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 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.

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.


History – The Civil Service Lawn Tennis Club had a long history at Dukes Meadows. 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 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 6 all-weather carpet courts available all year round,  Club members can play on Sunday from 10 until 4 soon to be extended to Saturdays and week day evenings in the Summer. We have access to changing facilities, a clubhouse and coffee/tea making facilities.

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 Sundays  (1pm – 3pm) throughout the year. 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 £9 per personThis is great value,  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 Sunday afternoon (soon to be extended to Saturdays) 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 Ladies’ teams in the Surrey League and Cup competitions. Club tournaments are held twice a year and monthly mini tournaments take place in summer.
A singles ladder enables 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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