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Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club


Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club is one of only 26 Real Tennis courts in the UK and 45 in the world. Built in 1894, the court is situated on Matthew Bank between Jesmond and South Gosforth and is only a few miles from the centre of Newcastle. The sport has grown over the last 15 years with four new courts built in England and an expanding membership. Jesmond has more members today that at any point in its history and new potential members are always welcome.

Real Tennis is one of the few sports where handicaps are used extensively and players of all abilities can participate equally with each other. In fact, in handicap tournaments it is the better players (or lower handicaps) who are under the most pressure.

If you would like to come and try the game you will be made very welcome. Club racquets are available for beginners and introductory lessons will be arranged.

Our members include players of all abilities, both sexes and all 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.

Who should try Real TennisRetired squash players find the game less strenuous, but equally satisfying and enjoy the tactical nature of matches.

Cricketers and golfers should play in the winter to keep their eye in.

Anyone with a desire to play a game competitively or for fun.

Students - Newcastle, Northumbria & Durham Universities play regularly.

Children as young as nine can play, although for some the racket is too heavy. Around 10-12 years old would be the best age to start playing. Every summer we hold junior coaching weeks during the summer holidays.

Opening Times

Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)



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