North West London has an abundance of public tennis courts, well connected to public transport links. Here’s a selection of the best:
Parliament Hill Fields Tennis Courts
Location: Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate Road, London NW5 1QR
Nearest Public Transport: Gospel Oak Overground Station, Kentish Town Tube Station (Northern Line), Bus routes 214, 88.
10 hard tennis courts, well-maintained. Very popular venue, particularly at weekends.
Bookings: 020 7332 3773
Tennis coaching available from Rudolph Tennis Academy (run by Rudolph Benjamin.
Regents Park Tennis Courts
Location: York Bridge Road, Regents Park, London NW1 4NU
12 well-maintained hard tennis courts.
Run by Park Sports (previously called Will to Win).
Tennis coaching available, including adult weekly tennis drills, adult courses split into skill categories (beginner, improver, intermediate, advanced). LTA qualified tennis coaches.
Queens Park Tennis Courts
Location: Harvist Road, London NW6 6SG. (also accessed via Kingswood Avenue)
Nearest Stations: Brondesbury Park Overground, Kensal Rise Overground, Queens Park Overground and Tube Station.
6 hard tennis courts.
Tennis coaching available from LTA qualified coach Darryl Williams.
Queens Park is run by the City of London Corporation. This Victorian park has won awards over the years.
Golders Hill Park Tennis Courts
Location: West Heath Avenue, (off Finchley Road), London NW11 7QP
Nearest Public Transport: Golders Green Tube Station
4 hard tennis courts, 2 grass tennis courts available between April and September at weekends.
The tennis courts are in the far north-west corner of the park, bordered by West Heath Avenue and West Heath Road.
Coaching: Tennis coach Marcus French, LTA Level 4 (Senior Performance Coach)
(Dominic Londesborough is a personal trainer in London and a keen tennis player)