Tennis

Tennis courts in the borough 
How to book a tennis court 
Pay and play tennis 
Advanced bookings 
Juniors pay and play 
Cancelling a booking 
Private tennis clubs 
Tennis courses 
Hammersmith & Fulham Tennis League 
Contact us about sports bookings

Tennis courts in the borough

There are eight parks across the borough with tennis courts.

Courts are available in:

  • Bishops Park - 12 adult courts and 4 junior courts
  • Eel Brook Common - 2 adult courts
  • Hurlingham Park - 3 adult courts
  • Normand Park - 3 adult courts and 2 junior courts
  • South Park - 4 adult courts
  • Brook Green - 3 adult courts and 2 junior courts
  • Ravenscourt Park - 7 adult courts
  • Hammersmith Park - 2 adult courts

    How to book a tennis court

    The tennis courts at Hammersmith Park are available for free so you can just turn up and play.

    The courts in Normand Park are managed by Virgin Active Fulham Pools. Bookings can be made by calling 020 7471 0450 or in person at the leisure centre. The centre also offer discounts to non-members on coaching courses. Email fulham.racquets@virginactive.co.uk for details.

    The courts at Bishops Park are managed by Rock's Lane Multi Sports Centre.

    Visit Play Tennis HF to book a tennis court online at the following parks:

    • Ravenscourt Park
    • Hurlingham Park
    • South Park
    • Eel Brook Common
    • Brook Green

    The website also provides details on how to play at the other three parks, as well as information on tennis activities that are available to residents.

    Pay and play tennis

    You can book a court on the day (up to 24 hours in advance) at Play Tennis HF. You will be asked to complete a simple registration and then select the venue and the time you want to play.

    The court fee is £11.00 per hour for adults.

    Advanced bookings

    Due to the very high demand to book courts we have updated the online booking system to help members with their advance bookings. Members can still book up to one week in advance, but now the next available day will appear from 9pm each night, rather than midnight, as it had previously.

    Advanced bookings are available at:

    • Hurlingham Park
    • South Park
    • Eel Brook Common
    • Ravenscourt Park.

    To make advanced bookings you need to register for a free membership.

    You can apply for membership at Play Tennis HF.

    Membership will allow you to book a court up to seven days in advance, for a reduced fee of £8.10. 

    Free tennis in the four parks is available between 7am and 9am, Monday to Sunday, and the free courts can only be booked up to seven days in advance.

    If you are an existing member of the old scheme and have a left-over credit to use, please call the Sports Bookings office to book in using your credit: 020 7602 2226.

    A similar separate membership scheme operates at Brook Green Tennis Club. Please go to Brook Green tennis membership for more information.

    Juniors pay and play

    Child bookings can be made within 24 hours of play, for a reduced court fee of £3.85. You are required to complete a simple registration form, via the membership options on the membership page of Play Tennis HF.

    Cancelling a booking

    You can cancel your booking through your account on Play Tennis HF. If you cancel your booking up to 24 hours before your booking date, you will receive an automatic refund. No refund will be provided if you cancel within 24 hours.

    Private tennis clubs

    View a list of privately-run tennis clubs in H&F.

    Tennis courses

    The Hammersmith & Fulham Council offer some tennis courses at the Harbour Club in Fulham. For further information, please visit the tennis courses page. Tennis courses at Harbour Club.

    For information about coaching programmes and activities that are available in the parks please visit Play Tennis HF - activities.

    Hammersmith & Fulham Tennis League

    A friendly, mixed sex singles league for adult players of all standards runs all year on the public courts in Hammersmith and Fulham. Everyone is welcome. Players have eight weeks to play a maximum of seven matches which they arrange themselves at a time and place to suit.

    Everyone who joins can get free British Tennis Membership worth £25, which gives you a rating and automatic entry to the Wimbledon ballot. Those who come top of their group win £20 and everyone who completes three matches by the half-way mark is sent a free can of tennis balls. One player said: “I've had some fun matches and met some great people.”

    Tennis Coaching in Our Parks

    Tennis Coaching in our parks is only allowed with our registered tennis coaches and must be booked direct with the coaches, their information is available in each park on the tennis courts or you can call us on 020 7602 2226 or email us on sportsbookingskc@idverde.co.uk to get more information.

    If you are interested in becoming one of our registered tennis coaches then please send us an email at sportsbookingskc@idverde.co.uk and we can provide information on availbility and the process for applying.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries about court bookings please contact the Sports Bookings Office on 020 7602 2226 or sportsbookingskc@idverde.co.uk

    Office opening hours are 9am to 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).