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Love Blaby Lottery now live - buy your tickets

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club has joined the Love Blaby Lottery, a weekly online community lottery run by Blaby District Council.

Anybody (not just club members) can now buy tickets so encourage your friends and relatives to have a go and support ELTC plus perhaps win a prize. The first weekly draw will take place at the end of February. Click here to buy your tickets and maybe win the £25,000 weekly jackpot prize by matching six numbers. 60p of each £1 raised goes to good causes (including 50p to ELTC when you choose the club when buying your ticket) that benefit the local communities in Blaby District. 20p of each £1 goes to the prize fund and the remaining 20p is for administration/VAT costs.

We hope you will support your club so we can continue to offer the wonderful sport of tennis in our community. The courts have been in use since 1937 (over 80 years) and with your help we can maintain and improve the tennis facilities for the next 80 years.

How does it work for supporters?
 Love Blaby Lottery is a weekly online lottery. The draw takes place every Saturday night at 8pm.
 Each ticket costs £1 per week and consists of six numbers. The more numbers you match in a draw the bigger the prize you win.
 Players choose who their ticket purchase will support. We hope you will choose ELTC, it will support the club's development.

How does the £1 (each ticket) get spent?
50% from every ticket sold goes directly to the good causes you choose to support, 10% to the Blaby District Council good cause fund, 20% to prizes and 20% to admin / VAT.




Ladies Fashion Event

Fabulous clothes at DC Boutique - show starts at 7pm and finishes at 9.30pm

Tickets £6 includes a glass of sparkling wine.  
Enjoy an evening of fashion and fun at this fundraising event for ELTC.  
Email Liz Ardley ( or sign up in the clubhouse .
DC Boutique is new to Kirby Muxloe and is a great place to shop for gorgeous ladies clothing, jewellery, gifts and special homeware.



What a fantastic winter season for the ladies!

 The ladies first team finished magnificently in 1st place with 59 points – 15 clear of Medbourne in 2nd place. They won 6 matches including 3 with a score of 8-0 and drew 1 match.

 Special congratulations must also go to Marion, Tash and Lynne who top the leader board for individual players in 1st 2nd and 3rd places – I’m not sure this has happened before.

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Halloween spooky tennis

We had a spectacular monster invasion on the Enderby tennis courts at Halloween. Witches, skeletons, zombies, bats, vampires and ghosts all arrived in their amazing outfits and took over the courts for two hours of fun, food and games.

It was amazing to watch witches playing tennis with skeletons, the balls were flying everywhere and I am sure some magic was involved. Also it is not everyday you see a mummy on court but we had four on the night, all well wrapped up against the cold by their enthusiastic team mates.

Apple bobbing was a very wet affair but plenty of skill was shown, the wizards and vampires did particularly well with their spells and extra long teeth. Meanwhile in the clubhouse there was a whirlwind of activity as hanging donuts were eaten by the ghosts and very hungry skeletons. Particular favourites were the blood and guts drinks plus the popcorn which managed to get everywhere. 

Our thanks to the parents for bringing along their scary offspring and to all the club helpers who made the event such fun.

Did you know Halloween is thought to have originated 6,000 years ago and is believed to have started in Ireland. Samhainphobia is the fear of Halloween.

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Dance extravaganza - a night of fancy footwork

Tennis is all about moving your feet and we had a fantastic night of amazing footwork on Saturday 7th October when five different dance companies and some of our own club members put on a brilliant night of dance covering many different styles including swing, lindy hop, modern jive, belly dancing, French cancan, Argentine tango, blues and line dancing all set to a wide range of fabulous music.

The evening was a great success and there has been lots of talk about the wonderful costumes and beautifully choreographed dances - all perfect 10's from our resident judges.

Our thanks to Sky Tribe (, Chaines Dance Company ( Northampton Tango and Lin-D hop Anstey and to our very own inspirational tango dancers Marion Krauthaker and Matt Coombes and to our own line dancers Adrian and Janet Broughton who all gave their time to help the clubs fundraising effort to replace our 80 year old club house. 

