Academy tennis results by Mike Lunt

15 December 2019

Samantha Blaydon – Grade 4 Basildon 12U Winner

24 December 2019

Seth Newman – U14, David Lloyd Ipswich

Isabelle Easton – Winner Ladies Open, David Lloyd Ipswich

29 December 2019

Samantha Blaydon – Grade 4 Easton 12U Doubles Winner

11th January 2020

Rebecca Raymond – Winner U16, Gosling

19th January 2020

Anya Taylor – Winner U14, Bradfield College

25th January 2020

Anya Taylor  – Winner U12, Hull (Back to back victories)

26th January 2020

Justice Hall – Winner U18, Bath (First victory, since rejoining ISC Academy)

With persistence there are NO limits

Member stories.

Richard Green – Quad Wheelchair Pro Player

-Rafa Nadal is his hero and inspiration

-He is a complete tennis nut playing and watching tennis every minute of the day

-A chair costs £5-6,000 each he has 2!

-Specialist vehicle

-World Ranking 23

-UK ranking 4

About Richard

Richard has been in tennis at a high level for 8 years, supported by the LTA and is on the LTA performance wheelchair programme.

The support enables Richard to get coaching, tournament support and other ancillary support.

He has 2 power chairs with a max speed 6mph.  

Richard is in the quad division due his disability and uses power chair.  He manages chair movement and hitting with just his right hand. 

Despite his challenges he has incredible timing and coordinates so much in a fraction of a second.

It’s not been easy for Richard but with a natural eye for the ball, his parents Celia and Brian looked for ways for Richard to hit a tennis ball at home. He went to his first wheelchair tennis camp at Nottingham.  This became the platform for Richard to further his tennis.











Determination, persistence, sense of humour.

A true inspiration to us all and demonstrates that with persistence there are NO limits!

All about the Members @ Ipswich Sports Club

We all about the members at Ipswich Sports Club.

Happy birthday to Howard Mottram 69 today and celebrating with his friends at the mixed adult roll up.

Howard started out as a squash member and now try’s his hand at tennis, he has been a member for over 30 years and intends to be for many more. Look out for future member stories…

60 children join our latest Schools Roadshow

Congratulations to Aaron Garwood (EBF Schools Manager) and our tennis coaching team who delivered a top class Schools Roadshow at Ipswich Sports Club today. 60 children attended from Beeches Primary and Castle Hill Primary and great fun had by all. 

Team Challenge @ Ipswich Sports Club

9 mini red tennis players took part in team challenge event at Ipswich Sports Club. It was a great experience for the youngsters under the age of 8. Most of the children were enjoying their first taste of tennis competition . Winners were Samuel and Luke….well done to all…

Meet our academy Head Coach – Mike Lunt

Academy Head Coach Mike Lunt training our up and coming tennis players…

Mike has a wealth of experience from his time spent in the Spanish Academy tennis system.  His experience provides new teaching opportunities for our players and also through in house coach education sessions. 
look out for updates on player results from Mike..

Elite Sport S&C Coach visits ISC

Elite Sport S&C Coach Ben Haining visited Ipswich Sports Club yesterday to support a number of athletes who base their S&C training at the Club.

Ben’s previous roles include Elena Baltacha tour S&C Coach, Head of S&C for Sussex County Cricket Club, consultant for Surrey County Cricket Club, England U19 S&C coach for the 2005 U19 World Cup and assistant women’s paralympic basketball coach for the 2004 Athens paralympics.



Time to try something new

It’s a new decade and time for a fresh approach.  Banish the Christmas excess and start to deliver on your New Year resolutions.  Check out some of the things you could be doing at Ipswich Sports Club.  

– Play Tennis

– Play Squash

– Play Hockey

– Play Racketball

– Get stuck into a new gym programme

– Try one of our top class studio classes

– Join a club night

– Try a coaching session



Local Sports Club Receives £5,000 for LTA Award Win

A local sports club north of Ipswich town has received £5,000 funding from the LTA after being named ‘Club of the Year’ at our annual awards ceremony last month.

Set in six acres of tranquil grounds, Ipswich Sports Club was selected as the national winner from hundreds of other venues across the country, as a result of their outstanding work over the past year. With growing membership numbers, new facilities and successful community programmes, the club places real emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity; sharing our vision to open up tennis to all. Read full article here.

LTA Tennis Award winners announced at SW19 Ceremony

The LTA have announced that 17 outstanding individuals and venues have been named as winners of the LTA Tennis Awards at the tennis governing body’s annual ceremony.

Taking place at The Championships, Wimbledon, the ceremony saw British tennis star Cameron Norrie named ‘LTA Men’s Player of the Year’ for his breakthrough year in 2018. The Awards also saw the likes of England Netball Head Coach Tracey Neville MBE, BBC presenter Kate Silverton and influencer Chessie King present accolades including ‘Community Venue of the Year’ and ‘Disability Award’ to 17 deserving winners.

Launched in 2015, the LTA Tennis Awards acknowledge the manythousands ofindividuals involved in the sport across the UK –from the 25,000 volunteers, to the 4,400 coaches and nearly 1,000officials. They also highlight the incredible achievements of some 20,000 schools, 2,700 clubs and over 9,700 LTA approved tournaments. The extraordinary contribution of the individuals and venues help to open the sport up, bringing new fans and players to the game.

Now in their fourth year, over 1,500 nominations were received for this year’s awards. National winners were crowned today as the culmination of a 10-month long process that started with nominations being made for County awards across the country, and with regional winners then recognised at the LTA’s major events earlier this year.Scott Lloyd, CEO of the LTA said: “Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of this year’s LTA Tennis Awards. As thegoverning bodyfor tennis, we can’t achieve our vision of opening up the sport without their support, so I would like to extend my thanks to each and every one of them for all that they do”.

LTA Head of Men’s Tennis and award ceremony host Leon Smith added: “The LTA Tennis Awards are a real celebration of the people that work at all levels of our sport, including our inspirational coaches who are vital ingrowing the game and supporting those who play tennis across the country. It’s fantastic to hear all of their individual stories and I feel honoured to have hosted this year’s ceremony.”

LTA Tennis Award Winners

  • Women’sPlayer -Katie Boulter
  • Men’s Player -Cameron Norrie
  • Girls’ Player -Emma Raducanu
  • Boys’ Player -Jack Draper
  • Performance Coach -Ryan Jones
  • Official -Emily McGuiness
  • Senior Men’s Player -Sebastian Jackson
  • Senior Women’s Player -Frances MacLennan
  • Competition -British Tour Penarth
  • Education -Clapton Girls Academy
  • Community Venue -A690
  • Coach of the Year -Luke House
  • Disability Award -East Anglia T&S
  • Club of the Year -Ipswich Sports Club
  • Cathie Sabin Volunteer -Marina Foxlee
  • Young Person -Jonathon Dawes
  • Lifetime Achievement -Simon Grainger