Thisk Tennis Coaching

The tennis club is located in the middle of Thirsk Race Course.  You can park at Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QP, and then walk across the race track and cricket pitch to the courts.

Reaching Thirsk

  • From the South, leave the A1(M) at Dishforth  (junction 49) and follow the A168 for 5 miles. Take the B1448 into Thirsk. 1/4 mile after pelican lights take first exit at mini roundabout, towards Tesco. After 80 yards, as the main road (A61) bears left, turn right into Newsham Road.
  • From the North (A1) and West, follow the A61 into Thirsk, with the racecourse on the left. After the roundabout at Tesco, turn sharply left into Newsham Road as the main road swings right.
  • From Northallerton, York and Scarborough, go to the Town Centre and leave the Market Place following the signs for Ripon (A61). After 1/4 mile, turn right at the mini-roundabout, passing Tesco. After 80 yards, as the main road (A61) bears left, turn right into Newsham Road.

Getting to the Courts

  • Drive along Newsham Road for 1/4 mile to Thirsk Athletic Club (2nd building on the left). The car park entrance is just before the building. If this is full continue for 150yds to extra parking on the left.
  • Cross the racecourse and head diagonally across the cricket field for 200yds (please avoid the batting square and walk round the perimeter if a match is in progress) towards the tennis courts, which have floodlight pylons.
  • Some changing facilities are available in the court-side pavilion, and showers are available in the clubhouse, when open.
  • THE COURTS ARE CLOSED FOR A FULL HOUR BEFORE A RACE MEETING UNTIL A FULL HOUR AFTER IT HAS FINISHED. Access across the racetrack is STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED in this period. Please do not deviate from this procedure or the closure period could be extended FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS.