Coaching for all ages and abilities



MTA at Bearsted & ThurnhamBearsted & Thurnham LTC has a coaching partnership with Maidstone Tennis Academy (MTA) and the junior coaching in particular has gone from strength to strength. Working with MTA, we have both adult and junior coaching programmes throughout the year to provide coaching for people of all ages and standards of play.

MTA offer a FREE ASSESSMENT session for anyone thinking about having coaching. Non-members can also have coaching for a 6 week period to improve their play before joining the club and making the most of the facilities and opportunities on offer.


Coach Bookings from 29th March 2021

Our coaches Adrian, Karl and Alex are available for booking during the time slots shown below.  When pre-allocated courts are not required the coaches will inform the Club Captain as soon as possible so that the courts can be released for members to book.  These arrangements will be reviewed if further guidance is issued by the government and LTA during the Covid-19 pandemic.


MONDAY:              8am-1pm (Court 1), 3-4pm (Courts 1 & 5), 4-6pm (Courts 4 & 5)
TUESDAY:              10am-12 noon (Court 1), 3-7pm (Court 1), 8-9pm (Courts 4 & 5)
WEDNESDAY:      10am-12 noon (Courts 4 & 5), 12 noon - 2pm (Court 1)
THURSDAY:           5-9pm (Court 1)
FRIDAY:                  11am-12 noon (Court 4), 3-4pm (Court 1), 4-6pm (Courts 4 & 5), 6-7pm (Court 1), 7-9pm (Courts 4 & 5)
SATURDAY:           8am-1pm (Court 1)
SUNDAY:               None

6 week Coaching Courses for Beginners & Improvers

These 6 week courses are available for members and non-members. The coach for is Gaby Chidwick and the cost for the courses is £42 to members and £60 for non-members.  If a non-member becomes a member after completing the course, £18 will be decuted from the membership fee. If any sessions are cancelled due to bad weather they will be added at the end.
BEGINNERS: Tuesday evenings, 7-8pm
IMPROVERS: Tuesday evenings, 8-9pm
BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: Friday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm

2 hour Coaching Sessions for Beginners & Improvers

These 2 hour sessions are available for members only. The coach for this course is Josh and the cost is £7 per session.
Wednesday mornings, 10am-12 noon

1 hour Coaching Sessions

These 1 hour sessions are available for members who of an intermediate standard. 4 members per session. Cost is £7.50 per session.
Thursday evenings, 7-8pm and 8-9pm

Ladies Team Coaching

A 1 hour coaching session with Alex for the Ladies 1st team.
Saturday mornings, 8-9am

Junior Coaching

Please visit our Junior Coaching page for more information.


If you are interested in joining any of the above or have a group of people you would like to do a squad with, please contact our Coaching Coordinator Vivienne Pearson on 07469 990870 or email [email protected]

To find out more about MTA visit their web page - MTA Bearsted & Thurnham.