Welcome to Swanage Tennis Club



CONTACT [email protected] if interested.



We are a small and friendly tennis club who enjoy playing at the idyllic Beach Gardens, just a stone's throw from the famous sandy beach in Swanage, Dorset. We play on six all weather courts amongst the trees and alongside the well kept putting course. Three of our courts are floodlit.

An inclusive club, we welcome all standards of players from juniors and adult beginners right through to more experienced team players. A wide range of social and competitive tennis, coaching and social events can be enjoyed at the club.

We play all year round with club sessions running most days of the week. We enter a variety of teams in the East Dorset LTA League and are always looking for new members.

You really are most welcome to come along and try a club session or to contact our LTA Level 4 coach, Ryan Trickey who can provide coaching sessions for any ability. Visitors and holiday makers are always welcome.

For more information about how the club works please read our handbook by clicking here.


A Big Thank You from Swanage Tennis Club

All members of Swanage Tennis Club would like to thank the Co-Op, it’s shoppers and all Purbeck local residents who supported their latest fundraising cause for upgrading the Beach Gardens tennis facilities.  The £8,000 funding provided to the club from the Co-Op far exceeded expectations and means that the project to upgrade a third tennis court to a good quality Astro-turf surface can now be completed later this year.

Tennis club committee member Leonora Stephen said that “it has been great working with the Co-Op who are very supportive of the local community.  The extra funding now enables us to work with the officers of Swanage Town Council to progress the project this year”.

To celebrate the start to the summer tennis playing season the tennis club and town council are hosting an Open Day at Beach Gardens in Swanage on Saturday 2nd April from 10am to 4pm.  There will be opportunities to come along and join in free adult and junior tennis coaching sessions, fitness sessions and watch an exhibition match.  There will also be free putting on the greens and refreshments available throughout the day.  So why not come along and ‘pick up the racket habit’. 

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From l to R Simon Manager of Swanage Co-Op store, Masie Junior Club Member, Paul and Ryan Professional LTA tennis coaches at the club and club members Rob and Susie.




Our club strives to offer the people of Swanage and beyond the opportunity to play tennis, to develop their game, to enjoy the sport and the company of other members.

We aim to be as inclusive and welcoming as possible, to create positive social experiences as well as opportunities for competition.

All ages and abilities should be given the opportunity to enjoy tennis here.

The role of the committee is to help and steer the club to achieve these aims.




Joining the Club

If you are thinking about joining the club you can come along to any of the club sessions for a maximum of three times as a guest. Due to the current Covid restrictions, please email [email protected] if you would like to attend any of the club sessions.

If you would like to join you will need to complete the online application form

All standards are welcome and most of our club sessions are based on playing social tennis. There is also the opportunity to play in our Club teams in the Dorset LTA leagues.

How to find us

Swanage Tennis Club
Beach Gardens
BH19 1PG

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