We are a charity run by a board of volunteers, and any surplus is reinvested in the Club.
We provide free coaching to year groups from Harrogate High School.
We hold weekly tennis fun sessions for local children with learning disabilities.
All our facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Our courts are all available for members of the public to book on a ‘pay and play’ basis.
Our Break Point café is open for use by the local community.
We are an LTA Registered Venue, which means that we meet the requirements of the LTA as a great place for everyone to play safely.
… and last but not least, we make every effort to be Harrogate’s most sociable tennis club.
Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre (‘HSTC’) started out as the ‘Spa Lawn Tennis Club’ in 1947, and was located in what is now the car park of the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
Following a period on the Duchy Estate, in 2015 an ambition to revitalise the Club was realised by relocation to a greenfield site at Claro Park, with room for further expansion. Six new high quality tennis courts were built, with a small clubhouse. The move has proved a great success, bringing many more members and players into both the club and the sport.
No sooner was the move to Claro Road completed than new plans to build indoor tennis facilities were formulated. With the dramatic increase in the cost of steel, and the equally dramatic growth in the sport of padel, the trustees decided to adapt these plans, and the result is the new development which – with assistance of finance from the LTA – is opening in May 2023.
The new facilities include a larger pavilion with café and bar, two new covered padel tennis courts, full LED floodlighting and improved parking and landscaping.
The ambition to open indoor tennis courts and to develop the facilities yet further continues, and the trustees will be considering various options over the coming years.