Welcome to Townsend Lawn Tennis Club


Both singles and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain two metres apart, as far as possible. 

All courts must be booked in advance using the court booking facility on the website. You must be a member and there is no charge.  To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to play, there will be a booking limit of three bookings, per member, per week.  

Individual coaching will also be possible and so courts have been reserved on a daily basis for this.

To help players enjoy tennis in a way that is in line with government advice and helps prevent the spread of covid-19 , the LTA has produced a set of practical guidelines  for coaches and players.  Please take the opportunity to review this information before playing.

Should you have any queries, especially in relation to memberships, please contact Chris Webster on [email protected]

We will continue to monitor government and LTA advice and provide updates where relevant.  

The Committee 

Welcome to Townsend

Established in 1919, we are a friendly club located in central St Albans and welcome players of all standards, ages and abilities.

We have excellent facilities including 8 courts, featuring three different surfaces. Five of our courts are floodlit, allowing play throughout the day.

We offer plenty of opportunities to play social and competitive tennis. 

The club has 7 men's and 3 ladies' teams in the Hertfordshire league. We also have many other teams, competing in various other formats from Hot Rackets to Mixed to Veteran leagues.  We also run various internal competitions, including singles and doubles box leagues as well as our annual club championships held in the summer months. 

Our first rate coaching team is led by head coach, Matt Foster (PCA Level 5) and offers individual and group lessons for all ages and standards.  Matt and his team are passionate about developing the next generation of players at Townsend and as such we have a thriving junior section, who also compete in various competitions. 

Our modern, spacious clubhouse boasts a professionally run bar, which hosts many of our varied social events. 

Take a look at the Members Handbook in the key documents section of our website to get all the information you need about how the club is organised and how you can make the most of your membership at Townsend.

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How to find us

Townsend Lawn Tennis Club
8 Waverley Road

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