With the 2018 Wimbledon Championships well underway, enthusiasm for the sport has reached fever pitch.
Tennis fans might be glued to the TV screen, but if you’re itching to pick up a racquet and have a go then you might want to know where the best spots to play tennis in the Wimbledon area are.
First off, there’s Wimbledon Park. There are many courts available for hire here, and though you can expect them to potentially be busier during and just after the Wimbledon fortnight, you should always be able to guarantee a free court. The policy is ‘pay and play’.
Southfields, which is home to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where the Wimbledon Championships are held, also boasts Southfields Lawn Tennis Club. With six hard courts on offer, five of which are floodlit, you can grab a fellow tennis enthusiast and hit aces and drop shots long into the evening if you so choose.
Dundonald Rec Tennis Club, which is located within walking distance of Wimbledon Station, also has a selection of courts for visitors.
Meanwhile, Cottenham Park in West Wimbledon has public courts and a ‘mixed-sex, singles league for adults’ for those who want to get back into playing or who would like to play tennis, meet new people, and socialise at the same time.
With numerous other tennis courts in the Wimbledon area, whether you’ll be picking up a racquet for the first time or returning to the game following a long hiatus, there are plenty of public courts and tennis clubs in the locale.