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Tennis is a hugely popular sport in the UK, particularly during the summer months with Wimbledon inspiring many players to take up the game. Most tennis courts don’t cost much to hire, but there are also plenty of free tennis courts available to play at across the British isles, making it very accessible to play.
Tennis is a great social sport to play with friends and family. Whether you play singles or doubles, or you’d like to take up tennis coaching, Playfinder has a whole host of courts at your disposal. You can play tennis on hard courts, indoor, concrete, astroturf and clay surfaces. Check out some suggestions of the best UK tennis courts below and check out the additional facilities each venue provides.
Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre
Located on the south coast, Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre has 6 hard (macadam) tennis courts that are available all year round. The tennis courts have excellent floodlights to allow better visibility during hazy summer evenings or dark winter nights. The facilities are in great condition and are suitable for all levels of tennis playing, whether you’re a beginner or tennis pro. This centre also has onsite changing rooms, toilets, a cafe and free parking.
Abington Park is the oldest and most popular park in Northampton, located in the heart of the town. The six Abington Park tennis courts are outdoor hard (macadam) courts. The park has many fun attractions for all the family and friends, and also has a community cafe and toilets available.
Florence Park is a popular Tennis hub based in Oxford. The park has 5 outdoor hard (macadam) tennis courts, complete with floodlights perfect for evening matches that turn on automatically prior to your booking. The site provides free parking and has good transport links with Campbell Road bus stop just minutes away.
There are newly refurbished tennis courts in Bingham Park located in Sheffield. You can find the two hard tennis courts in a nice quiet spot at the top of the park. They have dividers meaning that you won’t be interrupted by a stray ball from the neighbouring court. Parking is available on local roads with some restrictions.
Leys Recreation Ground The best tennis courts in Witney are in Leys Recreation Ground. It is known for its award winning community cafe called ‘The Coffee Shed’ and it’s new mini golf course. The Leys Recreation Ground has 7 spacious hard (macadam) courts which are all wheelchair friendly with a tarmac pathway right to the gate. Its facilities including free parking, toilets, and an adventure playground.
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