The skillful game of tennis can be played on our Derby Parks. 

Where can I play?

Our tennis courts are available at Markeaton, Alvaston  and Chaddesden parks. 

Markeaton Park has two hard tennis courts and a multi-use games area that are available to use.

Derby Tennis League make it easy for adults to play friendly, competitive tennis. Visit their webpage for more information.

Tennis For Free

National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Derby by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions  hoping hundreds of people across the area can make a racquet on the tennis courts at Markeaton Park tennis courts.  

In an exciting partnership with Derby City Council Tennis For Free will help provide free coach-led tennis sessions for all the family every Sunday morning between 10-11am starting Sunday 23 September 2018.

Everyone is welcome, you don’t need a racquet or a ball as all equipment is provided free of charge.  Sign up for Tennis For Free Markeaton now at

Get on The Court 

In the second of a series of challenges, Move More Derby is celebrating Wimbledon by challenging the people of Derby to do any racquet sport from 1 July - 14 July.  

Move More Derby and Active Derbyshire have produced an activity tracker to allow users to record their efforts in order to win prizes. 

The tracker is available free online and is easy to use.  Any racquet sport which is recorded will automatically be entered into the prize draw. Anyone who lives, works or studies in Derby are eligible to enter so sign up now!

Sign up below, log whenever you have a game of tennis badminton, squash or any racquet sport between 1st - 14th July to be in with a chance of winning loads of prizes including £50 shopping vouchers 

Our tennis courts are available at MarkeatonAlvaston  and Chaddesden parks. 

Derby Tennis League

Three reasons playing matches will transform your tennis

  • You learn how to deal with different styles of play
  • You understand how to play to your own strengths  
  • You have to focus!

Match play matters! Try it in the next round of the Derby Singles Tennis League and see your game improve.

Dates 11 July to 4 September. Enter here by 8 July.

How to book 

There is currently no booking system for tennis courts at Alvaston and Chaddesden - simply go to the court and play! 

If you wish to book a court at Markeaton Park you can do this online. Visit Markeaton tennis page for more information on how to book

Alternatively please complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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