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Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club

Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 1912 for both lawn tennis and croquet. It is interesting to note that the annual subscription was then 10s 6p for ladies and One Guinea for men! Originally the club had four courts available. However, by 1926 there were eleven grass courts and five hard courts, and the croquet lawn having been dispensed with.


With an overall membership of around 1000, Thorpe Bay can justifiably claim to be one of the largest and most successful members’ clubs in the country.


Social Play

Regular social tennis session takes place each Sunday. These sessions allow members the chance to play with other players of similar standards. A ladies’ morning take place every Tuesday and is a superb chance for women to meet up and play tennis together.



Thorpe Bay has a thriving coaching for all ages. For mini and junior tennis programme, there’s Saturday morning and weekday squads. As well as holiday camps.


For the adults, there’s a variety of coaching available which aims to help you develop your skills.


Competitive Tennis

The club offers a range of competitive tennis from Ladies and Mixed Box leagues, to American Tournaments. Teams play in the Aegon National, Essex, Leigh & Westcliff and Southend & District competitions throughout the year, with Men’s, Ladies’, Mixed and Junior teams all competing.



With a massive 12 options, you’ll enjoy playing at Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club whatever your age or requirements. Plus you’re welcome to try the club for free before joining. So consider becoming a member today.

Outdoor Courts: 16

  • Floodlit: 4
  • Artificial Grass: 16

Indoor Courts: 0


  • Changing Rooms
  • Clubhouse
  • Bar
Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Bay, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 3HL
01702 585245

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