Indoor tennis in London

aaronsclee

New User
(I am aware there is a similar thread but it is old and doesn't address all of my criteria. I was unable to find definitive information online (including the LTA site).)

I'm in London in December with a friend and would like to play. Given the weather and the fact we'll be travelling we'd like to play at a court that satisfies the following criteria:
  • Indoor
  • Pay to play (not free or membership required)
  • Rackets available to hire (preferably current demo-esque frames, not dedicated cheap hire racquets in poor condition if possible)
Does anyone know of any such locations in London?
 

Henry Hub

Rookie
Islington Tennis Centre is probably the closest to the City - 6 indoor courts but I don’t know if they hire out rackets though...
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
Given the timing of your visit, keep an eye out for David Lloyd offers. They're a membership chain with clubs all round the country, but frequently offer a 14 day trial membership in December for extremely reasonable rates - it's usually something like £20 for the duration.

For racquets, your best bet might be finding a local shop that offers a demo programme. Perhaps not the most ethical approach when you have no intention of buying, so maybe clear your conscience by buying a couple of cans of balls from them at prices that will make your eyes water.
 
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