Kent LTA President Visit
19th March 2022
The club hosted a visit from the Kent LTA President. He came to visit the club, see our new facilities and meet some of the members and coaching team. Whilst there, he also took some time to have a hit with members.
Please see below some photographs from the visit:
15th October 2021
The club held a successful fundraising event, raising £625 for the club.
Thank you to everyone who attended, helped organise and donated prizes to the raffle
Club House Opening
MLTC’s new purpose built, bespoke clubhouse was opened on Saturday 10th July and in attendance to unveil the new clubhouse plaque, alongside MLTC's Co-Chairs Richard Dawson and Georgina Noakes, was John Ratcliffe - Clubs and Community Engagement and Lead Board Member for Clubs at Kent Lawn Tennis Association.
The 475 sqft building is over 50% larger than the old clubhouse, with a smart, modern interior including bi-fold doors over looking the four tennis courts, a kitchen, dining area, two toilets (one disabled access) and ample storage. Outside, members can enjoy the paved and lawned social areas.
The Building Project Manager, Nick Yandle, said: "The new Clubhouse will provide modern, flexible facilities for the growing membership of all ages for many years to come.”
The amount of people who have given their time and money to this project has been staggering and MLTC would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped make the new clubhouse possible including all their funders, sponsors, Hotshotz coaches, members of the club, our neighbours and the public using Giddyhorn Park. The positive interest in the new building has been overwhelming.
With Many Thanks to our Sponsors/Funders:
LTA, KCC, MBC, Ashton Lewis Kitchens, BerryRange construction, Gallagher Group, Richard Ewence from Rosemount Mortgage Planning, the Raines family for supplying BEKO kitchen appliances, Kent Community Foundation.
Design / planning drawings – Morgan Thacker, Structural design (foundations) – Thomsen Homes, Planting / bio-diversity plans – Hill Wood & Co, Building Control – Socotec, Demolition – RBT Building Services & Medway Insulations, Design and build Principal Contractor – Timber Frame It, Design & Build contractor’s on site team – A J Freeman Carpentry, Plumbing – CZ Plumbing & Heating, Electrical – Loose Wires, Flooring – Teco Interiors, Kitchen supply – Ashton Lewis, Kitchen fitting – RBT Building Services, Fencing – Trevor May Contractors, Loan of temporary fencing and concrete supply – Gallagher Group, plaque producer and sponsor www.mademe.com and members donations totalling £2,000
Kent Tennis 2020 Review
We are proud to share this review with the club in the list of winners on page 26 and Head Coach Zane featuring on page 4
Luke Tucker wins Grade 4 u16s Fast Four
1st November 2020
We are proud to announce that Luke Tucker, one of our Junior members has won the Grade 4 u16s Fast Four
Head Coach Zane and some of our junior members were lucky enough to meet Tim Henman at the Slazenger Academy and star in the promotional video.
We are also winners of an Intermediate tennis pack from the Slazenger Academy, which will supply some great equipment for our young players.
Maidstone Open Competition
8th March 2020
We are pleased to annouce that many of our players and our head coach all won in the finals of the Maidstone open. Well done to everyone who took part and especially to:
Andy Heath - Winner of the Men's Singles
Andy Heath and Solene Ferreira Dawson - Winners of the Mixed Doubles
Steve Turner - Winner of the Over 60's Mens Doubles
Zane Cheeseman (HOTSHOTZ) - Winner of the Elite Men's Doubles
6th March 2020
The club held a successful fundraising event, raising almost £450 for the club.
Thank you to everyone who attended, helped organise and donated prizes to the raffle
We held our AGM in the clubhouse on Sunday 1st Dec. We reviewed an exciting year for the club and discussed our future plans.
New Club Clothing Range Launched - November 2019
We are excited to announce the launch of Maidstone Lawn Tennis Club’s kit. We are offering a choice of branded performance tops from Nike, AWD and Finden & Hales.
