Racquet Sports at Withdean

Withdean Tennis Academy

Withdean's primary no.1 Tennis academy has a whole array of courses across its start of the art indoor tennis courts and 3 outdoor floodlit. 

Our Tennis programme attracts a wide range of playing skills and ages and also offer 1-1 coaching to take the amatuer to the next level. 

We run courses and drop-in sessions throughout the week so please contact us to find the appropriate one for your playing level. All levels welcome.

We have friendly and skillfull coaches who can help you improve your game no matter the objective. 


Junior Tennis 


Split into the following levels in accordance with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) guidelines:

Diddy Tennis: Ages 3 to 5, Red: Ages 5 to 8, Orange: Ages 8 to 10, Green: Ages 10 to 11., Turbo: Ages 11 to 18.

We also offer 'Advanced Squads' for those children who show a particular talent and aptitude for tennis. Entry into the Advanced Squads is by invite only but please ask if you feel your child could be applicable.


Express Tennis 

Specially designed for those wanting to learn or continue playing tennis and keeping fit and active. Played on a smaller court and using sponge balls, Express Tennis enables players of all abilities to rally and compete.

Express Tennis sessions take place on Thursday mornings, 9.30am to 11:00am. There is no need to pre-book and we'll even provide a FREE tea or coffee for you to enjoy at the end of your game.


All of our coaches are LTA qualified and licenced and have current Enhanced DBS certificates.

To book a tennis court please call 01273 542100 or if you're interested in tennis coaching you can contact our Head Coach Giles by calling 07817 917886 or by emailing giles.brook@freedom-leisure.co.uk.

Tennis at Withdean Sports Complex is great. In the summer I love to play outdoors and in the winter I move inside to their fantastic indoor courts. Giles is also a fantastic tennis coach!

Maggie Swerling

interested in playing squash?

Play squash or racketball at Withdean Sports Complex. No partner? No problem: Open sessions every Wednesday and Friday from 6:40pm and Sunday from 2:40pm. Just turn up and play!


squash & racketball membership

Our new Squash & Racketball membership includes the ability to book 2 x courts per day (80 minutes of total game time).

With our new Squash & Racketball membership you can book courts here at Withdean Sports Complex and also at Portslade Sports Centre and the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, meaning that wherever you are you'll always have a venue to play at.

To book a squash court please call 01273 542100 or if you're interested in squash coaching and club nights please speak to our friends at Brighton Squash Club. Click here to visit their website.

Squash is a fast and furious game that I love coming back to. I also like to play racketball with the kids

Martin Goode
contact us for more information or call 01273 542100