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        

  • Annual Tennis Pass – for £36.00 a year (£18.00 per year for free concession more card holders), 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

  • 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 free 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.

Step 2: Register, book and pay

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

Community tennis programme      

  • Tennis For Free coached Sessions every Sunday from 12 August at the following Parkstennis locations:

    Elmgrove Recreation Ground, Highfield Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2RQ – 10am to 11am with Take Tennis Lessons, followed by free open play for all  11am o 11.30am    

    Civic centre, off High Street, Esher KT10 9SD – from 12.30pm to 1.30pm with Elliott Mould Coaching 

    Register online at Tennis For Free


There are 3 very active coaching provider 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 year of experience on the professional WTA tour and has been a Wimbledon finalist.

Duncan Willitts runs taketennis lessons, who 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 by each child gets 6 high quality lessons, a racket, ball set and t-shirt.

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

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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