Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club (often referred to as The Castle Club) was founded in 1888 and was originally known as “The Racquet Club”. It was originally situated in Westgate Street at what is now the Welsh Rugby Union souvenir shop. The tennis club moved to its present location in the grounds of Cardiff Castle in 1923, and in 1947 when the Marquis of Bute handed over the Castle, Bute Park and other sections of land to the citizens of Cardiff, he ensured the preservation of the tennis club by granting it a 999 year lease.

With a recently refurbished and modernised clubhouse, 11 floodlit courts, its picturesque yet central location and extensive car parking, it is easy to see why Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club is regarded as the finest tennis club in Wales and beyond.

As you would expect from the number one tennis club in Wales, a lot of our socialising is informal and revolves around tennis through participation in teams, practice nights, box league, club mix-ins, club championships and tournaments

However, given our large membership base and resources we are able to supplement the informal social side of the club by holding a number of organised social events which are popular and well attended ranging from local bands and comedians to quiz nights, discos, curry evenings, barbeques and hog roasts. To see what is coming up follow us on Twitter @TennisCardiff


Our clubhouse, which is open 7 days a week, has a fully licensed bar and caters 6 days a week for our members, visitors and guests who can chose from our comprehensive menu or select one of our daily specials

Normal opening hours
Monday 11.00 ~ 13.00* 17:30 ~ 20:30
Tuesday 11.00 ~ 13.00* 17:30 ~ 20:30
Wednesday 11.00 ~ 13.00* 17:30 ~ 20:30
Thursday 11.00 ~ 13.00* 17:30 ~ 20:30
Friday 11.00 ~ 13.00* 17:30 ~ 20:30
Saturday 10.00 ~ 16.00* Closed
Sunday 11.00 ~ 13.00* Closed

* denotes drinks and snacks only

Our Club house can cater for up to 80 people and is available for private functions. For further details please contact John Williams on  07796935609 or email him at johnwilliamstc@hotmail.com


One of the things that differentiates Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club is that it is a private members club run for tennis players by tennis players. Our committee are all keen tennis players who also happen to have the administrative, organisational, commercial, business and financial skills necessary to run the club efficiently and effectively for its members.

  • Graham Webster, Chairman
  • Robert Upton, Treasurer
  • Lisa Harrison Secretary
  • Cat Wray
  • Som Nhem
  • Rhian Griffiths
  • Paul Senter
  • Paul Cousins


The Club is also twinned with French counterpart DonBosco Tennis Club in Nantes. This initiative, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Wales, will provide tennis, language and cultural benefits to the members of both clubs through a regular exchange programme.
DonBosco Tennis club