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Sport and Wellbeing has 8 floodlit tennis courts at our Wide Lane Sports Ground, and 2 courts at Avenue Campus.  These are  available for customers to book. 

Sport and Wellbeing adult and youth members may book our courts in advance in the following ways:

In Person Sport and Wellbeing Reception at the Jubilee Sports Centre on University Road, Highfield Campus.
Telephone 023 8059 2119
Online Online Booking


Bookings by email and telephone will only be accepted during advertised Reception opening hours.

Membership TypeAdvanced Booking Period
Members 7 days
Sports Pass and PAYG 2 days - £4.50 per person

NB  Advanced booking subject to change

Bookees must quote their membership number and name, along with the date and time they wish to book.  Members are reminded that it is not permitted to make a booking on behalf of another member.  All customers playing on a booked court must either have an eligible membership, or pay the PAYG fee.

Failure to attend pre-booked slots without notifying JSC Reception will result in a fine of £2.25 and use of membership will be suspended until the fine is paid. The person making the booking will be held liable for payment of any fines arising from abuse of membership rules. Persistent offenders may receive a longer suspension or permanent ban at the discretion of the Sport and Wellbeing Management Team.

Attendance is recorded for a court when a member swipes their ID card on the reader at the turnstiles when entering the facilities.

Customers may book for 1 hour per day and play for up to 2 hours per day.


Wide Lane Sports Ground (Floodlit)  Available between 08:00-22:00 (Mon-Fri) and 08:00-18:00 (Sat-Sun)

Sport and Wellbeing reserves the right to cancel or curtail a booking due to emergency maintenance or other factors beyond our control. Please note that your booking time includes any necessary set up.

Cancellation by Bookee: If you wish to cancel your booking, please contact the JSC Reception immediately giving at least two hours notice, on 023 8059 2119 and if possible confirm the cancellation by email to Alternatively you can cancel your booking via the online booking system.  Only the member who made the original booking may cancel it; it may not be cancelled by another member on the booking, nor by any other individual.

Non-member Cancellation by Bookee: Non-members wishing to cancel a pre-paid casual court booking may do so up to two hours in advance of the booking and receive a credit to the value of the fees paid. Cancellation within two hours of the start of the booking will not be eligible for refund or credit.

Court bookings cannot be made by customers under 17 years of age. Family Members aged 4 - 16 years may play with an Adult member on a pre-booked court in the JSC. Children under 17 years must be accompanied by an Adult member at all times.

Suitable clothing must be worn at all times in the sports facilities. Jeans are not considered to be suitable attire and customers wearing jeans will be asked to leave the sports facilities.

A full list of court rules are displayed in the facilities. Any member found to be in breach of our booking conditions or rules will lose their membership privileges and may be banned from the facilities.

Equipment to Buy/Hire

Due to Covid restriction Tennis Rackets are not available to borrow from the JSC and Wide Lane Receptions.

Tennis balls are available to purchase from the JSC Reception at the cost of £1.70.

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