Tennis in London
Following the rise of Britain's Andy Murray in world tennis, we are seeing more and more people wanting to get involved in the game and follow in his footsteps. We take a look at 5 pay as you play venues across the city. Astroturf, indoor, hard (macadam), concrete and clay, tennis courts in London are best suited for everyones need. Below are some of the best and popular tennis clubs in London.
First opening its doors to tennis players in London in 1989, the Islington Tennis Centre reopened in April 2000 following a successful lottery bid. With six indoor courts and two outdoor courts the quality and quantity of tennis provision in Islington has improved immensely, and is open on a pay-as-you-play basis.
Haggerston Park's tennis courts are located in Hackney and it is a great place to play tennis in East London. The nearest station when travelling is Hoxton and there are changing rooms available for players to use. This makes it is an ideal place to play tennis after work.
Very easy to get to from Bethnal Green Tube Station, Bethnal Green Gardens has four floodlight macadam tennis courts, resurfaced in 2012. Bookings can be taken online through the link below, with coaching available as well. They are open from Monday to Thursdays until 9pm so perfect for a quick game after work.
Popular with a variety of sports players, Westway Sports Centre offers 8 indoor acrylic tennis courts perfect for playing tennis all year round. If you fancy yourself as a bit of Rafael Nadal, you are also able to play on the 2 outdoor clay courts. You can book in advance online or by telephone. It is easily accessible to tube stations and there is plenty of parking.
A perfect Central London tennis venue, Lincoln Inn Fields has three tarmac tennis courts in a beautiful park. Bookings are taken up to 7 days in advance by phone or in person at the attendant's hut located by the tennis courts. The park closes one hour before dusk so not one for the after work game, but perfect for a breezy summer afternoon or weekend duels.
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