The Bearsted and Thurnham Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1979 on what was a derelict orchard site along the Church Landway in Bearsted between the Holy Cross Church and the Ashford Road (A20).
Since its inception and with the continuing evolution the club maintains its original ethos – to offer excellent well maintained facilities for all standards and ages as well as having a superb reputation for being a very social and family orientated club alongside a high standard of competitive tennis.
There are five all-weather floodlit courts enabling the 400+ members to play tennis throughout the year and not just the summer months.
Competitive tennis is well catered for with Men’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles, Mixed Doubles & Combi teams competing in the Kent League, East Kent League and Maidstone & District League throughout the summer and winter months.
The club also runs its intra Annual Club Championship during the summer season, culminating in the finals weekend at the beginning of September each year.
Social tennis is very popular and takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings throughout the year.
The clubhouse has all the necessary facilities for use by its members including the clubroom that is also used for regular social events organised by the Social Committee.