Welcome to Clapham Common

About The Park

Clapham Common is one of London's largest open spaces, situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham.

It was historically common land for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham and was first mentioned as far bac as 1086 in the famous Domesday Book as being part of the Manor of Clapham.

The Common has 8 tennis courts with 5 being floodlit. Other facilities include a paddling pool, bowling green, cricket nets, as well as a number of grass football pitches.


How to get here


The courts are located on the south side of the common, closest to Clapham South tube station which is a 5 minute walk.

Balham, Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction are the closest train stations, all around a 20 minute walk from the courts.


How to book


  • If you haven't already done so, register with Clubspark, they'll take a few details to ensure that all of your booking confirmations make their way to you
  • Navigate to the 'booking' tab above, select your preferred date and time and you'll be ready to play!
  • Make sure you either print your booking confirmation, or take your email confirmation with you as proof of your reservation
  • On this confirmation email you will have an access code which will grant you access to the courts no earlier than 5 minutes before your booking time
  • Key in your code at the gate and enjoy your game!

Book in 3 quick steps...

1. Check availability

View the online booking sheet to find your preferred booking slot.

2. Choose a session

Select your preferred available time and book. You can pay online with most major credit cards. Register online the first time you book.

3. Confirmation

We'll send you confirmation of your booking. You'll receive a pin number to access the venue. It's easy!

How to find us

Clapham Common
Bowling Green Cafe, Clapham Common West Side

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