Tennis Courts

Where can I play?

Our tennis courts are available at Markeaton, Darley, Alvaston parks and King George V Playing Fields. 

Tennis courts are free to use at Alvaston Park and King George V Playing Fields. No booking is required.

Derby Tennis League make it easy for adults to play friendly, competitive tennis. 

How to book Markeaton Park and Darley Park Tennis Courts 

Markeaton Park and Darley Park have two hard tennis courts and a multi-use games area that are available to use, but they need to be booked and paid for in advance. 

The courts are locked and operated through an online booking system that provides an access pin code to open the gate. 

Opening times

Every day 8am to 6pm - daylight dependent, as there are no floodlights.

Availability may change, visit online bookings for information.

How to book via ClubSpark

Charges apply. See the online booking system for availability, free courts will need to be booked online. 

If this is your first time booking a court, when you visit the online system you will need to register. 

Once you have registered, you then use the online booking tool to see availability, book your court and pay. 

Book your Markeaton Park court here

Book your Darley Park court here

Once you have booked you will receive an email confirmation with the pin number to enter into the gate.

The pin code will allow access, 10 minutes prior and 5 minutes after your booking time. After this time period your pin will be invalid.

Instructions are on the boards around the tennis courts.

Block bookings 

If you would like to book a tennis court at Markeaton Park on a regular basis, please call 01332 550616 or email

Tennis terms and conditions 

  • Courts can be booked 14 days in advance.
  • Play to your booked time and leave the courts when your booking has finished.
  • Please use the court number allocated on your booking confirmation.
  • If your ball goes outside the courts, keep the gate open while you collect the ball or the gate will lock behind you.
  • Please leave the courts tidy and take all litter with you.
  • You may move or cancel a booking online, 24-hours’ notice is required.
  • If you cannot give us 24-hours’ notice then no refund will be given.
  • If we take a booking from you and it is not available due to circumstances outside your control we will first offer you another date or if this is not appropriate we will refund any booking fee you have paid.
  • All cancellations will be monitored for abuse of the system.
  • If you have any problems with your court go to the pitch & putt pavilion or call 01332 550616.