Club Facilities

the Bristol & Bath can host all levels of competition, provide top class coaching, and offer a complementary range of social activities for players, their families and friends. Unlike lawn tennis, Real Tennis can be enjoyed in all weather conditions!

The court is sited in an ideal location adjoining Clifton College’s well-established playing fields, sports facilities and clubhouse. There is excellent access from Bristol and a large area of the West Country and South Wales via the motorway network.

The club provides full time professional help and advice, for both the total novice and the more experienced player. Beginners need only to have suitable playing kit (predominantly white clothing and trainers) – racquets are available on free loan, and the balls are part of the court equipment.

It doesn’t cost a fortune to play – in fact it’s no more expensive than most other sports, and is considerably more affordable than many leisure and fitness centres.


An opportunity to start playing one of the world’s most fascinating ball games

The free loan of all the equipment you’ll need to get started
Professional help to get you started on the right track
Playing partners for either singles or doubles games, arranged for you if you wish by the Club Professional
A handicapping system that produces close competition between players of differing standards
The opportunity to join an active Club for both competitive and social activities
And, not least, a warm welcome from fellow enthusiasts!

If you’d like to try it out, phone Kevin King, the Club’s Head Professional, on 0117 973 3444, and arrange a “Taster” session, either on your own or, better still, make up a group with some friends. Once you’re playing regularly, you’ll probably want to join the Bristol & Bath. This will allow you to make advance bookings, to play in Club competitions and matches, and to join in with the active social side of the club.