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Thistle Tennis Club

Situated in the Craiglockhart / Colinton area of Edinburgh, Thistle Tennis Club is one of Scotland’s most established tennis clubs. The club offers social tennis, coaching for all ages, as well as competitive play.


New for 2017 are 2 Padel courts. All are welcome to try them! Becoming a member of Thistle Padel club allows you to join and take advantage of reduced rates for Padel Tennis. It’s easily, one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Also it’s great fun!


Social Play

Whether you want to book a court for your own games or get stuck into club sessions, Thistle Tennis Club offers plenty of both. Weekly social tennis enables all members to stay active and playing tennis while meeting new people. Members are also free to book courts for their own game and with plenty of free court, you can play as often as you feel like it!



The excellent club coaches offer a strong junior coaching programme for all ages and abilities. Adult also benefit from an extensive coaching programme. So if you need help sorting your serve or some general tips on your match play, the team are on hand to help you develop your tennis playing.


Competitive Tennis

Thistle Tennis offers a whole load of competitive tennis. Mens, ladies and mixed teams in the East of Scotland Leagues. The mens team won both the league and interclub singles in 2016. Juniors compete in the Aegon team tennis. And if you’re not quite ready for league play, the club hosts a number of club ladders and competitions which are open to all.



Thistle Tennis Club offers a 50% discount for new members in their first year. Joining couldn’t be simpler. And you can even become a member online. All you need to do is select your membership category. Choice between paying monthly or an one-off annual fee. Then complete the form and you’re done!



In addition to the busy court schedule, a variety of social events for members of all ages take place throughout the year. These include tennis BBQs in the summer, an annual quiz nights and tennis social events.

Outdoor Courts: 6

  • Floodlit: 2

Indoor Courts: 0


  • Clubhouse
Paties Recreation Ground, Colinton Road, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, EH14 1EF
07769 648374

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