As the Wimbledon tennis tournament gets underway and south west London enjoys its annual influx of tourists and celebrities alike, we take you through the advantages of living near a lawn tennis club.
One of the most notable advantages of living near The All England Lawn Tennis Club is the vast financial benefit a tournament can provide. During Wimbledon, it is possible for homeowners to make a month’s rent in just one week by renting out their family home.
Jennifer Young-Thompson, Sales Manager of KFH Southfields explains how the area’s market is positively affected each year:
“In Southfields, almost every second person lets their home out during the Wimbledon tournament. Year in year out, we see the same tenants coming to stay while the residents spend the rental income on a summer holiday.”
“Residents also have flexibility regarding how long they wish to rent out their home for. While spectators prefer short-term, two week long leases, players search for longer-term accommodation as they look to settle before the Queen’s tournament begins.”
Moreover, the yearly inpouring of visitors means that local amenities tend to be of a higher quality, as restaurants and bars compete to attract customers during the tennis season. As the quality of the local area’s amenities is kept high, the property market in turn is also positively impacted.
Lawn tennis clubs are usually based in friendly-family areas, such as Blackheath and Dulwich, which offer a good quality of life for those with children. With ample green space and a community hub, families naturally gravitate towards these areas. As tennis clubs welcome everyone from children to older generations, with many hosting local tournaments and courses during the school holidays, the physical benefits of living near a tennis club also adds to the list of advantages for all residents.
Lastly, unlike living by a football ground, which plays host to loud sporting events each week, lawn tennis clubs are much quieter, creating little to no noise distraction for local residents.
If you’re interested in living near a lawn tennis club, get in touch with one of our many branches.
Some of the top tennis clubs in London:
South East London
South West London
- Southfields Lawn Tennis Club near KFH Southfields
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club near KFH Southfields and KFH Wimbledon
- Putney Lawn Tennis Club near KFH Putney
- Globe Lawn Tennis Club near KFH Belsize Park
- Coolhurst Lawn Tennis and Squash Club near KFH Crouch End