10 Tennis Clubs Near Selby & York, North Yorkshire

Selby and York – both in North Yorkshire – have a number of great LTA-registered tennis clubs in their local areas. Here we look at 10 of them to give you an idea of the kind of clubs nearby, what facilities are available and how you can get playing tennis in York and Selby.

  • Bubwith Tennis Club
  • Cawood Tennis Club
  • Cliffe Tennis Club
  • Fulford Tennis Club
  • Pocklington Tennis Club
  • Poppleton Lawn Tennis Club
  • Rowntree Park Tennis Club
  • Selby Tennis Club
  • Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club
  • York Tennis Club

Bubwith Tennis Club

Bubwith Playing Fields, Main Street, Bubwith, YO8 6LT

Set in a small village close to the border between East and North Yorkshire, this friendly club extends a warm welcome to anyone wanting to play tennis – no matter their standard of play. With three artificial grass courts – one of which is floodlit – tennis can be played in Bubwith all year round.

Membership fees are reasonable – especially the family membership which is open to couples as well as larger family groups – and there are regular events such as club nights, friendly monthly tournaments, and social occasions. The club’s 24-Hour Tennis Marathon regularly raises funds for the club and local good causes.

Bubwith Tennis Club has teams in the National Premier League, Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, York Men’s Tennis League, and York & District Mixed Tennis League.

The club can be found in the grounds of Bubwith Leisure & Sports Centre and is approximately 8 miles from Selby, 6 miles from Howden and 14 miles from York.

Bubwith Tennis Club

Cawood Tennis Club

The Playing Fields, Maypole Gardens, Off Wistowgate, Cawood, Y08 3TG

With three floodlit, all-weather courts, a practice wall and a clubhouse with changing facilities, this village club has great facilities. Two weekly club sessions allow members to mix and develop their games, with coaching also available for both adult and junior members.

Competitive tennis is to be found with the club’s teams which compete in the York & District Mixed Tennis League and the York Men’s League.

Membership is available and the club can also be used by non-members.

Cawood is 11 miles from York and 4 miles from Selby.

Cawood Tennis Club

Cliffe Tennis Club

Oxen Lane, Cliffe, Selby, YO8 6NS

This welcoming club can be found in a small village between Selby and Howden. With three hard courts, the club offers members and guests various opportunities to get playing.

There is a great open, rural feel to the club’s location, with the village sport’s field on one side and farmland on the other.

Club Nights kick off the week on Mondays, with coaching taking place on various days with a LTA level 3 accredited coach.

Cliffe is represented in a number of tennis leagues including the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, Hull Men’s Tennis League, and York & District Mixed Tennis League.

Cliffe is located 4 miles from Selby and 14 miles from York.

Cliffe Tennis Club

Fulford Tennis Club

Fulfordgate, Fulford, York, YO10 4LY

Found in the east side of the historic city of York, Fulford Tennis Club welcomes players of all ages, and all standards.

Along with playing in the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, Hull Men’s Tennis League, and York & District Mixed Tennis League, the club also holds a number of internal tournaments (including ones that include fish & chips or strawberries & prosecco!).

There is an extensive coaching offering, including tennis camps during school holidays.

As well as the usual annual membership options, Fulford Tennis Club also offers monthly memberships – perfect for anyone wanting to give tennis a go, or check out the club, ahead of committing to a full 12 months.

Courts can be booked online by members through the LTA-backed ClubSpark system.

Fulford Tennis Club is situated some 2 miles from the centre of York.

Fulford Tennis Club

Pocklington Tennis Club

West Green, Pocklington, YO42 2NH

2019’s Yorkshire Tennis Club of the Year, Pocklington Tennis Club boasts six all-weather courts, 4 of which have floodlights. Having recently celebrated its centenary, Pocklington has established itself as one of the area’s premier clubs.

The club finds itself between two distinct areas, meaning that it plays league tennis is a wide range of places. Its teams feature in various double leagues in York and Driffield – meaning that they could play anywhere from Harrogate to Bridlington.

