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The smell of cut grass. Really bad outfits. An excuse to start drinking Pimms before noon. It must be summer. That means lots of the aforementioned and WIMBLEDON, one of the greatest sporting events in the world.

In celebration, it’s the One Stop Buzz Shop Top 5 places to get swinging (and I don’t mean keys in bowls

1 Heaton Tennis and Squash Club

Situated in the sprawling diversity of the Bradford district, Heaton TS is both a glowing beacon of tradition and ultra modern attitudes to the accessibility of tennis (and other sports) to every person in all communities with differing abilities.

In their words…

Established in 1927, our illustrious club hosted such players as Bunny Austin, Fred Perry and A.J. Smith who not only played at Wimbledon, but took a set off Jan Borota using a borrowed racket! The club continues to serve the local community and provides some of the best facilities in the area for tennis and squash. ​Along with superb racket facilities we also boast a well-equipped fitness suite, male & female saunas, and a comfortable bar and superb food delivered via The Hidden Kitchen.​We are particularly proud of our sporting achievements, in addition to holding England Squash Accreditation (Bronze Level), we are a Lawn Tennis Association Performance Club & a Sport England Club Mark accredited club & also a Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association Mini Tennis Accredited Centre. Twitter: @HeatonTS


2 Hallamshire Tennis Club

Another bells, whistles and all dancing (not like your distant relative at a wedding) tennis and sport club with bags of benefits.

In their words…

We have a rich history of tennis since being established in 1885, we have been a part of the history of sport in Sheffield for well over a century. Hallamshire tennis is also the home club of 2012 mens’ doubles Wimbledon champion Jonathan Marray.As a members’ club it is our aim to meet our members’ needs. We have a dynamic and varied tennis programme which runs all year round on our excellent indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Our courts are built to a professional standard and we have both acrylic and synthetic grass courts, so you can refine your game on different surfaces.

We have indoor courts available, so you can play whatever the weather.



3 Chapel Allerton

A club seeped in age old tennis honours after its founding in 1880. The 16 tennis courts of Chapel-A rank as one of the most equipped clubs in the North. Their history includes the pre Wimbledon qualifiers being held there and the club is also big on squash, gym, classes and an array of well sourced workshops.

In their words…

We pride ourselves on accommodating for all ages and abilities from beginners and intermediate level through to Top County and national team tennis. Whether you are after coaching, social play, box leagues, team competition, or simply a court to play with friends, Chapel A has it all.

4 York

With new courts and a wealth of facilities this is York Tennis Club for the people. Don’t take my word for it, take it from them.

In their words…

The ethos of York Tennis Club is to be fully inclusive of all standards, to promote a love for tennis and have fun, both on and off the court.The quiet setting of our six Astroturf courts, five of which are floodlit, provides a lovely setting and playing environment for players and spectators alike. The club however, is so much more than its superb courts and facilities, as it has friendly and welcoming members who nurture an informal and sociable atmosphere, on and off the court.

5 Queens Sport Club, Halifax


Another superb club offering six flood-lit courts, two indoor, numerous squash courts, a gym and plenty of events in the appealing social area for food and drinks.


In their words

Queens is a well-established club offering great facilities within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It is the place to be for serious (or not-so-serious) training, competing and socialising, in the gym, on the courts, in the coffee bar or lounge bar.

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