Tennis for adults & children

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LifeTime Community Tennis Club

Tennis courses and courts in & around Clapham:

You’re never too young or too old to play tennis – it’s a game for almost all ages from toddlers upwards. We know people still playing in their 70s. We are lucky to have a huge choice of tennis courts in Clapham and nearby as well as clubs and courses. There are group and private tennis lessons for complete beginners, ‘rusty rackets’, intermediate and advanced players as well as for children and teenagers.

Do get in touch if you know of any other good tennis courts, clubs or coaches in the Clapham area. Young Lambeth also lists tennis and table tennis courses (and plenty of other stuff too!) in the Lambeth area.

Public Tennis Courts & Community Tennis in Clapham

Clapham Common Tennis Courts
Windmill Drive, Clapham, London SW4 9ED  (a few minutes’ walk from Clapham South tube)
Online booking system through Better.org or phone: 0845 130 8998 SW4 9ED

There are eight recently refurbished, floodlit tennis courts plus two table tennis tables near to the tennis hut – free to use, just bring your own bats and ball or borrow ones from the tennis hut. Pay and display parking nearby.

Lifetime Tennis Community Tennis Club
Clapham (admin@lifetimetennis.co.uk), Wandsworth (indoor), Putney, Herne Hill, Dulwich and Barnes

LifeTime Tennis is a community tennis club at Clapham’s Lambeth Academy tennis courts (and other areas listed above). The club runs coaching for adults and juniors of all standards plus holiday camps, weekly social tennis and enters teams into LTA Surrey leagues for more serious players. There are no upfront membership fees and all tennis activities are on a pay and play basis. See their website for full details.

Lambeth Clapham Common tennis league is for tennis players who wish to play league tennis on local tennis courts and offers an easy structure for playing competitive matches. See website for details.

Tennis coaching: Julian Cousins has been running private and group tennis coaching at Clapham Common courts for over 15 years for all ages and abilities. Classes take place all year during the day and evening – usually £75 for 6 x 1 hour adult classes.  Julian also organises regular tennis coaching holidays to Spain and holiday tennis programmes for children during the holidays and after school.

Public Tennis Courts, Clubs & Coaches near to Clapham

All Star Tennis now manages six local tennis venues. All venues offer coaching sessions and tennis courses for adults and children. The venues are: King George’s Park (near Southside shopping centre), 10 courts T: 020 8875 0570 Tooting Bec Common: 6 courts T: 020 8675 5824 Wandsworth Common, off Dorclote Road, London SW18 : 6 courts T: 020 8871 4706 Leaders Gardens Putney (book online) Wandsworth Park (book online) Furzedown Rec (book online). Recommended.

Battersea Park There are 19 floodlit courts available for year round tennis. Regular tennis courses area available for adults and children from April until September.To book a court you need to be a member and call 020 8871 7542 to book a court. Lines are open from 8am and you can book up to seven days in advance.

Tennis Coach 
Help improve your game with quality individual and group tennis lessons in the Battersea Park and Chelsea area. Contact: Tomas on: 07737 099500. Website: http://tenniscoachbattersea.com/ and email: tomscorp@hotmail.com

Private Tennis Clubs in Clapham and nearby

Most private clubs also offer coaching to non-members too and often run Junior coaching programmes.

Grafton Tennis and Squash Club
70A Thornton Road, Balham, London SW12 0LF T: 020 8673 2891
A friendly club with 8 all-weather tennis courts 6 of which are floodlit. Coaching available for all levels. Regular social nights too.

Henry Lamb Tennis
Coaching for adults and children in Battersea and Fulham. See website for details.

Magdalen Park Tennis Club, 38 Magdalen Road, Wandsworth, London  SW18 3NP, T: 020 8874 8313 Eight floodlit courts, regular leagues and competitions and an active clubhouse/social club. No playing test to join and various membership options – see website. There is also a junior club, holiday tennis camps and after school coaching courses for junior members.

Spencer Club, Fieldview, Earlsfield, London SW18 3HF, T: 020 8874 2717 Five all-weather floodlit courts playable until 10pm all year. Five grass courts playable from May-September.  Coaching and drop-in sessions available for members and non-members. Active social club too.

Telford Park Tennis Club, 35a Killieser Avenue, London SW2 4NX, T: 020 8674 5979 All levels are welcome at this friendly Streatham Hill club: book and play, join their social tennis sessions or take part in league matches. There are seven courts and five are floodlit. A full coaching programme is available for all levels and ages. Good for teenagers too.

Wigmore Lawn Tennis, 43 Becmead Avenue, Streatham, London SW16 1UJ T: 020 8769 3671 A friendly club which welcomes all ages and abilities. There are four artificial clay courts and four artificial grass courts, seven of which are floodlit.  Coaching available for all levels and ages.

Woodfield Grove Tennis Club, 9 Woodfield Grove, London SW16 1LR, T: 020 8767 7436 Four courts, all floodlit and a licensed club house. Coaching is available for adults and juniors. There is pay and play sessions on Sunday afternoons.