TENNIS FOR ADULTS
Opportunities to play
Adult Members of all ages and playing ability can play tennis throughout the whole year, seven days a week. Members can play with a fellow Member, bring a guest (up to 3 times, see General Rules), compete in teams and tournaments, take part in Wednesday evening and Sunday morning Club Tennis, join a coaching programme, play on Men's/Ladies practice nights, and also come along to the wide range of social events at the club.
Club Social Tennis
Club Tennis takes place all year round and is a great way to get to know more members at the club as well as experiencing a wide range of playing standards. It is considered a great social occasion and is open to Adults and Juniors over 18 years of age, and for Juniors less than 18 years of age who have been awarded Club Colours.
VISIT THE CLUB TENNIS PAGE
There are opportunities to enter club tournaments and also external tournaments throughout the year. The main event is the Annual Club Championship which begins in March and culminates at the end of the summer with a Finals Weekend. It is a great opportunity to meet and play other Members. Do not be put off entering just because you think you may not have a chance of winning – there are plate events and drawn events too, so everyone has a reasonable opportunity to reach the Finals and win a trophy! Finals weekend is the most popular event of the year, both socially as well as from a tennis perspective.
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The singles tennis ladder offers a great opportunity to play competitively with different people within the club, whilst meeting new club players. The focus is on ‘competitive fun’ at multiple levels of tennis playing ability.
FIND OUT MORE
Coaching is available with our coaching partners MTA at the Club for players of all abilities. For further information please visit the Coaching page or contact our Coaching Coordinator Vivienne Pearson at [email protected] or phone 07469 990870 and book a session(s).
Competitive tennis is very popular at the club, with Men’s and Ladies Doubles, Men’s and Ladies Vets Doubles, Mixed Doubles & Combi teams competing in the Kent League, East Kent League and Maidstone & District League throughout the summer and winter months. If you would like to be considered for one of the teams please contact the Club Captain or Deputy Club Captain who will be able to advise you of the team selection process which usually starts 2-3 months before each season.
Men's Tennis Practice (Winter only)
MONDAY EVENINGS, 7.30-9.30pm
Takes place during the Autumn/Winter months from October through to March from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Monday. It is arranged on a rota basis and a Member may opt to be either a regular or a reserve and is open to Adults and Juniors over 18 years of age, and for Juniors less than 18 years of age who have been awarded Club Colours. If you wish to participate, please contact Kim Martin by the end of August each year at [email protected] or call 07968 511515.
Ladies Tennis Practice (Winter only)
THURSDAY EVENINGS, 7-9pm
Takes place during the Autumn/Winter months from October through to March from 7.00pm to 9.00pm every Thursday. The format of the evening is match play (Coaching will be organized separately by Viv Pearson). It is arranged on a rota basis and a Member may opt to be either a regular or a reserve and is open to Adults and Juniors over 18 years of age, and for Juniors less than 18 years of age who have been awarded Club Colours. If you wish to participate, please let Carole Bacon know by the end of August each year.