Special thanks to Liz, Marion and Matt for organising the event - it was truly memorable. Keep those feet twinkling on the dance floor and on court.

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Club Championship Finals for Seniors and Juniors - Sunday 17th September

The Club Tournament Finals were held on Sunday 17th September and an appreciative crowd of spectators enjoyed plenty of action on the courts and the wonderful supply of refreshments off the courts.
Thanks to Ted Ardley for the superb organisation of the event.  There were plenty of great matches played in the run up to the finals and it was brilliant to see lots of new participants (we have new Mens and Ladies champions) and one returning member playing for the first time in ten years (and going on to win in the Mens 60+ Doubles). 
We also had a full schedule of Junior finals from U8 to U18 - there was lots of talent on show and the benefits of Tom's caching was clearly evident with some superb stroke play and fantastic rallies. Eliot (U16 winner) and Ashlie (U18 winner) had a very full day as they both went on to compete in the Senior finals winining Mens Singles, Mens Doubles, Ladies Doubles and runner up in Ladies Singles.
Junior Champions - U8 Noah; U9 Billy; U10 Billy; U12 Dan; U14 Zak; U16 Eliot; Boys U18 Alex; Girls U18 Ashlie
Ladies Singles        Tash Kinsey beat Ashlie Night    6-1, 6-4
 Ashlie came back strongly in the second set but Tash maintained her control of the match to the end.
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Ladies Doubles   Lynne Meredith & Ashlie Night beat Marie Dakin & Caroline Coppin  6-0, 6-2
The power and consistency of Lynne and Ashlie was too strong for Marie and Caroline who were below form on the da
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Mens Doubles        Steve Ince and Eliot Morris beat Rob Dakin and Tom Meakin 6-1, 6-2
A much closer match than the score suggests but experience and youth  proved a winner.

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 Mixed Doubles        Rob Dakin and Lynne Meredith beat Andy Binks and Marie Dakin 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
 What proved to be the closest and most entertaining match so far the family affair 'ding dong' could have gone either way.
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Mens 60+ Doubles    Steve Ince and Alan Collins beat Tony Messiou and Dave Goodger 6-3, 6-0
 Cunning and guile was the match trend from both sides along with the years of tennis experience and again the score did not reflect the true competitive nature of the match.
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Mens Singles            Eliot Morris beat Russell Dabb 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
 After a late start and a long three set closely fought match Eliot finally won through becoming one of the youngest winners of this event at the age of 15. A good few spectators stayed on to watch to the end on a very chilly evening.
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Tennis Open Day and 80th Anniversary Celebrations - Saturday 24 June 

We had a fantastic Open Day and 80th anniversary celebration for our tennis courts. The weather was wonderful, the bunting, flags and balloons made everything look really cheerful and it was non stop action with lots of children and parents playing tennis on the full size and mini courts. 

Plenty of people had a go at guessing the number of balls in the barrel and the spot the ball competition created lots of amusement for young and old alike. We sold out of our BBQ sausage buns (ably cooked by Geoff), and there was a massive range of cakes (plus strawberries and cream) eaten in the comfort of the club house and washed down with plenty of tea and coffee. Nobody went away empty handed, with everyone getting a goody bag to enjoy later as a reminder of the fun had playing tennis.

We are a small, friendly tennis club and welcome new players of all ages and abilities. To encourage new members the club is offering 8 weeks of tennis for a whole family for just £29. It is a great way to try tennis, meet club members and to get to try out what the club has to offer like social tennis, club tournaments, coaching, inter club league matches and social events. For full details click here - it will take you to our Summer Club Saver dedicated site.

Our courts, built in 1937, came about with the help of three kings - you can find the full story here

Special thanks to Enderby Parish Council and Blaby District Council for providing valuable support to us for our 80th anniversary celebrations. Also thanks to all the volunteers on the day, the cake bakers, the gazebo builders, the stall holders and to Andy for the great photgraphs - without you the open day would not have been so magnificent.