To see the range, visit the club clothing page
Club Finals day - Sunday 7th July 2019
We held a very successful Clubs Final day on the middle Sunday of Wimbledon, when everyone was enjoying lots of great tennis. Well done to everyone who took part, here are the results from the event:
Mens singles winner: Andy Heath; Mens singles runner up: Cantor Mocke; Ladies Singles winner: Solene Dawson; Ladies singles runner up: Christine Lewis; Mens Doubles Winners: Andy Heath & Stuart Murrell; Mens Doubles Runners up: Herve Zilliox & Rob Macinnes
Ladies Doubles Winners: Christine Lewis & Gemma Hutchinson; Ladies Doubles Runners Up: Georgina Noakes & Marcela Giraldo
Mixed Doubles Winners: Solene Dawson & Andy Heath; Mixed Doubles Runners Up: Gemma Hutchinson & Herve Zilliox.
Mens 50+ Doubles Winners: Nick Yandle & Andy Palin; Mens 50+ Doubles Runners Up: James Fraser & Steve Turner
Ladies 50+ Doubles Winners: Marcela Giraldo & Gill Olke; Ladies 50+ Doubles Runners Up: Georgina Noakes & Kerensa Mcgrathan
Handicap Doubles Winners: Jane Frankel & David White
35 Year Anniversary Event - Saturday 27th April 2019
Update: An article about our event was published in the Kent LTA magazine (page 46): http://www.kenttennis.org/news-directory/ewExternalFiles/KLT%20Spring%202019%20LR.pdf
MLTC recently celebrated its 35th anniversary as a club. To mark the occasion it held a free event, open to members and non-members which proved to be a great family day. Despite the inclement weather the club had a brilliant turn out with about 25 juniors and 35 adults taking part with 10 new members signing up on the day. The Deputy President of Kent LTA, John Watton, came along to show his support. He said: “The transformation of the club in the last few years is remarkable. With excellent club volunteers working well with HOTSHOTZ providing quality coaching, it is no surprise that the membership has trebled and a friendly and positive atmosphere has evolved and is now present during all club and coaching sessions.”
Activities at the event included a family fun cardio tennis session, where the juniors certainly showed the adults that they could run rings around them! There were adult and junior coaching sessions, as well as the opportunity for people to test their tennis skills. Family members were competing to see who could serve the fastest and the ball machine was a hit with all ages. The coaches’ skills were put to the test when they played against some of the participants, but with only a frying pan instead of a racket!! The event was rounded off with a well earnt BBQ.
Kent Tennis Awards
Awarded Kent Club of the Year (1-4 courts)
7th March 2020
We are very proud to have been awarded Kent Club of the Year 2019 by Kent LTA. We have been selected to be put through to the South East Regional Awards. We have also been asked to host the Kent Tennis open day later in the year.
Congratultions to our winners in the Maidstone Open on Sunday 10th March. Rob MacInnes and Cantor M in the mens doubles, Gemma H in the ladies doubles and Steve T in the over 60's men's doubles. With Zane also winning the elite men's doubles and mixed doubles. It was a great day for the club.
Maidstone Open Results
Successful quiz night
The popular annual tennis club quiz night was held on Saturday 2nd February at St Nicholas Church Hall. We had 11 teams enter, and held a raffle. A great night was had by everyone and we raised £517 for the club.
Thank you to all who donated prizes including:
Roger Bowman for the red letter day voucher
Euphoria Beauty for the massage voucher
HOTSHOTZ Tennis for the coaching voucher
Nicola's Mobile Beauty for the Manicure voucher
Hatch Batten for the Pippin Voucher
We become a British Tennis Registered Venue
Maidstone Lawn Tennis club is proud to announce it is a British Tennis Registered Venue having met the five minimum standards set by the Lawn Tennis Association. The five minimum standards are:
A Diversity and Inclusion policy and Procedures (Downloadable here)
Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (Downloadable here)
An appointed and trained Welfare Officer at the club - Anne-Marie Doyle
Criminal Record Checks
By meeting the five minimum standards, Maidstone Lawn Tennis Club can demonstrate that it provides a safe, accessible and welcoming environment for all. As a British Tennis Registered Venue the club will also have access to the British Tennis Wimbledon Ballot and LTA funding support, as well as other exclusive benefits.
All Safeguarding documents can be found in the safeguarding section of the website
We held our AGM in the clubhouse on Sunday 2nd Dec. We reviewed an exciting year for the club and discussed our future plans.