If you're a tennis superfan, buying a house in Wimbledon with views over the practice courts might be at the top of your property wish list. However, these properties come onto the market very rarely, and most other homes for sale in Wimbledon village are fetching an average of £1,951,972 – a whopping 32% increase on last year. As British buyers will pay around 282% more to live near a lawn tennis club, why not go one better and buy a home with its very own court? Here are some of our favourite houses with on-site tennis facilities.
This six-bedroom detached house in the West Midlands is on the market at £910,000. On top of its own private tennis court, this rural property also has a swimming pool and a stable block with two paddocks. There's also potential to develop the attached granny flat, perfect for when guests come to visit or for generating a bit of extra holiday rental income.
When compared to Wimbledon prices, this spacious four-bedroom detached house in Wales is a bit of a bargain at £985,000. The property's wraparound patio offers sweeping views of the local farmlands and fields, and you even have access to ancient woodlands and a private tennis court. The property is modern and airy thanks to its large windows and open-plan set up.
With four airports within an hour's drive, this four-bedroom detached house in South Yorkshire is great for tennis lovers who also have a passion for travel. Stonewell House has just over one acre of grounds, which includes a private tennis court and southwest-facing gardens for soaking up the sunshine. There are three patio areas where you can enjoy your strawberries and cream in privacy, and a home gym for rainy afternoons when the court isn't quite so appealing.
You don't need a sprawling country pile to access your own tennis court. This two-bedroom flat in SE16 is currently on the market for £550,000 – a steal compared to some London boroughs – and has a communal tennis court and gym access in a nearby hotel. It has gorgeous views over Canary Wharf, and convenient underground parking. Nearby tube stations give you quick access to the London Overground and Jubilee lines, but you can also hop on a ferry to the city. How's that for a commute?