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Achievements and Past Tennis/Social Events


Gidea Park LTC is proud to announce that our club was voted the winner of the Essex and Regional LTA Club of the Year awards and in conjunction with this, Tom Higgins (head pro at GPLTC) was presented winner of the Essex LTA Coach of the Year. We continued to have further success by finishing Runners up in The National Club of the Year awards.




We are honoured to receive such highly acclaimed awards and feel this is a true reflection of our friendly members that create an ‘all welcome’ atmosphere and whom support, value and enjoy everything that the club endeavours to create and do alongside a passionate, conscientious and hard working head pro, coaching team and committee who always has the members best interests at heart.

 Essex Winter Junior Champions🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆


Gidea Park 12U Boys A and U10 Mixed
Essex Winter Champions🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆


Gidea Park won their division/group competing in National League Essex Winter 2019 – 20.

12U A Casey, Freddie, George, James C & Luke B
A great effort boys – well done !🏆🏆🏆

10U Charlie, Hudson, Emma, Marius, Yeva, Thomas and Thulasi
A great effort – well done !🏆🏆🏆

A big well done to our other team players who competed in the other events U12 boys B – Archie, Nathan, Findlay and U14 Girls – Tiffany, Isobel, Grace 👍👍👍

Thanks also to Clare Dives for being team captain👍👍


LTA awarded Gidea Park LTC Regional Club of the Year!! 


We sent a post at the start of the year explaining we were awarded ‘ESSEX club of the year’. Today we found out the LTA awarded us ‘REGIONAL club of the year’.
As a Regional winner we have been nominated into the National winner category from 5 English regions, Scotland and Wales which will be decided later on in the year.

We are honoured to receive such a highly acclaimed award. We feel this is a true reflection of our friendly members that create an ‘all welcome’ atmosphere and who support, value and enjoy everything that the club endeavours to do. Alongside them is a passionate and hard working head pro and coaching team who always have the members best interests at heart.

Thank you members for making it the best club in the region!!


Gidea Vets Essex Champions!!


This formidable GideaParkLTC men’s team has conquered Essex Vets tennis for the past decade 

Winning ….
Essex Senior Winter Cup in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 (8 years out of 9)
Essex Senior Summer League Division 1 in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. (11 years in a row)

Pete Mott, Neil Taylor, Wayne Lemonie, Richard Stephens, John Caddies, Julian Lewis.
Keep up the unbelievable work guys 


Monday Night Champion


A windy evening of tennis at the Monday Men’s and ladies night tournament 🏆👍🎾
Well done to all players 👍👍
Winners – Lauren White and Arnault Auvray
very close runners up Chantelle and Louis Herbert 👍👍👍 Special mention to Arno – 1st win in a while!!

Rouge teenage tourn


Our juniors enjoyed a fun Rouge Tournament followed by pizza  and table tennis 

LTA awarded our Head Pro ‘Tom’ Essex Coach of the year and Gidea Park LTC Essex Club of the Year!!


Gidea Park LTC is proud to announce that our club was the winner of the Essex LTA Club of the Year awards and in conjunction with this, Tom Higgins (head pro at GPLTC) was presented winner of the Essex LTA Performance Coach of the Year.

We are honoured to receive such highly acclaimed awards and feel this is a true reflection of our friendly members that create an ‘all welcome’ atmosphere and whom support, value and enjoy everything that the club endeavours to create and do alongside a passionate, conscientious and hard working head pro whom always has the members best interests at heart. Photo: Julian Lewis – Chairman, Carolyn Cruse – Junior Secretary, Tom Higgins – Head Pro


Happy New Year Party

Great party last night at GPLTC


Happy New Year to all and may 2020 be the best year yet!

Christmas Party 2019

What a night! Thank you to Pete Watt’s Band – fantastic! Lot of dancing and drink!!


Christmas Junior Party, Presentation and Panto



Gidea Park LTC celebrated Christmas in style !!!
All members juniors, adults and coaches had great fun at the junior Christmas party last Saturday. Over 70 children enjoyed the festive fun and games🎄🎄followed by our annual junior presentation, where we awarded a record number of juniors who had represented their club this year 🏆🏆
And if that wasn’t enough, the club finished off with a fantastic performance from our adult members in the Pantone show – Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs 😂😂
With over 140 people in the audience it was well received 👌🏻👏👏👏
A big thank you to……
The Christmas party helpers, coaches, leaders, kitchen staff, bar staff and the panto cast. A special mention to Peter and Steve who organised the panto
Well done 👍👍👍👍👍


