It's The Real Thing
Within the four walls are a real tennis court and a squash court – the club is home to all levels of racket sports enthusiasts.
The club has recently hosted a number of international events including The IRTPA Championships (the ‘fifth major’) in 2018 and 2017 as well as the Ladies World Championships in 2015.
A game which shaped Europe’s history, tennis can trace back the longest line of consecutive World champions of any sport on earth. Want to know more about the history of the game? See our governing body’s take on it: Visit Tennis & Rackets Association.
Across the World you might call the game different things – ‘real’ tennis in Britain, ‘court’ tennis in the US, ‘Royal’ tennis in Australia and ‘court paume’ in France – to players, it’s simply ‘tennis’. The ‘other’ game, meanwhile, is ‘lawn tennis’ – even when it’s not played on grass!
Tennis is enjoyed by players who have been ascribed a ‘handicap’ – a number rating which denotes their playing ability (much like golf). The handicap system itself was devised and formalised at Leamington, to ‘level the playing field’ for the Silver Racket, one of the world’s largest open tournaments. The effect of the handicap system is that players of dramatically different standards can enjoy a close match.
Tennis then, can be enjoyed by players of differing abilities and ages: from fleet-footed young bucks bursting with energy and enthusiasm to ‘silver foxes’, less lithe, certainly, but rich in guile.
The club is proud to have Ben Taylor-Matthews and Chris Aley as its resident professionals.
Ben has been a mainstay in the world’s top five players in recent times and the quality of members’ tennis has benefitted from his coaching enormously since he joined the club in 2015.
Chris joined the club in 2018 and has seen rapid improvement in his own game whilst also significantly bolstering member participation on the court.
Both are available for coaching by calling 01926 424977 (option 1) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leamington Tennis Court Club
50 Bedford Street,
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire CV32 5DT
Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM