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Discovering the Secrets of Tennis Club London

Tennis Club London is the city’s premier destination for players of all skill levels seeking to enhance their game and join an active community. The club boasts state-of-the-art facilities, well-maintained courts suitable for all weather conditions, and professional training from certified coaches.

1. Queen's Club

The Queen’s Club in London is a legendary private sporting club that embodies tennis tradition and a rich history. Opened in 1886, it stands as one of the oldest tennis clubs in the world and a pivotal venue in the sport’s development. Queen’s Club is celebrated  for its prestigious grass court tournament, the cinch Championships (also known as Queen’s Club Championships), a fixture in the lead-up to Wimbledon.

Facilities: Rackets, Squash, Padel, Gym, Treatment Rooms, restaurant, Bar.

Surface type: grass courts, clay and indoor hard courts.

Membership Fee: Non-refundable Registration Fee of £217, pricing depends on membership category.

Famous Players: Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic.

2. The Hurlingham Club

The Hurlingham Club is a distinguished private members’ club situated in the heart of Fulham, London. Spanning across 42 acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds alongside the River Thames, it boasts a rich history dating back to 1869.  Known for its world-class sporting facilities, elegant Georgian clubhouse, and air of exclusivity, the Hurlingham Club remains a coveted destination for sporting enthusiasts and those seeking a refined social experience. The Hurlingham Club has about 13,000 members.

Becoming a member of the Hurlingham Club carries a certain level of prestige and naturally, comes with a significant cost.

Facilities: Croquet, restaurant, Golf, Skittles, Chess, Cricket, Squash, Swimming,

Surface type: grass courts, clay courts, and indoor hard courts.

Membership Fee: Non-refundable Registration Fee  and £1,400 per year.

Famous Members: Lord Fowler, Jeffrey Archer, Lord Temple Morris, Adam Raphael  and Trevor Eve.

3. All England Lawn Tennis And Croquet Club

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), more commonly known as Wimbledon, is a prestigious private members’ club situated in Wimbledon, London. Renowned globally as the home of the Wimbledon Championships, this historic club holds a significant place in the world of tennis. Its origins date back to 1868 when it was established as the All England Croquet Club, later embracing lawn tennis and ultimately establishing the legendary Wimbledon Championships in 1877.

Facilities: Wimbledon Ticket Access, Club Facilities, Museum, Restaurant, Gym, restaurant, locker rooms.

Surface type: grass courts, clay and  hard courts.

Membership Fee: Pricing depends on the membership category.

Membership procedure: Becoming an AELTC member is a lengthy process.

  • The Queue: Aspiring members join a queue that often has a waiting period of several years.
  • Proposal: To advance in the queue, you need the support of four existing full members who know you well.
  • Interview: If successful in the proposal stage, candidates undergo an interview with the club committee.

Famous players: Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Andy Murray, and Billie Jean King.

4. Lee Valley Hockey And Tennis Centre

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is a world-class sports facility set within the vibrant Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. It boasts a rich history as it was initially built for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. After extensive renovations, the center reopened to the public, offering top-tier facilities for both hockey and tennis enthusiasts.

Facilities: State-of-the-art facilities, priority booking, restaurants, libraries, children’s centres, spas, lifts, disabled toilets, accessible parking, and ramp access.


Surface type: acrylic indoor courts, outdoor courts with a Porous Macadam

Membership Fee: per hour, £12–£30; pricing depends on membership category.

Famous Players: Jordanne Whiley, Lucy Shukerc.

5. National Tennis Centre

The National Tennis Centre (NTC) is the high-performance training centre for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), located in Roehampton, southwest London. Officially opened in 2007 by Queen Elizabeth II, it serves as the British tennis headquarters, nurturing some of the country’s top players.

Facilities: Access to coaching programs, gym, restaurant, bar.

Surface type: grass courts, clay, hard courts and indoor courts.

Membership Fee:  Pricing depends on membership category.

Famous Players: Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic.

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