There is a vibrant tennis scene at Ilkley offering something for all ages and abilities. The Club has:

  • 5 indoor acrylic courts
  • 6 outdoor floodlit courts (3 acrylic and 3 artificial grass)
  • 14 grass courts (open May to September)

Whether you just want to play with friends and family, take part in the many social events and activities or enjoy the more competitive aspects playing team tennis and tournaments, we have something to suit your needs.

Tennis Information

With several leagues and ladders, we offer the opportunity for our members to play social tennis; whether singles, doubles or mixed, with a range of options throughout the seasons.

For those who’d like a more competitive match our Adult Box Leagues with two month rounds, are also in operation throughout the year. Divided into boxes of seven or eight, players can arrange to play at a time which suits them.

The Club is well represented by its players in regional League Tennis, with teams in the Yorkshire League and the Wharfedale Mixed Doubles League.

Ilkley Tennis Club is also proud of its place within the community, with clubs for pupils and coaching for juniors at St Mary’s School in Menston, as well as our partnership with Cross Hills Tennis Club in North Yorkshire.

To sign up for any of our coaching or competitions or for more information speak with our team at The Club.

Indoor Court Costs

  • 8:30am-9:30am £15 per hour
  • 9:30am-11:30am £17 per hour
  • 11:30am -6:30pm £15 per hour
  • 6:30pm onward £17 per hour

Walk on rate – Booked up to 15mins before time of court access

Adults = £10.

Junior (under 18) = £3.50

Tennis Tykes

Tennis Tykes is a play and coaching programme for 2-4 year-olds, taught by The Club’s qualified coaches. Using mini tennis equipment, youngsters can have fun whilst improving coordination and agility and developing vital social skills. Find out more here:

Tennis Term Dates

2017/18 Terms

Autumn Term

September 11th – December 17th Spring Term

Half term – 23rd – 29th October – no coaching

Spring Term

January 8th – March 25th

Summer Term

April 18th – July 22nd

Tennis Events Calender

Tennis Coaching

Senior Tennis Coaching

The Club has a team of 10 coaches offering lessons on an individual and group basis for all ages and abilities.

Adults can take advantage of individual or group sessions with a number of group courses available from the beginner to intermediate player.

Junior Tennis Coaching

The junior coaching programme at Ilkley is one of the largest in the country with over 500 children taking part in regular lessons.

The coaching programme is structured so that there is a natural progression from each level to the next and it incorporates the LTA mini tennis scheme.

The Club is also an LTA Accredited Performance Centre and it is quite normal to see some of the best juniors in the county being put through their paces while on an adjacent court there could be some 4/5 year olds being introduced to sponge ball tennis for the first time!

Performance Tennis Coaching

Here at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club we take great pride in our professional approach to performance tennis coaching. Our team of highly trained coaches can boast a combined experienced covering decades and it is our aim to cater for players who compete both locally and nationally.

Our in-house strength and conditioning coach has been training our players for the past three years, seeing them graduate from county to national level. We also work hard to help emerging talent by keeping them in track in terms of their long-term athletic development. With multiple coaching sessions available each week, our coaching team have the expertise to help you achieve your goals.

The Tennis Coaching Team


Head Tennis Coach
Simon Ickringill

Rackets Manager – Alan Cutts

Rackets Manager
Alan Cutts

Club coach – Adam Whiteley

Club Coach
Adam Whiteley

Head Performance Coach – Kyle Brassingto

Head Performance Coach
Kyle Brassington

Club Coach – Chris Wheeler

Club Coach
Chris Wheeler

Club Coach – Colin Campbell

Club Coach
Colin Campbell

Club Coach – Sam Forde

Club Coach
Sam Forde