With the sun shining it’s time to dust off those rackets and sign to play at one of several Windermere Tennis clubs. It’s the 2nd week of the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, so it’s all to play for. Whether you’re a seasoned tennis player, an amateur or just wanting to try your luck, there are a number of tennis courts in Windermere to choose from.
Windermere Lawn Tennis Club
Our first stop is at the Windermere Lawn Tennis Club, in the Queens Recreational Ground. There are only 2 courts, but they are both modern and well looked after. In fact, they have recently been laid, you can almost smell the freshly painted baseline.
The courts are available to all standards and ages, plus they hold “Social Tennis” events Tuesday and Sunday evenings from 6.30pm. It is here where both Windermere Tennis clubs members and guests come together for an evening of fun and games.
Better Glebe Park, Bowness-on-Windermere
If you’re looking for things to do in Windermere that are near to Lake Windermere itself, then Better Glebe Park is worth a visit. It’s much more than just a couple of tennis courts in the Lake District. There’s crazy golf, pitch and put and even a 9 hole football golf course – and there you were thinking you could get away from the World Cup!
Windermere Golf and Country Club
As well as staying in a spa hotel in the Lake District, you can enjoy another personal experience at the Windermere Golf and Country Club. Book now and you too can have your own tennis instructor during your holiday in Windermere.
You don’t have to be a member. So even if it’s just for a short session you will soon return home a better player. If you are really looking to treat yourself though, those muscles could probably do with a massage, once you’ve finished your session. So why not use the spa facilities at Aphrodites Lodge, where you can also enjoy your own relaxing hot tub.
Queens Park, Windermere
If your spa break in Windermere doesn’t quite stretch to some private coaching, there are still plenty of courts around. Head over to Park Road and you will find Queen’s Park, where you can practice your backhand in public. Not only that, but there’s both a football and cricket pitch, along with crown green bowling and a squash pavilion.
White Platts, Ambleside
It’s easy to venture further than Lake Windermere in the Lake District, regardless of if you’re driving or using public transport. White Platts is only a stone’s throw away at nearby Ambleside. There’s a strong emphasis on golf, with both crazy golf and a 90-meter hole to aim for. That said, there are also 3 full-size tennis courts available.
There is of course always the risk of rain or light showers. The covers being pulled over centre court at Wimbledon is almost as symbolic as the champagne, strawberries and cream.
Although whatever the weather, you will have earnt your spa break in the Lake District. So how about booking your spa hotel in Windermere today.