Be sure to book your court (outdoors, indoors and grass) on the Mindbody system, even at usually quiet times. This avoids disappointment for you and gives the Club important information about court usage. You can book up to two weeks in advance.
It’s essential to cancel a court you no longer intend to use so that it’s free for others to book. Just go to Mindbody, click on the court and follow the instructions.
Always use the court you booked – ask anyone else using it to leave. Going to a different court that happens to be empty could cause problems later on. Leave your court on time.
Help keep our excellent playing surfaces in good order by dragging the court and brushing the lines at the end of your session (except when it’s very wet). And, of course, pick up any litter or stray balls as you leave – even if they are not yours. If you have any problems with the nets or their adjustment, or with the court surfaces let Brian Robinson know (see list).
If you need to cross a court that’s in use please wait until there’s a break in play. Do not disturb play on an adjacent court to collect stray balls as players will return them in due course. Having fun, laughing and shouting is fine – but in moderation. And, preferably, no expletives.
Playing on Grass
When in use, our two grass courts can be booked in the same way – Mindbody will show available times, but cannot predict the weather! The grass, unlike our synthetic clay, should not be used when damp, so there’s no play before 10.30am. To open the gates use the same entry code as for the Pavilion – and don’t forgot to lock up when you leave.
Your guests are welcome but each individual guest may come no more than four times in the year. You are responsible for paying your guests’ fees (£5 a time). Guest fees should be paid by transfer to the club bank account: Canterbury Tennis Club 30-64-57 57408360. Please do not leave money, or other valuables, in the Pavilion.
Club Rules & Policies
As Canterbury Tennis Club members, we must respect each other and feel comfortable together. Abusive behaviour on and off court is not tolerated and if you have any concerns you should speak to one of our welfare officers. With tolerance, kindness and common sense we can all enjoy our tennis. See the Policies page for our club rules and club policies.
The tennis club is managed by an elected committee.
If you would like to get involved or have any ideas about events or club improvements, then please get in touch.