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Tennis in Edinburgh

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Scotland is home to several of Britain’s greatest ever tennis stars, including none other than Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, as well as Wheelchair Tennis Paralympic and Grand Slam hero, Gordon Reid. In its historic capital, Edinburgh, tennis has always been at the front of city’s vibrant sports scene.

From the former Grass Court Championships hosted at the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, which hosted tennis icons like Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, to its fantastic public tennis venues across the city, Edinburgh boasts a rich history of tennis and presents excellent opportunities for players to pick up a racket and play.

If you’re based in Edinburgh and looking for somewhere to play tennis, the LTA has all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.

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Edinburgh is home to 34 tennis venues, including several park sites, and boasts 152 accessible tennis courts for players so you can perfect your skills. A vast number of these courts are readily available for players to book through LTA Rally, either as pay to play or even free to book courts.

Want to take on other players in local competitions? Local Tennis Leagues might be just the thing for you and with 5 tennis venues in Edinburgh offering competitive leagues on public courts; it’s easy to get involved.

The Advantage Tennis programme, mainly based at the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, also provides fantastic opportunities for players to get involved with disability tennis. The sessions, run through the LTA Open Court, support players of all ages and abilities to give them the support they need to pick up the sport and develop their skills.

Here are just a few of Edinburgh’s fantastic tennis venues and clubs available:

  • Craiglockhart Tennis Centre
  • Grange Dyvours
  • Inverleith Park
  • Leith Links
  • Meadows
  • St Margarets Park
  • Thistle Tennis Club
  • Victoria Park

You can find a tennis court in Edinburgh using our tool to see a list of available locations.

How to get started

Tennis is a great form of exercise and an amazing sport. Anyone can play; whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds.

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