CANTERBURY tennis at polo farm
Competition is an important element of tennis yet it is one that players and parents can struggle to feel comfortable with. The coaches at Polo Farm strive to create a supportive environment in which children can learn to enjoy competition, not fear it. We place the biggest values on trying your best and try to educate a player that doing your best is more important than winning or losing.
With its active programme of competitions, Polo Farm offers a warm welcome to players of other clubs, many of who travel considerable distances to play on our courts.
These LTA Grade 6 events take place every Saturday afternoon. They are designed to offer players match practice against others of the same rating. Matchplay events are open to both Canterbury Tennis Academy (CTA) players and players from other clubs and are refereed by a member of the CTA coaching team.
8&U RED MATCHPLAYS
These are suitable for players aged 8&U who can serve, rally and score and are open to players from other clubs. They provide a great opportunity either to start competing in a supportive environment or to work on gaining match practice. Players are grouped in boxes according to rating and a tennis leader will usually umpire each court. There are no winners and these events are about players competing in a fun environment against players of a similar level.
9&U ORANGE MATCHPLAYS
10&U GREEN MATCHPLAYS
12&U-18&U HARDBALL MATCHPLAYS
Places are limited for MATCHPLAYS; please register on LTA website to take part.
If you have any questions about our matchplay programme please contact
We hold 3 Grade 4 junior tournaments a year, for players aged 8&U to Adult:
|The Advantage Red Court East Kent Clay Junior and Adult Championships||Whitsun half term|
|The Advantage Red Court Canterbury Clay Junior Open||August|
|Canterbury Clay Court Autumn Tournament||October half term|
Enter at LTA website
We enter teams in both Kent and Premier Aegon Junior Team Tennis and in the autumn Kent leagues, encompassing all ages from 8&U to 18&U and all abilities. Our aim is to extend the opportunity to represent your club to as many of our players as possible.