Tennis in Worcester

Freedom Leisure are running the operation of seven tennis courts across the City following a five-year contract agreement with Worcester City Council

tennis all year round in your local park

Freedom Leisure, a not-for-profit trust which already manages three leisure centres on behalf of Worcester City Council, has taken over management of the Council-owned tennis courts in the city.

As part of the arrangements, Freedom Leisure manages the city's seven courts - five in Cripplegate Park and two in Gheluvelt Park. The agreement supported the £314,000 investment following a successful bid from the City Council to the LTA – the national governing body for tennis in Britain.

The new courts at Cripplegate Park and Gheluvelt Park are now available and you can now purchase a 12-month annual pass to book the courts.

To use the courts we are offering 12- month annual passes for £65 which are for your entire household to play for a whole year or Pay and Play from £7 per hour per court. To book click here for Cripplegate Park or here for Gheluvelt Park.

If you are looking to improve your game, we will be offering a programme of group coaching lessons for children and adults from £6 per hour. This will include individual lessons at £25 per hour, for those who would like a more dedicated lesson to help you to improve quicker and will be delivered by our fully qualified LTA Accredited coaches. To find out more please click here.


We are delighted to have been selected as Worcester City Council’s partner on this tennis project. We’re really looking forward to developing the existing facilities and supporting the Council to build upon the current high quality facilities available. Supporting grass roots sports and young talented athletes is important to both ourselves, the LTA and Worcester City Council and these facilities are crucial to this, but tennis is also a great sport which can be enjoyed by all ages, and we also recognise its importance in helping to keep local residents active and happy – we are extremely keen to see more people from Worcester participating soon. We hope that our operational expertise, coupled with this local approach, will mean that the services will go from strength-to-strength in support of the objectives we share with the council.

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Freedom Leisure Managing Director