Welcome to Trottiscliffe LTC

Forthcoming Events & Courses

Junior MultiSport Camps -  25 July, 1, 8,15, & 22 August. Please visit the Events page for further details.
Cake & Pimms Social Tennis - A social club afternoon is being organised by Howard Gilroy, including Pimms and cake, will be held on Sunday 18th August, 2024. Details to follow.
Annual Tournament & BBQ - The club's annual tournament and BBQ is planned for Sunday 8 September 2024 starting at 13:30. All members are encouraged to take part and details are available on the Events page.
30th Anniversary Dinner Dance - A dinner dance is being held on Saturday 5th October, 2024 at Kings Hill Golf Club to celebrate the club's 30th anniversary.  Please visit the Events page for details.

Trottiscliffe Tennis Club

Set in the Kent countryside under the North Downs, the club seeks to offer a welcoming, sociable, recreational and competitive tennis environment, for adults and juniors of all abilities.  Club members enjoy all aspects of tennis including taking part in regular organised club sessions, social events, individual and group coaching, and actively competing in the Kent LTA League.   An overhead video of the village and tennis courts location is available by clicking here.

The club looks to offer something to every member, young and old and no matter at what level of ability.  Whether you are looking for competitive tennis, social tennis or you just enjoy the game to get fit, we hope to make you feel welcome.  The club actively supports the development of tennis for juniors and provides junior coaching programmes and junior events, in partnership with our LTA accredited Coaching providers.

The tennis courts are adjacent to the village hall and recreation ground.  The courts have a Matchplay XL carpet surface and are based in a rural setting overlooking farmland, a beech hedge surrounds two sides of the courts to help minimise wind effects.  Both courts are floodlit using environmentally-friendly LED technology and the clubhouse includes washroom facilities and is surrounded by a decked court viewing area.  The car park to the front of the clubhouse can accommodate approximately twelve vehicles with additional parking available at the adjacent Village Hall.


Club Sponsor

The Club is sponsored by Ashmax Associates, a local family-run business offering independent financial advice and services.  Martin Millen, a family member at the Club, is the principal advisor at Ashmax Associates and is keen to support the Club in building community-based activities including the sponsorship of future events and social activities.
Ashmax may be contacted by telephone at 01622 370688 and further information is available on their website via the following link: Ashmax Website
 


Coaching

Coaching services are provided through a partnership with Frankie's Tennis Academy. 
The Club is keen to provide opportunities to develop and enhance our members’ fitness, tennis techniques, tactics, and match play skills whether you are a beginner, an intermediate player, or a seasoned competitor.  Various ability-based group coaching sessions are available together with courses including Rusty Rackets and Cardio Tennis.  An active junior term-based coaching programme is available together with junior holiday camps and Parent & Child events.  Further information on coaching is available on the Coaching page of the website including online booking options.
 


Ball Machine

In addition to coaching services, regular club-organised sessions, and Kent League participation, a Slinger ball machine is available for member use.  The ball machine is kindly sponsored by Ashmax Associates and is consequently available on a free-of-charge basis to members. The unit is battery-operated and includes a remote control and an integrated supply of tennis balls making it completely self-contained and easy to transport and use.  Further details on using the ball machine are available on the Member Page. (Please note that access to this page is restricted to members only).
 


Membership Applications

The club welcomes adult, junior, and family membership applications whether you are new to the game or are a more experienced player looking to play competitive and LTA league tennis.  Please visit the membership page to view the various membership packages and prices.   If you are interested in joining the club or have any queries, please email trottiscliffetennis@gmail.com
 


Court Booking

Members can book courts by using the calendar-based booking system available on the 'Court Booking' page of the website. There is no charge for members booking a court providing they are logged in to the Booking System as a registered Club member. If guests are invited to play as part of a member booking then a visitor fee applies. 

The courts are available during daylight hours to local residents who are not members of the Club, however, access to the clubhouse is restricted.  Public bookings are based upon a 'Pay and Play' approach and local residents can book a court up to a week in advance for a duration of between 1 to 1.5 hours.  A court hire charge applies and visitors will need to create an online account in order to make a booking and pay online using a debit or credit card.  To comply with our Health & Safety policy a list of the full names of all the players participating will be required when making a public court booking.  Once the booking has been confirmed and payment validated an automated email will confirm the booking and details on the access code for court entry. For booking queries please email trottiscliffetennis@gmail.com
 


Kent LTA League

As a two-court village club, TTC takes pride in its achievements in the Kent League having first entered a team into the Kent LTA League in 1995 shortly after the Club’s formation.  A record of the league trophies that the Club's teams have successfully won is available by selecting the following link.

LTA League Trophies

The Club is keen to promote competitive tennis and currently enters ladies, mens, mixed, and veterans double teams in the Kent LTA League.  All members of a reasonable playing standard are encouraged to put themselves forward to play in the league teams and enjoy competitive matches against other tennis clubs.  Further information and current fixtures and results are available by visiting the Member Page.  (Please note that you will need to log in to access this page).
 


Policies and Rules

The Club maintains a series of policies and guidelines covering the various aspects of Health & Safety, Data Protection, Safeguarding,  and Diversity/Inclusion, all designed to comply with national legislation and LTA regulations and help to ensure safe and environmentally-friendly facilities for our members, guests, and visitors.

All members and visitors should also ensure that they are familiar with these policies and the club rules regarding the use of the courts and other facilities.  The Club Policies and Rules are available from the ‘Policies’ page available via the main menu.

As part of the Club's commitment to providing a safe and risk-free environment, it is important that any accidents or significant injuries are recorded.  As well as meeting regulatory requirements these records help ensure that future risks can be minimised.  Please select the 'Accident Reporting Form' link below to record any accidents or injuries.  Alternatively, please fill in the accident reporting book which is kept in the Clubhouse.  Note: you do not need to fill in both; one or the other is sufficient. 

Accident Reporting Form

The Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring its safeguarding measures reflect statutory responsibilities and government guidance, comply with best practices and meet the current LTA guidelines.

Health & Safety Officer: Dick Hogbin, Tel: 07887 396918  Email: hogbindick@gmail.com
Welfare Officer: Gavin Ritchie, Tel: 07717 306523  Email: gavin.ritchie2@btinternet.com


Membership Applications

The club welcomes both adult and junior membership applications whether you are new to the game or are a more experienced player looking for competitive tennis.  Our membership packages are designed for adults, juniors, and families, trial membership is also available. For further information please visit the Membership page.

How to find us

Trottiscliffe LTC
Church Lane
Trottiscliffe
WEST MALLING
Kent
ME19 5EB

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