Margate Lawn Tennis club currently has six all-weather courts, two tarmac and four brand new artificial clay, all with floodlights for all year round play and a separate junior mini-court with an excellent practice wall.
The Club is highly active in encouraging juniors of all levels to play, with various coaching schemes in place for Juniors and adults alike.
We boast a wonderful setting, maintained to very high standards, with the most sheltered courts in East Kent.
We now have a very experienced coaching team led by our own full time grade 3 coach.
The recently refurbished club house has changing rooms equipped with hot and cold showers and toilets. And there’s a kitchen where teas and refreshments are readily available.
We also have a fully stocked licensed bar that players can retire to for a well earned drink, all at very reasonable prices !
Court Allocation and Order of Play
MLTC now subscribes to the ClubSpark booking system. Members are provided with their own unique log-in details to the ClubSpark website, and can book one of our 6 courts up to 7 days in advance.
COURT PRIORITY & MATCHPLAY:
League matches, Club matches, Senior and Junior play is the general order of priority, subject to the above table.
As matches take Court Allocation priority, please vacate match courts at least 15 minutes before matches are due to start.
NB: matches should not start before 11am and if two matches are scheduled, the second should not start before 12 noon.
Floodlit courts may be used by Senior Section Members, including improvers, and Junior Section Members.
‘Discs for the meters are available from the Token Machine in the Clubhouse.
JUNIOR SECTION COURT AVAILABILITY:
Courts are not bookable by Juniors after 6pm. Junior participation in Senior Club Play is by invitation only.
Junior members who are not keyholders must have an adult present during their play at all times.
CLUB PLAY USING THE BOARD SYSTEM – RULES:
Members on arrival should put their names on the board in the ‘Waiting’ queue.
First member chooses a four from the first eight names and is responsible for providing suitable balls.
Players chosen are placed on to court space on the board and one short set
(tie break at 5 all) is played. Names are then returned to the end of the queue, winners first.
Any change in procedure is only at the discretion of the Duty Committee Member.
Anyone uncertain of rules or members’ names should ask a Committee Member.
PRE-ARRANGED GAMES DURING CLUB PLAY:
The complete set of 4 (or 2) names, when all present, are placed together on the board in the ‘Waiting’ queue,
and then on court space when available. One set played (tie break at 5 all).
If other Members are waiting for a court, this should be vacated and the names returned together to the ‘Waiting’ queue.
Singles may be played at the discretion of the Duty Committee Member.
American Tournaments run on most bank holidays.
Book your place in the Court Booking system in the Clubhouse.
Hon. Secretary: Diana Ferguson
Tel: 01843 834 005
Mob: 07734 900 543
Head Coach: Gavid Vickers
Mob: 07976-054 454