Meadows Tennis

If you're a regular visitor to The Meadows, you might have already heard the shouts and smashes of players having fun on our outdoor tennis courts.

Want to have a go? You can play on our courts for FREE from October to March and before 4pm Monday to Thursday and before 1pm on Friday April-June and September. At the weekends April-September you can play for free before 10am and after 6pm subject to court availability. If you want to play after dark we have floodlit courts available to book throughout the year. Come along and master your rallies with friends and enjoy some fresh air at the same time.

Venue Summer Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00
Thursday 08:00 - 22:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

We charge for court hire during the following times: April, May, June & September (Monday to Thursday 4pm-8.30pm, Friday 1pm-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm) / July & August (Monday to Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm)

Opening hours for specific activities may differ from venue opening.

Why not try out tennis this Easter Sunday at our FREE Festival of Tennis?

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.

For more information or to book, click here

Get into the swing of things at The Meadows during the Easter holidays (8th April - 19th April 2019).

We offer a range of weekly tennis camps at the Meadows to suit all ages and abilities, see below:

  • Tots Tennis - A fun introduction to tennis for 3-5 year olds with the parent/helper on court.
  • Reds/Orange - Introduces basic tactics and techniques with soft balls in a fun environment age children P1 - P4.
  • Green  - Children P5 - P6 learn tactics and more advanced techniques in a fun environment.
  • Silver/Gold - Introducing the use of tactics and good techniques for all shots for P7 to S6.
  • Active Teens - Focusses on fundamental tennis skills while also developing good game skills.

Come and join our enthusiastic tennis team for some outdoor fun! Book now on 0131 443 0101 or 07766774529

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There's lots to look forward to at The Meadows this coming year. Some of our tennis coaching sessions will being starting up again so keep these key dates for 2019 in your diary:

  • 19th February onward our Tuesday Adult Coaching Sessions for Improvers and Intermediates (19:00-20:30). 
  • 21st February onward our Thursday Adult Coaching Session for Improvers (19:00-20:30).

If you are interested in booking a space in these sessions please call Craiglockhart Tennis Centre on 0121 443 0101 or book via the Edinburgh Leisure App.

Watched tennis on the TV? Always wanted to pick up a racket?

Our four week New to Tennis courses are starting up again for 2019 and will equip you with all the skills you need to begin your tennis journey. We have course running at both Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre and The Meadows over the year.

Our next course block with run 6th February to 27th February on Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:00 at Craiglockhart - Find out more

To book on one of our New to Tennis courses at Craiglockhart please phone 0131 443 0101 or email

Play Tennis

Turn up and play (subject to availability) and if you don't have equipment, racquet hire is available and free during times the courts are staffed.

Adult Coaching

Develop player tennis skills through informal coaching and match play. All sessions must be booked in advance via Craiglockhart Tennis Centre.

To see our full adult coaching programme - Click Here

Junior Coaching

Programme for children and young people from tots as young as 3 years right through to 17 years. We offer both term time and holiday coaching programmes.

Check our handy PDF guide to junior classes. 


We have courts available for hire seven days per week, all year round weather permitting and continue to play during the darker nights on our floodlit courts.

  • Outdoor acrylic courts - 16
  • Floodlit courts - 6
  • Pavilion
  • Equipment hire (when pavilion open)
  • Toilets and disabled toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
We charge for court hire during the following times:
  • April, May, June & September (Monday to Thursday 4pm-8.30pm, Friday 1pm-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm)
  • July & August (Monday to Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm)
Please note: All bookings for The Meadows are made through Craiglockhart Tennis Centre so please ensure you're booking courts for the correct venue. Bookings can also be made on 07766774529.

Find Us

Situated at the east end of The Meadows on Melville Drive.

  • Meadows Tennis, Melville Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 9NL
  • Book via Craiglockhart 0131 443 0101


  •   By Bus: Services by Lothian Buses Buccleuch Street buses 41, 42, 67 and Clerk Street Buses 2, 3, 5, , 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49, N3, N7, N30, N31, N37