Tennis in Newcastle
As a city responsible for nurturing some of Britain’s greatest sporting heroes and with a rich history of being at the heart UK sport, Newcastle is a brilliant place for any budding tennis player to grab a racket and get involved in the sport. From state-of-the-art facilities to local easy access courts and free coaching sessions, it’s easy to play your way on court in Newcastle.
If you’re looking to play tennis in Newcastle, we have all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.
Play tennis in Newcastle
There are many opportunities for anyone to get involved in tennis in Newcastle. The city is home to 15 different tennis venues, from the 18 courts available at The Northumberland Club to the nine park sites across Newcastle, you will always find a great spot to have a hit through our online booking service.
Want to take on other players in local competitions? Local Tennis Leagues might be just the thing for you and with friendly, competitive leagues taking place on public courts in Newcastle; it’s easy to get involved.
There are also disability specific programmes available at clubs in the region, which offer accessible tennis activity to individuals with a disability or long term health condition. These sessions are run through the LTA Open Court programme, including the thriving North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club (NEVITC), based at the Northumberland Club, which is now recognised as one of the largest and most successful blind and visually impaired tennis clubs in the UK, catering for all ages and abilities.
Here are just a few of Newcastle’s fantastic tennis courts:
- Exhibition Park
- Elswick Park
- Leazes Park Tennis Club
- Gosforth Central Park
- Northumberland Club
- Northumberland Tennis Academy
- Jesmond LTC
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 Newcastle area running lessons at a tennis court near you, with many of them holding a Level 4 qualification.
Kids tennis in Newcastle
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. The LTA Youth programmes at the Northumberland Tennis Academy and The Northumberland Club are just a few examples of the excellent coaching opportunities for kids in the area.
Want to learn to play tennis for free in Newcastle? Exhibition Park and Gosforth Central Park both offer welcoming and family friendly ‘Tennis for Free’ sessions every weekend. These coach-led sessions are extremely well attended, providing a great opportunity get on court with friends and family and pick up a racket!
In addition, adults looking to work on their skills or pick up a new sport might want to try our Tennis Xpress course as a great way learn and practice your tennis. Or, if you want to get in a full workout on court then why not try a Cardio Tennis session - a fun sociable group fitness class that is open to players of all ages and abilities. Leazes Park Tennis Club is one of several clubs across the city offering Cardio Tennis sessions to put you through your paces.
In the recent past, Newcastle and Gateshead played host to the World Transplant Games, including its tennis event, which was held at The Northumberland Club.
The Northumberland Open, which first started in the 1880s, is a firm fixture in Newcastle’s summer tennis season, with the annual tournament taking place at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond. The Northumberland Open continues to provide competitive opportunities for players to this date, every August.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Britain's incredible tennis events, our events calendar has all the information you need.
If playing in tennis competitions is more your style, then Newcastle 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 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 Newcastle 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.