Tennis Academy News

Our Tennis Academy players have had yet ANOTHER successful weekend, with two events taking place. Making the most of the sunshine, our players, as always, delivered a high-quality standard of tennis. Here are the results.


The ISC 14 and under boys team beat Culford 6-0 in the Suffolk National Team Tennis League.


The team is (from left to right) Alex Blaydon, James Brunning, Leo Ahmed and Lukyan Arnold.


Ipswich Sports Club also hosted an U14 Tennis Grand Prix event where 18 players took part in competing in singles and doubles competitions for the first time. This was a great competitive opportunity for our club juniors and other players across Suffolk.




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Congratulations to the Ipswich Sports Club girls u14 tennis team for achieving a hard-fought 4-2 win against Risbygate in the LTA Suffolk Team Tennis league.

Team is Radi Shopova, Samantha Blaydon, Scarlett Palade and Alev Warwick

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We would like to congratulate everyone who competed over the Easter period from our Tennis Academy! Here are the results:


Josh Tallamy
Winner of U11 grade 3 event, Caesarean Open Jersey singles and doubles.


Radi Shopova
Runner up at U14 grade 3 event held at Redbridge and Semi-finalist in Welsh Junior Open U12 grade 2 event held in Wrexham.


James Brunning
Winner of U12 doubles event and finalist in the singles event held at UEA Sportspark Easter Open.
Winner of U12 grade 3 event, Caesarean Open Jersey beating fellow academy player Leo Ahmed in the final.



We would also like to congratulate…


Elena Fairweather
Winner of Welwyn Junior Open U16 girl event.


Freddie Bemrose
Winner of U9 event at the Connaught Club Easter event.


Candy Wai
Winner of U18 grade 3 at Cambridge
Runner up of Womens event at Sutton.


Academy Head Coach Mike Lunt Awarded Suffolk Performance Coach of The Year

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Mike Lunt, our Tennis Academy Head Coach who was awarded Suffolk Performance Coach of The Year 2021 at the Suffolk LTA Tennis Awards earlier this week! 

We are incredibly proud of his achievement and wanted to shout it from the rooftops! 
We have an amazing team of coaches who are always going above and beyond and it’s great that they are getting recognised for their hard work.

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Here are some of the latest updates on how our Tennis Academy players have been getting on in their recent tournaments.

Congratulations Radi on winning the G3, U12 event at Hills Road, Cambridge last weekend.

Well done Harry on winning his first tournament of the year

Back to back tournament wins for Alev. Great job!

Well done Juliette on pulling through two close matches in the semi-finals and final to win the event in Gosling.

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On behalf of Ipswich Sports Club, we’d like to congratulate the following tennis academy players on yet another successful weekend!

Well done Scarlett, winning the G4 at Harlow last weekend.

Congratulations Alev, on winning her first tournament of the year in Welwyn.


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Congratulations to some of our brilliant players in our Tennis Academy for yet another weekend of outstanding results!

Well done to Radi on reaching the semi-finals of G2 Nationals held at the University of Bath last week.
Great job!


Well done Scarlett on winning her doubles event with partner Amelia held in Oxfordshire over half term!

Great job Fred! Finishing second in Bromley in the U9 event last week.

Tennis Academy News: February Half Term

Congratulations to the following junior players from the Ipswich Sports Club tennis academy on some great half-term tournament successes!

Well done Radi, runner up at the grade 3 event in Harlow last week. Good luck at the National U12 event held in Bath this week.

Congratulations Josh, winner of the U11 grade 3 event in Hull over half term only conceding 2 games in the whole tournament.

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The Tennis Academy coaches would like to congratulate the following junior players on another weekend of success.




Congratulations Scarlett who won her U12 event last weekend in Croydon!

Well done Harry, for reaching his first final of the year. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to Josh for reaching the final of the U11 G3 event held at Hills Road, Cambridge at the weekend. Great preparation for next week!


Ipswich Sports Club’s Tennis Academy Received National Recognition for its U10 Player Performance Programme

Ipswich Sports Club is delighted to announce that our Tennis Academy has received Under 10 performance status and recognition from the LTA as part of the LTA Player Pathway Performance system. As one of only 62 clubs in the country to have been awarded this promising status, we now hope that it will inspire many more children across Suffolk to take up tennis.

Our prestigious 10U programme is designed for children aged 6 to10 who are developing a love of tennis with aspirations to compete at a regional and national level. Our team of highly qualified, dedicated coaches have a track record in developing some of the best players in Suffolk aged under 10. The Performance Programme promises to nurture children who show promise at tennis by enabling them to undertake a regular training programme in a welcoming, fun, competitive and inspiring training environment. 

The 10U Performance Programmes have been recognised by the LTA and County Associations as operators that are able to offer high-quality training environments.

Many players who have partaken in our LTA Player Pathway system have gone on to compete at a nationally competitive level.

These programmes provide the children at our club with access to a high level of support, facilitated by one of the LTA’s 10U National Pathway Coaches. Along with the LTA, it is our hope that being a part of this network, which comprises only 62 tennis clubs in the UK, will play a pivotal role in the early-stage development of aspiring performance players across Suffolk and ultimately, the success of British tennis in the long term.