Members' Tournaments


Annual Club Championship (Seniors & Juniors)

Get ready for an exciting and fun-filled event! The Bearsted Club Championships 2024 is just around the corner, and we cannot wait to see all of our talented club members showcase their skills on the court. This is a fantastic opportunity to compete, have fun, and make new friends. So, do not miss out on the chance to be a part of this amazing tournament!

We are delighted to announce that the Bearsted Club Championships 2024 will take place from 18 March to 8 September and that entries are now open. This is a Grade 7 LTA-sanctioned tournament, open to all members of the club, and a great opportunity to compete, have fun, and showcase your skills.

The tournament will feature the following events:

  • Men's Singles
  • Women's Singles
  • Men's Doubles
  • Women's Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles

There is also an Open Category mixed draw event.  Our club is inclusive and gives opportunities for all to have fun.  All the Age Group Doubles and Mixed Doubles events are events where your partner will be drawn out of a hat.  There is also a Drawn Mixed Doubles Event In the open category.  This is described as "Yellow Mixed Doubles" on the tournament entry page.

Events will be held in the Open Category, 45+, 55+, 65+.  Entries are £17 per player, and players can enter as many events as they are eligible.  The £17 covers all entries, there is no additional charge for entering multiple events.

Detailed instructions on how to enter are included in the email sent to all members on 28 January 2024, but can also be accessed via the Members-only 'Downloads' page here.  And entries can be completed via the following link:  Bearsted Club Championships 2024 | LTA - Tennis for Britain

If you have any challenges entering the club tournament, please let Kim Martin 07968 511515, Heather Massey 07862 999633 or Gavin Oberholzer 075937 02186 know and we will contact you to assist in completing your entry.

We wish all participants the best of luck in the tournament and remind you to play in good spirits with respect and friendliness the tone. May the games be filled with excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments. We cannot wait to see you all on the court, giving it your all and having a great time!



Mixed Singles Box Leagues


The Mixed Singles Box Leagues 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. With several small leagues, finding different people to play against who are at a similar level is incredibly easy. The more matches you win the higher you go; this will help your growth as a tennis player as you progress through the leagues.

The box league is a friendly competition intended to encourage members to enjoy singles matches. It costs £10 per year to play all four seasons.  Prizes are awarded to Division Winners, and while players are under no obligation to play all their matches, we encourage them to play as many as possible. It's run by the club and is connected to the LTA in so much that your results will be logged towards your tennis ratings and rankings if you have an LTA profile.

Entry is available for Bearsted & Thurnham Lawn Tennis Club members only.  If you wish to be included in the box league, please contact Gavin Oberholzer (gavoberholzer@outlook.com) or go to our events page and register online.  Late entries are possible but will be added to the bottom box.  


•  Players compete in their own time and arrange their own matches throughout each season.
•  Suitable for players of all standards
• Provides competitive opportunities for people that may not have regular people to play against
• The singles ladder is all inclusive and we welcome all ages, abilities and both male and female players.

Matches can be arranged via the box WhatsApp groups or private messaging and you can share scores for fun on the main WhatsApp group and official results are posted online by the winning player in each match.

Everyone is very welcome so please join us!
Contact Gavin Oberholzer for further details on 07593 702186.




External Tournaments


Maidstone OpenChampioships

There are a number of different events - some age banded and some rankings based so there is something for everyone! Further information is available at maidstoneopen.com


LTA Tournaments

There are various open events available throughout the year for age groups. One of the most popular events is the Kent Seniors Singles and Doubles.
Vist the LTA Tournaments page