Welcome to Carlton Lawn Tennis Club

Wimbledon 2024 Public Ballot - NOW OPEN

The Wimbledon public ballot is now open! It will remain open until 11.59pm on Tuesday 10 October.

The Championships 2024 will take place from 1-14 July 2024.

In order to apply, you will need to first create a myWimbledon account. All the necessary info is via this link - click here.


Any issues, contact us.


Welcome to the official website of Carlton Lawn Tennis Club.

Located in a quiet residential area in Birkdale, Southport our club has 4 shale courts and a licensed clubhouse  that is large enough to host functions.  We pride ourselves on being a family friendly club.



We often have social events throughout the season culminating in a bbq to coincide with finals day in August, the pinnacle of our internal club tournament



We have 3 teams in the Southport league competing in divisions 3, 5 and 7.

Home matchnights are Monday, Tuesday from either 6.30pm or 7pm.



Our club nights take place every Friday during the season from 6.30pm. We also have a number of social events each month during the season consisting of tournaments, BBQ's, live music, quiz nights, major sporting TV events or just regular social Tennis.


Shale Court Etiquette

As we play on shale courts, having the right shoes helps the surface. For advice on right shoes for shale, feel free to contact us.

Also once you have finished playing, you will need to either brush or mat the court with the brushes and mats provided. This is done to help redistribute the loose top dressing and smooths it out after play.



We have recently re-introduced a 'kids club''. They take place at the club on Friday's 5-6pm. In accordance with the LTA's safeguarding policy, accompanying parents must be attendance during the sessions.



Once you become a member, you are also entitled to be a member of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association). For members wishing to play for teams, this HAS to be completed. To become a member, click on the following link - Register for Advantage (lta.org.uk). It's free to join, takes no more than 5 minutes to register, make sure the club you affiliate with is Carlton (instructions) and that you activate your World Tennis Number (instructions). It includes many benefits, such as:

  • Entry into the Wimbledon Ballot
  • Discounted entry to Wimbledon Museum and Tour
  • Priority window for LTA tournament hospitality packages
  • Stay and play at National Tennis Centre
  • 10% off adidas tennis footwear
  • 20% discount with Superga
  • 20% discount with AMC Sportswear
  • Save £50 when buying a Slinger bag
  • Enter prize draws


Where are we?

We are situated at 24a Dunkirk Road, (down a pathway between 2 houses, look for our sign). 

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How to find us

Carlton Lawn Tennis Club
24A Dunkirk Road, Birkdale

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