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Tennis is a lifelong sport which is fun and fast and is one of the most popular individual sports in the world. In tennis, players use rackets to hit a tennis ball over a net and into the opponents court. Tennis is often played with one player per side (singles) or two players per side (doubles).

An Overview of Tennis

In Glasgow there are loads of opportunities to play and enjoy tennis all year round, wither it's just a bit of fun with your family and friends in one of our 5 FREE to use public tennis venues or something a bit more structured with our range of junior and adult coaching programmes, Glasgow Sport has it all.

When the weather isn't playing 'ball' we have you covered, quite literally! We have 8 indoor courts at Scotstoun Community Indoor Tennis Centre as well as 4 indoor courts at Gorbals Community Indoor Tennis Centre. Both venues provide coaching for all the family and for all standards, from mini tennis coaching for the kids to social tennis and Cardio tennis for the grown-ups, there's a class to suit you.

Benefits

Tennis can be a great workout and lots of fun. Playing tennis has many health benefits including:

  • increasing cardiovascular fitness
  • lowering blood pressure
  • improving muscle tone, strength and flexibility
  • increasing reaction times

Costs

  • All Glasgow park tennis courts are free to use including floodlights
  • An indoor tennis court costs £20.00 per hour (peak time)
  • An indoor Tennis court cost £13.00 per hour (off peak time)
  • An adult coaching session costs £9.00 per hour
  • A junior coaching session costs £4.50 per hour

Involvement

Find and book a court using our find a local venue search at the side of this page.

Or sign up you or your child to our fantastic tennis coaching programmes in the 'Get Involved' box.

To volunteer in tennis or sport in general then follow the Glasgow Sport Volunteer Bureau link in the 'Related Links' box.

Equipment

  • Rackets (Use a racket that is the right size)
  • Shoes (You can play tennis in whatever shoes you are comfortable in)
  • Clothing (Whatever you feel most comfortable in)

Facts

  • Andy Murray became the first British man to be crowned Wimbledon champion in 77 years in 2013
  • Great Britain won the Davis Cup in 2015, the first time in 79 years beating Belgium 3-1

Find Tennis Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Getting Back into Sport

Thu, 23 May 2019

Being active doesn't have to be about going to a gym. Many people took part in a sport when they were a kid but may have fell away for a number of reasons. Getting back into a sport you used to love i

Social Activities

Mon, 13 May 2019

Being active is a great way to meet new people, get to know them and make new friends. Family based activity, walking groups, sports clubs and group fitness classes are a good place to start as they a

Holiday Programme

Glasgow Sport's holiday programme is packed with activities to make sure the school holidays are active and full of fun!

Tennis Xpress

ennis Xpress aims to teach adults new to tennis or returning to the sport to play the game in 10 hours.

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport
Contact Email
activityfinder@glasgowlife.org.uk

Drumchapel Park Tennis And Bowls Pavillion

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Drumchapel Lawn Tennis Club

Four all weather synthetic grass tennis courts. 3 floodlight on four separate locations. Next Drumchapel Railway Station. 90 Garscadden Road. Seven Senior Teams. Full coaching programme from, pre 5s to adult beginners. Tennis Scotland Community Venue 201

Queens Park Tennis Pavillion

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Glasgow Club Gorbals

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Weir Recreation Club

Fantastic sports grounds with weekly sessions in bowling, tennis, football, cricket and archery. Our club boasts parking facilities, changing rooms and a clubhouse with bar.

Titwood Lawn Tennis Club

Friendly tennis club for all abilities in Pollokshields. Registered with the Lawn Tennis Association. Five all-weather floodlit courts open all year round, plus two blaes (clay) courts. Professional coach. Varied social programme.

Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Glasgow Club Crownpoint

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Scotstoun

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Victoria Park Pavillion

Offering free tennis, bowling, putting and basketball between March - September.

LTA - Easy Access Loan Funding

Any LTA registered club that can demonstrate that the facility development will retain or grow membership can apply for this funding at any time.

LTA - The Community Tennis Fund

Any registered venue that can demonstrate the ability to grow community participation through tennis facility development. This fund will be allocated throughout the year.

LTA - Growing the Game

Any LTA registered venue that can demonstrate sustainable growth through facility development
and a tennis development plan can apply for this funding.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Helping disabled people access tennis opportunities through funding for wheelchairs, equipment and grants.

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

The Facility Loan Scheme provides loans up to £250,000 to help venues deliver projects that will grow the number of people playing tennis.

Tennis Participation Team

Tennis Coordinator

0141 287 3684