Clapham Common Tennis Courts

Are you looking for tennis courts in Clapham Common? Or maybe thinking about joining a tennis club near Clapham Common?

We can help! Our guide will show you your local courts, tennis clubs and lessons in the area.

Whether it be public courts, a tennis club, indoor or at a leisure centre, take a look at our listings to help you pick up your rackets and play.

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Clapham Tennis Courts

We’ve created a directory of all the tennis clubs and courts in and around Clapham Common. From the Common to the Junction, we’ll show you all the options. If you have any questions then contact us in the form below and we’ll happily answer them for you.


  • 8 Courts (5 Floodlit)
  • Online Booking
  • Coaching & Lessons
  • SW4 9AN


  • 5 Courts
  • Online Booking Available
  • Great Coaching Programme
  • SW19 3LX


  • 10 Courts
  • Online Booking
  • Teams & Juniors
  • SW18 3HF


  • 10 Courts
  • 5 Grass Courts 
  • Teams 
  • SW18 3HF

Clapham Common Tennis Courts: Which is Best for You?

There are a number of different options when choosing a tennis court to play at in Clapham. They are:

  • Tennis Clubs
  • Public Courts
  • Free Courts

The biggest facility is the Clapham Common tennis courts. These are located on the south side of the common closest to Clapham Common South tube station.

There are 8 hardcourts (mcadam) in total, with 5 of them floodlit.

You can book them at on the Lambeth parks page and they cost £8.50/hour. You’re unlikely to get a court just turning up in peak periods and in summer and they can be booked out weeks in advance.

There is also a good coaching programme.

Of course, convenience is a big factor and you’ll want some courts that are near to you. But you’ll also want to consider some of the following options too:

  • Cost of court hiring or club membership
  • Online booking
  • Coaching and lessons
  • Availability (or lack of)
  • Court Surfaces
  • State of facilities at the venue

On our location pages we’ve included public courts, tennis clubs and indoor tennis centres and features including number of courts and booking that can help you make that decision when looking to play tennis.

Plus, there will be deals of coaching to improve your game and the postcode so you can see if it’s near you. Also, if we have a membership deal we will include a button.

We’ll now go on to talk about the best advantages and disadvantages of joining a private tennis club, playing on courts.

Whether you want to join a club or just play at your local park courts venue we can help you pick up your racket and have some fun playing tennis.

Tennis Clubs Near Clapham Common

There aren’t actually any tennis clubs located in Clapham, Lambeth in SW4 but there are a lot which are near by that famous windmill.

You can find our directory near the top of the page lists them and they include:

  • Grafton Tennis Club in Balham
  • Magdalen Park Tennis Club in Wandsworth
  • Spencer Tennis Club in Earlsfield
  • Telford Park, Wigmore and Woodside in Streatham

We are also talking to clubs about exclusive joining deals through this website. Keep your eyes out for these and you can save on this fantastic sport.

In this section, we’ll take about the advantages (and disadvanges) of joining a club, considerations you’ll want to make in choosing a club, helpful tips and how to join a club that’s right for you.

The Advantages of Joining a Tennis Club

  1. Play lots of tennis
  2. Book courts
  3. Social life and make new friends
  4. Accessible
  5. Coaching, lessons and courses
  6. Health benefits

The first benefit is that you’ll get to play lots of tennis! It’s a great sport, can be played by beginners and advanced players alike, is great for your health and technically you can always improve.

Of course sporting activity is also important for mental health too and there’s nothing better for a stress relief than hitting that yellow ball! Sports are great for mental health

Whether you want a small, family club or a larger one with teams and a choice of surfaces there’s something of every tennis player.

First check out our directory at the beginning of the guide. Here you can click through and learn more about clubs in Clapham.

There are many individual considerations you can make in choosing a tennis club. These include:

  • Court surface
  • Club facilities
  • Coaching
  • Location
  • Standard of tennis (beginner to team)
  • Junior Tennis
  • Social Scene
  • Tournaments
  • Membership Fees

When it comes to the courts there are large clubs with a big number or courts and different surfaces available and smaller clubs with just one.

If they have floodlights then it means you can play later into the evening, especially in winter.

For many, joining a tennis club is more about making friends. It’s an incredibly social sport and many clubs with have social tennis sessions where you can turn up and play.

There are also social events. Some clubs are more active than others and will have events throughout the year.

Usually there is a Christmas Party and summer tournament finals party.

It’s a great way to make friends if you’re new to the area.

There can be nothing more frustrating than turning up to courts to find they’ve already been booked or free courts are already being played on.

In our directory we’ll let you know if booking is possible.

Also, have you considered joining a club? This usually means there are sessions when you can turn up and play or you can book. We have special membership deals with tennis clubs near Clapham so watch out for these.


You’ll want to play at courts near to you. That’s why we’ve researched the courts and clubs near you and the booking possibilities. 

Free Courts
Sometimes you just want to odd hit and money can be a factor.

While the number of free courts in Clapham Park are limited, it is still possible to find free courts.

We’ve located them at venues around Clapham.

Just check out our directory at the beginning of this guide for more details.

Advantages of playing on free courts include:

It’s free!

Good for occasional play

There are disadvantages to consider though, including:

You may have to wait

Busy at peak times and summer

Court surface more likely to be poor

No facilities such as club house

Public Courts

There are a good number of public courts near Clapham. Check out our directory at the beginning of the guide.

Players have 2 options which are paid courts you can book and free courts  (please see the relevant section).

For public courts you can book, you can usually do it online and choose the time you want. Some are just turn up and play.

Advantages of paid public courts include:

book at a time convenient to you

online booking likely

court surfaces likely to be better maintained

Facilities are likely to be better and well run

However, compared to joining a tennis club there are some disadvantages:

Can be booked up weeks in advance (especially in peak times and summer)

You can’t just turn up and play

Court surfaces not likely to be good or varied as a club

Not as likely to have floodlights

May end up paying more than a club membership

No social sessions

Facilities including club house, changing rooms and bar not as likely

Social life and making friends harder

You may want to consider joining a club. If so, check out the directory for tennis clubs in Clapham.

Plus we have exclusive membership deals for you to try out your club or reduced yearly membership fee.

Tooting is served by a good number of tennis clubs of various sizes that will suit every tennis players requirements. From beginners to team players there are clubs for every standard. 

clapham tennis courts

Free, Public and Pay and Pay Courts in Clapham

Sometimes you just want to pick up a racket and play tennis for free. We’ve done the research and found all the public courts in Clapham Common. Nearby courts include:

Wandsworth | Tooting | Balham | Streatham