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With its six indoor and six outdoor courts, Campden Hill Lawn Tennis Club (CHLTC) is the biggest private tennis club in central London.

The Club is fully subscribed at present, with substantial waiting lists for all categories.  For more information please email our Membership Secretary, Katya Segal, at tennis@chltc.co.uk

The Club was founded in 1884, just seven years after the first Wimbledon Championships were held. Between late 2000 and early 2003 it was extensively refurbished and now boasts some of the best tennis club facilities in the whole of the capital.

There are six hard Plexipave indoor courts, six floodlit artificial grass outdoor courts, changing rooms, a café and a large relaxation and TV area.  The Club is open from 7.00am until 11.00pm weekdays and 8.00am until 11.00pm at weekends.  The outdoor courts are open from 8.00am until 10.00pm.

The Club prides itself on its friendly and informal atmosphere.  Wherever possible members are encouraged to ‘cut in’ and play with others of a similar standard.  Socialising at the Club is just as important as playing.  Our café serves fresh, homemade food all day.

 

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All membership categories are full and each of them have substantial waiting lists. For further information please contact the club's Membership Secretary, Katya Segal here.

 

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History

The Club was founded in 1884, just seven years after the first Wimbledon Championships were held. There are few records remaining from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but by the mid-1920s it was thriving. There were already 12 courts (all with hard surfaces) and a full-time caretaker called Mr Zilwood. He lived in one of the Club’s cottages with his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. In the summer, Zilwood’s daughter used to prepare refreshments for the members. For a shilling you could buy a cup of tea, two biscuits and a rock cake. How times have changed.

Between the wars, most Club members were male. There were a few female players who used to enjoy a hit in the afternoons, but they were expected to make themselves scarce in the mornings and evenings when the men took over.

Zilwood died around the time of the outbreak of the Second World War and was succeeded by a Mr Mann who also worked as an air raid warden. Since the Club was on top of Campden Hill, and occupying the highest ground in the immediate area, during the War an anti-aircraft gun was stationed on one of the tennis courts. Play continued around this gun station.

Some time after the War it was decided to employ a full-time manager and to modernise the Club buildings. Various improvements were made over the course of the next few decades.

Finally, between 2001 and 2002, the Club was extensively refurbished and the 12 outdoor courts were turned into six indoor and six outdoor courts. The Club now boasts some of the best tennis club facilities in London.

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How to find us

The Club is hidden from the main road and can be tricky to find. The steps leading up to the Club's entrance are opposite 26 Aubrey Walk. Parking is limited but both Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park tube stations are nearby.

Our address

Campden Hill Lawn Tennis Club
9 Aubrey Walk
London
W8 7JH

Telephone: 020 7727 4050

Club General Manager: Paul Holloway

Club mobile (Paul's direct line): 07917 571808

Duty Managers: Boon-Teik Lim, Gigi Martin, June Simpson and Omar Augustin

Membership Secretary: Katya Segal

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