Find Your Inner Andy Murray
27th June 2021
27th June 2021
It’s the time of the year to watch tennis geniuses or maybe even to find a tennis genius in yourself.
Wimbledon is back! The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament globally and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass, which is the traditional tennis playing surface.
Each year the tournament begins on the last Monday in June or the first Monday in July, two weeks after the Queen's Club Championships.
Wimbledon was cancelled last year, but it’s back this year, with the tournament scheduled to start today, 28 June, and finish on 11 July.
If watching Wimbledon encourages you to try your hand at tennis and find your inner Andy Murray, here are some of the places to play tennis near Newham.
Chobham Academy boasts top quality outdoor tennis courts perfect for tennis fans in and around East London. It caters for beginners, intermediates and expert tennis players in equal measure.
This facility has hard macadam tennis courts, and these are well kept, with the lines and markings visible. The facility also has floodlights, which means that you can play all year round.
If public transport isn't your thing, then there are alternative travel options. The venue is easily accessible by car, and free parking facilities are available on site.
You can book facilities on a pay as you play basis. This means that you do not have to be a member to make a booking here. For those who like the security of knowing you can play simultaneously every week without fail, you can make a block booking at Chobham Academy.
The changing rooms are well-equipped and help to provide additional excellence to this already outstanding sports facility.
The venue is situated near Stratford International station. From there, it is a short walk to the facility, which works out well for a gentle warm down after your booking.
The address is 40 Cheering Lane, Nr Olympic Park, E20 1BD.
Clapton Girls School is a fantastic place to play some Tennis. Tennis bat and balls may be available for hire, but just to be sure, call the facility before your arrival to ensure that the equipment is available. The facilities are marked with floodlights to remove the concern about it being too dark and mean that you can play all year round.
The venue is open to the public to come and play on a one-off basis. Their pay as you play system means that you can book now and play without being a member, giving you the freedom to play a one-off game without paying a monthly membership fee.
If you are more for regular games at Clapton Girls School, you can block booking to secure the time slot you want to play every week.
The address is Clapton Girls' School, Access via Almack Road, Clapton, E5 0RB, near Clapton station.
This facility is also brilliantly floodlit. Late night sessions are not a problem at this venue, which means the facility is perfect for those who love to play sport after work.
The venue is open to the public to come and play on a one-off basis, or you can make a block booking to keep up your fitness regularly.
If you're looking to travel using public transport, then the nearest station is Mile End. This facility has excellent public transport links making it easy for all participants to reach the venue.
The address is 125 St Paul's Way, London, E3 4FT.
Sylvestrian Leisure Centre boasts top quality outdoor tennis courts perfect for tennis fans in and around North East London. It caters for beginners, intermediates and expert tennis players in equal measure. This facility has hard macadam tennis courts, and these are looked after impeccably to ensure there are no untoward bounces during a crucial point. The tennis courts at Sylvestrian Leisure Centre are well kept.
If you’re travelling by car, then you’ll be glad to know the venue provides free parking. Facilities can be booked on a pay as you play basis; just decide when or how often you want to play, and it's as simple as that.
If a one-off game isn't enough, then why not take advantage of the block booking option at Sylvestrian Leisure Centre? Block bookings are a great way to guarantee a weekly game and socialise with your friends.
There are bright and spacious changing rooms available for customers, with well-maintained facilities.
The closest station when travelling is Snaresbrook.
The address is College Place, Snaresbrook. E17 3PY.
Although not East London, I thought I would throw one more into the mix, and it’s still only a short journey away.
Islington Tennis Centre boasts top quality outdoor tennis courts. It caters for beginners, intermediates and expert tennis players in equal measure. This facility has hard macadam tennis courts, and these are well kept.
Late night sessions are not a problem at this venue, as the facility is brilliantly floodlit.
If you’re travelling by car, then you’ll be glad to know the venue provides free parking.
The venue is open to the public to come and play on a one-off basis, which means that you can play without being a member.
For those who like the security of knowing you can play simultaneously every week without fail, you can make a block booking at Islington Tennis Centre.
There are spacious changing rooms available for customers, with well-maintained facilities.
The venue is situated near Caledonian Road station.
The address is Market Road, Islington, N7 9PL.
Whether you’ve never picked up a tennis racquet in your life or yours has collected some dust over the years, it’s never too late to get into the game and experience the benefits of playing tennis to improve your overall health, wellness, and happiness.