About Us

Open to everyone


 Our team welcomes you 

Garo – Chair, James – Coach, Niamh – Club Secretary, Tora – Welfare Officer, Stefano – IT, Vanessa – Membership Secretary, Liz – Green affairs, Phil - Match Secretary

Welcome to our friendly club. We are open to everyone! Come and join us to play tennis all year round by the river in Barnes. Whatever your standard – whether you’re a beginner, improver, or match player - the club offers great facilities in pleasant surroundings. We play on six immaculate carpet courts Winter and Summer.  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. Our recently appointed Green affairs officer aims to make our club as environmentally-friendly as possible.


It's the taking part that counts


As well as social play throughout the year, members can take part in singles ladders, club tournaments and Surrey 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.



The Civil Service Lawn Tennis Club had a long history at Dukes Meadows starting in 1926..We often welcomed professional tennis players, such as Maria Sharapova and  Vijay Amritraj warming up on our grass courts for Wimbledon or Queen's, as well as hosting junior qualifying events for Wimbledon.  In Autumn 2019 we moved to the peaceful, riverside environs of St.Paul's school sports ground. 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 superb courts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?

Anyone is eligible to join, we encourage you to also join 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 6 all-weather carpet courts available all year round,  Club members can play on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 until 5 as well as Wednesday afternons in summer. 

Do you offer coaching?

Yes. We run free group coaching sessions on Sundays  (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) throughout the year. 

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

Unfortunately no - only by prior arrangement. Guests of members can play 6 times per year for a fee of £10 per day

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

Yes, we are a friendly bunch! If you enjoy playing doubles, members can just come along and mix in. All standards are welcome. If you want to play singles, we run summer and winter ladders 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 Women's’ teams in the Surrey League  competitions. Club tournaments are held twice a year.
A singles ladder enables members to play with players of a similar standard.

Why join CSSC?

When you join the tennis club, we encourage you to join the Civil Service Sports Council. CSSC is our parent body and helps to fund us as well as providing Wimbledon tickets. It also 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. If you work, or have worked, in the public sector, you are elgible to join directly but, if not, we can provide a 'buddy' to enable you to do so.
Visit www.cssc.co.uk for more information.

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