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Wimbledon 2016: Anyone for tennis?

As Wimbledon gets under way, thoughts turn to strawberries and summer. But some of us will take up a racket and hit a few balls over Wimbledon fortnight and continue throughout the year. We find 10 properties ideal for tennis fans around the UK and overseas.

As Wimbledon gets under way, thoughts turn to strawberries and summer. But some of us will take up a racket and hit a few balls over Wimbledon fortnight and continue throughout the year. We find 10 properties ideal for tennis fans around the UK and overseas.

Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire £1.595m

On the market for the first time in 115 years, this elegant residence sits in three acres of land, which includes a disused tennis court. Bring it back to life and you could relive those heady days of when tennis and tea formed the highlights of the day.

Call Winkworth’s Beaconsfield office on 01494 677978

Heddington, Calne, Wiltshire £1.45m

This country farmhouse comes complete with its own tennis court, ready for your finest volleys. The property sits in nine acres and was originally the creamery for the adjoining Bowood estate. It has four bedrooms and a range of farm buildings, including stables.

Call Winkworth’s Marlborough office on 01672 552777

Onslow Square, London SW7 £3.65m

Do you just like to watch the game, or do you like to play? Direct access to the communal gardens – which have a tennis court – is one of the benefits of this two-bedroom flat. There’s extra storage in the basement and you qualify for RBKC parking permits.

Call Winkworth’s Knightsbridge office on 020 7589 6616

Beckford Close, London W14 £2.25m

The Queen’s Club Championships are the precursor to Wimbledon fortnight. They follow on from the French Open, but are played on grass, like Wimbledon, so are often seen as a warm-up for Centre Court. Andy Murray won a record fifth title at Queen’s this year. You might catch a glimpse of the action from the roof terrace or the wraparound windows of this bright penthouse apartment.

Call Winkworth’s Kensington office on 020 7727 1500

Wimbledon, London SW19 £1.25m

Two-bedroom properties in the heart of Wimbledon Village can rent for up to £2,200 a week during the tournament. This three-bedroom cottage could net you a volley of cash for your next holiday. It is located within a gated mews at the heart of the village, and it has a lovely south-west facing garden for post-match relaxation.

Call Winkworth’s Wimbledon office 020 8946 2930

St Remy de Provence, Cote d’Azur, France £5.6m

If you prefer Provence, here’s a property that has its own tennis court, as well as a heated pool for an after-match dip. This eight-bedroom villa has nine acres of land with a stream running through them. It also has a sauna and Turkish bath to relax you and a home theatre to entertain you.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181

Avenue George Mandel, Paris 16eme £1.95m

The French Open is held at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. This three-bedroom apartment on the western side of the city is close to the Eiffel Tower and situated in a beautiful avenue. It’s a first-floor duplex with a terrace and a garden that is accessible from both levels.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181

Cobham, Surrey £1.295m

Tim Henman grew up in Cobham and Andy Murray lives a few streets away in Oxshott. For top-notch tennis, you’ll want to join St George’s Tennis Club, but Oxshott Sport Club offers tuition to adults and children. This detached and extended house has six bedrooms and a flat, lawned garden currently laid out as a golf course. Change it to a tennis court and you’d be on course for a match point.

Call Winkworth’s Cobham office 01932 500200

Hampton Row, London SW15 £1.15m

The £40m National Tennis Centre at Roehampton was built following a 1999 review by the Lawn Tennis Association, who wanted to train and support world-class players. Nearby, this exclusive development has use of the communal roof terrace and views over Barnes Common.

Call Winkworth’s Barnes office 020 8255 0088

Endsleigh Gardens, Nottingham £1.3m

Nottingham’s regional tennis centre is the country’s largest tennis centre with 39 courts. This five-bedroom house is handy for the complex and has its own therapeutic indoor pool to soothe your tennis elbow. Thinking of buying a tennis home? The ball’s in your court.

Call Winkworth’s Nottingham office on 0115 981 4481

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