Old Parliament House Gardens Tennis Club

“Canberra’s Family Tennis Club”

The Old Parliament House Rose Gardens, bounded by King George and Queen Victoria Terraces in Parkes, Canberra were conceived deliberately as an integral part of the Provisional Parliament House building.

These 87 year old gardens, created from a sheep paddock, are amongst the most outstanding and historically interesting gardens in Australia today. Reconstructed just over ten years ago by the National Capital Authority, The Old Parliament House Gardens are of great historical and landscape beauty.

Within the gardens there are five tennis courts which have been hidden away from the public until now. Tennis Canberra and their energetic team has taken over management and opening the courts to the entire Canberra community.


The Old Parliament House Tennis Club is holding the following coaching and compeitions days in the 2018 Summer & Autumn Season*

  • Monday: 3:30 – 8pm
  • Thursday: 6pm. – 8pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30am

View Current & Upcoming The Group Coaching Season Timetable*
View Coaching Junior & Adult Programs Levels 

Free Tennis Hot Shots (Ages 7-14)

Click the link below to see the upcoming Free Tennis Session. These session normally run before a new tennis season.

View Sessions & Sign Up*

Court Hire

The Old Parliament House Tennis Courts is available for hire from 7am – 8:30pm (subject to availability).  Note that the OPH Venue has two sets of courts.  The House of Representatives Courts are in the left gardens (when looking at the front of the OPH building) and the court surface is green.  The Senate Courts are have a red surface and is located in the Senate Gardens on right side of the OPH building.

Book a court at the Old Parliament House Gardens

Join the Old Parliament House Gardens Tennis Club

Play with OPH Tennis Club members for free.  Memberships are now open and we would love to see you at this iconic tennis venue.

Membership Options:

  • Junior Membership (<16 years)
  • Adult Membership (>16 years)
  • Family (2 Parents + Juniors)
  • Corporate membership (TBA) – To partner with Tennis Canberra & The Old Parliament House Tennis Club please email robbie@tenniscanberra.com.au

Click here to join the Old Parliament House Gardens Tennis Club

Social Competitions

Old Parliament House holds both Doubles and Singles Social Comps.  These popular competitions are designed for all abilities with many players opting to complement their training with a friendly match.

For more information about our social competitions click here

Racket & Restring Services

We have a choice of racquet restringing options.  For more information click here or email play@tenniscanberra.com.au