Tennis in Manchester
The city of Manchester is synonymous with some of the Britain’s finest sporting champions, including one of the all-time greatest tennis stars, Fred Perry. At the heart of the city tennis is continuing to grow, so if you’re looking to play for the first time, returning to the sport, or trying to progress your game, Manchester has something for you.
If you’re looking to play tennis in Manchester, we have all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.
Play tennis in Manchester
Manchester has 27 LTA registered venues, boasting 92 courts; so, you’ll never be short of opportunities to pick up a racket and get involved. Manchester also has 21 park venues with a many readily available to book through our online booking system for free.
Want to take on other players in local competitions? Local Tennis Leagues might be just the thing for you and with Manchester Parks offering friendly, competitive leagues throughout the city.
Manchester is also home to a number of first-class disability specific programmes at venues such as the Manchester Tennis Centre, which runs a variety of sessions run through the LTA Open Court programme.
Here are just a few of Manchester’s fantastic tennis courts:
- Manchester Tennis Centre
- Alexandra Park
- Wythenshawe Park
- Fletcher Moss Gardens
- Chorlton Park
- Northern Lawn Tennis Club
- Fallowfield Tennis Club
- Didsbury Lawn Tennis Club
- The Albert Bowling and Tennis Club
- Whalley Range Tennis Club
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 Manchester
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 tennis for kids and junior coaching programmes across many of Manchester’s fantastic tennis venues, including courses at the Northern LTC and Fletcher Moss Gardens.
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. Manchester Tennis Centre is a hot spot destination for Cardio Tennis sessions and with 6 indoor and 4 floodlit courts, you can get a sweat on all year around.
In Manchester there’s always plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy playing with other members of the community completely for free. Alexandra Park, Wythenshawe Park and Chorlton Park for example, host successful Tennis for Free sessions that run weekly and welcome a wide range of local players.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the incredible tennis events in the Britain, our events calendar has all the information you need.
If playing in tennis competitions is more your style, then Manchester is the right place for you. With a huge variety of competitions taking place across Manchester 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 a large number of LTA registered venues and tennis clubs throughout Manchester, providing the community with a safe and friendly tennis environment that enables all ages to come along to a local court and have fun playing tennis.
We're also continuing to lead the way in providing opportunities for underserved communities to get involved in tennis through its 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. There are 9 SERVES sites across the city in a range of local community settings including youth centres, faith centres and school facilities.
If you live in Manchester and would like to know more about playing tennis locally or want to keep up to date with everything in the world of tennis, find out how to become an LTA Advantage member below: