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. 

Don't let the dark winter months stop you from perfecting your rallies and serves. With our floodlit courts available, book a court, bring your friends and enjoy some fresh air this winter.

Floodlit tennis will be available to book from the 1st of October

Venue Winter Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 22:00
Thursday 16:00 - 22:00
Friday 16:00 - 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). Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday 08.00 -20.00, Saturday and Sunday 09.00-17.00.

Opening hours for specific activities may differ from venue opening.

The days are starting to get long again and that can only mean one thing: more time for tennis!

Get back in the swing of things with our adult tennis coaching at The Meadows. 

  • Adult Improver - Get a rally going and build up some tennis experience with our improver sessions. Perfect for those with basic tennis experience such as serving and returning, looking to improve their game and skills.
  • Adult Intermediate - Already got a good level of experience? For those looking to learn more our coaches will guide you through more advanced drills and tactical situations to work on your skills. 

Book a session via our app or online - Click Here

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

Our four week New to Tennis courses are starting up again for 2020 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.

For details on our next courses click here – Find Out More 

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

Did you know we also offer floodlit tennis? At Edinburgh Leisure we believe that you should be able to continue doing the things you love, even during the dark winter months. With the option to hire our floodlit courts, you now have the opportunity to continue that Wimbledon fever into the new year, and perfect your rallies and serves!

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 are committed to reducing single use items at Edinburgh Leisure.

Bring a reusable cup to any Café Refresh and save 15p on any hot drink.


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, East Meadows Pavilion, 1 North Meadow Walk, Edinburgh, EH8 9NN
  • 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