TENDRING Volleyball Club are eyeing a treble triumph after booking their place in another National Shield final.

The Frinton-based men's team advanced after a nailbiting 3-2 success against London Aces on Saturday.

They roared back from two sets down to seal their place at finals day, which will take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering in late April.

And they will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of victories in the showpiece event, having won their two previous finals in the 2011/12 and 2014/15 campaigns.

Their opponents will be Nasze UK Intervolley Manchester.

"The Aces started well but we got into our stride and ran out deserved winners," said proud Tendring chairman Alex Porter.

"To reach the final again is a great achievement and hopefully we can celebrate more success at Kettering.

"It'll be the third time our men's side have played in a final there and they've won the previous two, so hopefully we can complete a hat-trick.

"We're hopeful and also confident, because this is our strongest-ever squad.

"They're producing a winning brand of volleyball but they're also very attractive to watch and don't always do things in a conventional way.

"They do things that surprise people - me included sometimes - and play with a real flair and creativity.

"We've also got strength in depth and know that pretty much any side we put out can do a job against anyone.

"They're committed, support each other whether they're on court or off it and are dedicated to their game and playing at the highest level they can.

"They haven't lost a game all season and only dropped two or three sets, which is an amazing achievement."

Tendring stormed into Saturday's semi-final after winning their previous two matches in the competition in straight sets, seeing off Norwich Spikers and Cardiff Celts.

They had to do it the hard way against the Aces, though, after losing the first two sets 25-17 and 25-20.

However, they hit top gear and won the next three 25-22, 25-21, 15-12.

Tendring are top of National League division one with 12 wins out out 12.

Their next league fixture is away to Team Sunderland on March 17.

The club's women's team, meanwhile, are also riding on the crest of a wave, sitting second in the Super League.

They have won ten of their 11 fixtures, most recently a 3-2 success against Malory Eagles UEL on Sunday.

"The club's in a great place because in addition to our men's team, the girls are also doing very well," added Porter.

"They're on target to finish in the top two in the Super League.

"There's a really positive energy among the group and they're determined to achieve our highest-ever position.

"Even if they lost all our remaining games, the lowest we would finish is fifth.

"Finishing second would be an amazing achievement but we want to finish the job and be crowned champions."

The women's team are based at Essex University and their next fixture is a home clash against TeamBU Wessex on Sunday (3.45pm).