CANTERBURY tennis at polo farm
“PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL TO FULFIL THEIR AMBITIONS”
We currently have a junior membership of over 200 children with 25 players in the Junior Academy and Senior Academy, many of whom compete regionally, nationally and some even internationally. Over the past few years, players from Canterbury Tennis Academy have won a host of county championships, have represented Kent in County Cup and have competed well at the British National Championships. We have a thriving junior section with a real club atmosphere that offers opportunities to play to children of all ages and standards. These include a weekly club night, in-house matchplays and being part of a team in local leagues. Social events include pizza nights, rounders matches, barbecues and our annual House Cup party. We also provide coaching at a number of primary schools in the Canterbury area. Download a joining form.
Canterbury Tennis at Polo Farm is looking to provide, at an affordable price, opportunities for all. We are determined to help grow the popularity of this fantastic sport, both in Canterbury and beyond. Our comprehensive tennis programme is planned so that all players are engaged in the game, regardless of their reasons for playing, be they social, health, improvement or competition.
Our programme is designed to be inclusive and provides pathways to develop regardless of age and ability; it is regularly reviewed and updated and continual coach training is provided. We are looking to develop life skills in children, including leadership, responsibility and confidence, alongside their tennis skills. We are dedicated to fulfilling potential, whatever it may be.
The indoor centre opened in 2006 giving rise to an expansion in the provision of coaching for children and young people. The arrival of Simon Grieve shortly after marked the start of the programme’s transformation from a place to play to a place to learn.
From just 50 children playing tennis in 2008 Canterbury Tennis Academy now delivers tennis to around 300 children at Polo Farm each week.
Academy Player Achievements
Canterbury LTC adheres to the LTA Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. The full details of this policy can be accessed online here. We are committed to the three tier approach which advocates early intervention, prevention and protection. All our coaches have received safety and wellbeing training.
Canterbury LTC Welfare Officer Sharon Chastang 07913 554592
Please call Sharon if you have any concerns about the safety and wellbeing of any child, young person or adult at risk at the club.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support:
With their assistance we are able to offer more opportunities to many more children.
We are also supported by the LTA, tennis’s national governing body.
If you would like to sponsor us then please call Simon Grieve on 07980 885306.
Autumn Term 2016
Mon 5 Sept – Sun 23 Oct
Mon 24 Oct – Sun 30 Oct
Mon 31 Oct – Sat 16 Dec
Term Length: 13 wks
(Sundays 12 weeks)
Spring Term 2017
Tues 3 Jan – Sun 12 Feb
Mon 13 Feb – Sun 19 Feb
Mon 20 Feb - Sun 2 Apl
Term Length: 12 wks
(Mondays 11 weeks)
Summer Term 2017
Tues 18 Apl – Sun 28 May
Mon 29 May – Sun 4 Jun
Mon 5 Jun – Sun 16 Jul
Term Length: 12 wks
(Mondays: 10 wks)
easter tennis camps
4-7 April 2017
Mini /reds - (8&U)
mini orange/mini green & hard ball - (9yrs+)
10am-2pm - Multisports in the morning incl rounders, cricket and handball