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  • 11th Jun 2024
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Tennis is trending. Here are 19 Newcastle tennis clubs and courts to help you get into the swing of things

It’s official – after the release of Challengers earlier this year, tennis is the trending sport this summer (alongside running).

Whether you love tenniscore fashion or actually want to pick up a racquet, there are loads of opportunities to play bat and ball or get professional tennis coaching at a tennis club in and around Newcastle.


Exhibition Park

Where: Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ

Cost: Free

Perfect for students and city-dwellers for an after-work/studying workout, these five outdoor courts are always free to use without the need to book.

Leazes Park

Where: Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BJ

Cost: £5 per hour (pay at the Moffat Pavilion)

The Leazes Park Tennis Club operates off the six outdoor hard courts and their membership offers a wide range of benefits including online booking for three of the courts so you’ll be guaranteed a court every time you visit.

Gosforth Central Park

Where: Gosforth High Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HD

Just off the bustling Gosforth High Street lies two free tennis courts in a popular park that’s open any time of the day, perfect for a post-shopping workout.

Nuns Moor Park

Where: Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5PA

Cost: Free

Home to two outdoors courts that are free to use, Nuns Moor Park is perfect to stop by for a game of tennis on your commute home from work.

Elswick Park

Where: Beech Grove Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6SQ

Cost: Free

If you’re from the West End of Newcastle, Elswick Park has the option of two outdoor courts that are free to use at any time of the day.

Armstrong Park

Where: Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HP

Cost: Free

If you’re a student or professional based in Heaton, then these three outdoor courts are ideal for you and are free to use.

Paddy Freemans Park

Where: High Heaton Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7AH

Cost: Free

Home to two outdoor courts, these courts a very popular so it’s best to go during off-peak times as they are on a first-come-first-served basis.


Where to play tennis and tennis clubs to join in Newcastle, Gosforth and Jesmond

NE1 For Tennis

Where: Leazes Park, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BJ

This community tennis club based at Leazes Park aims to make tennis affordable, accessible and help players improve their skill and fitness through organised coaching, social play and tournaments.


Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club

Where: Matthew Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3RE

Home to one of the only 27 real tennis courts in the UK, this club gives us a chance through lessons to play ‘original’ tennis which is a totally different ball game to lawn tennis. It’s played indoors, the balls are hand-made and solid like a cricket ball and the rackets are wooden with a very small, sweet spot meaning you have to be super fit to play.


Jesmond Tennis Club

Where: 102 Osbourne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2TD

This small and friendly club located in the heart of Jesmond offers tennis for all ages and all standards of play. From popular adult social tennis on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, to regular men’s and ladies’ team practices taking place throughout the week, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in competitive and social tennis.


The Northumberland Club

Where: North Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3JU

The Northumberland Club provides a fun, educational experience for all ages, abilities and standards. The club makes tennis fun for all the family, whether you wish to play competitively or enjoy social tennis, the options are endless.


North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club

Where: The Northumberland Club, North Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3JU

This is one of the largest tennis clubs in the UK that gives blind and visually impaired people in the North East the opportunity to play tennis in a friendly, social and supportive environment. Whilst aiming for their members to have fun, there’s also a chance to compete in both local and national competitions.


David Lloyd Newcastle

Where: Castle Farm Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1SN

With eight indoor and outdoor tennis courts, you can take a lesson with a skilled coach, practise your serve or play a match whatever the weather. From box leagues and club competitions to post-match social events and legendary awards dinners, there are plenty of ways to connect with their huge tennis community.


Gosforth Lawn Tennis Club

Where: West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4ES

If you’re looking for a club that, whilst being competitive, wants everyone of all standards to have some fun too, then look no further than Gosforth Lawn Tennis Club. Home in the heart of Gosforth this club has all-year-round tennis whether that be social, competitive or for fun with the family.


Bohemians Tennis Club

Where: South Ridge, Brunton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2EJ

Bohemians Tennis Club is a family-friendly club with four hard surface tennis courts, three of which are now fully floodlit. You can play tennis all year round and the club has weekly coaching sessions for both adults and kids.


Gosforth Garden Village Tennis Club

Where: Rosewood Avenue, Garden Village, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5DE

This small and friendly club is home to two tennis courts with an artificial all-weather surface. Whether you want to improve your skills or are a beginner, you can attend a session for both adults and juniors with their experienced coach throughout the year.


Forest Hall Community Tennis Club

Where: Springfield Park, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AG

This community-based tennis club prides itself on encouraging players of all levels and abilities. Whether you want to play for leisure, attend one of their many LTA-approved coaching sessions or play competitively in regional leagues, the club provides a huge range of opportunities.


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