Tennis Courts Blog
Our Tennis Courts Blog has everything you need to know about all of the different tennis court surfaces, and even how to construct them!
Tennis Courts Blog
There are different types of tennis courts available to players, and each one has its own unique set of playing conditions. This article will go over the different types of courts helping you navigate the challenge of playing on different tennis court surfaces!
Tennis Courts in London
There are many Tennis Courts and local clubs situated in London. One of the most popular public places to play is at Hyde Park. The courts there are in great condition and it is always great to walk past seeing them all in use throughout the day. Another great public spot is Regent’s Park, where you’ll find 12 tennis courts available to book online. If you’re looking for a quieter setting, there are plenty of other courts scattered throughout the city at local parks and clubs.
In London alone, there are over 550 Tennis Clubs / Venues according to the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and over 3000 courts available to play on. Here are some of London’s most prestigious Tennis Clubs:
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
- The Hurlingham Club, Fulham.
- Queens Club, West Kensington.
- Roehampton Club, Wandsworth.
- Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club, North Kensington.
- Campden Hill Lawn Tennis Club, North Kensington.
- The Gardens Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
There are also many local clubs situated around the suburbs and urban areas of London. Local tennis clubs provide much more than just access to tennis courts. They offer a sense of community and camaraderie that is often hard to find in such a busy city. Club members can come together to socialize, compete internally and against other clubs in leagues, learn from coaching sessions, and support each other through the good times and bad. I myself come from Southeast London where I am privileged to have many local clubs around me including some amazingly kept grass courts from the likes of The Parklangley Club (Where British super star Emma Raducanu began her tennis journey) and the old home of the Queen’s Club Championships – Beckenham Lawn Tennis Club.
London is also home to The Wimbledon Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and many (including myself) argue that it is the best. The lush green lawns and picturesque setting are certainly a sight to see, but it’s the quality of the competition that really sets Wimbledon apart. The top players in the world all compete at Wimbledon, and the tournament has a history of producing some of the most famous tennis matches in history. Wimbledon is also unique in that the courts are grass – a surface that most players find difficult to play on due to the fast paced and low bouncing balls. As a result, even the best players can be beaten by an underdog who is playing well on grass.