Welcome to the Lansdown Club - we have wonderful facilities providing the opportunity to play Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Croquet in lovely surroundings
The Lansdown Club offers some of the best tennis facilities in the South West, within a friendly and welcoming club environment – our facilities are often used to host LTA competitions. There is excellent on-site coaching and playing opportunities for all levels, including clubplay and teams as well as club tournaments and box leagues.
We have 11 tennis courts which include 3 Astroturf and 4 Artificial Clay (all flood-lit) and 4 hard courts (1 flood-lit). Courts are bookable from 7.30am-10pm on weekdays and 8am-10pm on weekends, with members able to book up to 3 half-hour slots per day and 9 slots per week. No additional court booking fees are payable however any guests must be signed in and paid for.
All courts are maintained to a high standard by our groundsman, providing year-round play for our members. There is a club shop for equipment and advice, and on-site restringing services. Members can also borrow a racket free-of-charge (ask at the office or the bar outside office hours) – ideal if you play a different racquet sport and want to give tennis a try! Up to 4 rackets are available (as long as they have been brought back! Please sign for any rackets you borrow and return promptly). Balls can be purchased from the bar.
Please note: our clay courts require maintenance from players after use – see our clay court maintenance instructions for guidance on how to sweep the courts after you have played.
Our existing floodlights were upgraded in April 2023 to a state-of-the-art LED side-lit formation. This is a vast improvement on our previous halogen lighting – bright as daylight, with no dazzling on-court or off-court glare, do come and try for yourself! Floodlighting is available on Courts 1-7 (astro/clay) and Centre (hard) and provided free-of-charge for some club-sponsored tennis activities, such as club play and team tennis practice. Otherwise members pay for their own floodlights as required – there is a token meter in the back corridor of the clubhouse and tokens can be bought from the bar (currently £1 per token which provides 30 mins of light for one court). Our floodlight permission is until 10pm Monday-Friday (9pm on Centre court which is nearer neighbouring houses) and until 9pm at weekends (when the clubhouse closes at 8pm – please pre-feed the meter for later play).
Planning permission was granted in August 2022 for a new install of floodlights onto Courts 8-10 which is in the committee‘s development plans to be put to members – if agreed, we would be asking the same company (Luminance Pro) to install the same lighting on these courts as our other courts.
Playing at Lansdown
As a Rackets member you are also able to play Squash/Racketball and Croquet. We also have a Table Tennis table which can be used in Squash Court 2 by members – see our Table Tennis page for more information.
We hope you will find the Lansdown Club a friendly and relaxed place to play. Please ask if there are any processes or practices you are unsure of. We aim to uphold principles of sportsmanship and consideration to others – please be aware of the Court Etiquette which we ask all members to follow:
“The club provides a great variety of playing opportunities for all abilities”
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