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

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.


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.