Club Case Study | Penenden Heath, South Eastern Tennis

We were delighted to welcome Danny Sapsford and Chris Eaton to South Eastern Tennis's main venue at Penenden Heath and our indoor mini and touchtennis venue at New Line Learning Academy on the other side of Maidstone.

Our green and orange players worked on their basic technique and rallying skills and the younger yellow ball players did some tactical drills hitting cross court and down the line. Our elite junior squad players and adults then braved the rain to work on advanced patterns of play!

The afternoon session was split into mini tennis and touchtennis. Chris introduced adults and teenagers to touchtennis, a scaled down version of the game, ideal for beginners, families and former lawn tennis players who can no longer easily cover a full court, whilst Danny worked with our young juniors, some of whom had never played the game before!

Legacy Coaching

The money raised gave 6 young players scholarships to the academy for the winter programme and paid for 6 hours coaching in local school to get the pupils inspired to join the SET programmes.

The next project will be to raise £2000 towards a practice wall at the Penenden Heath Courts.


South Eastern Tennis Players of all Ages Show Their Skills

Charity Day

  • Event Date: November 1st 2013
  • Pros: Danny Sapsford, Chris Eaton
  • Format: Coaching Clinics, Touchtennis
  • Raised:£490

About Penenden Heath


We have 6 all weather tar macadam tennis courts which have been resurfaced and repainted in 2007. They are all coloured two tone green, making it easier to see the lines and the court area. Four of the courts are floodlit to between county and international lighting standard.

Adult and junior coaching lessons available for all ages and abilities. There is singles or doubles practice sessions, regular singles matches, Aegon Team Tennis, and public court hire. No membership fee required.

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Great fun was had by all who came and the players really benefited! We look forward to arranging another day with Danny and the team in 2014/2015. Julian Squiers, Head Coach and Director South Eastern Tennis Ltd