About Hythe LTC

Established in 1889, Hythe LTC is one of the oldest clubs in the world and we are very proud to still be providing tennis facilities for the local community & visitors to the town.

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.

What we offer

HLTC is a non-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), run by our members for our members situated in the Cinque Port town of Hythe in Kent, providing excellent tennis facilities including; 8 floodlit all-weather 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. 

We offer a number of ways to enjoy tennis. For juniors we have individual and group coaching sessions as well as the chance to participate in fun tournaments and school holiday clubs. For adults there are a range of individual and group coaching sessions available for beginners through to advanced players, a weekly Ladies Morning and regular Drills & Doubles coaching sessions.

There's plenty of opportunity to play for the club's teams. We also run fun social mix-in sessions twice a week where you can meet and play against other members and we organise various tournaments throughout the year. Bursaries are available on application to make tennis more accessible by helping to cover the cost of membership or equipment.

    Hythe LTC received the Hythe Civic Award in 2009. 

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

Club Development Timeline:

1889 - Club opened with 8 grass courts

1946 - Hythe LTC became independent of Hythe CC

1970 - Replacement of 2 grass courts with hard courts

1988 - Floodlighting of the 2 hard courts

2003 - Replacement of the 2 hard courts and 2 grass courts with a block of 4 hard courts

2007 - Floodlighting of the 4 hard courts

2009 - Replacement of the old clubhouse with a purpose built Pavilion

2010 - Online membership and social media focus

2013 - Online court bookings  introduced

2013 - Replacement of remaining grass courts with a 2nd block of 4 hard courts & floodlighting

2014 - Extension of the club car park

2020 - Refurbishment of the club kitchen facilities

2021 - CCTV system upgrade, new practice fence, improved perimeter fencing & landscaping using native plants

2021 - HYTHE LAWN TENNIS CLUB Registered Charity Number 1196979 

2022 - Cleaning and repainting of courts 1 - 4. New nets for all 8 courts

2023 - General maintenance of courts 5 - 8 and partial resurfacing of the car park