Life in lockdown for Junior Squash players

Our squash juniors are taking the lockdown opportunity to work on their fitness, thanks to club Head coach Emily Ison and the team at OTW. A huge thank you to professional players Daryl Selby, Lisa Aitken, Ben Coleman and Declan James for inspiring our young players. We will look forward to seeing you all again next week…

 

Ipswich Sports Club awarded a Sport England Emergency grant

We are also pleased to announce the club has been awarded a Sport England Community Emergency Fund grant to help us get through the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are very grateful to Sport England and Active Suffolk for all their support.

We do however need members to continue to donate and support where possible in order to secure our future..

click here to read the Active Suffolk press release

Club Ready for Outdoor Tennis ‘Restricted Play’

The outdoor tennis courts 🎾 will reopen from 19 May 2020.

Read our latest newsletter by clicking the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/3551458aad14/member-notice-club-ready-for-outdoor-tennis-restricted-playfrom-19-may-2020

Club outdoor tennis courts set to reopen for ‘Restricted Play’

Message regarding Outdoor Tennis ‘Restricted Play’
      

Dear Club Members
 
We are pleased to announce that following the Government’s announcement on Sunday, 10 May 2020 and the LTA’s latest guidance regarding the coronavirus, we plan to reopen the Outdoor Tennis Courts for members to book on a Pay & Play trial basis from Tuesday, 19 May 2020.  All indoor areas will remain closed at this time.
 
Membership fees will remain frozen for both annual and monthly subscriptions at this time.  Members are asked to fully read through the full Member Guidelines for ‘Restricted Play’ including Court Bookings and Payments below before making their first court booking.  Please note that there is a court booking fee of £10.00 per court per booking, due once your booking is confirmed.
 
The decision to open the Outdoor Tennis Courts, albeit on a ‘restricted play’ basis, has not been taken lightly; as a members club your safety along with our volunteers and coaches is paramount.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow the full guidelines regarding social distancing and washing/sanitising of hands.  This trial will be subject to review and change in the light of experience and as and when the Government and LTA guidelines are updated.
 
As you can imagine, having been closed for almost 8 weeks, we have extensive works to carry out to the grounds and thanks goes to our volunteers, together with our management team, who have been working hard to get all of the necessary policies, risk assessments, adaptations and monitoring processes in place so we can set a date to open.  We believe we can complete all of this work ahead of the opening of the courts from Tuesday.
 
With the Club continuing to operate without staff our Head Coach, Chris Daynes with be overseeing all bookings and he can be contacted on tennis@ipswichsports.co.uk for any enquiries.
 
I will however remind members that the Club will remain closed until Tuesday, 19 May 2020 and I will take this opportunity to once again thank you for your patience and support whilst we make preparations to reopen the Outdoor Tennis Courts safely.
 
 
ANDY YORKE
General Manager
For and on behalf of the Club Executive and Council

 

Click on the links below for the latest LTA Guidance:

LTA Guidance for Tennis Players

LTA Guidiance for Coaches

LTA Guidance for Tennis Venues

ISC Outdoor Tennis COVID-19 Guidelines for Members (MAY 2020)

Message from the Club Chairman

Dear Club Members
 
The Committee with the Club Council’s approval has been working hard on putting together a process to allow members to play Tennis on the outdoor courts.
 
Updated guidance from the LTA has just arrived and this is being reviewed and a full update from the Club will be announced later this week or as soon as possible.
 
The intention is to open up courts for use as per government/LTA guidance as soon as possible but this will be confirmed in a subsequent message and with the specific process to be followed.
 
Please be patient at this time as there is a lot for the Club to assess as we want to satisfy the LTA’s recommended approach to venues to ‘re-open safely rather than rushing’.
 
For the moment the Club facilities remain closed.
 
 
VANESSA PENN
Club Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Dear Club Members
 
Following the government announcement made last night by the Prime Minister, the Club will continue to seek further guidance/clarifications from the government and our sports bodies before opening any outdoor areas or activities.
 
At this time the Club facilities remain closed.
 
 
VANESSA PENN
Club Chairman

LTA Award for club volunteer Mike Watling

Following an announcement made today by the LTA we are pleased to congratulate Mike Watling who has won the ‘LTA Central and East Regional Volunteer if the year’.
Recognition for the hours spent volunteering on numerous committees in addition to his tennis committee roles for Ipswich Sports Club. These roles include past Chairman of Suffolk LTA, County safeguarding roles for numerous tennis clubs, main contact at Copdock & Washbrook TC and ISC club volunteer for the air dome and also supporting his local community.
Mike will be put forward to the national stage of the awards to be presented later this year..

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/april/lta-tennis-awards-inspirational-regional-winners-announced/

VE DAY


The club marks the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Europe.

 

Whats on – weekly online FREE class list

We are pleased to announce the following classes available to our members on an ongoing basis (Enjoy and thank you 🙏 to the instructors for keeping us active at home):

Club Instructor Ivan

Mondays           5.10pm Boxfit (30-40 mins)

(Class not running Bank holiday Monday 25.5)

Tuesdays           9.30am Strength & Conditioning (30-40 mins)

Wednesdays     5.00pm HIIT (30 mins)
                            5.30pm Abs & Relax (15-20 mins)

Thursdays         9.30am Strength & Conditioning (30-40 mins)
                            5.10pm Boxfit (30-40 mins)

Fridays              9.30am Strength & Conditioning (30-40 mins)
                            4.45pm HIIT (30-40 mins)

Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 566 581 3113
Password: 1uZx2J

 

Club Instructor Vienna

Wednesdays      10am Pilates 35-40min

Fridays               10am Pilates 35-40min

Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 605 460 5840
Password: 976503

 

Club Instructor Didi

Sundays             10am Flow Yoga

NB Class will run to 14 June 2020 login for all Flow Yoga classes below:

Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 797 8881 6034
Password: 4i1kBR

Check out Didi’s YouTube channel for more great sessions.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNTVWh-dC4dP3WDSArj6ntw

 

Club Instructors Caroline

Caroline Boggon Yoga

Class no longer available.  

What have our staff been up to on lockdown?

Our staff have kept their spirits up and kept busy during the lockdown…