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Adult Tennis

Sessions Explained

Cardio Tennis

All abilities are welcome at Cardio Tennis, a fun and sociable group fitness class. Sessions are led by a qualified and trained instructor. They combine music with a variety of high tempo exercises and activities to provide an enjoyable full body workout. (Equipment supplied)

They run on Monday 10am, Wednesday 7pm, Friday 10am, Saturday 9am and Sunday 10am all year round whatever the weather!

Pay as you go for memebers and non members!

Who’s it for? – Everyone! Adult players of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels are welcome.

 Photo on right – Saturday morning Cardio – all of these parents have their child attending a Saturday morning session while they enjoy Cardio!!! 

Photo on left – Friday morning Cardio in action.

Monday Men’s Night 7-8pm

Mens night session runs in 6-week blocks focusing on fun singles and doubles drills whilst learning shots and tactics each week. Who’s it for? Intermediate – Advanced


A caption from Gidea’s Facebook video – our chairman enjoying men’s night

Monday Ladies team practice 8-9pm

Ladies team practice is for the players who represent the club in open or vets leagues. It focuses on doubles points, tactics and scenarios. 

Gidea’s Ladies 1st team players 

Monday Men’s and Ladies Night Tournament

At the end of each block (6 weeks) we will run a mixed doubles event 7- 9pm for all players involved in Monday nights.


Tuesday League

This has been running for many years, which the club has great pride in. If you like 2hrs of competitive doubles, this is perfect for you and a great way to meet members.

  • The format is doubles play and you play with a partner of your choice. If you do not have a partner, the Head Coach will try his best to organise someone on the night.
  • We will run the matches as either timed tennis (20/30 min) or playing 1 full set.

Wednesday Night Tennis Xpress

Running over 6-weeks, Tennis Xpress is a coaching course for adult beginners.

Tennis Xpress uses modified equipment, including slower balls, so that starters can quickly learn the game of tennis, and be able to serve, rally and score from the first session. The course is divided into groups, which enables attendees to meet other players of a similar ability from the start.

Who’s it for? Men and Women Beginner /Improver

Thursday Men’s Team Practice

Invite only – team captains from ALL the teams will run doubles practice matches.

Photo on left – 1st  team Vets team with a phenomenal record in Essex and Nationally.

Photo on right – 1st team performing in the National division this year.

Friday Club Morning

Club morning is a doubles themed group session focusing on tactics and fun drills for players who want to learn more about the game of doubles. Runs every week and is pay as you go. This is a mixed group.

Who’s it for? Improver and advanced

Social Tennis – friendly doubles organised by a coach or club member


Friday Night Social Tennis

We are a fun friendly social tennis club, where nothing is taken too seriously. Friday night sums it up, we have 2hrs of friendly doubles matches organised by the head pro followed by a consitent buzzing atmosphere in the bar afterwards where we are also lucky to have home cooked delicious food. We have had non stop entertainment over the years- from ‘play your cards right’, ‘bullseye’,’mr and mrs’and many music band nights to name just a few.. 
Who’s it for? Improver and advanced 

Sunday Morning Social Tennis

10am – 1pm

A popular time to come down and have a social game of doubles. Many members come down for a 10am start and between them social doubles is arranged.

Invite Only Men’s Doubles Drills 

Predominately aimed at 1st team players and top juniors in the club. These sessions run sporadically throughout the year by the Head Pro.

