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Exeter Tennis Centre

Exeter Tennis Centre

Location: Streatham Campus, EX4 4QN, 01392 724452

Exeter Tennis Centre is home to some of the best facilities in the South West. Over £3million has been invested in tennis at all levels over the last 15 years, including the construction of 10 indoor courts.  Our facilities include:

  • Four indoor Acrylic courts
  • Six indoor covered Matchplay 2 courts
  • Two outdoor Macadam courts (Mardon Hall)


» Adult tennis

Exeter Tennis Centre runs a comprehensive adult coaching programme throughout the year. Our expert coaches can help adults of all abilities through various group sessions. We also run a variety of pay and play sessions to help you get on court and meet other players. Find out more.

» Junior tennis

Exeter Tennis Centre runs a comprehensive children’s coaching programme throughout the year following the LTA coaching pathway. Our expert coaches help children through various age and abilitiy specific group sessions using relevant equipment. We also run a variety of pay and play sessions to help your child get on court and meet other players. Find out more

» Student Tennis

The student Tennis Club has around 500 members, including performance team players and social members. Membership includes free court time, coaching sessions, cardio sessions and box-leagues. We also offer internal competitions, tournaments, coaching, coach education and qualifications. Find out more regarding the Student Performance Programe here.

» LTA Coach Development Centre

University of Exeter Sport is one of only nine LTA Accredited Coach Development Centre’s in the UK. Coach Development Centres (CDCs) deliver coaching qualifications and continued professional development (CPD) to coaches in a learning orientated environment. To find out more about what we deliver and how we support the LTA, please head to our LTA Coach Development Centre page. 

Court hire

Our tennis courts can be booked by the general public (members will receive a discounted rate).

You can book online or by telephoning 01392 724452 (choose option one).

Court Members Non-members
Peak Off peak Walk-on peak Walk-on off-peak Peak Off-peak Walk-on peak Walk-on off-peak
Indoor Acrylic £15.30 £9.30 £8.30 £6.30 £21 £15.50 £12.40 £12.00
Covered court (carpet) £9.80 £7.30 £5.30 £5.30 £13.80 £13.50 £9.50 £9.50
Outdoor (Mardon Hall) £3.80* £2.70* - - £8* £6.50* - -

*Inclusive members go free


Peak Times

12pm until close


Special offers:

Check Exeter Tennis Centre's Facebook page for the latest offers regarding court hire (usually around half-terms and school holidays).


Victoria Park

The University of Exeter is affiliated with Victoria Park, a friendly and expanding Tennis and Bridge Club located in the heart of Exeter. Vicotria Park has four flood-lit hard courts, a large club house with ample seating, a kitchen,  bar and free WiFi access.  Guests and new members welcomed.If you want to play either tennis or bridge as a complete beginner or an expert,  there are ample opportunities to learn or play competitively as you prefer.


More info :


Club Night and Team Practice


Victoria Park holds three regular club sessions which take place all year round (English Weather Permitting!) Social sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm and Saturday afternoons, followed by tea and cakes. These are doubles sessions open to adult players of all abilities. We encourage new members, or those that are interested in joining, to attend these sessions first. There is no pressure and you will get to play with a variety of players of all ages, abilities and personalities! The emphasis is to mix in and have fun, practice your shots and enjoy your tennis!

Monday nights are team practice nights and are typically attended by players who are involved in playing League Tennis. Again, the games are primarily doubles matches, but the emphasis is more on team practice and offers players a chance to hit together before playing league matches. These sessions typically begin at 6pm.


Coaching at Victoria Park


Monday 13:30-15:00 Adults
  16:00-17:00 Juniors 11-16 yrs
  17:00-18:00 Teen Squad 13-18 yrs
Tuesday 9:00-10:15 Ladies Tennis Tuesdays
Thursday 16:00-17:00 Mini Orange / Green 8-10 yrs
  17:00-18:00 Juniors 11-15 yrs
Friday 10:30-12:00 Adults
Saturday 9:20-10:00 Tots 4-6 yrs
  10:00-11:00 Juniors 11-16 yrs
  11:00-12:00 Teen Squad 14-18 yrs
  12:00-13:00 Mini Red / Orange / Green 6-12 yrs
Sunday 16:45-18:00 Rusty Racquets


Head of coaching at Victoria Park


Jonathan Rycroft is the head coach of Victoria park. In his role at the Tennis Club, Jonathan oversees the entire coaching programme. An LTA Level 4, CCA and PTR assistant coach, he is able to coach groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.

Jonathan's long tennis career has taken him all over world, bringing with it experience of coaching in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America. Along the way he has coached all levels of player, from beginners to nationally ranked juniors, whilst also setting up a number of world tour exhibition matches.

LTA rating 6.2

LTA Level 4 Coach

CCA Coach
PTR Assistant Coach
Phone: 01392 421717 (please leave a message if no answer)
Mobile: 07851296713 (please text)


We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience. 

Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.

For more information about the LTA's Safeguarding Strategy and how to report a safeguarding concern please follow this link.


Welfare and Safeguarding Officers for the Sports Park

Ann Williams

Welfare Officer


Alison Davidson

Safeguarding Officer


Our holiday sessions provide a fun environment for young players of all abilities to improve on-court under the expert guidance of our certified coaching team. We can provide all of the equipment you need, but if you want to bring your own please ensure it is clearly labelled with your name. Please ensure your child wears suitable sports clothing and brings plenty of drinks and snacks to last the whole session. Children must be 5 years and over to attend. 

Summer Camps 2022

Time: 9am til 1pm on all days

Cost per day: £30

July 2022

Monday 25th July – 9am til 1pm   

Tuesday 26th July – 9am til 1pm

Wednesday 27th July – 9am til 1pm

August 2022

Monday 1st August – 9am til 1pm

Tuesday 2nd August – 9am til 1pm

Wednesday 3rd August – 9am til 1pm

Book online or telephone: 01392 724452

For further information regarding our holiday tennis sessions, please contact Ann Williams on or 01392 723699.