Pocklington’s coaching setup is well recognised too, with head coach Sean Evans awarded Development Coach of the Year 2021 by Yorkshire Tennis.

Entry to the club is through a coded gate entry system, with court booking (including floodlight use) made through the ClubSpark system.

Pocklington Tennis Club is 13 miles from York and 20 miles from Selby.

Pocklington Tennis Club

Poppleton Lawn Tennis Club

Main Street, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6JT

“York’s best known village club”, as it claims to be, is located just outside of the city’s ring road, to the west of the city centre.

With a total of six floodlit courts (three hard, three artificial grass), the club also includes a conservatory clubhouse. Next door, in the Poppleton Centre, members can also access a bar-café, toilets, changing rooms and showers.

As well as a large number of men’s, ladies and mixed teams competing in local York tennis leagues, Poppleton also have a men’s team in AEGON Men’s Team Tennis Yorkshire, for both doubles and singles.

With a team of coaches, Poppleton offers excellent coaching from beginners to improvers and beyond.

The centre of York is a 5-mile journey away.

Poppleton Tennis Club

Rowntree Park Tennis Club

Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York, YO23 1JQ

York’s Rowntree Park Tennis Club is set in the most picturesque of surroundings. A stone’s throw away from the River Ouse, the tennis club is a small part of a 30-acre park, which also includes ponds (complete with ducks and geese), extensive children’s play areas, and skate park – all just a short stroll from the city centre.

The club itself offers six courts – three of which can be used by non-members. As well as being represented in the York Men’s and Mixed leagues, along with the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League, the club organises its own internal ladder and box leagues for some added friendly competition.

Coaching sessions and holiday camps are available, as is the popular “Tennis For Kids” introductory course backed by the LTA.

Off-peak membership options provide even greater value for money.

The centre of York is about one mile away – so a leisurely 20 minute walk.

Rowntree Park Tennis Club

Selby Tennis Club

Court Drive (Off Leeds Road), Selby, YO8 4JQ

Hidden away, just off of one of the main roads into Selby, Selby Tennis Club comprises of three all-weather courts, along with a clubhouse, all set in well-maintained grounds.

With three club sessions during the summer (and one that continues throughout the year) there are plenty of chances to meet other members, play socially and develop your tennis game. For those looking to improve further, coaching sessions are also available for adults and younger players. The club has teams in the York Men’s Tennis League.

Membership prices are extremely good, especially the exceptional family option. But, of course, you don’t need to join at all should you not wish to do so, with Selby Tennis Club welcoming players on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Selby Tennis Club is located 1 mile from the town centre.

Selby Tennis Club

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club

Main Street, York, YO41 4JW

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club is unique on this list as, along with two all-weather courts, it also boasts two well-kept grass courts, given local tennis players a different experience compared to other clubs in the area.

The club is extremely active in local tennis leagues, with the mixed teams particularly popular. Sutton Upon Derwent also runs a number of its own tournaments, including singles and family competitions.

The usual group coaching options are also available, as is 1-2-1 coaching for more specific coaching requirements. Tennis camps are also offered during school holidays.

And if you really get into the club, you can even purchase a few items from their limited edition clothing line which was introduced in 2022.

8 miles outside of York, Sutton upon Derwent is 17 miles away from Selby.

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club

York Tennis Club

Shipton Road, York, YO30 5RE

The six astroturf courts of York Tennis Club can be found in the grounds of York Sports Club in Clifton Park. With all the courts fitted with LED floodlights, the club offers tennis throughout the year.

In addition to having teams in the York Mixed, Men’s and Ladies leagues, the club also features in the Barkston Ash Lawn Tennis League. For those who are not looking to be quite that competitive, club play sessions take place 6 times a week, at various times, all year round.

York have a focus on development with a large number of coaching options for all ages, including individual session in additional to group coaching.

Membership options include the option to be a day member, given you access to the courts on weekdays up to 5pm, at a reduced cost.

York Sports Club also offers cricket, squash and rugby, along with a bar and function rooms.

York Tennis Club is 2 miles from the centre of York.

York Tennis Club
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