Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club is set in quiet, secluded grounds close to Holland Park Avenue, is one of London´s finest private sports clubs. It enjoys beautiful surroundings, a friendly atmosphere and a high standard of tennis.
The club has around 850 members consisting of full, junior, under21/student, off peak/weekday and non-playing members. All applicants for membership must be proposed and seconded by two existing members, over 18 years of age, who have been members of the club for at least 12 months.
There is currently a long waiting list for full membership of at least 12-18 months. Play in sessions are held for new members to integrate them to Club life.
The clubhouse is the surviving wing of the mansion at 1 Addison Road which at one time belonged to the Holland estate. Facilities include: a main lounge with a spacious bar, a terrace overlooking the courts, men’s and women’s changing rooms (with showers and lockers) and a snug for television or dining. Light snacks, hot and cold meals, tea, coffee and a full bar are available all day and evening. A large lawn to the rear of the grass courts has deckchairs, dining tables and chairs and a BBQ which is used for social events and can be booked by members for private use.
The club has eight courts. Five of these are all-weather (artificial grass), which are floodlit and open throughout the year. The three grass courts are open between May and September. Court booking operates only when the floodlights are in use when a small charge is made to cover the cost of electricity. Otherwise, there are no court fees and members can either pre-arrange games, or make up singles or doubles with other members present. The courts are open from 8am and floodlights can be used until 9.30pm.
The club is administered by an elected committee and a full-time club and tennis manager to ensure its day-to-day smooth running. There is an annual AGM to review the club accounts and any issues.