About our club

Our beautiful court is a rare historical and sporting asset to the north east region and we are pleased to show people round and give them a chance to try the “original” tennis.

Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club

We are one of only 39 clubs in the world. Built in 1894, the court is situated on Matthew Bank between Jesmond and South Gosforth and is only 2-3 miles north of the centre of Newcastle.  The sport has grown over the last 15 years with four new courts built in England and an expanding membership.  

 

Our beautiful court is a rare historical and sporting asset to the north east region

we are pleased to show people round and give them a chance to try the “original” tennis.

Every year many local schools and historical societies’ take a tour or can play here . 

Real Tennis is one of the few sports where handicaps are used extensively and players of all abilities can participate equally with each other. In fact, in handicap tournaments it is the better players (or lower handicaps) who are under the most pressure.

Who should try Real Tennis?

  • Any racket sport players will enjoy the challenge.
  • Cricketers and golfers will see the similarity in the ball timing and technique.
  • Anyone with a desire to play a game competitively or for fun.
  • Students – Newcastle, Northumbria & Durham Universities play regularly.

Our members include players of all abilities and ages from the young and fast to the older and less sprightly. New members will have games and opponents organised for them so they will quickly meet other members.