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Badminton

Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC) Badminton Club is a friendly club that is non league, but competitive but fun between the individual members and pairs. It has been running for over 10 years.

We meet every Wednesday during school term time and the club runs from 7pm to 10pm.

The club is open to anyone, over the age of 16, in the local area that wishes to join. The hall is located on the church premises. All equipment can be provided. We only have one court so games are organised by the club leader - they are structured in such a way so that by the end of the evening most people have had the chance to play with every member attending that night. We generally play doubles matches, both mixed and single sexed. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are available every night at no cost, and the occasional biscuit or snack also creeps in on occasions. The club aims to provide a sociable evening out for its members.

For more details about the badminton club contact the Church Office.

Football

Photo of LRBC's football teamLeigh Road Baptist Church Football Club (LRBC FC) was formed in 2001 to provide an opportunity to use football as a way of bringing together footy playing Christians and their mates.

The club currently sponsored by Lloyd Jones and Co. Solicitors now competes in the National Christian Football Festival, the Southend Church Football League, the Southend Church Football League Cup, the LRBC Boxing Day Charity Match and the LRBC 5-a-side tournament.

LRBC five a side football teamHonours: Southend Church Football League Champions 2012/13, National Christian Football Festival: Runners up 2008, 2010; Southend Church Football League Cup: Runners up 2015, 2009; LRBC 5-a-side: Champions 2006, 2007, 2008.

We practice on a week night at Play Football, Prittlewell Chase. Please make contact for exact days and times.

Golf

Golf with LRBCOccasionally we organise a day of golf at LRBC followed by a bite to eat and a drink. Or as we did last time, a BBQ in the Church garden as the sun was shining and we were all suffering from heat exhaustion after 4 1/2 ours on the course at Belfairs Woods.

If you are interested in joining us for our next Golf Day please let us know by emailing the Church Office or telephoning: 01702 478698

Tennis

Leigh Road Baptist Church purchased some land by Victory Path after the Second World War and LRBC Tennis Club was formed in the late 1940s. It has an open membership policy and we have members from other churches and some with no church affiliation. All ages and abilities are welcome.

The entrance is via Crosby Road( between numbers 22-26, opposite the junction with Chadwick Road) in Westcliff. We have three well-maintained, coloured surface hardcourts, and there is the added opportunity of being able to use our neighbouring clubs' courts when our own demand for extra playing surfaces is necessary.

In addition we have a comfortable clubhouse with refreshment bar, changing rooms and toilets; a grass patio area, and a sizeable grass lawn for youngsters' and adult.

Yearly adult membership is £150(£80 summer) with discounts for students and juniors. Membership allows players to use the club courts and clubhouse any time of the week except during times of worship on Sundays, and during home League matches, which is on a Wednesday evening.

Visitors

Visitors are welcome to play tennis or to merely socialise at the Club. However, if a visitor plays more than five sessions in any one season, they are requested to apply for membership.

The fee for visitors playing at the Club is £3 per session (free of charge anyone who wishes to make a first time appearance).

Tennis is available as follows:

Saturdays: Winter from 9:30am from October to April; and Summer from 2:30 pm from May to September. Refreshments(tea and cake) are available from 4:30 in summer only.

Wednesdays: in the afternoons from 1:00 pm January and December, and from 1:30 pm February to November.

Ladies Tennis

There is a Ladies Tennis Evening every Monday from 6pm from May to September for which there is no Club Membership obligation, just a £3 visitor fee.

League tennis

For the more competitive, the club enters teams in the Leigh and Westcliff LTA in both the summer and winter. Our summers men’s team have won their league for two consecutive seasons and are now in League 3.

Tournaments

There are inter-club tournaments held with our sister club, Crowstone and St. Saviour’s LTC, which run through the summer months.

If you would like to know more, then please email Simon Joyce (Club Chairman)or telephone him on 01702 551276.

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