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Richmond Tennis Courts Important Information Corona Virus (Covid-19) 


Please take very careful note of LTA guidance on site titled ‘Playing Tennis During Coronavirus Outbreak’.


Please note it is important that you make yourself aware and follow the Covid-19 Guidance.

Richmond Council reserves the right to close facilities again if this guidance is not respected.

·         Singles and doubles with different households allowed

·         Maintain social distancing (2m rule) at all times

·         Only handle your own racket & personal (marked) tennis balls

·         Avoid changing ends or change at opposite sides of the net

·         Take your own hand sanitiser to use before & after play or touching the key keypad

·         Do not play if you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms or self-isolating 


Further guidance on this  can be found on our COVID-19 page


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has eleven public tennis court sites across the Borough, welcoming people of all ages and abilities. Our online booking system enables you to book and pay for our high quality courts easily and quickly.

All membership and ‘Pay & Play’ fees are reinvested by the Council into improving public courts in the borough.


How to Book a Court:

Each tennis venue can be found in the drop down menu in the top right hand corner of this page. From here, you are able to book a court under the bookings tab at each location. Simply register, select a time and date, book and pay for your court and then you’re ready to play! For all venues, please either print your booking confirmation or take a mobile phone with you that can display details of your booking as proof of your reservation. At a number of our sites, you will be provided with an access code upon completion of your booking which will gain you entry to the courts. Please ensure that you have this with you.  Bookings can be made 6 days in advance and we operate a 24 hour cancellation period. If you are unable to make your court booking, Please make sure you you cancel your court freeing it up for other members to use.

For any players looking to increase their booking time from the default 30 mins, please click on the dropdown tab after selecting the time you wish to play on the booking sheet. This will give you the option to increase to 1 hour or a maximum of 1.5 hours.


How to Purchase a Membership:

Our  family membership can be purchased by accessing the membership tab at the top of this page. For just £50 a year, this annual membership  will enable you to play tennis across the borough for up to 1.5 hours a day, every day, all year round! Once purchased, you are able to book a tennis court completely free of charge via the book a court tab at any of our eleven venues. Also on offer is a junior membership, available to players under 16, which will enable young people to book and play tennis for free. 


Pay and Play:

Although our yearly membership offers the best value for money for regular players, a pay and play option is available for just £8 per court, per hour.

Simply click on the drop down menu at the top right of this page, select your preferred venue, click the book a court tab and then select the court and the time you wish to play.


If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]


How to View Our Coaching Opportunities:

With 200+ coaching lessons operating across our sites, there has never been a better time to pick up a racket and get active. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to enjoy your first tennis experience or an intermediate player seeking an opportunity to progress, we have a range of sessions on offer perfect for all ages and skill levels. The coaching tab on each individual site page will provide you with a comprehensive list of all our sessions, prices and further information on the programmes.



Become a Member Today!

Priced at just £50, our family membership entitles you to play on Richmond's eleven tennis court sites for an entire year! Also available is our junior membership  which is open to individuals under 16, enabling young people to book and play tennis for free. To find out more, please click here.

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