Tennis Team Success

Tennis Team Success for Ipswich Sports Club Summer League!

We have always been incredibly proud of the high standard of tennis that Ipswich Sports Club has produced over the recent years, however this season we’d like to take a moment to really highlight the exceptional performance of both Ladies’ 1 and Mixed 1, who are both champions of Division 1 and both remain undefeated at the end of the season.

Mixed 1 players who played in this successful season are: Eddie, Harry, Jack, Chris, Adrian. Ladies in the Mixed 1 were Linda, Anya, Maddy, Beth, Samantha, Alana, Tawana Candy.

Ladies’ 1 players were Maddy, Linda, Beth, Tip, Samantha, Jessie, Anya, Sophie, Radi, Louise, Karen, Tawana, Sumsum and MC.

Louise Woods is a long-standing member of ISC and is responsible for organising the first team games. Louise commented “Our teams have surpassed every expectation and have excelled in their matches this season, some opponents are even backing away before they get a chance to play them! Their skills together as a team are unmatched and we are so excited to see what’s in store for future games. The academy here at Ipswich Sports Club is responsible for producing many good players who have enjoyed gaining more experience in doubles, and representing Ipswich Sports Club in league matches.”

Date 2022 Match Opponents Venue W/L/D Score
Thurs 5 L David Lloyd Away W 7 – 2
Mon 9 L Sproughton Home W 8 – 1
Thurs 12 X YM Away W 7 – 2
Mon 16 X Kesgrave Away W 8 – 1
Thurs 19 X St John’s Home W 8 – 1
Mon 23→20/7 L Stowmarket Home    
Thurs 9 X Adastral Park Home W 9 – 0
Mon 13 X St John’s Away W 8 – 1
Tues 14 L David Lloyd Home Conceded
Thurs 16 X Kesgrave Home W 7 – 2
Wed 22 L Stowmarket Away W 6 – 3
Mon 27 L Sproughton Away W 8 – 1
Thurs 30 X YM Home W 8 – 1
Mon 4 L YM Home W 8 – 1
Tues 12 X Adastral Park Away W 7 – 0
Thurs 14 L YM Away W 9 – 0

A huge congratulations to the players that make up these teams, they’ve done a fantastic job and will carry on doing so as the matches continue! We are always so proud of the players that are a part of ISC and can’t wait to see more talent arrive. A big thank you also goes to the players who are committed to playing year in, year out irrespective of the weather. Thank you also to Louise for her dedication to organising the fixtures.

Recently we spoke with BBC Radio Suffolk about all things Tennis. Our team has absolutely smashed it this season – check out the full interview here (1:38:13 – 4:03:00).

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.




Tennis Academy News

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

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.

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.

Tennis Club Play

Adult Roll Up Sessions

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  For all membership enquiries, telephone 01473 251143 or go to the website.

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..