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Craven Lawn Tennis Club

Whether it is social or competitive tennis you want, Craven Lawn Tennis Club is the place to be! Established in Gargrave since 1879, the club was started by a group of keen local players, who got together and bought some land alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal where they then built a lovely colonial-style pavilion, hand-rolled the grass and marked out five grass tennis courts!


Today, the club still plays on real grass tennis courts as well as two hard courts. Members also have the use of a Croquet lawn.


Social Play

If you’re looking to meet new people or are returning to the sport, then there’s social tennis all year round, weather permitting! these sessions take place on Sunday afternoons and on Tuesday evenings during the season.


Non-members are welcome to sample what is on offer at the club by attending social tennis sessions on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings during the season.



There’s group coaching all year round as well as private lessons available. Throughout the season the Club Coach runs Junior Coaching for Juniors in various age groups on Saturday mornings.


Competitive Tennis

For those looking for a challenge, the Club runs four mixed, one mens and one ladies league teams. The mixed teams play in divisions 1, 2 and 3 of the Wharfedale League. Whereas the mens and ladies doubles teams play in the Bradford Parks Leagues.



Since Craven Lawn Tennis Club offers a range of memberships, the club is open to all. Rates are affordable, however, the club does charge a joining fee. Visitors are welcome for a small fee.


Outdoor Courts: 7

  • Hard: 2
  • Grass: 5

Indoor Courts: 0


  • Changing Rooms
  • Clubhouse
New Club House, West St, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3RD
01756 749664

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