free real hair wigs to children and young people suffering. Well done Bonnie we are all super proud of your efforts.  

Studio News – instructors to mix tracks for Les Mills classes starting 2 March 2020

Studio News

Our studio instructors will be mixing tracks and music for our Les Mills classes – Pump, Combat and Balance starting next Monday 2nd March. The next release is due early April. We know you look forward to all your old favourites.

2nd Fish n Chip Night proves a huge success

Busy night of fun, social tennis thanks to club tennis committee member Louise Woods.  The group are looking forward to their Fish n chips courtesy of The Courtside Bistro.

 

Staff News – we say goodbye this week to team member Jodie

As a small team it’s always hard to say goodbye to one of our own.  Jodie will be leaving us at the end of the week for a new job closer to home in Colchester.  The team got together today to wish her all the very best.  Club General Manager said, ‘We will all miss Jodie she is always cheerful, helpful and was popular with the club members.  We wish her all the very best with her new job.

Meet our long standing Studio instructor – Ivan

Ivan got into fitness when he was about 20 after joining a local boxing club. He went on to box competitively for about 7 years and in the last two years was the Eastern Counties champion in the light welter weight division.

After competing he decided to start up and run his own boxing club. For several years the club proved very successful bringing both young and old into the club.

It was whilst running the boxing club that Boxercise and Boxaerobics came onto the scene so he decided to qualify and incorporate it into his club.

After over 20 years in boxing he decided to hang up his gloves and have a go at group fitness.

He started at Fitness First in Ipswich with Boxercise and then went on to Next Generation (David Lloyd) Ipswich. where he qualified in Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Attack, Spinning, Exercise to music and fitness level two.

Ivan is a regular instructor here at Ipswich Sports Club and some other local clubs, he teaches 16 classes a week including, Pump, Combat, Spin, Boxercise and Hiit.

Ivan is arguably the most experienced fitness instructor and at 67 years old proves there is no limit if you keep fit…

He says he loves teaching and takes pleasure in watching his class participants enjoying taking part in his classes.

‘And while I’m fit and healthy who wouldn’t want to get paid to stay in shape’ a quote from Ivan…

What Karen (Studio Manager) says about Ivan:

‘Ivan is a long standing fitness instructor with ISC whose enthusiasm for the fitness industry is evident as well as his loyalty to our Club. He is reliable, versatile and always willing to help out with cover whenever he can. He is a key member of our instructional team.’

Club upgrade works on track…

We are pleased to report the squash court improvements works are on track to be completed next week.
The work has included painting all high level areas around the courts, the balcony and ceilings, complete court lighting tube replacement.  
The planned court 1 & 2 entrance flooring ‘sanding/varnishing’ and court plaster repairs will be delayed to the summer due to contractor availability and the need to close courts for extended periods.  This will also minimise further disruption to members.