Tennis in Elmbridge

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Parks tennis courts are open for recreational tennis, singles and doubles social play, 1:1 coaching and formally organised activity for groups, including group coaching. See our coaching programme pagefor more information.

Parks Tennis membership  

To play at any of the 12 tennis courts location in the Borough, you will need to register on the Parks Tennis scheme (click on icon at the top of the page). You can choose between an Annual Membership, where you pay a fee for the whole year (then there is no extra cost when you book a court) or Pay and Play (where you pay a fee for every hour you want to play).

Option 1: Annual pass

Click on the above 'Register, book and play' icon to get your annual Parks Tennis Pass. Once you have paid the £36 annual fee, your pass can be used by up to 5 household members - at no extra cost -  to access any of the Elmbridge Parks Tennis Courts for a maximum of 2 hours per day, all year round. Terms and conditionsapply. For further information, please  refer to our FAQs

Option 2: Pay and Play Option

Click on the above above 'Register, book and play' icon to set up a ClubSpark account to enable you to book a court. Click 'register' to set up an account. There is no initial cost to join the scheme but there is a charge of £5 per hour to play. You can access any of the Elmbridge Parks Tennis Courts all year round, for a maximum of 2 hours per day.  Terms and conditionsapply. For further information, please refer to our FAQs

Coaching programme

To check the various tennis courses on offer for all ages and abilities, please visit our coaching page.   


There are 2 active coaching providers across some of the Parks tennis sites:

Duncan Willitts runs taketennis lessons, which provides a structured coaching system to encourage juniors and adults to learn to play tennis and develop their skills. He operates out of Elmgrove Recreation Ground in Walton.

Duncan runs some extremely successful children’s beginners classes, Tennis for Kids at Elmgrove and is running summer courses for children aged 4-11. Tennis for Kids is a starter course where each child gets 6 high quality lessons, a racket, ball set and t-shirt.

James Starr (Oxshott Tennis Club Head Tennis Pro), an LTA accredited tennis coaching provider, has partnered with Elmbridge Borough Council to deliver an exciting community tennis programme for people of all ages and abilities at Cobham Recreation Ground. James and his team are the only coaches permitted to deliver professional coaching services from Cobham Recreation Ground.

For further information, please contact the coaches directly or visit Parks tennis coaching.     

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 

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  Elmbridge Tennis League.

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