If you’ve got caught up in the wonderful spirit of Wimbledon and feel inspired to get outside and test out your tennis skills, here’s some of the best places you can play in London. It’s time to get out your whites, dust down your racket and get the Pimm’s on ice!
With 20 full sized courts on six park and garden sites in Hackney (including Aske Gardens, Clissold Park, Hackney Downs, London Fields, Millfield’s and Springhill), you’re sure to find the right spot for a game. The general public can book through their website, here, or they offer full coaching and social tennis for all ages.
What better place to fulfil the Wimbledon dream than playing right next door? As close as most of us will get to winning at Wimbledon, this world-famous All-England club has 20 different courts. Keep your eyes peeled in case any of the greats are playing right next door…
Battersea Park Millennium Arena
Located in arguably the most beautiful park in London, Battersea Park is the perfect spot next to the River Thames to book in for a match. There are nineteen outdoor hard courts, which are even lit at night, meaning you don’t have to give up and call the match a tie when you get stuck in a never-ending tie breaker. They even host cardio tennis classes for those wanting to pick up their cardio game.
Free to use, these four courts are great for those in the London Bride area. There’s a football pitch and a playground too, so you can make it a fully fledge family day out. The best bit? All you need to do is turn up at the courts with your racquet and balls (and a partner would help too!) – it’s absolutely free and there’s no need to book.
Islington Tennis Club
The perfect spot for North Londoners, you can find Islington tennis club just near Cally Road tube station. Known for its bustling community, it boasts full facilities that includes a gym, six indoor and two outdoor courts. So, it’s a great option for those who want to keep playing in winter and will mean you’re never rained off for poor weather!