Welcome to Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park (1847) WORLD’S FIRST

Tennis courts across Wirral will reopen from Friday 12 June (except The Oval and Bidston Tennis Courts).

Before visiting a court, ensure you are prepared by following the below instructions. This is to protect the safety of yourself, our staff and other users.

🎾 Courts must be pre-booked online
🎾 Keep all access gates open at all times
🎾 Allow others to leave before you enter the court - wait away from the gates
🎾 No competitions, coaching or group sessions
🎾 Play with members of the same house or one individual from another house only
🎾 Maximum of 2 players per court (unless players are all from the same household)
🎾 All litter and discarded items must be taken away and disposed of by court users
🎾 No shaking hands or physical contact with other players
🎾 Only handle your own racket and personal (marked) tennis balls
🎾 Follow Public Health guidelines around hygiene
🎾 Avoid changing ends or change at opposite sides of net
🎾 Maintain social distancing at all times


The Birkenhead Park public tennis court site has 6 all-weather macadam hard courts and 4 mini tennis courts which are free to access throughout the year! The tennis courts are located in the quiet upper part of the park and are fully accessible for anyone wanting to play tennis including full-time wheelchair users. There is ample parking on Park Road North within 100 yards of the courts. The toilet facilities are inclusive and accessible via the visitors centre located at the lower end of the park. The visitors centre café also serves hot food and is open from 9am-4.30pm seven days a week. The courts are well served via public transport on the 437 bus route and also Birkenhead Park train station being a 5 minute walk away. Courts are easy to book using the booking tab.

Birkenhead Park is the World’s First publically funded park  designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1847 as a ‘park for the people’

A Grade 1 Listed heritage park that influenced the design of many parks including Central Park New York, it provides the perfect setting for a relaxing game of tennis.

The courts were refurbished to provide an excellent playing surface for playing all year round.

For those wanting to meet other players and develop their skills there is a community programme in place.

Park Information

  • 6 porous macadam courts
  • 4 mini tennis courts
  • Visitor Centre with café and toilets located nearby (open 7 days a week 9am to 4.30pm, excluding Christmas day & Boxing Day)

How to find us

Birkenhead Park
Park Road North
CH41 8AX

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Our Partners

Wirral Borough Council

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