CANTERBURY tennis at polo farm
When you arrive at our entrance you’ll see our distinctive “Pudding Gates”. The entrance to the car park is just beside these gates (NB: there is no access through the old gates - entrance next left).
We are on the Littlebourne Road, half way between Canterbury City Centre and Littlebourne on the A257, just over a quarter of a mile from Canterbury Golf Club.
Visitors arriving from the London direction
- Follow the A2 towards Dover.
- Take the Canterbury turn-off (this is the only one for the city).
- The slip way merges to a dual carriageway, drive for about half a mile.
- At the 1st roundabout - go straight-over - you will be skirting the old city wall.
- At the 2nd roundabout - follow road round to the right and continue to skirt city wall
- At the 3rd roundabout - go straight over
- At the 4th roundabout - go straight over (you may note the Police Station on your right) and keep right
- At the 5th roundabout - turn right (but keep into the left had lane ready to filter/turn left at the lights)
- At the 1st traffic lights - turn left using the slip road just before the light (Waitrose on left)
- At mini roundabout (after Canterbury College) - turn right on to A257 signpost Sandwich
- Drive past the prison, up the hill and army barracks on the left.
- Continue past Canterbury Golf Club, and junction to Stodmarsh Road (both on your left)
- About half a mile later, just after a long lay by, turn left (just after the Pudding Gates).
- If car park is full - drive straight through to overspill parking (up a wide path with tennis on your right) and turn right there more parking here beside the sand based pitch + more further on behind the indoor tennis centre (after which is Pitch 2)
- Coaches please park to the side of the main area or in the lay-by just before the main entrance.
On busy shopping days the traffic around the ring-road can be congested. Please allow an extra 20/25 minutes to negotiate the ring-road system from start to finish.
Alternatively, approach the club from the Bridge turn off (a slightly longer, but much less congested route).