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See the new Poraflex surface going onto courts 2 and 3

Work started on Monday 7th September for the new Poraflex surface on courts 2 and 3. Below is a brief explanation of the processes involved to ensure we get an absolutely top quality result.

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Club

Members are loving the new court surface

Our new Poraflex® surface on court one is proving to be very popular. It's a high performance porous cushioned acrylic which is much softer on the joints – an important factor for many members who noticed the difference immediately. The superb porosity makes it playable in the wet with much less slip – especially beneficial as we play all year round at Bearsted & Thurnham. A big thumbs up!

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Club

Bar, Clubhouse and Guest Policy from 4th July - A Welcome Change

I hope you are all well, playing lots of tennis, helping to keep your immune system strong. It is encouraging to see continued progress in the UK on the Coronavirus situation and I hope, like me, you welcome the further easing of Government restrictions. July 4th is a significant date for this, with the allowed re-opening of pubs and restaurants. We have looked at what this means for our Club and are pleased to announce the following changes....

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Coaching

Coaching for beginners and improvers

The club is intending to start a 6 week course for beginners and those who have played but are picking up a racket after a long gap (rusty rackets).

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Coaching

Thursday evening coaching

I am pleased to advise that we are able to resume the Thursday evening coaching sessions for team players or regular players of a reasonable standard.

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Club

New and prospective members welcomed to the club

New members and those thinking about joining, enjoyed a fabulous afternoon on Saturday 20th June to play some tennis, meet other members, our coaches and Members of the Management and Tennis Committees, to learn more about the club.

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Helping Kent Greyhound Rescue

David Burton was approached this week by Mark and Emma Beaney from Kent Greyhound Rescue (KGR) asking for a donation of old tennis balls. With Kim Martin's help, we had a clear out of the old balls used for social tennis and replaced them with lovely new ones in the foyer.

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Coaching

Coaching for up to 4 people from 8th June

Following recent guidance from the LTA, our coaches Adrian, Karl and Alex will be available for coaching groups of up to 4 people from different households, starting from MONDAY 8th JUNE 2020.

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Club

Update & New Rules From Monday 1st June - Doubles Play

Hello again. I hope you are all well. It's been great to see many of you back on court giving singles play a go. For those who have not enjoyed it as much, and those who have been patiently waiting, we have some GOOD NEWS for you.

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Club

Update on our Partial Re-Opening & New Rules / Clarifications

Hello again. I hope you are all well. We are pleased to welcome back those of you who have been able to take advantage of our partial re-opening. 5 days on, we thought it would be a good time to review how things have gone so far, to respond to some of the queries we've had and to change some of the rules that we communicated on 12th May.

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