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At Lexden we go to great lengths to make sure there is something for everyone. Whether it is, social tennis, competitive tennis or just some plain good old fashioned exercise we hope we can accommodate all your needs.

The tennis section is thriving, with lots going on. We pride ourselves on being able to offer an extremely friendly environment for players of all ages and abilities. It is our aim for every tennis member to have that unique feeling of “being part of something”.

Membership includes:

  • Free unlimited court bookings
  • Free mixed coaching session every Saturday 10.30-11.30
  • Free ladies morning (supervised match play) Tuesday 10.30-12.30
  • Three free club sessions (unsupervised match play) Monday, Wednesday & Sunday *see below
  • Entry into our unrivalled internal leagues (singles, doubles and mixed doubles)
  • Entry into four internal competitions which run consecutively throughout the year
  • Social events
  • A chance to represent Lexden RFC in external competitions
  • Access to an extensive coaching programme and one-to-one tuition


The Club has two courts, covered by an  “Airdome” between the months of September and June, and access in the summer months to a further four outdoor courts that are owned by Holmwood House School.

Members have extensive use of the club courts for their own matches and practice, and with an easy-to-use online court booking system it couldn't be easier to book up and play.  For more information on court availability, please read this page.


The Club has Level 4 licensed LTA tennis coach, Rob Twyman, as head of tennis. Rob is assisted by a team of registered tennis coaches, all of whom are DBS checked, first aid trained and LTA qualified.

The club boasts an extensive tennis coaching programme that caters for the needs of all the members, regardless of age or ability. 

Prospective members should note that Rob Twyman runs a free coaching session for members every Saturday between 10.30 and 11.30am.

Click here to browse the coaching programme.


At different times all our tennis coaches are available for individual coaching. For information about coaching, phone Rob directly on 07980 869312 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There is no better way to get to know new members and enjoy some non-competitive match play by taking part in our club sessions. Club sessions are run three times a week during the months of April to September and once a week through the months of September to April. Each session is two hours long and gives players the chance to pitch up and play doubles with other like minded members. Below are the timings for club sessions:

Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 (supervised match play Ladies only)

Wednesday 7.30-9.30 all year round (unsupervised match play, mixed)

April – September, Monday 7.00-9.00 & Sunday 10.00-12.00 (unsupervised match play, mixed)


With four internal competitions running annually at Lexden we aim to keep members continually involved in the fun and excitement.  A variety of partners and ever-changing playing formats keep a fresh and new feel to all that we do.

Few tennis clubs can boast the strength in depth that Lexden has in its internal leagues.  Time after time Lexden’s top quality internal competition has helped develop and produce some of the best tennis players in the Colchester area.


Four times a year the club organises Tennis ‘social events’.  These events have helped to create a great environment within the club and help new members get to know one another.


Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club has been regarded as one of the strongest tennis clubs in the North of Essex for nearly twenty years. Lexden currently competes in the Aegon Team Tennis, Colchester & District Tennis league and Essex Veterans Cup.

The Club also fields teams in the Colchester Area Friendly League.