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Prested Hall Real and Lawn Tennis Club

Prested Hall Real and Lawn Tennis Club offer both Real Tennis and Lawn Tennis. Real Tennis, sometimes known as Royal Tennis is a fascinating indoor racket sport. And is consider to be the original Tudor game, from which lawn tennis has evolved. There have been no real tennis courts in Essex since the reign of Henry VIII who played at a court in Chelmsford. However, there are now two courts at Prested.


Some liken the game to a combination of squash, chess and snooker on court. It is a game of tactics which can be played either with speed or guile, making it an ideal game for all ages. Some people start at an early age, others in their middle years, and plenty don’t try it until they have retired!


In addition to Real Tennis, Prested has three outdoor lawn tennis courts.


Social Play

You can book a either court and enjoy a game with friends. Ladies lawn tennis members meet for a club session each week.



You can develop your Real Tennis playing with a coaching session from the resident pro. However, if lawn tennis is more your thing, then a professional coach is available. Juniors also benefit from a lively schedule of lawn tennis classes.


Competitive Tennis

Both games are perfect as a competitive sport. Since Real Tennis has a unique rating system, all players have a rating. The club also has a summer Club Tournament for lawn tennis players.



Prested Hall Real and Lawn Tennis Club offers a courts and lessons on a pay and play basis. This means you pay for exactly what you use.



Prested Hall is a superb hotel and venue for weddings and special occasions. The hotel’s Elemis spa is also available to all and is the perfect place to unwind.

Outdoor Courts: 3

Indoor Courts: 2


  • Changing Rooms
  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Function Room
Prested Hall Chase, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE
01376 573300

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