Tennis in the Park

Launching Monday 23rd July – NEW Online Booking System and Annual Tennis Pass

Tennis for the whole family all year round for just £39

We are delighted to announce that on Monday 23rd July we will be introducing ‘Clubspark’ - a simple, customer-friendly online booking and payment system for our park tennis courts.

In tandem with the new booking system we are introducing a great value Annual Tennis Pass that allows a household of up to 5 people to play Tennis in the Park all year round at any of our four venues across Surrey Heath for just £39 a year – meaning the whole family can play for the equivalent of just £3.25 a month.

Players can also use the system to book courts on the traditional “Pay as you Play” basis at the current rate of £5.75 per court per hour.

Clubspark has already been successfully introduced in other parts of the country and will be very simple to use, allowing people to guarantee a court time and pay for their session in advance, removing the need to speak to a member of ground staff or carry cash. After registering once, courts can be booked in a matter of clicks.

A new website will be launching on Monday 23rd July to cater for both court bookings and memberships and will contain step-by-step instructions on how to make bookings.

Please note until the new online booking system is launched, players should continue to pay court fees to ground staff when they visit courts. If you have any questions please contact business.services@surreyheath.gov.uk

 

Great British Tennis Weekend – Sat 21st/Sun 22nd July

FREE access to all park courts all weekend

FREE coaching on Saturday 21st July @ London Road Recreation Ground

To celebrate ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’ we are making all courts free to play (no bookings necessary) across the weekend of Sat 21st – Sun 22nd July.

We are also pleased to offer a range of free coaching and casual sessions at London Road Recreation Ground which will be delivered by our coaching partner, the National Tennis Association. Sessions will run as follows:

11am - Mini Red (5-8)
11.30am - Mini Red (5-8)
12pm - Mini Orange/Green (8-10)
12.30pm - Junior 11+
1pm - Tennis Xpress (adults)
1.30pm - Cardio Tennis
2-3pm - Speed of Serve & free play

Sessions are bookable on a first come, first serve basis and can be booked here:

Great British Tennis Weekend Coaching

 

Court Improvements – London Road Recreation Ground

We have carried out a range of court improvements at our London Road Recreation Ground venue including jet washing, moss treatment, minor surface repairs, court binding and repainting to offer a more attractive and playable surface for users of all standards.

A new gate-access system has been installed at the venue to work with clubspark, but the gate will be set to ‘open’ during normal park opening hours until the new system is ready to launch on Monday 23rd July.

As our busiest venue, London Road Recreation Ground has been selected as the pilot site for improvements. We aim to make similar improvements at our remaining park tennis venues over time.

 

Why are we making the changes?

Surrey Heath Borough Council is working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association to get more people playing tennis more often and to make sure our park tennis facilities are sustainable for the future.

Earlier this year we held a public consultation to understand the views and motivations of both existing and potential court users. Responses showed improved court conditions and a clearer, simpler booking system were the main factors that would make people more likely to play at tennis in our parks.

These major changes will be supported by better promotion of courts, a diverse coaching programme catering for all ages and abilities and targeted opportunities for low-cost tennis.

 

Please continue to visit this page for further exciting updates!