Award-winning Ipswich Sports Club launches COVID-safe indoor tennis season

Award-winning Ipswich Sports Club launches COVID-safe indoor tennis season

14th September 2020

Ipswich Sports Club (‘ISC’), on Henley Road – crowned the Lawn Tennis Association’s (‘LTA’) ‘Club of the Year’ in 2019 – is looking forward to welcoming tennis players of all abilities this Winter, as leisure returns to town. 

ISC, which boasts top-class sports and fitness facilities, offers a range of different classes for all levels, and is proud to be an accredited ‘centre of excellence’ for tennis, all-year-round. 

The Club offers six indoor tennis courts during the Winter – three indoor courts and three ‘air dome’ courts – in accordance with LTA COVID-19 standards. The Club also has a further five outdoor floodlit courts.

Visitors can be assured that the Club is operated in full compliance with the latest COVID-19 guidance and protocols, and appropriate social distancing is in place throughout. 

Tennis singles and doubles are permitted, and the Club has spaced members out and installed one-way systems to ensure social distancing in all areas. Courts are booked online and all visitors are temperature-checked upon arrival. 


Vanessa Penn, Chairman of Ipswich Sports Club, said:

“We welcome tennis players of all levels and abilities to use our extensive, state-of-the-art facilities. 

“We offer something for everyone, whether you are a new player, an aspiring ‘Andy Murray’ or just after some exercise and a chance to socialise with friends in our well-stocked bar. We are not just a gym, tennis, squash, hockey facility: we are a place to belong. 

“So, as Winter approaches and the nights draw in, why not take the chance to get fit, escape the British weather and come and play tennis with us inside!”

As well as tennis, ISC also offers squash, racket ball, hockey and a well-equipped, uncrowded gym – all of which are included in the competitive all-inclusive membership fee, which starts from just £34.50 per month for a single adult off-peak. 


ISC is a a friendly members-run Community Amateur Sports Club, operated by the members, for the benefit of the members, as well as offering memberships to the whole community.

For further information on Ipswich Sports Club, visit the website at  For all membership enquiries, telephone 01473 251143 or go to the website.