Play tennis at Thistle Tennis Club


Please read and follow the   rules for playing tennis at Thistle Tennis Club during the current pandemic. Thank you. 

Welcome to Thistle Tennis Club

About the Club

Thistle Tennis Club is an LTA affiliated and Tennismark accredited tennis club situated in the Craiglockhart / Colinton area of Edinburgh.

We welcome new members, adults, juniors and their families to join us and enjoy the use of our 6 artificial clay courts (4 with floodlights). We have a comfortable and well equipped clubhouse with changing and shower facilities.

Our coach offers a strong junior coaching programme for all ages and abilities along with various coaching sessions for adults. 

Thistle Tennis offers club ladders social tennis and competitions for all members, which are run throughout the year.  There are Mens', Ladies’ and Mixed teams in the East of Scotland Leagues. Our juniors take part in Team Tennis Leagues from aged 8 and under to 16 and under.

We host a variety of social events for members of all ages throughout the year. 

The club also aims to support the local community to have access to tennis facilities to promote health and fitness. We support Firrhill HS, one of the Tennis Foundation’s School of Tennis Programme, by providing the school free access to the courts for the charity's tennis programme. 

There are also Padel courts on our campus - if you are interested in finding out more about one of the fastest growing sports in Europe visit the Padel website Thistle Padel website.

Club Memberships - find out more


Great range of membership options for families and individuals - adults and juniors.


Pay to Play options also available. 


Book in 3 quick steps...

1. Check availability

View the online booking sheet to find your preferred time and court.

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

Thistle Tennis Club
Paties Road Recreation Ground, Katesmill Road
Katesmill Road
EH14 1EF

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