Deal Indoor Tennis Centre

Welcome to Deal Indoor Tennis Centre

Whether you are starting tennis for the first time or competing to a high standard, we provide tennis opportunities for everyone.

Tennis is a sociable activity and provides a chance to meet new people, make new friends or simply enjoy with a friend or family member.

The best way to start, is to join one of our courses led by our Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed and qualified coaches. 

Tennis is an all year-round sport and with our fantastic indoor facilities you never need to worry about a bit of rain spoiling your fun.

Lee Waddon

Leisure Manager

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Here at Deal Indoor Tennis Centre you will find a wide variety of tennis events and activities. We truly feel that there's something for everyone regardless of age or ability.

Need any help? Please call our friendly reception team on 01304 373399







Opening Times

Facility - Monday – Friday - 6:30am – 10pm

Facility - Saturday & Sunday - 7am – 6pm

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Group Recreational Sessions

Adult Recreation Mornings & Evenings

Tuesdays – 10:00 – 12:00

Thursdays – 10:00 – 12:00

Want to play tennis but don’t always have someone to play against?
Each week we hold coach led recreation sessions, these popular mix-in social sessions are great for anyone looking to play singles and doubles games against a range of players of all ages (16+) and abilities.

This session can be booked at reception or by calling 01304 373399

Deal Indoor Tennis Centre League Team Practice Night

Wednesday – 19:00 – 21:00

If it’s competitive play that you want, consider joining our league teams. The adult team practices on Wednesday evenings at this coach led session.

For more information on joining a team at Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, please contact Vanessa on 01304 370961

Live Better Tennis

Fridays – 10:00 – 12:00

Coach led mix-in session. These popular mix-in over 50’s social sessions are great for anyone looking to play singles and doubles games.

This session can be booked at reception or by calling 01304 373399

DITC Prices

Here you can find our prices for all activities including courses, classes and casual court hire. If in doubt contact us by calling 01304 373399

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*Please note that payment and sessions are based on a course basis and therefore these fees must be paid prior to the commencement of the first course session.

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Coaching 

Juniors

Tennis is a sport for life so the earlier children start to play the longer they can enjoy the benefits. The best way to start is to join one of our courses or holiday camps led by qualified and experienced LTA coaches.

Our mini course programmes runs to the guidelines set out by the LTA, including within that framework is the 'Earn Your Stripes' awards scheme, sponsored by Highlands Water. The mini tennis programme is a full progression pathway, teaching children from 3 - 11 years old.

Mini Courses for children 3 to 11 years Mini courses take place after school Monday to Friday and weekend mornings. All sessions are 1 hour and payable in advance according to school term dates (unless specified differently).

View our latest courses below or use the download section at the bottom of this page.

Mini Tots (45 minute session)

Mini Tots sessions are for children who are pre-school (3 to 5).

Sessions include fundamental movement activities and simple racket and ball skills. Parents are requested to take part where possible.

Mini Tennis Orange

For 8/10 years progressing from mini red, or for beginners aged 9/10 years. Played on a normal court made smaller, a lower net and using balls that are 50% slower than normal. Players learn all the shots and play short matches. Level 3 is for beginners progressing to level 1.

Private Lessons

We can offer private 1 to 1 lessons with our Qualified Level 3 coach, these sessions must be booked directly with the coaching team, so please contact 01304 370961 to book.

Mini Tennis Red

Ideally suited for children 5 to 8/9 years. Using very soft tennis balls, short rackets and small courts, players learn to serve, rally and score and other fundamental tennis skills. Classes are in three levels (3 to 1).

Mini Tennis Green

For children 10/11 years progressing from mini orange.

There is one level played on the full sized court with balls that are 25% slower than the normal ball.

Buddy Hitting

We also offer a buddy hittnig service, where you can play with our performance hitter Toby. These sessions must be booked directly with the coach, to do so please contact us 01304 370961.

Teens

Teen Tennis

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 6pm - 8pm (Sept - Mar only)

Come and join other teens in a fun social environment led by two of our younger coaches Toby & Adam.

Session includes: Matchplay & Timed Tennis games.

Buddy Hitting

We also offer a buddy hittnig service, where you can play with our performance hitter Toby. These sessions must be booked directly with the coach, to do so please contact us 01304 370961.

Private Lessons

We can offer private 1 to 1 lessons with our Qualified Level 3 coach, these sessions must be booked directly with the coaching team, so please contact 01304 370961 to book.

Adults

Private Lessons

We can offer private 1 to 1 lessons with our Qualified Level 3 coach, these sessions must be booked directly with the coaching team, so please contact 01304 370961 to book.

Buddy Hitting

We also offer a buddy hitting service, where you can play with our performance hitter Toby. These sessions must be booked directly with the coach, to do so please contact us 01304 370961.

