• By Ellen O'Riordan on May 17, 2016

Best Tennis Courts in Surrey

Surrey is home to some of the richest stars around, satisfying the likes of the Redknaps, Ringo Starr and tennis legend Andy Murray.  If the county can keep Mr. Murray happy (well, his own understated and/or depressing version of happy), then its plethora of Surrey tennis courts will most certainly be good enough for you.

Members Clubs...

Coombe Wood Lawn Tennis Club

Situated close to Kingston Hospital, the tennis club is surrounded by verdant greenery.  The club boasts 7 floodlit outdoor courts; 5 top class artificial grass and 2 with artificial clay surfacing.  All of the courts are well maintained to a high standard.  There is a one off £100 joining fee followed by a £240 senior member fee or £95 fee for under 26s (further concessions are available).  

Thames Ditton Lawn Tennis Club

Established in 1882, this is one of the oldest clubs in England.  The club is intrinsically linked with the Lawn Tennis association and balances competitive and progressive opportunities with its thriving social scene.  With 4 all weather hard courts and 6 seasonal grass courts (May to September) this club is a winner for summer tennis.  Junior holiday camps are run by LTA accredited coaches, as are weekly coaching sessions for all ages and abilities.  Adult “Mix-ins” are held every Friday evening, with coaching and Cardio Tennis making up the weekday timetable.  Internal leagues are hosted for competitive and social play whilst the club’s teams also compete in regional tournaments.  Memberships for the club are extremely reasonable, with an annual 18-30 membership costing just £90, over 30s paying £230, juniors being charged £50-£65 and a full family membership costing £465.

Pay as you Play…

Putney Barn Elms

Barn Elms has 6 tennis courts; 3 multi-use courts and 3 tennis specific courts.  They are in good condition and available on a Pay and Play basis.  Courts cost £7.50 per hour or £20 including a ball machine.  You can book a court at Best Tennis up to 7 days in advance.  There are a range of drop in sessions for both adults and juniors available at the courts through Lifetime Tennis, from social tennis to coaching programmes.  Sessions are reasonably priced ranging from £7 to £12. 


Surrey Sports Park at the University of Surrey

This university centre has 8 outdoor floodlit courts which are playable in any weather.  They are available on a Pay and Play basis for £11 (£8.50 off-peak) or free to members.  The courts are open 8am to 10.30pm on weekdays, 8am to 7pm on Saturdays and 8am to 10pm on Sundays.  Book online via http://www.surreysportspark.co.uk/book/ or phone 01 483 689 111.  Also available at the courts is a range of Junior tennis coaching courses for 3-16 year olds and adult beginners classes, coaching sessions and cardio tennis.

Ottershaw Memorial Fields

With 2 hard courts available on a Pay and Play basis, players can either book in advance, or chance their forearm by turning up and hoping one is free.  To book ahead of time call the Runneymede Council on 01932873646.  If you live life one thrilling day at a time, you can pay the warden at the courts.


Don’t pay a penny…

West Byfleet Recreation Ground

Run by the Woking Borough Council, the ground offers a number of free sporting facilities.  You can turn up and play for free on one of its 3 macadam tennis courts.  The courts are in satisfactory condition for a casual knock around with friends.


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Woking Leisure Centre

Kingfield Road Woking Surrey GU22 9BA

Horsell Village School

Church Hill Woking Surrey GU21 4QQ

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