Tennis in Elmbridge

Tennis in Elmbridge

Elmbridge Parks tennis booking system 

Tennis courts can be accessed using the online Parks tennis booking system. 

Step 1: Choose your preferred payment option below 

  • Pay as you Play – just pay the casual rate of £5 per court per hour or £2.50 for half an hour, every time that you want to play. You can book courts up to 3 days in advance.

  • Pay as you Play concession – for residents that hold a valid concession more card, pay the discounted hourly rate of £2.50 per court per hour or £0.50 for half an hour, every time that you want to play. You can book courts up to 7 days in advance.

  • Annual Tennis Pass – for £36.00 a year (£18.00 per year for concession more cardholders), which allows up to 5 people in one household to play up to 2 hours per day, every day, at any park court in the Borough. Courts can be booked up to 7 days in advance.

  • Free Tennis Pass - This pass allows you and up to 4 additional members of your household to play on Elmbridge parks tennis courts free of charge for up to 1 hour a day during specified times, either a 1 x 30 mins booking or 1 x 60 mins booking. Courts can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Typically the free courts will be provided at all sites as follows although there may be variations (please see booking system for availability):
    School Holidays         Monday - Friday               10am - 12 noon
    School Term Time     Monday - Friday                3.30pm - 5.30pm

Step 2: Register, book and pay

  • Click on the link at the top of the page to 'Register, book and pay'.  

Free summer tennis programme 

 Free Sessions available  When  Where  Booking requirements
Weekday free court access all year round          

Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm, every week over the summer school holidays  (24 July to 1 September)

from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, every week during the school term (starting Monday 4 September 2017)

All tennis courts at 12 park sites across Elmbridge*

*Please note that our coaching partners will sometimes be active during these times but there will always be courts available for free play.

Register an account for free on the online booking system (for up to 5 family members). Select the free Tennis Pass Option. Book up to 1 hour maximum per day, up to 7 days in advance. No charges will apply.  
Great British Tennis Weekend - Free access to tennis courts Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July from 7am to 9pm  All tennis courts at 12 park sites across Elmbridge   No need to book. Just turn up. Gates will be open.
 Great British Tennis Weekend - Free family /community tennis with ‘Mind Zone’ LTA coaches Sunday 23 July

from 12pm – 12:40pm Mini Minds Tennis (3 – 6 year olds)

from 12:50pm – 2pm Family Tennis and Free Play 

Churchfields recreation ground, Weybridge  No booking required but if you wish, please visit Mind Zone’s event on the Great British Tennis Weekend website to register your interest
Free family / community tennis session with ‘Take Tennis Lessons’ LTA coaches

29 July
12 August
26 August
10am – 12pm

5 August
19 August
10am – 12pm


Elm Grove Recreation Ground, Walton-on-Thames


Coronation Recreation Ground, Hersham

 No need to book . For more information please visit Take Tennis Lessons website.
Free family drop-in sessions during school holidays   

25 July - Churchfields Rec - Weybridge   

 26 July  - Elm Grove Rec,Walton-on- Thames

1 August - Cricket Way, Weybridge

2 August - Molesey Hurst Rec

8 August - Coronation Rec, Hersham

9 August - Oatlands Rec, Weybridge

15 August - Giggs Hill, Thames Ditton

16 August - Grovelands Rec, Molesey

22 August - Long Ditton Rec.

23 August - West End Rec

29 August - Cobham Rec

30 August - Esher Civic Centre       






No booking required. Just turn up!

Rackets and balls provided. Free tennis ball per participating family.

Sessions run from 10am to 11.30am          

Free Shout! Holiday Activities drop-in play sessions including tennis

Thursday 27 July and 24 August 

Thursday 17 August and 31 August

Cobham recreation ground 

Molesey Hurst recreation ground               

No booking required. Children under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Children over 8 can attend on their own but need to fill in a registration from that can be found on the Shout! web page.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 1pm      


Council tennis courts locations  

You can play tennis at any of the Council owned sites listed below. We do take bookings from private coaches, however we always make sure that at least one court is left open for public use.

  • Civic Centre, Off Esher High Street, KT10 9SD

  • West End Recreation Ground, Esher

  • Cobham Recreation Ground

  • Coronation Recreation Ground, Hersham

Long Ditton
  • Long Ditton Recreation Ground, Long Ditton

  • Grovelands Recreation Ground

  • Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground

Thames Ditton
  • Giggs Hill Field, Thames Ditton

  • Churchfields Recreation Ground

  • Cricket Way Open Space

  • Oatlands Recreation Ground

  • Elm Grove Recreation Ground, Walton-on-Thames


Free access to touchtennis courts, which are open in the summer months, is available in Churchfields Recreation Ground in Weybridge. touchtennis is a shortened version of tennis which follows the same basic rules but is played on a smaller court.  It is suitable for all ages and abilities and offers a fun introduction to tennis.

Please contact the Sports Development Team for further information about touchtennis.

Tennis camps

As part of the Shout! holiday programme, we now also offer tennis camps for children aged 3-8.  These weekly courses are competitively priced and offer a fun introduction to the game.  Dependent on age, the classes last from 45 minutes to 1 hour.  For the latest information about our tennis holiday camps, please visit the Shout! page.  Courses are run in the Easter and summer holidays.

Elmbridge local tennis league

Do you enjoy playing friendly matches? If so, the Elmbridge Tennis League is for you. A mixed (men and women) singles league, it is open to adults (18 years +) of all standards. Everyone is welcome.

For more information visit the Elmbridge Tennis League website.

Parks tennis coaching

The Council has partnered with three local LTA accredited tennis coaching providers to deliver community tennis programmes for people of all ages and abilities across the Borough. For information, please see the Parks tennis coaching page.

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