Anyone for tennis?
The Tennis Avenue Academy runs the tennis facilities in Manor Park. They manage the hire of these courts to the public and also run a private tennis academy.
There are 8 (newly re-surfaced) all-weather tennis courts available for hire.
(Please note these facilities are provided independently of Kingston Council and the Friends of Manor Park. The Tennis Avenue Academy lease these facilities from the council).
Public court hire
The tennis courts are always available to the public for hire at very reasonable rates. Just turn up and play, subject to availability, or book in advance via the general enquiry-line below.
- Adults: peak £5 per hour, off peak £3.50.
- Concessions £3 peak, off peak £2.
- (Peak being weekdays after 4pm)
If there is nobody around, the managers of the Academy tell us that, you should just let yourself on to a court.
Free weekend coaching for local children
Free weekend coaching is offered to local children:
- Up to 7 years – 9am – 9:45am on Saturdays
- Ages 8-10 – 9am-10am Sundays
Tennis Avenue Academy
This is a friendly ambitious coaching academy run by Hareen Wasantha, Ilge Alpay and Kieran Macarty, who aspire to create top-class junior tennis players. They offer comprehensive full-time tennis & education programmes, led by professional lawn tennis coaches.
They describe the academy as focused on driving progress through quality coaching. They say they do their best to keep their fees as low as possible.
“We believe it is the quality of coaching that is important, not the quality of the facilities. We offer no frills or luxuries, and by keeping our own costs down, we are able to charge much lower fees. Our players train mostly outdoors in all weathers (though we are likely to install a simple “bubble” for next winter at our New Malden academy), which makes our players tougher and instils in them a “can do -no excuses” mentality. Our coaching is second to none and a minimum requirement for all coaches, even those who work with our youngest players, is to have competed at top national standard.”
They list their achievements:
- Longines Future Aces (Roland Garros 2015) finalist
- 6 x GB representatives
- 4 x Tennis Europe winning players
- 9 x Tennis Europe titles (5 singles, 4 doubles); 3 x runners-up (singles)
- 19 x national (grades 1-2) titles
- 13 x International (other) titles
- 9x national top 5 Players
- Further 3 x top 10 players
Get in contact
Contact numbers: Land Line: 020 8336 3516
General Enquiries: 07952 820023
Academy Enquiries: 07886 455661
Website address: http://www.tennisavenue.co.uk