Norbury and Thornton Heath Tennis Courts

Are you looking for tennis courts in Norbury and Thornton Heath? Or maybe thinking about joining a tennis club near Norbury and Thornton Heath?

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.

norbury park tennis club courts


Norbury and Thornton Heath Tennis Courts Directory

We’ve created a directory of all the tennis clubs and courts in and around Norbury and Thornton Heath.


  • 4 Tarmac Courts
  • Online Booking
  • Pay and Play Option
  • SW16 4RZ


  • 1 Public Courts
  • No Floodlights
  • Turn up and play
  • SW16


  • 3 Courts
  • Small & Friendly
  • Coaching
  • CR4 1DL

Streatham 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.

Norbury and Thornton Heath Tennis Courts: The Options

There are a number of different options when choosing a tennis court to play at in Norbury and Thornton Heath including:

  • Tennis Clubs
  • Public Courts
  • Free Courts

To begin with there is Norbury Park Tennis Club. This is a members club but also has a pay and play option.

If you want free courts then there are some at Streatham Common and also Streatham Vale.

Another good club in the area is Elwood Tennis Club.

Considerations when choosing where to play tennis

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

In our directory 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.

Plus, there will be deals of coaching 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 advantages and disadvantages of joining a private tennis club, playing on public courts (including free ones)

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

Tennis Clubs Near Norbury and Thornton Heath

As mentioned there is only one club that is in Norbury and Thornton Heath which is Norbury Park LTC.

However there are some other options near by.

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.

In this section, we’ll take about the advantages  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 In Norbury

  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.

We love the fact that you can book courts and usually online. This is convenient and there is usually far much choice than public courts, which can be booked up weeks in advance.

It’s sometimes underestimated just how social playing tennis at a club is. There are social times where you can turn up and play, social events such as parties, quizzes and fundraisers and the bar and club house is a great way to meet new people when moving to Norbury and Thorton Heath.

Usually there is a tennis club near you. They have been established in the UK since the 19th century and lots of towns and cities are very well served. Sometimes you’ll even have a choice of clubs.

If you haven’t picked up a racket for a while, or even if you have, tennis lessons and coaching are vital to improving your game. Virtually all tennis clubs have a coach who can help.

The physical health benefits of playing tennis are immense. It can help with:

  • Cardio fitness
  • Bone density
  • Hand eye coordination

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!

How to Choose a Tennis Club

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 Tooting so watch out for these.


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

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

While the number of free courts in Norbury and Thornton Heath Park are limited, it is still possible to find free courts.

We’ve located them at venues around Norbury and Thornton Heath.

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 occaissional players

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 Norbury and Thornton Heath. 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 Norbury and Thornton Heath.

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.


Free, Public and Pay and Pay Courts in

Norbury and Thornton Heath

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

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