Built in 1884, and refurbished in 1998 the Hyde Tennis court is one of the finest examples of a real tennis court, of which there are only 50 worldwide.

Situated in the lovely village of Walditch on the outskirts of Bridport, the court is just a few miles from the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

We are open to everyone, although booking is advisable. Learn about and play this fascinating and historic game.

Who can play?

Anyone! The nature of real tennis means it appeals to a wide variety of people regardless of ability, age, fitness, or experience. The unique scoring and handicapping system allows players to play competitively, no matter how new they are to the game.

Where to start

For anyone starting out in the game it is best to contact the club professionals. They are always on hand to offer guidance and advice. For newcomers, or those wanting to progress their game further, lessons are available at times that suit you.

For more details please contact the club on (01308) 420777, or click here to email us

How can I book a court?

The court is open for play daily from 7:45AM. To book a court simply drop in at the Court or telephone to reserve your playing time. Club members can book online here

LED Lighting Project

The club are lucky enough to have received a grant from Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help towards the installation of energy efficient lighting. As a charity we need to ensure the money we have is spent as wisely as possible, and more importantly we need to protect this building and the environment.