The club is keen to provide opportunities to develop and enhance member’s tennis techniques, tactics, and match play skills whether you are an adult or junior, a beginner, an intermediate player, or a seasoned competitor.  Adult and Junior Club organised group coaching sessions are subsidised for members and details are available below.

Lee Friend – LTA Level III Coach

Lee is the main club coach and has 22 years of experience of working in tennis and has a creative tennis teaching style and deep understanding of the learning process. His experience of nurturing grass roots tennis right through to more senior years has broadened Lee’s knowledge in many ways, from age and stage specific practice to different psychological challenges at different scenarios of the game of tennis.  Having two children of his own he understands the challenges of having a busy family life and appreciates that time spent having fun playing tennis is a vital tonic to life. As the founder of ‘LoveSport’ he is excited to bring this emerging sporting brand to deliver tennis at the Club and other exciting initiatives around Kent.

Tel 07590 731763   Email

Louise Hounsell – LTA Level II Coach

Louise supports Lee in club coaching events and specialises in junior coaching.  Enthusiastic and energetic about all aspects of tennis, Louise blends fun with technical knowledge to ensure every learning opportunity is enjoyed. With two active children of her own, Louise’s caring and confident coaching style inspires juniors and improving players to perform to the very best of their ability, developing potential whilst ensuring maximum enjoyment. She is passionate about fitness and all her classes, whether group or individual, are delivered to optimise agility as well as enhancing playing progression.  Off court, Louise likes skiing as well as long sandy beaches and speaks fluent French. 

Tel 07776 343382   Email

Adult Coaching

A regular subsidised adult coaching session is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm throughout the year. These sessions are geared towards players of a beginner / intermediate standard, although all members are welcome to attend.
Applicants for membership who do not know existing members, are welcome to attend these sessions to ‘play-in’ and get to know some of the existing club members.

Coaching sessions for intermediate / advanced players are held on Wednesday evenings between 18:30 and 19:30 by arrangement as the precise timing may be subject to change.

Both coaching sessions are run by the Club Coach, Lee Friend.  Please contact Lee if you would like to participate.

Junior Coaching

The club actively welcomes juniors, whether as family members or as individuals, and seeks to promote the development of tennis for juniors from the age of five upwards.  The club provides an environment that is safe and convenient and which helps with the child’s social development as well as fitness and tennis skills.

Coaching for junior members and prospective junior members is run by Lee Friend and Louise Hounsell.    Regular group coaching sessions are available to junior club members together with short courses and other junior focused tennis activities. There is also the opportunity for more advanced juniors to participate in competitions held at a variety of LTA registered centres.

Please contact Lee or Louise for further information.

Tips and Techniques

The following links are to websites with useful articles, videos, etc. on tips, techniques, and tactics, which members may find informative and helpful in developing their game.