DITC Coaching Team

Meet our committed and fully trained coaching team.

Chris - Head Coach

Chris has been coaching for over 10 years, in a variety of clubs in the Kent area including Hythe LTC (Schools Coordinator), Hayne Barn (Tennis Manager), Charing TC (Head Coach) and Wye TC (Coach).

LTA Level 4 Licensed Club Coach

ABTO Qualified and Accredited Referee

RPT Instructor

MTI Level 4

First Aid at Work Qualified

DBS Checked

In March 2016 Chris was picked as one of a thousand Davis Cup Legacy Coaches to deliver FREE tuition to inspire the next generation of Kent players.

As part of the scheme Chris went on a training day at the National Tennis Centre where he worked alongside Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith.

A keen player, Chris tries to play regular team tennis in the area playing reserve for the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre Men's teams.

In 2010 Chris started the revival of Folkestone Tennis Club and coaching programme something very dear to him, as he originally started playing there as a junior.

Vanessa - Tennis Coordinator

Vanessa has been involved in Kent Tennis for a number of years and has numerous roles. She was appointed Kent LTA Deputy President in January 2016. She has a seat on the Kent LTA Council and is the Kent LTA District Associations Representative for the East Kent Area. Vanessa also sits on the East Kent LTA Committee and is their East Kent LTA Regional Representative and East Kent League Organiser.

Kent LTA Deputy President.
Kent LTA District Associations Representative for the East Kent Area.
Kent LTA Tennis Mark Advisor/Assessor.
LTA DBS ID Checker
Kent LTA Mixed League Organiser for the Kent Inter-Club Leagues.
EKLTA Regional Representative.
EKLTA Summer League Tournament Organiser and Fixtures Secretary
EKLTA Competition Organiser East Kent Championships.
Deal Indoor Winter League Tournament Organiser and Fixtures Secretary.
ABTO Qualified & Accredited Licensed National Referee Grade 3.
Qualified LTA Level 1 Coaching Assistant.
Deal ITC Welfare Officer (Certificate in Safeguarding and Protection in tennis for Children, Young People and Adults).
DBS Checked

Vanessa received the Kent LTA 2008 Volunteer of the year award at the Annual Kent LTA Awards ceremony for the numerous roles she has taken on at Kent Clubs.
In 2011 she was runner-up for the Thanet Sports Personality of the Year Award.
In 2012 Vanessa was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for her work for the Kent Lawn Tennis Association.

A very keen player, Vanessa captains and plays in numerous teams representing the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre in the Kent LTA Inter-Club Leagues, AEGON Leagues, East Kent Summer League and the Deal Indoor Winter League.

Vanessa has worked with great enthusiasm and passion to help develop the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre since its opening in 2011 and is responsible for leading the Tennis Team, Internal and External events, Competition Organiser, Junior and Senior Teams Coordinator, Results Manager, Fixtures Secretary, Press Officer, Wimbledon Ticket Ballot Administrator and Course Enrolments. She is currently working with schools to obtain more school links.

Vanessa was overjoyed when the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre was voted 'Club of the Year 2014' at the Annual Kent Tennis Awards evening held at the Bromley Tennis Centre on the 8th February 2015 and in August 2015 were the first centre in the East Kent Area and only the third in the South East to obtain the prestigious Tennis Mark+ Accreditation.
In March 2016 The Centre became the first in the East Kent area and one of 35 clubs in Great Britain to become an LTA Focussed Club.

Toby - Coach

Toby has been a keen Tennis Player since a very young age, competing in County and Regional tournaments since the age of 12. In both U14 and U16 age groups he broke into the top 10 in the County Rankings.

Toby is an LTA Qualified and Licensed Level 3 Coach and Performance Hitter.


LTA Qualified and Licensed Level 3 Coach
First Aid Qualified
ABTO Qualified and Accredited Referee
Competition Organiser
Schools Lead Coach
DBS Checked

Over the last few years, he has won numerous Winter County Tour Events and has reached the Final of the Kent County Championships and has won the East Kent Men’s Doubles Championships. Toby now competes in Grade 1 & 2 British Tour Events.

Toby was awarded the 'Dover Express Sporting Moment of the Year Award' in January 2015 after he featured in a lot of news stories during 2014. There were a number of memorable sporting moments to choose from but
the readers of the 'Dover Express' voted for Tennis Star Toby who continues to show he is one of the county's best.
Toby also captains the Men’s 1st team playing in the Aegon Leagues, Kent Slazenger Inter-Club Leagues, East Kent Summer League and The Deal Indoor Tennis Centre Winter League.

As Schools Lead Coach for the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre he delivers weekly coaching sessions at 8 local schools in the Deal/Dover area.

Toby is to start his Level 4 Performance Coach qualification in the Autumn 2016.