Tennis at the Lansdown Club

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.


Fantastic Floodlighting!


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 – and have newly introduced Pickleball to the club.


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:


  • Do not play on courts before or after bookable hours, or use floodlights outside the permitted hours of operation – there are a number of houses in the vicinity of the club and we strive to be good neighbours!
  • Talk quietly if you are near tennis courts that are in use so that you do not disturb others’ play
  • Do not walk behind, or enter a court during an active point – wait a safe distance away then pass as quickly as possibly after the point has finished
  • If a ball from another court ends up on your court please return it by rolling it to the back of their court when it is safe to do so – do not send directly to a player unless he/she requests it and avoid returning any balls during an active point
  • If one of your balls goes astray onto another court where play is in progress, please be mindful of their health and safety – alert any player who might be struck or step on the ball.  Wait until their point has finished before venturing into their court space to get your ball back, or requesting them to return
  • We are a family club – please ensure your language and behaviour, whether directed towards another member or when in the presence of other members, is respectful and appropriate
  • Appropriate tennis clothing and shoes should be worn – we work to a fairly relaxed definition of this, with no expectation for players to wear all white!


And finally:


  • Please be considerate to players when reminding them of any the above – some of our new players may not be aware, and some may just have forgotten!

The club provides a great variety of playing opportunities for all abilities

Team Tennis

We have team tennis to suit anyone from Club players to County performance players, why not give it a go?

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Box leagues

An easy way to play competitive mixed-sex singles tennis on a regular basis and available to all tennis members

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We host numerous events throughout the year including social, club championships and external events

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