London Tennis Courts

Are you looking for tennis courts in London? Our guide will show you all the tennis courts near you including public courts, clubs and indoor courts.

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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Tennis Courts In London

We’ve created a directory of all the tennis courts and clubs in and near London. We also have excellent deals on club memberships and lessons too.

Either do a search or click through on your area to find out more. If you have more specific questions then please contact us through my email address or use the contact form below. 

South London
Colliers Wood
Crystal Palace
Thornton Heath
West Norwood

Central London
Regents Park

West London

Tennis Courts London – A Guide

Whether it be park tennis courts, how to book a court or just to pay and play per hour, we have a comprehensive tennis courts guide for London.

Which Type of London Tennis Court is Best for You?

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

  • Tennis Clubs
  • Public Courts
  • Free Courts
  • Park Tennis Courts

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 days in advance
  • Coaching and lessons
  • Availability (or lack of)
  • Court Surfaces
  • State of facilities

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 desicion.

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.

Joining a London Tennis Club

There is an excellent selection of London tennis clubs, many dating back to over 100 years old and more! It is more than likely that there will also be one located near to where you live as the capital is well served.

Check out our directory for more information. 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 (and desadvanges) 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!

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 London. 

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.

Booking Tennis Courts
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 London 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 London Park are limited, it is still possible to find free courts. We’ve located them at venues around London.

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 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 and no facilities such as club house.

Public Courts

There are a good number of public courts near London. 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 London.

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

London 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


london tennis courts map

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 London. Check out Google Maps for the latest options.

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