Cambridge University Real Tennis Club
Real tennis is the pre-cursor to the modern lawn tennis game. The game is undergoing an enormous revival with new courts springing up every year. Cambridge University Real Tennis Club is among the best facilities in the country with two courts. The club continue to invest in the facilities and staff to ensure members reach their potential.
The two courts at Cambridge were built in 1866 and 1890. However, the latter was converted into four squash courts in 1933. Since 1999 both courts have been restored to real tennis courts. And the centre been the venue of many competitions.
You can easily book a court for your own game. Play with friends or other members. And if you’re struggling to find a partner, the pros are on hand to match you with another member of a suitable standard.
Kees Ludekens is the club’s Senior Professional. Two other pros assist him in the running of the club. All are available for coaching, from introduction classes through the whole range to highly technical techniques on a one-to-one basis. So if you’re just starting out or looking to improve, Kees and the team will help you grow and develop.
Match play is at the heart of the real tennis game. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the centre hosts regular tournaments and competitions. In addition to external fixtures, many friendly club tournaments take place each year.
Membership of the Cambridge University Real Tennis Club is open to all and not just university students. Guests are also very welcome.
Cambridge University Real Tennis Club also has a well stocked pro shop. The pros are available to restring, retape or repair racquets. Sports massages are also available on site.