Kevin Blythe, Faversham Tennis Club head coach said the new facilities will take the club into the 21st Century.
"For a long time members have had to put up with outdated facilities which doesn't do them justice. Since Andy Murray won the Olympics and Wimbledon tennis has really been on the up.
"Having a new clubhouse is a fantastic step forward for us and hopefully phase two will see the completion two new mini tennis courts for children aged from four to nine.
"Who knows we could be training some of the champions of the future."
Janet Street-Porter and the Sports Minister Hugh Robertson MP have officially opened a new pavilion at Faversham Tennis Club.
It's the first stage of the redevelopment of the club which includes the demolition of an old 1980s clubhouse and also the creation of two new practice courts.
Faversham will welcome around 30,000 visitors this weekend to its 24th annual Hop Festival.
The two-day event includes stalls, a fun fair, live music and circus training for anyone that wants to have a go.
There is also the chance to sample a wide variety of ales and browse through stalls.
The festival commemorates the days of hop-picking, when people would go to Kent and enjoy the evenings with friends, family whilst listening to music and stories.
A 52-year-old man died after a traffic collision in Faversham.
A silver Vauxhall Meriva was travelling along Ashford Road, heading towards Ashford, when it left the road and collided with a tree on Wednesday night. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
If anyone has any information, please call the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.
Britain's oldest brewer is to take on the world. Shepherd Neame, based in Faversham, have agreed a deal with an international distributor to sell their products around the globe.
They are hoping to cash in on what is seen as an increasing thirst for British beer in overseas markets. Alongside this deal, the company has also agreed to tie up with a North American brewer which will see it expand existing output in Canada and the United States.
Firefighters say that they are scaling back their operation at a major fire at a laundry in Faversham.
The fire started early this morning.
Residents in Faversham in Kent are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as more than sixty fire fighters battle to bring a blaze at a commercial laundry under control.
The A251 Ashford Road is closed in Faversham between the A2 Canterbury Road and the M2 junction 6 (Faversham). It's due to a fire at a commercial laundry. 60 firefighters are on the scene and have been there since 4am.
There are reports of a large plum of smoke. There is no exit from the coastbound M2 at junction 6.
More than forty fire crews are trying to bring a blaze at a linen company in Faversham, Kent under control.
Eight crews from across the county and the high aerial platform have been at the scene of the fire since 3:54am.
The fire has closed the Faversham junction onto the M2 and has also closed the A2.
A medieval dungeon has been unearthed in Faversham in Kent when contractors were digging a new water main. It's believed the gaol dates from the mid century .