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

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 500 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.


Online booking of courts

Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted it is no longer 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. Please check the most recent court booking rules which may be subject to changes to ensure we take account of any changes in government and LTA guidelines during Covid-19. Visit the court booking page 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

On Wednesday 8th June, Blue Jays from Oaks Primary Academy came down to the community court at our club and had a fabulous two hours of fun with Adri...

I am sure everyone enjoyed a fantastic Queen's Platinum Jubilee long weekend. Thanks to many members and guests the Tennis club was also able to cele...

On April 9th, Brian Burley celebrated his 90th birthday, making him the oldest playing member in our Club. Anyone who has played with him will know t...

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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

Maidstone Tennis Academy (MTA)