Tennis in Elmbridge

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Please note that following the latest government guidance, all tennis courts are now closed until further notice. Existing bookings will be cancelled and gate access locked. Please see the LTA advice regarding coronavirus.

For further information, email, call 01372 474 474 or see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 


Register and play today for free

Click on the above 'Register, book and play' icon to get your free Parks Tennis Pass. Your pass can be used by your whole household (up to 5 people) to access any of the Elmbridge Parks Tennis Courts all year round, for a maximum of 2 hours per day, at no cost.

Please note tennis courts can only be accessed using the online Parks Tennis booking system. Once you have booked your court, you will receive a code to key in at the gate to gain access to the court. There are no extra fees involved.

Coaching programme

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

New Year community tennis programme

Children and junior courses:

Adult courses:

  • Cardio Tennis . Civic centre tennis courts, Esher. All ages and abilities. Every other Wednesday from 15 January 2020, for 6 weeks. All ages and abilities. Free course

  • Tennis Express.  Civic centre tennis courts, Esher. All ages and abilities. Every week from Friday 10 January 2020 to 14 February. All ages and abilities. £29.99 for 5 sessions.

  • Coaching for over 35s - every Tuesday from 10 September. 9.30am to 10.30am

  • Adult drills - every Thursday from 12 September. 12.40pm to 1.40pm


There are 4 very active coaching providers across some of the Parks tennis sites:

Lena Feltham founder of Tatarkova Tennis, runs a mixture of adult and junior sessions throughout the week, private and groups at Long Ditton Recreation Ground. She has 13 years of experience on the professional WTA tour and has been a Wimbledon finalist.

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 Coronation Recreation Ground in Hersham and 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.

Elliott Mould is the creator of Mindzone, an innovative tennis coaching programme that introduces children to tennis and sports in a friendly and fun way. Mindzone uses characters to help develop children through the use of fun character and teaching methods that are designed to nurture both mind and body. The Mindzone programme encourages self-exploration and self-expression though questioning and reflection as well as other introspective practices, such as meditation. Mindzone currently operates classes at the Civic Centre Esher, Churchfields Recreation Ground in Weybridge and Cobham Recreation Ground.

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 the Parkstennis coaching page.     

Council tennis courts locations  

You can play tennis for free 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. 

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.

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