Top spots for a game of tennis in London

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15 July 2016 | Location

Have Wimbledon and the Davis Cup got you in the mood for tennis?

Here's our list of spots in London where you can get involved in the game, whatever your level of experience or ability.

Highgate Tennis

A community-based club, Highgate Tennis is based in Crouch End, and was awarded the 2015 Middlesex Club Award.

With great facilities and plenty of good local coaches, the club is accessible for all levels of player, and offers plenty of opportunities to learn the game, play in tournaments and improve your tennis skills.

Highgate Tennis, which is a 15-minute walk from Highgate underground station, has membership and coaching opportunities for all ages.

The club also has its own shop, selling a variety of tennis clothing labelled with its own brand.

Enfield Lawn Tennis Club

Established in 1907, Enfield Lawn Tennis Club is a club of six hard, all-weather courts, four of which are floodlit, allowing play until 10pm.

ELTC hosts 'social tennis' on Wednesday evenings and on Sundays from 2pm onwards, where balls are provided for free.

Visit the club via Gordon Hill train station, which is less than a mile from ELTC.

West Heath Lawn Tennis Club

Described as a'grassy idyll', West Heath, located in Hampstead, NW3, is a club for tennis enthusiasts.

It has three grass courts and two hard courts and a year-long membership is available, which offers reduced coaching sessions with West Heath's resident former professional singles and doubles player, Michal Forys.

Coaching is also available to non-members.

As well putting together teams to compete in leagues around London, the West Heath LTC hosts its own championship each summer, with men's and women's singles and doubles, as well as a mixed doubles tournament.

You can find West Heath LTC on Croft Way, just a 15-minute walk from Hampstead tube station, on the Northern Line.

Hackney Tennis

Hackney Tennis is recognised as a performance centre by the Lawn Tennis Association, and offers services for players of all ages and abilities.

There are junior courses and 50+ tennis events available, as well as free memberships for children aged under 8 years.

Delivering on its aim to boost the thriving tennis community in the area, Hackney Tennis' main site is in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington.

Hackney Tennis also administers courts in Hackney Downs, London Fields, Springhill, Millfields, and Aske Gardens.

For more details, follow @hackneytennis on Twitter.

So all that's left is to pull on your tennis whites and get set. Mixed doubles, anyone?


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