Welcome to Shillingstone Tennis Club


YES - the tennis courts are open! ... fortunately we've been open from Monday 29th March '21.

When you come and play, please do remember to comply strictly with the LTA advice and guidance which will still be in place:

  • Please stay covid aware and covid safe, following the government covid-19 guidelines
  • Book the court(s) in advance, and remember to include all participants.
  • Both singles and doubles are permissible under current LTA guidance.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - Please refer to the update and guidelines from LTA dated 16/08/2021.



Please remember to take care as before and comply with the following:

  • Do not attend the courts if you have Covid-19 symptoms
  • If you develop symptoms please stay at home and follow the government's testing and self-isolation guidelines
  • The nets do not need to be touched – please don’t adjust.

See www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus for full information


Other Tips when booking the Courts:

  • Courts need to be booked on line and fees paid (if relevant) before playing – see our BOOKING page on this website.  Remember to add the names of all those who are playing in your group
  • Singles and doubles can be played with people from different households but please follow safe distancing guidelines and adhere to government rules 
  • The Club sessions through Autumn and Winter will be as follows - Social Tennis on Sundays 2-4pm 
  • Coaching is available for individuals or groups throughout the year - please contact Graham Howell 07931 584778


In addition to the above:


Cricket matches are about to commence (April 2022) - when cricket is being played on the field beside the tennis courts, cricket balls may be hit into the courts.

Shillingstone Tennis Club does all it can to ensure the safety of tennis players. It must, however, also be the responsibility of players to safeguard themselves by being alert to this risk.


About Us

With views of Hambledon Hill, Shillingstone Tennis Club can be found on the Recreation Ground in the centre of Shillingstone village.  There are two well-maintained all weather courts which can be accessed using a code for the keysafe, obtainable by being a member. 

For those who do not wish to  become a member, courts can be booked and paid for online after which the non-member will receive a code for the 'Igloohome' key safe.  Please remember to add the names of all participants when booking, whether members or not.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

As a member you can play privately with friends or family or join in with the weekly social Tennis sessions on a Thursday evening during the Summer months and Sunday afternoons (2-4pm) throughout the year.  There is also a 'Rusty Racquet' session running through the winter for all skill levels running on Fridays 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

For the more competitive, the club takes part in the local Shaftesbury league during the summer and the Dorset LTA Winter and Summer leagues. 

Group coaching is available for both junior and adults during the summer season and private coaching, provided by Graham Howell, is also available all year round.

How to find us

Shillingstone Tennis Club
Shillingstone Tennis & Recreation Club, Shillingstone Recreation Ground
Shillingstone Recreation Ground
DT11 0SF

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