Walmer Lawn tennis & Croquet Club is situated at Archery Square, Walmer in a conservation area only two roads back from the seafront. The club has 6 high quality laser levelled grass courts, two hard courts and two delightful croquet lawns which are all sheltered from the sea breeze by period houses and mature trees.

The old wooden club house and newly built changing rooms support 350 active tennis and croquet players with traditional and suitable facilities for events and entertaining.

This friendly club is the second oldest club in the world which still plays on grass at its original site. Formed in 1883 by Royal Marine Officers stationed at military barracks close by it has continued to grow attracting tennis players from all demographics who enjoy both competitive and highly social tennis and croquet.

The growing interest of tennis is encouraging more and more players to this club and we still have room for more players. Come and join us and enjoy the delights of playing on the best grass courts outside Wimbledon.

Click on Membership which will take you to more details about joining and playing at Walmer Tennis & Croquet Club.

We are pleased to announce following guidance from the Government and LTA that on the 13th May 2020, Walmer Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will now be open and the 2020 season has begun. But in a ‘new normal’ tennis and croquet format with responsible social distancing measures in place. If members wish to play you must book a court, use the link above. Also before playing please read these pdfs which explain the rules and how to book.

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New members are welcome.

Adult Tennis

Adult tennis starts Saturday 2nd May

Croquet Club

Croquet club opens Tuesday 14th April

Junior Tennis

Junior tennis starts Friday 1st of May at 6:00pm

A brief history of Walmer Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Before WLTC&C became a tennis club in 1883, it is believed that the land it now occupies was, as the name of the square eludes to, a place for archery.

In the 1960’s, the members at the time had the foresight and opportunity to purchase the land. This guaranteed the future for the following generations.

In the past 10 years, the club has invested heavily in the future of the club and continues to look forwards.