Winter Club Matches

Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
October 2019
06 October 201910:00M Vets 1 - SummerHWoodford Wells VetsWayne
06 October 201913:0010&U MixedHIngatestone & FryerningNicole/Claire
06 October 201914:0012&U Boys Grp AAHamptons S&LNicole/Claire
06 October 201914:0012&U Boys Grp BHBuckhurst HillNicole/Claire
13 October 201910:00L Vets - SummerHWestcliff Lawn VetsTracey
13 October 201912:00Mens 1 – SummerARayleigh (from 07/07)Wayne/Tom
13 October 201913:3014&U Girls D1HHamptons S&LNicole/Katrina
19 October 201913:00M Vets 1 – SummerHRayleigh VetsWayne
20 October 201910:00Ladies 1HThorpe BayNicole
20 October 201913:00M Vets 2 – SummerAWestcliff Lawn VetsMark J
27 October 201910:00M Vets 2 – SummerAHockley (from 21/04)Mark J
27 October 201910:30M Vets 1 – SummerAWestcliff Hard VetsWayne
Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
November 2019
02 November 201912:00Mens 2ACranaston park 2Andy/Dane
03 November 201910:00M Vets 1 -SummerHWestcliff Lawn VetsWayne
03 November 201913:00M Vets 2 – SummerHDL Gidea ParkMark J
03 November 201913:00Ladies 2AWhitehallNicole
17 November 2019TBA14&U Girls D1AHarlowNicole/Katrina
17 November 201910:00Ladies 1HVirgin ClearviewNicole
17 November 201913:00Mens 1AHutton N ShenfieldRichard
23 November 201913:00Don Barton CupAEssex G&CCNicole
24 November 201910:30Ladies 2ABillericayNicole
Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
December 2019
01 December 2019TBA12&U Boys Grp AAColchester Tennis CentreNicole/Claire
01 December 201910:00Ladies 2HGrove (Chelmsford)Nicole
01 December 201913:0012&U Boys Grp BHWimx ConnaughtNicole/Claire
01 December 201913:00Ladies 1AAldersbrook 1Nicole
01 December 201914:0014&U Girls D1HIngatestone & FryerningNicole/Katrina
08 December 2019TBA10&U MixedAThorpe BayNicole/Claire
Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
January 2020
05 January 202010:30Mens 1 Ian Pitt CupAWoodford WellsWayne
12 January 202010:00Mens 2HElm ParkAndy/Dane
12 January 202013:00Ladies 1HDL Gidea ParkNicole
26 January 202013:00Ladies 1HHarlowNicole
26 January 202013:00Mens 1AHarlow 2Richard
Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
February 2020
02 February 202010:00Ladies 2HCranaston Park 2Nicole
02 February 202014:0010&U MixedHBillericayNicole/Claire
09 February 202010:00Ladies 2HBrentwood LawnNicole
09 February 202013:00Mens 2HAldersbrookAndy/Dane
16 February 202013:00Mens 1HRayleigh 1Richard
23 February 202010:00Ladies 2HDL SouthendNicole
23 February 202013:00Mens 1HWestcliff LawnRichard
Day / DateTimeGPLTC TeamH/AOpponentsCaptain
March 2020
01 March 2020TBA12&U Boys Grp BACranaston ParkNicole/Claire
01 March 202013:3012&U Boys Grp AHHutton N ShenfieldNicole/Claire
08 March 2020TBA14&U Girls D1AThorpe BayNicole/Claire
08 March 202012:00Ladies 2ADL Gidea ParkNicole
08 March 202012:00Mens 1AThorpe BayRichard
08 March 202012:00Mens 2ADL Gidea Park
14 March 202013:00SUMMER MVets 1HSUMMER MVets 2Wayne
14 March 202016:0014&U Girls D1HHamptons S&L rearr 13/10Nicole/Katrina
15 March 202010:15Mens 2HCranbrook CastleAndy/Dane
15 March 202013:00Mens 1HHarlow 1Richard
15 March 202015:0014&U Girls D1HHamptons S&L rearr 13/10Nicole/Katrina
Team Captain Team Captain
Mens 1 Richard Gillanders Ladies 1 Nicole Cruse
Mens 2 Andy Pacey Ladies 2 Nicole Cruse
Mens Vet 1 Wayne Lemoine Ladies Vets Tracey Thompson
Mens Vet 2 Mark Jackson All Juniors Carolyn/Nicole