As we head in to day 10 of Wimbledon, it is hard to imagine tennis courts exist anywhere but London! To celebrate the sport as well as our OS Greenspace anniversary (see here for B2B), we thought we’d explore which counties house the most courts.
As you may have guessed, Greater London has the highest density of places to play tennis. In total, there are 1000 locations you can pick up a racket in the whole of Greater London – so quite a few! The entirety of these add up to approximately 1.870 km2. To give you some perspective, the total area of grass on each of centre and No.1 courts is 41m x 22m or 0.000902 km2 (if you’d like more facts like this, have a look at their page on grass courts).
Although there is a significant disparity between Greater London and all other named counties, a significant amount of the top 20 counties surround London. Surrey is at 2 with 270 places to play while Essex is at 4, Kent at 5, Hertfordshire at 6, Berkshire at 17 and Buckinghamshire at 19! For our full list please see below.
|35||East Riding of Yorkshire||75|
|37||Tyne & Wear||74|
|44||City of Edinburgh||42|
|48||Sir Gaerfyrddin – Carmarthenshire||33|
|49||Powys – Powys||31|
|50||Abertawe – Swansea||29|
Data provided by OS Greenspace Open Data.