Lina Hopkins
01227 781505

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junior enquirIES



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

  • Girls 9&U County Champions winter Team Tennis 2015
  • Mixed 9&U Aegon Division 1A County Champions 2014
  • Boys 9&U and Girls 9&U County Champions Autumn Team Tennis 2014
  • Kent County Closed Champions:
    - 8&U boys winner winter 2015
    - 8&U boys winner winter 2014
    - 12&U Girls winner 2013
    - 10&U Girls winner 2012
    - 8&U Boys winner 2011
    - 9&U Girls winner 2011
    - 14&U Boys winner 2010
  • Multiple County Cup representations
  • Bournemouth national finalists
  • Tennis Europe competitors
  • Scholarships to universities and to local independent schools.


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:

  • The Frank Brake Tennis Foundation
  • Give It Your Max
  • The Mary Edmonson Sporting Trust.

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.


term dates 2018 -19

Autumn Term 2018

Mon 10 Sept - Sat 20 Oct

Half Term: 
Sun 21 Oct – Sat 27 Oct

Sun 28 Oct – Sun 16 Dec

Term Length: 13 wks
(Sundays 12 weeks)


Spring Term 2019

Mon 7 Jan – Sat 16 Feb

Half Term:
Sun 17 Feb – Sat 23 Feb

Sun 24 Feb – Sun 7 April

Term Length: 12 wks
(Mondays 11 weeks)


Summer Term 2019

Tues 23 Apr – Sun 26 May

Half Term:
Mon 27 May – Sun 3 Jun

Mon 4 Jun – Sun 21 Jul

 Half term tennis camps
25 & 26 Oct 2018

tots & Mini reds  - (4-6yrs)

Mini reds  - (6-8yrs)

orange ball - (8-10yrs)

green & hard ball -
(10+yrs) 11am-2pm

xmas tennis camps
20 & 21 dec 2018

27 & 28 dec 2018

tots & Mini reds  - (4-6yrs)

Mini reds  - (6-8yrs)

orange ball - (8-10yrs)

green & hard ball -
(10+yrs) 11am-2pm


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