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Tennis Open Day and 80th Anniversary Celebrations - Saturday 24 June 12 noon to 4 pm 

Come along on Saturday 24 June to our Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day and help us celebrate the 80th anniversary of our tennis courts. There will be plenty of opportunities for people young and old to try tennis, rackets and balls are provided. You can find our three floodlit courts opposite Enderby Leisure Centre.

For younger children we have small rackets, special balls and reduced size nets - it all adds up to an exciting mini tennis game which kids love to play. For older children and adults there will be opportunities to play against our awesome robot ball machine (never been beaten yet) or against some fellow humans (some are almost as amazing as our robot). There will be plenty of other attractions - find out how fast you can serve using our speed gun, chat with our coach and get some tips on how to improve your game, relax with a cup of tea, enjoy some BBQ food, indulge in some cakes and then get back out on court to burn off some calories.

We are a small, friendly tennis club and welcome new players of all ages and abilities. To encourage new members the club is offering 8 weeks of tennis for a whole family for just £29. It is a great way to try tennis, meet club members and to get to try out what the club has to offer like social tennis, club tournaments, coaching, inter club league matches and social events. For full details click here - it will take you to our Summer Club Saver dedicated site.

Our courts, built in 1937, came about with the help of three kings - you can find all about the story by scrolling down this page to the article published in The Journal in April 2017, a full copy of the article is available to read. 

Special thanks to Enderby Parish Council and Blaby District Council for providing valuable support to us for our 80th anniversary celebrations.



Summer Club Saver - £29 for 8 weeks of tennis for the family

To encourage new members the club is offering 8 weeks of tennis for a whole family for just £29.

It is a great way to try out tennis, meet club members and to get to try out what the club has to offer like social tennis, club tournaments, coaching, inter club league matches and social events.

For full details click here - it will take you to our Summer Club Saver dedicated site.


Enderby Singles Tennis League 2017

The three singles leagues finished on Sunday 28 May and a total of 45 matches played, which means 85% of all possible matches were played after allowing for the two withdrawals – a really great performance.

11 of the matches required a third set or a tie break so plenty of very closely fought matches. Andy clearly loves a long game as he was involved in three of the tie break matches (and one day he even played epic back to back matches, one a third set tie break win and the other a 7-5 loss in the second set). Sarah was also involved in some marathons playing two full three setters and just coming out on top in both.

There were other dramas too. The desire to get the bonus two points meant a lot of matches were scheduled in the early weeks and most managed to get those valuable points. In the end, there was only one point between the winners and the runners up for each of the leagues. The Yellow League top spot was very much in the balance and Eamonn only just held on from Tony as Tom managed to beat Tony without dropping a set (having gone to a marathon tie break in the first set), any other result would have meant Tony coming out top.

Congratulations to the league champions: - Russell for the Blue League, Sarah for the Red League and Eamonn for the Yellow League.

The runners-up in each league are: - Eliot for the Blue League, Josh for the Red League and Tony for the Yellow League.

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ELTC at Health and Wellness Fair

The tennis club had a stand at the Health and Wellness Fair held by the Baby District Council at Enderby Civic Centre on 12 May 2017. The Fair was supported by Cancer Research UK and NHS and there were lots of free events and information about health and wellbeing.

The stand promoted the Summer Club Saver offer of 8 weeks of tennis for a whole family for just £29. There was also the opportunity to win a free one hour coaching session with Tom. Our stand was manned by Eamonn Canavan, Steve Ince and Rob Dakin and had the centre page Journal article about our courts 80th anniversary on display. It was a useful day and we got some great contacts which will help the future development of the club.





BBC Radio Leicester comes to Enderby Lawn Tennis Club for 80th Anniversary 

ELTC got its five minutes of fame this week (Wednesday 19 April 2017) on the Ben Jackson show when BBC Radio Leicester reporter Andy Trigg visited the club on a beautiful Wednesday morning and interviewed our chairman Steve Ince about the club and it's 80th anniversary. The interviews were done live and on court, just like Wimbledon. You can listen to a recording of the interview (and hear the balls in the background) here. You can read the full story of how our courts came into being with the help of three kings in 1937 in the article published below. 

