Play tennis on Council tennis courts
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
Please note we are currently looking to introduce a new management system for Council owned tennis courts in the borough. The proposal, supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, includes the introduction of affordable fees to go towards the resurfacing of tennis courts over the long term and the implementation of a community tennis programme to increase participation across all age groups in the Borough. Keeping playing surfaces in good condition is essential for residents to enjoy playing tennis, play safely and increase opportunities for new and returning players to take up the game.
Further information can be found in the proposals submitted to the Council Cabinet on 11 January.
Free access to touchtennis courts, which are open in the summer months, is available in Churchfields Recreation Ground in Weybridge .
The sport, which was inspired by tennis, was invented in 2003 by Rashid Ahmad, a local Elmbridge resident and has since expanded across continents. It 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 on touchtennis.
Elmbridge Borough Council has worked in partnership with local clubs to offer a Parks Tennis programme for children and adults. The idea behind Parks Tennis is to offer affordable tennis coaching courses without the commitment of joining a club.
The tennis programme operates at:
Coronation Recreation Ground, Hersham
Elmgrove Recreation Ground, Walton-on-Thames
Over 50s tennis courses
A low cost course is run by 'Take Tennis Lessons' in co-operation with Elmbridge Borough Council.
When: every Friday
Time: from 1pm-2pm
Course duration: 6 weeks
Location: Coronation Recreation Ground Tennis Courts, Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR
Cost: £21 for the course
Please contact the Sports Development Team for further information on these courses.
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.
Private tennis coaching
For information about private tennis coaching, please see the tennis coaching page.