All things Tennis

Whether you're looking to dust off your racquet or try something new, our tennis centre has you covered!

Tennis is a sport which has brought fitness and fun to people of all backgrounds, for centuries. A sport which can be played indoors or outdoors, left-handed or right-handed, coordinated or uncoordinated. It doesn’t matter!

Kent Sport is home to one of the largest indoor tennis centres in Kent, boasting four, full-size acrylic tennis courts, suitable for all levels of tennis from competitive to recreational, alongside high-quality, professional LTA coaching. Based at The Pavilion, our Tennis and Events Arena is open to Kent Sport members and commercial groups throughout the year. No more playing tennis in the rain, watching as your ball flies off the court, backed by 40mph winds or squinting through the suncream sweating into your eyes!

If you’re not yet convinced, let me ‘serve’ you up some of the benefits playing tennis can have, such as giving you a full body, heart-pumping workout. Tennis is also a great way to shed those sneaky pounds, meet new people and improve your physical and mental health! Come on, you’re with me now right?

Membership with Kent Sport

We offer a variety of membership packages, for students, staff, and the general public, from Premium Plus, Premium, Plus, and Pay to Play. Our simplest package, Pay to Play, is free to take out and allows you to book tennis sessions throughout the year for a small activity fee, between £4.50 – £6.50 per session. In addition, you’ll also have access to the gym and a number of other sporting sessions on a pay-as-you-go basis. Just choose the activity you’d like to take part in, book your slot through the booking portal and pay the participation fee.

Group Tennis Coaching

Book a place on one of our LTA group coaching sessions for just £10 per session. Develop your tennis skills or non-skills with our fully qualified LTA coaches. Nick Skelton is an LTA Level 5 Coach and leads the team of LTA-qualified coaches at Kent Sport. Sessions run over one hour and are the perfect place to meet new people and nail your technique.

Our coaches will lead you through a block of lessons designed to give you the best possible start in your journey into tennis! We follow a different theme each week and give you a really good overall understanding of the key skills in tennis.


Group Coaching Session Times

How do I access the new Indoor Tennis and Events Arena?

All group coaching sessions are £10 per lesson (one hour) and can be booked online, with our free Pay to Play membership.

Booking for all Kent Sport sessions, including tennis, is essential and can be done via the booking portal – simply login to your online account and book ‘tennis’ under ‘Activity’.

If you can no longer attend a booked session, please cancel your session through the Account History tab on the online booking portal.

  • Courts are available in one-hour slots. Booking is essential.
  • When logged into the booking system choose ‘activities’ and then ‘tennis court’ to book
  • One member needs to book the court online, and fellow players must sign in at The Pavilion reception
  • Once booked please access the courts through The Pavilion reception

Equipment and facilities

  • Tennis balls are available at reception to purchase (card purchases only)
  • Maximum of 6 persons per court and surrounding area
  • Please stay within your court at all times
  • Strictly no shoes with black soles. Non-marking trainers only
  • Strictly no food or drink (except water) allowed on courts
  • Please vacate the courts promptly at the end of your booking

Well, I hope that’s ‘match-point’ for you and you’re now inspired to find ‘love’ playing tennis with us! ‘Shoot’ us a message should you have any questions and we will get back to you with ‘no strings attached’.

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