Tennis in London
With 20% of the national tennis participation taking place in London, there’s always plenty of opportunity to get out and play.
Whether you want to play at your local park or go and watch some of the sport’s greatest champions at Wimbledon, there are a huge number of tennis courts in London to choose from, with something to offer for anyone interested in tennis.
If you’re looking to play tennis in London, we have all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.
Play tennis in London
The capital boasts over 550 tennis venues, which equates to approximately 3000 courts for players to take advantage of and hone their skills. Nearly 60% of these courts are set in some of London’s iconic parks and other green spaces, with a vast number readily available 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 around 55 venues offering friendly, competitive leagues in London.
London also has over 50 venues with disability specific programmes, including an award-winning session run through the LTA Open Court programme at Highgate Cricket & Lawn tennis club in Haringey, as well as successful programmes at Purley Bury Tennis Club in Croydon and Shooter’s Hill LTC in Greenwich.
Here are just a few of London’s fantastic tennis courts:
- Finsbury Park
- Clissold Park
- Hyde Park
- Islington Indoor Tennis Centre
- Ladywell Fields Park
- Lincoln’s Inn Field
- National Tennis Centre
- Westway Community Indoor Tennis Centre
- Wimbledon 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 London area running lessons at a tennis court near you, with many of them holding a Level 4 qualification.
Kids tennis in London
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 London, including excellent courses at Sheen Common in Richmond, Bromley Tennis Centre or Stratford Park in Newham.
Adults' tennis in London
If you want to work on your skills or pick up a new sport, you might want to try our Tennis Xpress course for beginners as a great way learn and practice.
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. In South London in particular, the All Star park sites across Wandsworth, Tooting and Putney, offer a range of brilliant Cardio Tennis sessions that you can get involved with.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is regarded by many as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and boasts a roll of honour that includes the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and of course, Sir Andy Murray.
The cinch Championships is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Meanwhile, the Surbiton Trophy is another London-based tennis tournament for male and female professional players that usually marks the start of the British grass court season.
If you’re interested in finding out more about London’s incredible tennis events, our events calendar has all the information you need.
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 the capital for juniors, adults and seniors of all abilities. 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 London, 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 LTA SERVES programme. LTA SERVES is a leading sport for development programme that takes tennis to communities and people who might not otherwise have the chance to play. There are nearly 40 LTA SERVES sites across the capital including the award-winning LTA SERVES session run by Salaam Peace at Walthamstow Leisure centre.
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