Activities

The Club organises a variety of group sessions for members including daytime tennis squads, evening rota sessions, Kent League team matches, group coaching for both adults and juniors, and events during the year including an Annual Tournament and BBQ.

The Club is keen to provide opportunities to develop and enhance members’ tennis techniques, tactics, and match play skills whether as an adult or junior, a beginner, an intermediate player, or a seasoned competitor. Coaching is available for both adults and juniors either on an individual basis or as group sessions. Further details are available via the Coaching page.

The Club currently fields teams in various categories in the Kent LTA League including men’s, ladies, mixed, midweek, and veterans, and a regular Match Practice squad also runs on a Friday morning. Further details on league tennis are available via the LTA League page.

Annual Club Tournament

The Club holds an annual tournament in September followed by a BBQ to which all members and guests are invited. The tournament is open to all adult members and takes the form of eight pairs playing mixed doubles with each team swapping partners halfway through the set. The top two men and ladies then play a final to determine the overall champions. Information on future Annual Club Tournaments is normally published on the Events page of the website and photos are available by visiting the Gallery page.

The link below lists the winners of the tournament since its inception in 1995.

Tournament Winners

Club Sessions

The Club is keen to provide opportunities for members of all abilities to participate in organised tennis sessions and these also provide an opportunity to meet other club members. In addition to booking courts for private use or for lessons, members can participate in the following sessions by contacting the relevant organiser or coordinator listed below.

EVENING TENNIS ROTAS
Regular evening tennis sessions are organised throughout the year on weekday evenings and take the form of a published rota listing members scheduled to play on a particular evening. These sessions involve doubles play and the different evenings are roughly aligned to the standard of play. Mondays and Wednesdays are aimed at intermediate and advanced players who prefer competitive tennis, while Tuesdays and Thursdays are mixed-ability recreational sessions. Each evening has its own organiser but members interested in participating should contact Lloyd Smith who is the overall coordinator for these evening club sessions.
Lloyd Smith Tel: 07799 654453 Email: lloydasmith@yahoo.co.uk

MONDAY SOCIAL TENNIS
An open session runs from 13:30 to 15:30 on Mondays. The event is open to Club members of all abilities and aims to provide regular social tennis. It is also an opportunity to socialise between games, meet other members and make new friends. Players of all abilities are welcome and the session provides an opportunity for beginners and improving players to play against more accomplished members to gain experience of court positioning and to improve their tennis skills and abilities. Members interested in participating should contact Audrey Goodworth who organises this session on a weekly basis.
Audrey Goodworth Tel: 07799 643709 Email: audrey_goodworth@yahoo.com

FRIDAY EVENING DOUBLES
An open doubles session runs on both courts from 19:00 to 21:00 on Friday evenings and is open to members of all abilities. A men’s doubles session also runs on both courts from 10.00 to 12.00 on Wednesday mornings. This is not an open session but places are often available. Members interested in participating in these sessions should contact Dick Hogbin.
Dick Hogbin – Tel: 07887 396918 Email: hogbindick@gmail.com

FRIDAY MATCHPLAY PRACTICE
A regular squad for league team standard members runs on Friday mornings from 09:30 to 11:00. The intention of this session is for league players to practice their match-play skills and tactics and to further develop pairings for the Club’s teams competing in the LTA League. Members wishing to participate in this squad should contact Audrey Goodworth who organises this weekly event which is run on a pre-booked basis.
Audrey Goodworth Tel: 07799 643709 Email: audrey_goodworth@yahoo.com

JUNIOR EVENTS
In addition to the coaching programmes provided by LoveSport, the Club’s Junior Coordination Group runs various junior sessions on a periodic basis. The Group is led by Lucy Walker supported by Dominic Grantham-Hill and Louise Shaw. For further information please contact Lucy Walker.
Lucy Walker – Tel: 07721 020895 Email: lucywalker2@googlemail.com

WEDNESDAY GROUP COACHING
A group coaching session for intermediate/advanced ability members takes place weekly on Wednesday evenings from 18:30 to 19:30. This session is run by the Club’s coaching provider, LoveSport, and members wishing to participate should contact Lee Friend the head coach.
Lee Friend – Tel: 07590 731763 Email: lovesport@live.co.uk