Anyone for Tennis in the Lake District?
The expression “Anyone for tennis” is rolled around as often as the “new balls please” at Wimbledon. However, where did the phrase originate? Well, it’s believed to have stemmed from the Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Having derived from the original line “Anybody on for a game of tennis?” from his 1914 play “Misalliance”.
If you’re visiting Windermere, then you may wish to ask “Anyone for tennis in the Lake District?”. In which case here are a few tennis courts in the Lake District to challenge someone to a game.
Windermere Lawn Tennis Club
Starting in Windermere itself and not too far away from your Boutique Spa Suite, is the Windermere Tennis Club. Priding itself on welcoming all levels, it doesn’t matter if you’re the next Roger Federer, Serena Williams or merely picking up a racket for the first time.
You can find the all-weather courts in Queens Recreation Ground. If you want to play on the same team as your partner, then there’s “social tennis” available on Tuesday and Sundays. Alternatively, you can always hire your own private coach.
Better Glebe Park
Another park to try your hand at tennis in the Lake District is Better Glebe Park. Again located near the beautiful Lake Windermere. There are 3 courts available to hire, which are open all through the summer season. Although expect them to be busy over the next couple of weeks, as everyone is caught up in the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
Having said that, if the courts do get too busy – you can always try your luck at mini golf and pitch and putt. If, however, you fancy something different, then there are 9 holes off the fun “foot-golf” instead.
Keswick & Braithwaite Lawn Tennis Club
Elsewhere in Cumbria, you can find plenty more tennis courts in the Lake District. Keswick & Braithwaite Lawn Tennis Club for example. Just like the famous courts of Wimbledon, the grass courts are immaculate. Plus you can book your own tennis coach at Braithwaite Hard Courts every Sunday.
White Platts, Ambleside
Another complex that combines other outdoor activities is at White Platts in Ambleside. Not only can you enjoy playing tennis, again there are a number of golfing facilities available too. If it’s the tennis you’re after though, it’s worth arriving early as the 3 courts are likely to busy all day.
Penrith Leisure Centre
Whatever time of year you are visiting the Lake District, you can’t always guarantee the dry weather. If you follow the tennis at Wimbledon, you may well have noticed the additional glass roof in recent years. As such it’s not just the wet winters when you have to think of playing undercover, the Great British weather plays its part in the summer too! As such, located on the outskirts of the Lakes is Penrith just across the border. Here you can make the most of the indoor facilities.
Book a Windermere Boutique Spa Suite and pack your racket, ready to play tennis in the Lake District. You’ll soon be longing to relax in a private hot tub in Windermere. Don’t forget you can also book in for a sports massage at the nearby Aphrodites Lodge Spa Hotel.