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Love-all: 6 of the best places to play tennis in Manchester

8 months ago

It’s Wimbledon season and we’re torn between staying at home to watch every game, set and match, and getting out on the court to practise our overhead serve. The good news is that there are loads of places to play tennis in Manchester, from facilities in local parks, to famous tennis clubs, to a Victorian-era ‘real tennis’ court in Salford. And with plenty of indoor courts as well as floodlit outdoor courts, you can keep practising long after the summer tennis frenzy dies down.

  • Alexandra Park, Manchester in autumn.
    Moss Side

    Alexandra Park

    Parks & Gardens

    Alexandra Park, or Alex Park as it’s known, was once rather shabby but has now been restored to something approaching its former glory.

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  • Didsbury

    Fletcher Moss

    Parks & Gardens

    Fletcher Moss has four outdoor, floodlit clay tennis courts which are open to everyone and accessibly priced.

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  • Beswick

    Manchester Tennis and Football Centre

    Gyms

    The Aquatics Centre, the Etihad Stadium, the Velodrome . . . anyone who doubts the legacy of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games only needs to look at the number of major sports facilities built for it. Manchester Tennis and Football Centre is yet another.

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  • Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club in Salford
    Blackfriars

    Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club

    Clubs & Groups

    If you’ve ever wondered what came before tennis and squash, head to the Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club to find out. This membership club has been on Blackfriars Road, Salford since Victorian times (1880 to be exact) and some of the games you can play there have barely changed since.

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  • Didsbury

    The Northern

    Clubs & Groups

    One of the oldest tennis clubs in the world, The Northern is the original home of tennis in Manchester. It was set up in 1879 to rival Wimbledon, and although it never quite gained the same worldwide fame, it has seen no shortage of tennis royalty on its lawns over the years.

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  • The tennis courts at Wythenshawe Park
    Wythenshawe

    Wythenshawe Park

    Parks & Gardens

    The six, resurfaced floodlit tennis courts at Wythenshawe Park have just been repainted ready for summer 2023. Anyone can book to play here, with hourly rates ranging from free to £4.

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