The Meadows Tennis has 16 outdoor painted tarmac courts to play on in the heart of the city. You don’t need to be a member of any club -  anyone can enjoy one of the best tennis experiences in Edinburgh.

From 1st October 2023 to 31st March 2024 you do not have to book to play on our courts, simply just come along and enjoy a game on a free court. We also offer 6 Floodlit Courts during this period that are bookable from 4-10pm 7 days a week and these can be booked via our App or by visiting here.

We're also proud to offer tennis coaching programmes at the Meadows and Craiglockhart Tennis Centre.

Please read our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking. Any problems see our step by step guide to booking classes.

Court Bookings for the Meadows Tennis Courts can be found under Craiglockhart on the Edinburgh Leisure App - click the Meadows Tennis Bookings tile

Meadows Tennis has been awarded Tennis Scotland's Park of the Year Award 2024. This award recognises the achievements of the venue in coaching, community engagement and growing tennis participation in their area. 
Well done to all the team at Meadows Tennis for their hard work and dedication in delivering Tennis at the Meadows.

Come along to our adult coaching sessions at the Meadows on our floodlit courts.


18:30 - 20:00 Adult Beginner - Ideal for those who have some basic skills or have completed the New to Tennis 4-week course. 


09:30 - 11:00 Improvers Session - These sessions are aimed at those who have some tennis experience, can serve, keep score and get a rally going.

You can book your adult class each week on our app or on our website's 'Book Now' page (just like a fitness class or a gym session).

All Adult Coaching Courses can be found on the Edinburgh Leisure App under Craiglockhart (for sessions at either Craiglockhart or the Meadows)  - click the Adult Coached Tennis Sessions tile

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Our junior tennis coaching programme at Edinburgh Leisure is recognised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as being second to none. See our classes,  timetable, space availability and request to book a junior class by visiting the Coaching HomePortal.

We have a fantastic choice of sessions for adults to develop skills through a combination of informal coaching and matchplay. We run these sessions at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre and the Meadows. Bookable on our Coaching HomePortal.

You are now able to use our Coaching HomePortal to book and pay online for classes.  The Coaching HomePortal also allows you to book into additional classes, add siblings to your account and book them into a suitable class.

  • Current customers without an activated Coaching HomePortal account - please activate your account first. Click here for a guide to help you activate your account.

  • Current customers with an activated Coaching HomePortal account - Click here to go to the Coaching HomePortal.  When booking your class please ensure you enter your email and password under the Returning Customers section.

  • New customers - Click here to go to the Coaching Homeportal.  Once you have selected your class, select the option to Register as a new customer.

Once you have booked and paid online, and received your confirmation, your space is guaranteed.  Click here for more information on our classes and the changes we are making. 

Cafe Refresh

Cafe Refresh at the Meadows is open 7 days per week during the summer season from April to September. 

We offer extended opening hours during the Easter and Summer School Holidays. Please see full details below.  

Opening Hours  

  Easter Holidays  

30 March - 14 April

  Summer Holidays  

    1 July - 13 August


15 April - 30 June and
14 Aug - 30 Sep 

Monday09:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00

Wednesday09:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:0009:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Racquet Sports
Outdoor Tennis
Casual Visit £11.50
Concessionary Card Holder £8.75
Junior or Disability Card Holder £6.25

Tennis Racquets at the Meadows are only available to hire from 1st April - September 30th from the pavilion. 

The equipment is free to hire with a form of ID left as a deposit. 

Equipment hire between June and August is only available until 8 pm Monday to Friday and until 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Between 1st October and the end of March, tennis players must bring their own equipment.

Keen for a hit but got no-one to partner? Short a player from your regular doubles four? 

The Find a Player app lets you see and contact local players in the area looking to join a game.

A great way to meet new people and try a new sport. 

Find out more and download the completely free App at the link below.

Find a Player


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