Old Parliament House Gardens Tennis Club

“A rose among political thorns”

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.

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Upcoming Events
Free Tennis Hot Shots (Ages 7-14)

  • Saturday September 16th (10:30am – 11:30am)
  • Monday September 18th (4pm – 5pm or 5pm – 6pm)

View Sessions & Sign Up*

Notes: *One FREE session per player, new players only, spots are limited.  **Be sure to check the day, date & time advertised for each venue.

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Court Hire

The Old Parliament House Tennis Courts is available for hire from 7am – 8:30pm (subject to availability).

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.

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Membership Options:

  • Junior Membership (<16 years)
  • Adult Membership (>16 years)
  • Family (2 adults + 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



Tennis Canberra delivers coaching to both adults and juniors.  For a detailed description of our adult and juniors programs visit the links below.

Racket & Restring Services

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