Free Festival of Tennis at Craiglockhart
Why not try out tennis this Easter Sunday at our FREE Festival of Tennis?
Join us Easter Sunday 21st April (2 - 4) for a fun filled afternoon at Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre.
Try out the amazing tennis activities Craiglockhart has for adults and children of all abilities, as well as offers and giveaways from Gannon Sports and product demos from the UK’s leading brands.
Know someone looking to try tennis or pick it up again? Our festival is completely free for members and non-members so feel free to bring a friend to join in the fun too.
Keep the kids entertained with activities available for ages 3 and up - Book Below
Whether you're new to tennis or looking to improve your serve we've got something for you - Book Below
Offers, Giveaways, and more!
There's plenty of exciting things going on at our festival. See the bottom of our page to see what's on
How to book
See for yourself what Craiglockhart has on offer with our tennis sessions for kids and adults of all abilities. Don't want to miss out? Book your session to secure your spot in of our many sessions.
Online or app bookings can be made for our sessions from 7th April by clicking BOOK NOW or using app, alternatively call 0131 444 1969 or ask in venue to book a session.
We've got lots on for all ages and abilities all afternoon during our Festival of Tennis. See below to find out what is on:
Outdoor Court 1: Tots/Red 3 - 6 years
Fun tennis circuit of different co-ordination and hitting activities for children aged 3-6 yrs to try out with their parents. All equipment will be provided. Please note that parents/carers must accompany children for this session
Outdoor Court 2: Green/Orange 6 - 9 years
Tennis activities and fun games led by Coaches for children aged 6-9 years. No previous experience required and all equipment will be provided
Outdoor Court 3: Yellow Ball 10 - 17 years
Tennis activities and fun games led by Coaches for children and young people aged 10-17 years. No previous experience required and all equipment will be provided.
Outdoor Court 4: Adult Beginners
Introduction to basic tennis shots by our coaches.No previous tennis experience required and all equipment will be provided
Outdoor Court 5: Adult Improvers
This session is aimed at players who can serve, rally and play points and will involve some coach-led hitting and serving drills and matchplay
Gannon Sports - Offers, giveaways, and more!
Gannon Sports, Scotland's leading racket experts and retailers, have lots going over the course of the day. There will be offers on the products they stock as well as giveaways to enjoy whilst you are at Craiglockhart.
Gannon Sports, has provided a racquet stringing services for over 30 years and has grown into a sports retailer with a reputation for carrying great products backed up by excellent advice and customer care. Their outlet at Craiglockhart is located a reception of the Craiglockhart Leisure Centre
The focus of this outlet is racquet sports (including a superb string service), running and fitness gear. Retailing a strong mix of general sports equipment, Gannon are happy to bring in special orders.
Our tennis marketplace will be showcasing a variety of tennis related products from the UK's leading brands. Including expos from Wilson, Babolat, Head, Dunlop, and Yonex.
Get the chance to demo rackets and other products as well as finding more out about the tennis products they offer from the brands themselves.
Pop along to our indoor courts (Courts 1 - 4) to visit the tennis marketplace which will be running all day during the festival.
World Record Attempt
Gannon Sports will also be attempting to break the world record for stringing a tennis racquet.
With over 30 years experience in racquet string services the team of 4 are confident that they can bring in a world record for the fastest time to string a tennis racquet.
The team at Gannon have been practicing hard to shave off as much time off of the 15 minute benchmark and have clocked in impressive practice times in their preparations to break the record by as much time as they can.
Will it be a world record Gannon Sports? Don't miss out on their exciting effort during the festival!
Also on during the festival
ROGY Tour will be running a tournament for 8U teams during the festival. ROGY is an independently run tennis compeition for children playing in red, orange, green, or yellow tennis classes. Participants can sign on in teams of 3 players and the tournament will cater for different levels of ability.
For more information about the tournament or to register with ROGY Tour - Click Here
Disability Tennis Demonstration
Advantage Tennis will be holding have a go sessions as well as a demonstration on our indoor courts on court 5.
The programme is a disability tennis programme that provides coaching and support to players across Edinburgh and the East of Scotland.
To find out more - Click here