At the heart of the community... A family orientated tennis club for all ages and abilities

Annual Club Championships

The annual championships are now in full swing and the draws for each event can be found on the LTA website here.

We welcome everyone from absolute beginners to serious players

Since its foundation in 1979, and with the continuing evolution, the club maintains its original ethos – to offer excellent well maintained facilities for all ages and abilities, as well as having a superb reputation for being a very social and family orientated club alongside a high standard of competitive tennis. We offer coaching programmes for all and are particularly keen to encourage juniors. Currently there are circa 600 Members, many of which are families. 

The club prides itself on being organised, maintained and run mainly through the goodwill of its Members. The only paid staff are the cleaner and the gardener. All other work at the club is purely on a volunteer basis, so we encourage members to play their part and offer whatever time or skills they can to help the club maintain its standards and reputation. 

Additional courts under construction

Our new courts will soon be completed and we are planning an inaugural event to celebrate their opening. You can follow the progress of the construction work here

We understand that this may cause some minor inconveniences, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We are doing our best to ensure that the work is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We are excited about the improvements these new courts will bring to our club and can't wait for you to enjoy them.


Online booking of courts

It is not compulsory to pre-book courts but we would highly recommend you continue to do so to ensure you get a good amount of time to play. Alternatively you can just turn up and if there is a court available and nobody has booked it, then you may play. Book a court and read the rules here.


Club-branded clothing

The Club has partnered with an organisation that produces on-demand branded clothing and accessories such as t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, skorts, hoodies, fleeces, jackets, water bottles and mugs. The club logo is either printed or embroidered onto each item, depending on the type of material.
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Latest news

As work progresses on the construction of our additional new courts we will add new photos to this page.

The Bearsted Beavers visited our club for a sport challenge session on the 23 May. Our coach Alex and Heather held the fun session, which - judging b...

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Never played before?... Think it’s too difficult?... Nobody to play with?...

If you are thinking of joining but have some reservations, don't worry, we can help in various ways.

• We can introduce you to players of a similar ability.
• You can enrol on one of our great value 6 week coaching courses. 
• Try before you buy – pay a pro-rata membership fee after the course if you wish to continue. 
• Or why not come along and meet us at one of our Open Days?

And remember, there's no joining fee and we don't charge court fees either, so it's great value. Take a look at the benefits of membership here.

How to find us

Bearsted & Thurnham Tennis Club
Church Landway
ME14 4EE

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Our Partner

MTA at Bearsted & Thurnham