Inclusive tennis for all ages and abilities
Currently there are approximately 500+ members, many of which are families, and the club has a superb reputation for being a very social and friendly club, while still maintaining an exceptional standard of tennis. Not only can you enjoy competitive and social tennis of all standards, but you will also find that you will make many friendships due to the social and inclusive nature of this family-friendly club.
Tennis all year round
With 5 floodlit all-weather courts Members can play all year round.
Tournaments & Leagues
All club Members are entitled to enter the Annual Club Championship during the summer season, culminating in the finals weekend at the beginning of September each year. There are also other smaller tournaments run throughout the year. For those looking to get really competitive, Members can also play in our teams to represent the club in various leagues in the summer and winter seasons. Find out more >
The Social Committee organises family, adult and child centred events throughout the year for all members. Events range from theatre trips, bridge clubs, wine tasting and quiz nights, to Christmas parties, walks and dances! Visit our events page >
Immerse yourself in the club spirit
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.
Maybe you could help with tasks such as:
Supporting social events – could you make a cake, cook sausages or serve tea on Finals Weekend or at the Christmas Party?
Bar duty – Sunday afternoons from 12 noon to 2pm. No previous experience required. All drinks are bottles or cans and till operation is very easy.
Maintenance Mornings – 3 times a year from 9am to 12pm. Help with gardening, painting, de-mossing courts, repairing fencing and much more. Whatever skills you do or don’t have, there is a job for you!
Inclusive Coaching Programmes
The Club has has a coaching partnership with Maidstone Tennis Academy (MTA) – the junior coaching has gone from strength to strength. Working with MTA, we offer 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. Read more >
As a Member of an LTA registered venue you can get FREE membership of British Tennis which will entitle you to represent the Club in our teams. You can also access the British Tennis Wimbledon Ballot, compete with a British Tennis Rating and stay on the ball with the latest news in British Tennis. Read more >
All club members are entitled to enter the draw for our annual allocation of Wimbledon Tickets as long as they are also British Tennis Members and are affiliated to Bearsted & Thurnham LTC before the 28th February in the year of the draw. Read more >
Discounts on Goods
H & F Sports (King Street, Maidstone)
Offers all members at Bearsted and Thurnham LTC 10% off* tennis related items which are not already reduced or on a special offer promotions.
– Wilson and Head rackets, racket bags and accessories
– Wilson, Head and K-Swiss footwear
– Tennis clothing.
Cotswold Outdoors (Newnham Court, Maidstone)
We have negotiated a 10% discount* on goods purchased at Cotswold Outdoors, the exception being on sale goods or anything that is already reduced. To receive your discount you will be asked for proof of membership of the Club and a Customer Code (available from the Club Secretary).
Sweatshop (Newnham Court, Maidstone)
The Sweatshop offers members 10% discount* on all purchases, except sale items.
Select Fitness (Quarry Wood, Aylesford)
All Members will receive a 10% discount* off any purchase (including sale and special offer items) purchased at Select Fitness, Alylesford.
*Proof of Membership is required to receive discounts. The e-mail you received acknowledging receipt of your membership subscription for the current year will be acceptable.
Chairman's Book Borrowing
Books are available for loan for a small donation to the Chairman's Charity of 50p per book. They are in the cabinet in the main club room and envelopes are with the books for donations. Please place the envelopes in the slot outside the kitchen. You are welcome to donate books for this library. Please return the book/s to the cabinet.