Andy also chatted to Pat Stephenson, our oldest member at 87 years of age, and to Liz Ardley about the fun and enjoyment of playing tennis for players of all ages and abilities. The interview was heard as far afield as Australia.

We have invited BBC to come along again to our 80th anniversary celebrations and open day on Saturday 22 July.

Our roving photographer Niall Canavan took some pictures of Steve, Pat and Liz who all did a great job promoting the club and encouraging everybody to come out and enjoy playing tennis. Now they know what it is like to be faced with a BBC mic and they performed brilliantly. 



ELTC 80th Anniversary story published in The Journal April 2017

2017 marks the 80th year since the tennis courts were laid down in Mill Lane in 1937 and we have been busy letting people know about our upcoming celebrations which have been scheduled for Saturday 22 July. 

"The Journal" April 2017 edition have kindly published a centre page spread all about our upcoming 80th aniversary. For those of you not familiar with the Journal it is a community based magazine that is published monthly and circulated to all homes in Enderby, Huncote, Narborough, Littlethorpe and Thurlaston and has a circulation of nearly 8,000. Hopefully plenty of budding young and older tennis players will see the article and come to join us on our courts over what promises to be a glorious summer of tennis - they will be given a very warm welcome.

A copy of the article is reproduced below.

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Andy's American Christmas Tournament

Andy's monthly American Tournament reached a new high with a fantastically creative Christmas themed tennis evening.

See photos of the event taken by Andy in the Gallery  and go to our Facebook page to get the full story.

Andy's American Tournament players

Danemill Community Initiative

A community initiative between Enderby Lawn Tennis Club (ELTC) and Danemill Primary School has resulted in another 60 pupils getting a chance to participate in tennis activities on the ELTC tennis courts. This is the third year of the initiative and a total of 180 pupils have taken part so far. ...Read More...

Enderby Tennis Open Day 2016

The 2016 Enderby Tennis Club Open Day was held on Saturday 9th April and gave all visitors the chance to play free games of tennis.

Everyone had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you all again over the hopefully wonderful summer ahead.

Enderby Tennis Club Enters School Satelite Program

Club chairman Steve Ince today confirmed Enderby Tennis Club's involvement with the Blaby school's satelite program which provides children with the opportunity to play tennis for free through school and tennis club partenerships. read more

Enderby Club Tournament Finals Day 2014

For the second year running the five summer club tournament finals culminated on the same day with spectators treated to a variety of playing styles and several players contesting their first final. The finals of the men's and ladies, singles, doubles and the mixed doubles were contested with ideal weather more

Enderby Acheives Club Mark Accreditation

In 2014 Enderby Tennis was accredited with LTA Clubmark status in recognition of the clubs provision of a well managed tennis program and playing opportunities for club members and the community read more

16th Nov 2013

Presentation/Race Night

When the summer days and long evenings have melted into the winter darkness and the tennis matches and tournaments have faded in the memory, it is time for the Club to take stock and look towards the new season read more

18th Oct 2013

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club receives cheque for £260

Photoshoot of some Club members with cheque from Waitrose supermarket who donated money recently towards the new heart defibrillator equipment which is planned to be installed for the benefit of all the members and public who play at the Enderby Lawn Tennis Club read more 
25th August 2013

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club gets in the pink for Breast Cancer

Club Members, as well as family and friends, assembled at Enderby Lawn Tennis Club for a special afternoon of fun to raise money for the breast cancer campaign read more
8th July 2013

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club - Junior Membership hits 100

6.30pm on Monday 8th July saw a number of club officials, training staff and 26 junior members gather on one of the courts to welcome 10yr old Ethan Hill from Whetstone as the club’s one hundredth junior member read more

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