28 April 2020

See you on court (soon)

There is no doubt we have some fantastic facilities for tennis in the UK - and we can't wait to start using them again

It was almost a relief when it rained this week because at least we were not missing the chance to play. But it's been great to see such a range of photos coming in, particularly from clubs this time and as our selection shows, as soon as the lockdown is lifted, there are places to play aplenty. So whether they are courts you use in clubs or parks, do keep your pictures - and your stories about them - coming.

This week's prize can of balls goes to Maddie Maxwell for her second set of lovely pictures and for all her efforts in running a tennis tournament locally. It's such a shame the finals couldn't happen this year but we do hope the event comes back bigger and stronger next time.

Main photo Barnt Green Sport Club, Birmingham/James Crockford Photography



  • Do not go outside if you are self-isolating or have Coronavirus symptoms
  • Do not make an unnecessary trip to your courts just to take a picture. In many countries, neighbourhood walks are limited to a 1km distance from your home and we recommend this precaution.
  • Do not touch gates, handles or other fixtures and fittings and do not go on the courts themselves. Do not take your racket or other tennis equipment.
  • Do not linger - shoot and keep going on your way!
  • Do not ask others to use your camera or phone.
  • At all times, employ the recommended 2 meter social distancing from other people you may meet.
  • Turn round and go another way if the park is too busy
  • Do not include any children in the pictures (unless they are your own and you are happy for us to publish them in which case please make that clear when you send them).

Send your pictures (high res please), to info@localtennisleagues.com. Please tell us the name and location of the courts and add a note giving us permission to add them to the website. If we get a lot of nice submissions we'll award a prize to the best!

But remember...

Only do this if it is safe for you and others. Do not make any long or unnecessary trips. We love tennis and we want to it to start again as soon as possible and we want you and everyone else to be safe and well to play.