Tennis in Edinburgh
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 is a popular tennis city with lots of opportunities for you to pick up a racket and play.
If you’re looking to play tennis in Edinburgh, we have all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.
Play tennis in Edinburgh
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. Many of these courts are readily available for players to book through our online booking system below, 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
- St Margarets Park
- Thistle Tennis Club
- Victoria Park
There are many ways to get into tennis and no matter your age or ability, we want to help you take the first, or next, step in improving your game. There are some fantastic LTA accredited coaches in the Edinburgh area running lessons at a tennis court near you, with many of them holding a Level 4 qualification.
Kids tennis in Edinburgh
High-energy sessions, packed with fun exercises and games to help learn new skills on and off the court. If you’re looking to get your kids playing tennis, our LTA Youth programme for ages 4-18, is just for you.
With six different stages, starting with Youth Start, the programme develops with the player, keeping it fresh and exciting the whole way through. You can find local LTA Youth programmes all over Edinburgh, including the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, which hosts over 1,000 junior players on the programme each week.
Adults' Tennis in Edinburgh
If you're looking to work on their skills or pick up a new sport might want to try our Tennis Xpress course as a great way for beginners to learn tennis. Adult coaching sessions are available at venues throughout Edinburgh, including the brilliant programme at Meadows.
Want to get a full workout on court? Why not try a Cardio Tennis session -a fun sociable group fitness class that is open to players of all ages and abilities. There are a wide number of excellent Cardio Tennis sessions available across the capital, including Drummond LTC and Edinburgh Sports Club
Edinburgh plays host to the Scottish Junior Open and Edinburgh Junior International every year, which both take place the first two weeks of the Scottish Summer holidays at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre. These tournaments are for the highest level of juniors, players attend from across the UK and Europe.
If playing in tennis competitions is more your style, then London is the right place for you. With a huge variety of competitions taking place across Edinburgh for juniors, adults and seniors of all abilities. You can also check out Tennis Scotland’s competitions page.
We also have a range of Local Tennis Leagues across the city for those looking for fun, friendly, competitive tennis around your lifestyle.
We’re proud to have many LTA registered venues and clubs throughout Edinburgh, providing the community with a safe and friendly tennis environment that enables all ages to come along to playing tennis.
We’re continuing to lead the way in providing opportunities for underserved communities to get involved in tennis through our SERVES programme. SERVES is a leading sport for development programme that takes tennis to communities and people who might not otherwise have the chance to play.
If you live in Edinburgh and would like to know more about playing tennis locally, get exclusive access to tickets or want to keep up to date with everything in the world of tennis, become an LTA Advantage member today.