Jesmond
Dene
Real Tennis Club

Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club

We are one of only 27 Real Tennis courts in the UK and 42 in the world. Built in 1894, the court is situated on Matthew Bank between Jesmond and South Gosforth and is only 2-3 miles north of the centre of Newcastle, close to Ilford Road metro. Most of the UK courts date from at least a century ago (1529-1911) but seven courts have been built since 1989 with the newest court, Wellington, built in 2016.

 

Learn more about Real Tennis

Real Tennis should not be confused with lawn tennis. It is a different game altogether but is a mix of multiple sports such as lawn tennis and squash.

It is played indoors, balls are handmade and solid like a cricket ball and racquets are wooden with a very small sweet spot. Real Tennis is one of the few sports where handicaps are used extensively and players of all abilities can participate equally with each other.

Please come and try!

If you would like to try Real Tennis we offer 2 months free membership including lessons and racquet hire so you can find out if the game is for you. Please contact us to book in at a time that suits you!

Our members include players of all abilities and ages from the young and fast to the older and less sprightly. New members will have games and opponents organised for them so they will quickly meet other members.

 

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Built in 1894, the court is situated on Matthew Bank between Jesmond and South Gosforth
and is only 2-3 miles north of the centre of Newcastle

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