news

19 tennis courts you can play on in London and which Tube stop to use to get to them

MyLocalPitch has put together a handy guide to help Wimbledon fans find a court to play on this summer

A tin of Slazenger tennis balls(Image: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

It's that time of year again. The 2017 Wimbledon Champioships have kicked off and tennis fans all over the capital will be inspired to get up and go play for themselves.

Flying ants took to Wimbledon's courts on Wednesday (July 5), just hours after Judy Murray, Tim Henman and Anton Du Beke challenged queuers outside to a match .

Those in the queue are now able to order breakfast, delivered straight to them as they wait by Deliveroo , while those watching at home can now do so from the comfort of a grass armchair .

But once done watching, be it in the stands or at home, where can you pick up a racket and play? MyLocalPitch has the answer, with this handy guide to help fans find a court to play on this summer and which tube stops to use to get to them.

1. Trailfinders Sports Club

Where: Vallis Way, West Ealing, Ealing, W13 0DD

Tube stop: Perivale Station

Cost: £10 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Trailfinders Sports Club boasts top quality outdoor tennis courts that are perfect for tennis fans in and around west London."

2. Will to Win Lammas Park

Where: Will to Win Lammas Park, Culmington Road, Ealing, W13 9NJ

Tube stop: South Ealing

Cost: £8 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "The well maintained courts and facilities make Will to Win Lammas Park a stand out sporting facility and a must see for those looking to play tennis in West London."

3. Vale Farm Sports Centre

Where: Watford, Wembley, Wembley, HA0 3HG

Tube stop: North Wembley

Cost: On request

MyLocalPitch says : "The tennis courts at Vale Farm Sports Centre are well kept with the lines and markings clearly visible."

Heather Watson as she prepares to toss the ball to serve during her match against Anastasija Sevastova on day three of the Wimbledon Championships(Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

4. Westway Sports Centre

Where: 1 Crowthorne Road, Kensington and Chelsea, W10 6RP

Tube stop: Latimer Road

Cost: On request

MyLocalPitch says : "There are smart and spacious changing rooms avalaible for customers at Westway Sports Centre. This means customers can come straight from work or head out straight after enjoying a game of sport."

5. Rocks Lane Chiswick

Where: 60 Chiswick Common Road, Turnham Green, Hounslow, W4 1RZ

Tube stop: Turnham Green

Cost: On request

MyLocalPitch says : "Rocks Lane Chiswick is a fantastic place to play tennis for those who live or work in West London.

"Whether you're an amateur tennis player looking to play a casual game, or whether you're more experienced, the tennis courts at Rocks Lane Chiswick are ideal."

6. Burnt Oak Leisure Centre

Where: Watling Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 0NP

Tube stop: Burnt Oak

Cost: £9.95 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Whether you're an amateur tennis player looking to play a casual game, or whether you're more experienced, the tennis courts at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre are ideal."

A ball boy looks on with number one court behind on day one of Wimbledon(Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

7. Kilburn Grange

Where: Kilburn Grange, Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, Camden, NW6 4LB

Tube stop: West Hampstead

Cost: Standard rate is £8.70 Per Hour but this does vary

MyLocalPitch says : "The tennis courts at Kilburn Grange, located in North West London, are excellent and some of the best tennis facilities in London."

8. Will to Win Regent’s Park

Where: York Bridge, Regents Park, London, NW1 4NU

Tube stop: Baker Street

Cost: Peak £12 Pre Hour; Off-Peak £10 Per Hour.

MyLocalPitch says : "Will To Win Regents Park is a fantastic place to play tennis for those who live or work in Central London."

9. Will to Win Hyde Park

Where: South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, Kensington and Chelsea, W2 2UH

Tube stop: South Kensington

Cost: On request

MyLocalPitch says : "The tennis courts at Will To Win Hyde Park are famous and well maintained. Set in a beautiful and unique location, these are some of the most desirable courts to play on in London, although this is reflected in the price."