Monday night christmas tournament


Monday Mens and Ladies night Xmas tournament. Well done to everyone involved and a big happy birthday to Jo!! Who celebrated it in style winning the ladies event and in the men’s event, they kept it in the family with Louis winning !!🏆🏆🎄🎄🥳🥳💪💪


Dinner and Dance 2019


Gidea Park LTC celebrated another successful year at the 2019 Dinner and Dance last weekend.
The club has had its highest growth in junior and adult membership in the last 20 years, from 300 members to over 440 members which includes an impressive 100 under 8 year old members (clubs highest ever).
The club is honoured to have so many hands on supportive members whom have the clubs interest at heart.
The coaching team Tom Higgins, Nicole Cruse, Ollie Collis, Carrie King, Kane Patience and Dan Hodges have been at the backbone of the club’s success, offering an inclusive programme to all juniors and adults. Well done 👍

Let’s look forward to an even better 2020!!


Head Coach Tom leads Essex Mens Team to National Champions!


GPLTC Head coach Tom captains the Essex Mens Team to National Champions 🏆

Alex Groves and Joel Cannell Gidea Park 1st team members had a great weekend.


Monday Night Tournament


GPLTC Men’s and ladies night tournament last night 🎾🎾🎾
A very competitive evening, well done to the winners Kiki, Marie and Carrie 🏆🏆🏆 and runner up Andy P 👍👍👍


Halloween Team Event


Well what can I say ..
I think we are the only tennis club in Essex running a belated Halloween Team tournament and in the pouring rain!! CRAZY!! 👻👻👻
A great turn out, fantastic costumes and mad tennis !!🎾🎾🎾🎾
Well done to our winning team the Potter’z – Nicole , Alison , Dane and Radu 🏆🏆🏆🏆 and Best dressed Halloween costume – Becca 🎃🎃🎃

Gidea Park Juniors under a spell!


A scary week for the juniors down at GPLTC. 

And a SPOOKTASTIC CAMP! well done to all players involved and their scary costumes 👻🎃

Club Championships 2019


(Sponsored by MOORE Kingston Smith)
A great day of tennis – with a total of 20 finals played through all weathers ☀️☔️💨

I would like to say a big well done to the finalists 👏 and would also like to express to ALL of those who played in any club tournament match how proud I felt of everyone and hope they enjoyed the experience. 👍👍

It was nice to see matches played in good spirit with some entertaining tennis!👍🎾☔️😜

And finally a big thank you to BBQ Pete, Carolyn kitchen, cake makers, bar staff and many supporters. 👍

Look forward to 2020 Club Champs !

Tennis For Kids scheme was a big success!


A great summer coaching many tennisforkids courses, this has been a huge success with many kids progressing into our junior programme and loving tennis!! Well done all ! 👍👍👍💪🎾🎾🎾

Head pro Tom getting Essex Mens team on the right track!


Congratulations to the Essex Men again finishing 2nd in the country.

Tom Higgins Captain couldn’t be prouder of his team, they put in a lot heart passion and fight all week! Tom is certain it will be a 1st next year!

As you can see the last 3 years have been big achievements ..
2016 Winter County Cup 2nd 🥈
2017 Summer County Cup 2nd 🥈
2017 Winter County Cup 2nd 🥈
2018 Summer County Cup 2nd 🥈
2018 Winter County Cup 1st 🥇
2019 Summer County Cup 2nd 🥈

It was an emotional week without Jamie Willson who sadly passed away last year. Julia, Louise and Ed Willson we’re there to support and present the Jamie Willson Memorial Cup for player of the week. Proud winner voted by the players Ryan Peniston.

Also a big thank you to all our supporters and Graham Ray hard work behind the scenes and support.

Gidea Park Mens 1st Team qualify into the National Division next year!!


3 years ago I, Tom Higgins, became head pro of Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club. I went in with an ambition for our men’s 1st team to compete in the ‘Team Tennis’ National club division having previously won the national division when playing for ‘Bromley LTC’.

Gidea Park Men’s 1st Team started in county division 2 and now 3 years on, have gone from here to division 1 and swiftly on to regional division only to go even further in the last week by winning the southeast regional division and qualifying for the national division, starting April 2020.

The team consists of Tom Higgins, Alex Groves, Kane Patience, Cameron Isbell, James Caddies, Tommy Smith, Pete Mott, and Jamie Bixby.

I am very proud of Gidea Park’s team’s efforts and the club members have subsequently enjoyed many exciting matches over the past few months.

