Wimbledon is the best tennis tournament in the world. If you disagree with that statement just ask yourself this: how many films starring Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany have been set at the Australian Open, US Open or French Open? We haven’t checked, but you’ve got to assume it’s none.

For two glorious weeks every year – longer if you watch the qualifiers to see if a random Brit can storm into the main tournament out of nowhere – everyone in the UK is a tennis fan. Or at least more aware that tennis exists. That means two things are going to happen. Your most tedious friends will make jokes about Andy Murray being Scottish or British depending on how well he’s playing, and you will experience an irresistible urge to play tennis yourself.

Assuming you’re not already a keen racketman, as no-one calls them, this requires looking up where you can play tennis. Fortunately, the busy bees at My Local Pitch have done a lot of the legwork for Londoners with the below informative graphic – infographic, if you will.

The infographic marks out 19 tennis courts all over London that you can book via the My Local Pitch website or app, and the nearest Tube station to those courts. It also shows you where in London the Wimbledon Championships are taking place, if you haven’t managed to work that out yourself yet.

(Please note: The infographic was produced before the Grenfell Tower fire. Westway Sports Centre’s tennis courts are closed for the forseeable future)

  1. Trailfinders Sports Club
  2. Will to Win Lammas Park
  3. Vale Farm Sports Centre
  4. Westway Sports Centre (closed due to Grenfell Tower fire)
  5. Rocks Lane Chiswick
  6. Burnt Oak Leisure Centre
  7. Kilburn Grange
  8. Will to Win Regent’s Park
  9. Will to Win Hyde Park
  10. Lincoln’s Inn
  11. Archbishop’s Park
  12. Furzedown Recreation Centre
  13. Islington Tennis Centre
  14. Highbury Fields
  15. Haggerston Park
  16. Rosemary Gardens
  17. John Orwell Sports Centre
  18. Mile End Park
  19. Chobham Academy

Once you’ve booked yourself in, you’ll want to make sure you’re in top physical condition ahead of your match, so check out our handy run-through of four gym exercises that will make you unbeatable on the tennis court. Well, maybe not unbeatable. Less beatable.

Now get out there and play. If you need any more inspiration we can recommend the film Wimbledon. Bettany and Dunst are just charming.