Tennis

Tennis

At Bexley we have eight tennis courts (seven of which are floodlit), with three artificial clay courts.

We pride ourselves on catering for all standards and ages of member. Whether you are an adult who hasn’t played tennis since school, a strong club or county player, or a parent with children you would like to see improve – we offer you a warm welcome.

Bexley is very pleased to accept new members. You can be any age and any standard – beginners are most welcome – use  the 'Get in Touch' tab to arrange a tour of the club.

With around 600 junior and adult members in total, there is tennis available through weekdays, evenings and weekends. There are separate weekly mix-ins, where members can come to play socially, click on the 'View Events Calendar' for more information. There are coaching groups for adult beginners, improvers, team players and many groups for juniors of all ages and standards.

If you are interested in playing team tennis, we have have teams in the Kent and North Kent leagues. 

 

Our Club Coaches

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JANE THOMPSON

JUNIOR COORDINATOR

 

LTA Level 3 coach with 25 years experience, uses a holistic approach to all aspects of learning to play tennis.

Available for adults and junior group sessions.

Contact email: junior.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

Contact telephone: 07944558236

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PETER MASTERS

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 4 Coach with over 30 years experience, worked with British National Junior champions at U12 and U14, available for individual and group lessons.

Contact email: peter.masters@bexleyclub.co.uk

Contact telephone: 07734044920

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ROBBIE THOMPSON

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 2 Coach with over 10 years experience.

Captain of the Bexley LTSRC North Kent Mens 2nd Team

Available for Hitting Sessions and Group lessons

Contact email: robbie.thompson@hotmail.co.uk

Contact telephone: 07539779117

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HELEN SAWKINS

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 3 Coach with over 17 years experience.

Available for Group and Individual lessons, played at county level and ITF level tournaments.

Contact email: helen.sawkings@ntlworld.com

Contact telephone: 07940544254

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IAN MILLIGAN

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 4 Coach with over 40 years experience. Has played for Kent at county level, available for individual and group lessons

Contact email: tennis@themilligans.co.uk

Contact telephone: 07831139775

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RICHARD LANGDON

TENNIS COACH

 

PTR qualified coach, LTA accredited with over 15 years experience. Available for group and individual coaching, both juniors and adults playing yellow ball and above.

Contact email: richardlangdon@hotmail.co.uk 

Contact telephone: 07971519682

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EMILY THOMPSON

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 2 Coach (accredited) with over 10 years experience. Available for Hitting Sessions and Group lessons.

Captain of the Bexley LTSRC North Kent Ladies 1st Team.

Contact email: e.thompson1997@outlook.com

Contact telephone: 07534448497

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ARAN MCKENDRY

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 2 Coach with over 3 years experience, played in North Kent League Division One and National League for Meopham LTC. Available for Group and Individual lessons.

Contact email: aranmac@icloud.com

Contact telephone: 07904854952

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JENNY CHAMBERS

TENNIS COACH

 

LTA Level 2 Coach (accredited)

Available for Cardio, Adult beginners and Junior Red Ball Group coaching. Captain of the Bexley LTSRC Ladies 2nd Team and Mixed 2nd Team.

Contact email: chambers.jenny@gmail.com

Contact telephone: 07533939749

Adult Tennis Coaching

There are term time courses for all ages and abilities, beginner, Improver, and Intermediate level players. We also have Tennis Cardio and a Pay and Play coaching session. Our coaches are available for individual lessons as well. All our coaches have coaching qualifications, are DBS checked and First Aid trained.

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Adult Beginner Coaching

This class is designed to introduce new players to the basics of tennis. Throughout the course, adults will cover groundstrokes, footwork, netplay and serve. Learn techniques, practice drills, and approaches to the game of tennis, by learning tennis fundamentals and basic skills.

Friday 10:00 – 11:00

£9.00 for members per session paid termly.

£11.00 for non-members per session paid termly

If you would like to enrol for this course email adult.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

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Adult Improvers Coaching

This course is aimed at those that maybe haven't played for a while. These classes will cover, the swing path, and speed of the racket, correct grips for the forehand and backhand , the correct grip and placement for the serve and the basic contact point and grip used for a volley and smash. We aim to improve the basic technique and cover tactics for both singles and doubles.

Friday 11:00 - 12:00

Saturday 12:00 - 13:00

£9.00 for members per session paid termly.

£11.00 for non-members per session paid termly

If you would like to enrol for this course email adult.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

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Adult Intermediate Coaching

Players will learn a consistent swing path on the forehand and backhand side, they will learn different spins on the ball including slice, and how to do different shots at the net including drop shots angled volleys and how to move your opponent around the court.

Monday 18:00 - 19:00

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

Friday 09:00 - 10:00

£9.00 for members per session paid termly.

£11.00 for non-members per session paid termly

If you would like to enrol for this course email adult.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30

£9.00 for members per session (pay and play)

£11.00 for non-members per session (pay and play)

 

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Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a high energy group fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, using tennis drills and games to deliver the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.

Saturday 08:00 - 09:00 for all the family

£9.00 for members per session paid termly.

£11.00 for non-members per session paid termly

If you would like to enrol for this course email adult.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

Wednesday 09:30 - 10:30

£9.00 for members (pay and play)

£11.00 for non-members (pay and play)

Junior Tennis Coaching

We run term time courses for all ages and abilities, holiday camps, tournaments and our coaches are available for individual lessons as well. All our coaches have coaching qualifications, are DBS checked and First Aid trained.

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Red Ball Coaching

Red ball is a great way for players to start out in tennis and is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Sessions available Monday to Friday with morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday

£9.00 per session paid termly.

If you would like to enrol your child for this course email Jane at junior.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

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Orange Ball Coaching

Orange ball is a great way for players to continue their progress from red ball and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played on slightly larger courts than red ball, with bigger rackets and balls that are not as soft as red balls. It’s the next stage to go through before you start playing on a full sized court and it will help players develop all the different shots, providing fun competition.

Sessions available Monday to Friday with morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday

£9.00 per session paid termly.

If you would like to enrol your child for this course email Jane at junior.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

 

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Green Ball Coaching

Green ball is a great way for players to continue their progress from orange ball mini tennis. It is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage to go through before you start playing with a full compression yellow ball on a full sized court and it will help players work on and improve all aspects of their game.

Sessions available Monday to Friday with morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday

£9.00 per session paid termly.

If you would like to enrol your child for this course email Jane at junior.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

 

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Yellow Ball Coaching

From 10 years plus, it’s all about playing on a full size court with the same size balls the pros use. Kids will continue to explore different styles on court and start to choose their own. By this point we hope kids will be tennis players, and fans of the game for life! 

Sessions available Monday to Friday with morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday

£9.00 per session paid termly.

If you would like to enrol your child for this course email Jane at junior.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

 

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Performance Coaching

The Performance Coaching is available by invitation, a selection process is run once a year. The players will be required to take part in various skill, fitness and technical based exercises. This course is aimed at players wanting to play in tournaments and requires commitment to individual lessons and group lessons once a week as a minimum.

If you would like to find out more details, please email adult.tennis@bexleyclub.co.uk

 

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