Tennis in Elmbridge

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - update

Further to the latest government guidance, all parks tennis courts are closed until 2 December

Outdoor tennis will be permitted again from 2 December, including singles and doubles. The rule of 6 will then apply on all outdoor tennis courts. 

The Parks Tennis online booking system is now up and running for registrations and bookings from 2 December. Gate locks will be coming off on 1 December and the gate system will be re-activated on 2 December from 8am. Please bear with us while the system is being re-activated.

Before you use the courts, please make sure you read the LTA guidelines on how to play safely during coronavirus. For further information, email, call 01372 474 474. 

You can also visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or visit the LTA web pages. 

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.   


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 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 

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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