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

Summer Term 2020

April 20th – July 19th (Half Term, Monday 25th May – Sunday 31st May)

No lessons during the Ilkley Trophy – 13th – 21st June

Tennis Events Calender

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Vets Tennis 2:00 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vets Tennis 1:30 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Winter £5.00 Summer £3.00
Cardio Tennis 6:00 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Vets Tennis 2:00 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vets Tennis 1:30 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Winter £5.00 Summer £3.00
Cardio Tennis 6:00 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cardio Tennis 1:30 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Vets Tennis 2:00 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vets Tennis 1:30 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Winter £5.00 Summer £3.00
Cardio Tennis 6:00 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cardio Tennis 1:30 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Vets Tennis 2:00 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vets Tennis 1:30 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Winter £5.00 Summer £3.00
Cardio Tennis 6:00 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cardio Tennis 1:30 pm
Cardio Tennis
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Vets Tennis 2:00 pm
Vets Tennis
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Tournaments / Matchplay Events

Tournaments / Matchplay events

Club Championship Draws PDF

Here at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, we regularly hold a variety of Tennis Matchplay events, aimed at all ages and all abilities.

Matchplay events are a great opportunity for those both new to competition and those more experienced at competition to play against others of their level.

For children, the matches are short and players will get to play lots of different games to help gain as much experience as possible.

Similarly, for adults, an event will involve several of matches, and can either be a singles or a doubles event.

Matchplay events are £10 for adults and £8 for children, payment should be made on the day.

Reasons to compete –

  • Improve rating
  • Improve ranking
  • Improve skills

Benefits of competing –

  • Chance to socialise
  • Make new friends
  • Have lots of fun
  • Win prizes

There are posters displayed on the Tennis Information boards throughout the club showing upcoming dates for our matchplay events.

Please contact Kyle Brassington at or the LTA website for any further information.

The Tennis Coaching Team

Head Tennis Coach
Simon Ickringill

Performance Tennis Coach
Joanna Craven

Head of Tennis
Kyle Brassington

Outreach Coach

Jack Pullan

Club Coach
Chris Wheeler

Club Coach
Adam Whiteley

Club Coach
Colin Campbell

Club Coach – Sam Forde

Club Coach
Sam Forde