About Hythe LTC

Established in 1889, Hythe LTC is one of the oldest clubs in the world. Situated on the banks of the Royal Military Canal we are a welcoming family-friendly, community tennis club open to players of all ages (4 - 80+) and abilities.

Membership 2023/24: Adults 300+ Juniors 200+

What we offer

HLTC is a non-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), run by our members for our members in the Cinque Port town of Hythe in Kent, providing excellent tennis facilities including; 8 floodlit all-weather courts (4 hard and 4 artificial grass courts), a practice fence, ball machine, fully equipped kitchen, ladies & gents changing rooms, a meeting room, Wi-Fi, terrace area, wheelchair access and free on-site parking. 

Coaching. For juniors (age: 4 - 17) we have individual and group coaching sessions as well as the chance to participate in fun competitions, local tournaments and school holiday clubs. For adults there's a choice of individual and group coaching sessions available for beginners through to advanced players, a weekly Ladies Morning, Walking Tennis and regular Drills & Doubles coaching. 

Membership. Full adult membership includes access to all club facilities, tournaments, social events and free use of the floodlights. The club funds all Junior (Mini) memberships (age: 4 - 10) and we have Junior (Bursaries) available for youngsters (age: 11 - 17) helping to make tennis more accessible by covering the cost of their membership.

There's the opportunity to play for the Club's Teams and we run weekly Social Mix-Insmonthly Singles Box Leaguesquarterly Fun (Doubles) Tournaments for players of all levels, annual Ladies' & Men's Days and a Summer Tournament and Club Championship Finals Day.

Club Socials and Events Calendar

We also work closely with local community groups and provide bespoke group coaching and walking tennis lessons for Hythe Dementia Forum and Mencap.

If you have any questions or queries about the club, coaching or membership, please get in touch with us here.


Hythe Lawn Tennis Club has provided social and competitive tennis to the local area for over 125 years, significantly upgrading our facilities over the last few years with support from the LTA, Sport England and Kent County Council.

Club Development Timeline (pdf)


2009 Hythe Civic Society Award

2013 Kent LTA Club of the Year

2023 Kent LTA Club of the Year Finalist

2021 Registered Charity number: 119697