Next year will be a challenging task but will be a great spectacle for Gidea Park LTC👍👍👍

Junior Club Championships 2019


Fantastic tennis at our junior club tournament- well done to everyone involved!! ☀️☀️🎾🎾🏆🏆
Finals day on Sunday 22nd Sept
U12 boys finalists – Josh vs Luke
U14 Girls finalists – Reanna vs Isabelle
U14 boys finalists – Josh vs Luke
U18 boys finalists – Louis A vs James J

Gidea Park LTC- Junior Club Champs
Well done for all players involved, great tennis to watch and some players 1st ever tournament 👍👍👍 #wimbledonfever
Red ball finalists – George and Adrian
Orange ball finalists – Oscar and Ana
Green ball finalists – Freddie and Emma

Finals to be played on finals day Sun 22nd Sept 🏆🏆🏆🏆

Gidea Park Primary Wimbledon Experience


Gidea Park Primary  pupils got to experience playing tennis at Gidea park LTC run by Tom, Carrie and Nicole. It was great to see teachers and helpers get involved and watch the children have so much fun. 

Western Night!!

Thank you to our fantastic social team for creating a great night for everyone. We had line dancing, rodeo bull, hog roast and our Gidea Park band of course! 

Monday night tournament


A good night of tennis!!🎾☀️ Mens and Ladies Night Tournament Winners -Men Andy P and Dane Winner Women – Carrie


Girl Set and Match Event


We had a great afternoon at Gidea Park LTC Girl Set Match Event ☀️☀️🎾🎾🏆 lots of fun, games and friendly team matches for our teenagers and ladies in the club – Girl Power 👊🏻

Gidea Park Juniors having a great summer of matches!


We are now coming to a close to Gidea Park LTC Junior Team Tennis matches for all ages from 8yrs to 18yrs!🎾🎾 We have had a great season – with some fantastic results against top teams and some individual performances #teamspirit

Gidea Park braved the weather this Open Day 


Our open day was a huge success with around 160 people turning up throughout the day to play tennis for free. It was a full on day for all the coaches, leaders, exhibition players and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and behind the scenes. Despite the windy weather, everyone enjoyed the day! If you would like further information on our club – contact Tom 07885968237 #gideaparkltc #gideapark #tennisforfree

Road to Wimbledon Competition held for our juniors


Well done to all players who played in the Road to Wimbledon u14 Gidea Park finals. Well done Isabella Girls Winner, Chrystal Runner up. 🏆🏆Casey Boys Winner, Josh Boys Runner up.🏆🏆
Good luck in the county finals 👍

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Great turn out to our yearly American Tournament


What a great day!! 🎾🎾🎾🍺🍺
The American Social Tournament was highly entertaining 👍 a lot of tennis played !! Well done..
Men’s Winner Dane, 2nd Radu, 3rd Phil
Women’s Winner Natalie, 2nd Katie, 3rd Gemma and Jo 🏆🏆🏆

Quorn Family Cup Parent and Child Tournament 


A great afternoon of parent and child tennis!! Quorn Family Cup Tournament!! 🏆🎾👏
It was great to see parents learning from their children 😂👍


Wimbledon Wooden Racket Tournament and Wimbledon Ticket Draw


What a great day and night at Gidea Park LTC Wimbledon Wooden Racket Tournament and all wearing their whites!! Most members went away happy with success in the  Wimbledon Ticket Draw 😂🎾🎾👍🏆🍺
Tournament Winners…
Women – Jo A and Alison C
Men – Louis-Hubert and Radu G                        

 Big thanks to Julian – DJ Chairman !!!

Gidea Park LTC Golf Day!


A great day at Romford Golf Club yesterday 😂🌞
Gidea Park Ltc golf day 🏆
Winner John Bowhill
Texas Scramble winners – Arno, Pete, Dane and Tom
Thanks Matt Matthew Liggins for organising it

Teenage Rouge and Pizza Night!


Rouge Tournament last night! Great night and well done to the winners🏆🌞🎾

Gidea park LTC 1st La Manga Tennis Trip!!


La Manga Gidea Park Tennis Trip was a great success. Full of constant, laughter, dodgy clay court tennis and great night life.

Tom ran the tennis sessions, social doubles and competition throughout the weekend. We were also lucky enough to meet a former spanish superstar tennis player Nicolas Almagro and Tom got to train with him!

Monday Night Tournament 


Men’s and Ladies Night Monday mixed tournament
Andy and Carrie Winners 🏆🏆🏆👏👏

Elvis Hawaiian Night


Thank you to the social team and our member Dean Fenton aka Elvis! 

Elvis was fantastic, some great outfits also! The hawaiian theme was well received and all enjoyed the cocktail bar!