TENDRING Volleyball Club are enjoying their best-ever season - and want to put the cherry on the cake with a promotion and silverware double.

The club's women's team have already been crowned Super League champions and now the men's side are hoping for success of their own, starting with Sunday's National Shield final against Nasze UK Intervolley Manchester.

After that they have one more huge date in the diary - their Super League promotion play-off on May 11.

"It's already been our best season ever and hopefully we can finish with two more special victories," said proud chairman Alex Porter.

"First up is the Shield final and we're quietly confident, having already beaten Manchester twice.

"In the second of those, we had players missing but still won.

"We back ourselves, know our ability and the standards we hold ourselves accountable for.

"Hopefully, if we play to our potential, we'll be celebrating another victory on Sunday.

"As a club, we've reached three finals before - two for the men and one for the girls - and won them all.

"I'm so proud of that consistency and dearly hope we make it four out of four on Sunday."

The Shield final is being held at the National Volleyball Centre, in Kettering, and due to start at approximately 1pm.

However, the timing will depend on the three matches taking place beforehand - the under-16 girls' final, the under-16 boys' final and the women's National Shield.

After that, Frinton-based Tendring will switch their attention to the play-off against Newcastle Staffs, also at the National Volleyball Centre.

Tendring finished second in National League division one while their opponents ended rock bottom of the Super League.

"It'll be our third time in the play-offs, having lost on the previous two occasions," said Porter.

"Hopefully we'll put that right this time around and it would be the most perfect end to an exceptional season.

"It's already been our best-ever, because of the girls' title success.

"To win two more gold medals, so to speak, would be outstanding and, as I've said before, it's hard to think of any other team, from any sport, enjoying such success, either district or county-wise."