Tennis in Barnet
Tennis in parks
There are over 50 tennis courts available in Barnet, across 22 of our parks and green spaces.
All courts must be booked in advance, Hendon park and Victoria park must be booked, the charges are £7 per hour, concessionary rates are available. All other courts are currently free to play.
Bookings can be made 7 days in advance and new bookings open from 7pm each day. For example, bookings will open at 7pm on 1 January for play on 9 January.
Court bookings are made for 1 hour on the hour and if arrive late, missed time cannot be added to the end of your session. We ask that all players respect their booking time and play only within your booked session in order to allow others to play.
Find your local court in our list of parks
Cancel a booking
Bookings can be amended or cancelled via the bookings portal although any cancellations within 24 hours for paid bookings will not be refunded.
Updated charging policy from 4 September 2023
From Monday 4 September 2023 a new charging model is being introduced across all courts in Barnet’s parks, this will include;
The introduction of Annual Season Tickets – on sale from Monday 14 August 2023 via the bookings portal
- Adults £35 per year
- Concessions £15 per year Under 16s and over 60s
- Holders will be able to make two hour long bookings per week at no extra charge
Non annual season ticket holders;
- Hourly charge in line with the councils current fees and charges
- Adults £8.00 per hour
- Concessions £4.00 per hour
Free to play sessions
- Monday to Friday, 10 to11am, 4 to 5pm and 5 to 6pm across all courts.
How to access the courts
An access pin code is issued when you make a booking and is sent to you via email.
Your pin code will work from 15 minutes before your booking to 15 minutes after the start of your booking.
Check your booking confirmation for your PIN. All sites require the * to be pressed first except Victoria Park (Finchley) where it is not required.
Why we charge for tennis in parks
Following approval at the Environment and Climate Change Committee in November 2022 the council started to update the running of tennis courts in Barnet’s Parks and an investment programme.
During 2023 the majority of the boroughs courts have been or are currently in the process of being refurbished in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), in excess of £1m is being invested in courts and access control gates as part of the project.
A condition of the grant from the LTA and as set out in the November 2022 committee paper a fund is being set up to cover future repairs and works in order to keep the courts in good condition. The fund and court maintenance costs will be funded through the charges raised, We aim to have a sustainable model for tennis in parks.