Tennis Academy News

The Tennis Academy would like to congratulate both Scarlett and Josh, who both won the U11 events held at Easton last weekend!

Keep up the hard work!

Squash Championships 2021

The Club Championships are under way with stacks of matches to play before the finals on Dec 10th. All the draws, results and schedules are here.

World Class Squash Exhibition

A great evening of squash when the Nick Matthew & Daryl Selby Exhibition Tour visited the Club. Quality clinics and a great exhibition match followed by an incisive Q&A session with two great ambassadors for the sport. Watch the match on the ISC Squash facebook page.

PSA Challenger Tour at ISC

The Club welcomed professional squash back on court last weekend with 16 top men and women players courtesy of Off The Wall Squash and Arion Homes.

Georgina Kennedy lived up to her billing as the new hot prospect in England, defeating Scot Georgia Adderley in Saturday’s final. Having recently returned to the UK after completing her studies at Harvard, Kennedy is on a roll with a national final appearance and several tour wins on her way to a certain spot in the world top 30 players. 
 
There was a full house for all the matches from Thursday’s first round to Saturday’s final and all the top matches were streamed live and are still available through the links on the ISCSquash facebook page.

Tennis Club Championships

Some dates for your diary!

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 www.ipswichsportsclub.co.uk  For all membership enquiries, telephone 01473 251143 or go to the website.

Free classes in lockdown

Whilst we remain in lockdown for the time being don’t forget to try our complimentary studio classes thanks to club studio instructors Vienna, Ivan and Didi.

 

Hockey Reopens

We are pleased to announce that following the latest government and England Hockey Guidelines, the Club and Hockey Committee will be re-opening the Henley Road Hockey Pitch for ‘restricted play’ member only bookings with immediate effect.

Members are reminded that the clubhouse, indoor facilities and toilets remain closed. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and only the essential items required for your session.

All members are required to read the England Hockey Guidelines below before making any bookings. Member safety is paramount; the Hockey Committee will be monitoring COVID-19 guidelines ensuring the site is safe for play.

Details on how to book a pitch slot below:

Whats allowed?

Actual hockey play will follow EH guidelines, own equipment including balls etc. No contact. No shooting drills. Skill based, fitness based and game play based training and coaching 

Prior to booking?

Members must read the latest England Hockey guidelines, please click here for details. 

 

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