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Welcome to the Chilham Tennis Club website.

The aim of the site is to provide all the information you need about the club and its activities.

To find out how to join or renew your membership, go to our membership page.

To find out how to contact us or find out where we are, go to our contacts page.

To check court availability or book a court, go to our court usage page.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the chairman for further information.

covid-19 notice

As a result of the government announcement on 4th January, the club is closed until further notice. Further information will be provided as and when the club receives guidance on re-opening.

improvement project now completed !!!!

Our improvement project to resurface our existing courts, build a third court and create a central recreational area including a club house and renovated tennis wall have now been completed.

Special thanks must go to Sovereign Sports who went the extra mile during some appalling weather during the winter to deliver the tennis court elements of our improvement project as well as Quinneys of Herne Bay who built our clubhouse. Local firms John Russell & Son and Ideal Security pitched in as well to create the perfect result.

The club is also grateful to Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Chilham Parish Council without whose funding and practical support and advice this project could not have been attempted.

The photos below provide the evidence.

 

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club news

Dates for the diary:
AGM - tba.
Spring Social - tba.

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COVID UPDATE - THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY CLOSED:

As a result of the government announcement on 4th January, Chilham Tennis Club is closed until further notice. Further information will be provided as and when the club receives guidance on re-opening.

Club Development Update - All works now completed !!!:

The club improvements to build a third court, resurface our existing courts, and create a central area incorporating a clubhouse, refurbished tennis wall and recreational area have now been completed. The club house has been decorated by volunteers and all courts are now in action. The fob entry system is now in operation. Members have been sent an email explaining how to swap their court key for a fob. Members who dont have a key can apply for online the Club Fob membership package by clicking here.

Wine & Wisdom - Saturday 12th October 2019:

A record 18 teams pitted their wits against 10 rounds of cunningly crafted questions from quiz master Pete Swan. The Woolpack provided an excellent ploughmans style buffet for each table and there was a polypin of the popular local brew Incubus to help oil the memory wheels for those contestants with a penchant for real ale. After a closely fought contest, a a tennis club team from Shottenden emerged victorious. There was a well supported raffle and the club is very grateful to those that contributed prizes, especially the club member who donated a hamper brim full of a variety of alcoholic, sporting and clothing items. The club also thanks those that supported this years quiz and hopes they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The funds raised all go towards maintaining and improving our facilities at the recreation ground. Next years quiz will be on 14th November so save the date.

Mixed Tournament - Sunday 30th June 2019:

19 members battled out the clubs summer mixed american tournament and were arranged into 2 groups with everyone playing 4 matches, each with a different partner. Each match consisted of 4 games and a tie break with points awarded for each game won. The top lady and man from each group went through to a final. In the final, Helen Blackwood and Paul Allain triumphed over Linda Noble and Will Hinckley to get their names on the Don Hollins MIxed Doubles Trophy.

The Ashes - Sunday 30th April 2019:

Bridge won the fifth Ashes Challenge regaining the trophy for another year. The event involved an afternoon of mens mixed and ladies doubles using our courts and 2 more in the grounds of Chilham Castle. There was the traditional finger buffet and drinks in the Woolpack afterwards. The competition involved 16 players from each team and Bridge showed they had much better strength and depth with a convincing win. Undeterred, Chilham will practice hard over the coming year to fight again next year to win back the coveted trophy. As always, the club is extremely grateful that it is able to use the courts at the Castle for this event.

Annual General Meeting - 15th November 2018:

The club held its AGM in Chilham Village Hall at 730pm on Thursday 15th November in Chilham Village Hall. All members were encouraged to attend, elect the committee and have their say in the future of the club. There was an important update on the clubs development plans for a third court and courtside building. Click here to read the draft minutes which will be presented for approval at the 2019 AGM.

Tennis For Kids - from 9am - 25th July to 1st August 2018:

The club ran an LTA organised Tennis For Kids course running from 9am till 10am on weekdays between Wednesday 25th July and Wednesday 1st August. For just 25 every child received 6 high - quality lessons, developed by experts at the LTA, as well as a special Tennis for Kids Babolat racket, ball set, and personalised T-shirt delivered right to their door.

Coaching for local School Children - Summer Term 2018:

The club repeated its initiative to encourage local school children to take up tennis and obtained funding from Chilham Parish Council and Kent Trust for Youth Sport. 38 schools kids from Chilham and Selling Primary Schools attended a 4 week coaching course. The coaching was provided by Danny, our LTA Level 4 accredited coach. The club intends to build on the success of this initiative and make it a regular feature in future years.

Special General Meeting - 12th April 2018:

The committee have been working very hard over the last couple of years to implement club improvement plans and keep you up to date with progress. It called a Special General Meeting on 12th April to present the proposed scheme which will be an exciting development for the club as it is unlikely that another opportunity to significantly improve our facilities will come along again for a considerable number of years. 29 members attended and gave the committee overwhelming support for its the plans it had drawn up on their behalf. Click here to read the draft minutes which were approved at the 2018 AGM.

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Monday Afternoons:

A group of adult members currently play from 2pm and would welcome other members (male of female) joining them. Please contact Liz Baker on 01227 738102 for more details.

Wednesday Evenings:

This mix-in session from 530pm is well attended but more members of all standards are always welcome. Please contact Liz Dear on 01227 752424 for more details.

Saturday Mornings:

A mixed group currently play from around 930am and also invite other members to join them. Please contact Margaret Hart on 01233 740501 or Marion Mason on 01227 738068 for more details.

Ice on courts:

Members are asked not to spread salt on the courts to defrost ice as this can seriously damage the court surface.

Chilham Primary School:

Chilham Primary School will be using our courts between 315pm and 430pm on Wednesdays from 4th March until 25th March. The club is keen to encourage children at our local primary school to use our facilities at this weekly session, discover the game of tennis and maybe join the club as a result.

 

 

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