10. Lincoln’s Inn

Where: 5 Pancras Square, Holborn, London, WC2A 3TL

Tube stop: Holborn

Cost: Standard Rate £11.15 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Facilities here can be booked on a pay as you play basis. This means that you do not have to be a member to make a booking here. Just decide when or how often you want to play and it's as simple as that."

A tin of Slazenger tennis balls(Image: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

11. Archbishop’s Park

Where: Archbishops Park, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth North, Lambeth, SE1 7LQ

Tube stop: Lambeth North

Cost: £10.40 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Archbishops Park, which is based in Lambeth, has Tennis facilities. This facility is pay as you play."

12. Furzedown Recreation Centre

Where: Furzedown Recreation Centre, Ramsdale Road, Tooting Bec, Tooting, Wandsworth, SW17 9BP

Tube stop: Tooting Broadway

Cost: Peak £7 Per Hour or Off-peak £5 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "This facility is also brilliantly floodlit. Late night sessions are not a problem at this venue, which means the facility is perfect for those who love to play sport after work."

13. Islington Tennis Centre

Where: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, Islington, N7 9PL

Tube stop: Caledonian Road

Cost: £10.20 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "The venue is open to the public to come and play on a one off basis.

"Their pay as you play system means that you can book now and play without being a member.

"This gives you the freedom to play a one off game without having to pay a monthly membership fee."

14. Highbury Fields

Where: Highbury Fields, Baalbec Road, Highbury, Islington, N5 1QN

Tube stop: Highbury & Islington

Cost: £10.00/hour

MyLocalPitch says : "The venue is situated near Highbury and Islington station. From there it is a short walk to the facility which works out well for a gentle warm down after your booking."

Could one of these courts help train the next Andy Murray?(Image: David Ramos/Getty Images)

15. Haggerston Park

Where: Haggerston Park, Audrey Street, Off Goldsmith's Row, Hackney, E2 8QH

Tube stop: Hoxton (Overground)

Cost: Off-Peak £7.55Per Hour or Peak £10.50 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Tennis rackets may be available for hire but we recommend that you call the facility before your arrival to ensure that the tennis rackets are available.

"The hard macadam tennis courts are some of the best of its kind, and makes playing outdoor tennis an all year event."

16. Rosemary Gardens

Where: Rosemary Gardens, Southgate Road, Sherbourne Street, Islington, N1 3JR

Tube stop: Haggerston (Overground)

Cost: £10.00 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "You have to be a member to make use of the facilities at this facility.

"This means the facility is unfortunately not available to book on a one-off basis.

"The facility offers various membership options, so please contact the venue if you are interested in becoming a member."

17. John Orwell Sports Centre

Where: Tench Street, Shadwell, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, E1W 2QD

Tube stop: Wapping

Cost: Off-Peak Tennis Court £10.15 Per Hour or Peak Tennis Court £14.10 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "John Orwell Sports Centre is a fantastic place to play tennis for those who live or work in East London.

"Whether you're an amateur tennis player looking to play a casual game, or whether you're more experienced, the tennis courts at John Orwell Sports Centre are ideal."

18. Mile End Park

Where: Mile End Park, 190 Burdett Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, E3 4HL

Tube stop: Mile End

Cost: £8.75 Per Hour

MyLocalPitch says : "Mile End Park, which is based in Tower Hamlets, has Tennis facilities. This facility is pay as you play."

19. Chobham Academy

Where: 40 Cheering Lane, Nr Olympic Park, Newham, E20 1BD

Tube stop: Stratford International (DLR)

Cost: On request

MyLocalPitch says : "Customers will be pleased to know that the venue operates a pay-as-you-play booking system.

"This means sports enthusiasts can just turn up and play depending on availability and book on a pay as you play basis.

"This method avoids the monthly membership charges and gives you the freedom to play as and when you like, without the commitment of a weekly game or a membership fee."

Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.

You can set up your app to see all the latest news and events from your area, plus receive push notifications for breaking news.

Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android .

View full mobile page