About Us

Open to everyone

Welcome to our friendly club. We are open to everyone! Come and join us to play tennis all year round by the river in Dukes Meadows, Chiswick. Whatever your standard – whether you’re a beginner, improver, or match player - the club offers great facilities in pleasant surroundings. We also have a burgeoning coaching programme with many juniors taking part. We play on artificial grass and acrylic hard courts all year round and we have excellent grass courts in the Summer as well. Members can take advantage of free group coaching sessions throughout the year – a great way to build confidence in your game and to meet people of your own standard.

It's the taking part that counts

As well as social play throughout the year, members can take part in singles box leagues, club tournaments and Middlesex LTA League and Cup matches against other clubs. We also arrange a number of friendly social tournaments and other events throughout the season. Subscription rates are very reasonable and our tennis facilities are excellent, so the club represents great value tennis. If you are interested in joining us or would like to find out more about the club, please click here, fill in your contact details or get in touch with our membership secretary to find out more.


History – The Civil Service Lawn Tennis Club has a long history at Dukes Meadows. We have often welcomed professional tennis players warming up on our grass courts for Wimbledon or Queens, as well as hosting junior qualifying events for Wimbledon. Originally for the use of civil servants only, Thameside Tennis (formerly CSLTC) can now welcome all public sector workers and people from the local community to play on our brand new, floodlit hard courts and superb grass courts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?

Anyone is eligible to join by linking with our parent organisation, the CSSC. We will arrange this simple process for you.

Where is the Club?

What courts and facilities do you have?

The Club has 4 floodlit acrylic hard and 2 artificial grass courts available all year round, and 3 grass courts which are used from May to September. Club members can play weekday evenings and all weekend. We have access to changing facilities, a clubhouse and bar. 

Can I have a look around and try out the courts?

Sure, contact the Membership Team and we will happily give you a quick tour and arrange a game.

Do you offer coaching?

Yes. We run free group coaching sessions on Saturday afternoons (2pm – 4pm) throughout the summer, and monthly during the winter. Private coaching is available at standard rates.

Can I bring visitors?

Yes. Members can sign in up to three visitors at a time to play at the Club. Visitor fees are £10 per person for hard courts (Juniors £5), Astro-Grass - £12  (Juniors £6) and £20 for grass courts. This is great value, especially on weekends, as visitors can play for the whole day.

Can non-members turn up and play
without being guests?

Unfortunately no - only by prior arrangement

Is it easy to get a game, if I don’t know anyone?

Yes, we are a friendly bunch! If you enjoy playing doubles, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon members can just come along and mix in. All standards are welcome. If you want to play singles, we run summer and winter box leagues, in which you can play other members of a similar standard. Group coaching is another great opportunity to meet people and arrange games.

Can I play competitive matches?

Yes, there are many opportunities to play competitively. The Club enters Men’s and Ladies’ teams in the Middlesex League and Cup competitions. Club tournaments are held twice a year and monthly mini tournaments take place in summer. Singles box leagues enable members to play with players of a similar standard.

Why join CSSC?

To join the tennis club, you will need to join CSSC as well. The good news is eligibility criteria have been extended – contact us to find out how you can become a member. CSSC organises hundreds of events, activities and special offers every year to help members get active and try out new hobbies or activities at discounted rates. Visit www.cssc.co.uk for more information.

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