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.

We welcome new members and we have a variety of coaching and social competition options open for all ages and abilities.  The Old Parliament House Tennis Club is the Capital’s Rose so join the club today.

ACT Tennis Clubs - Old Parliament House Tennis Club


  • 3:30pm Aces
  • 4pm or 5pm Cubs, Junior Club & Junior Squad
  • 5pm Adult Skills (Beginner)
  • 6pm Cardio Tennis
  • 6pm or 7pm Adult Skills (Beginner & Intermediate)


  • 5pm Adult Skills (Beginner)
  • 6pm or 7pm Adult Skills (Beginner)
  • 6pm Adult Skills (Intermediate)
  • 7pm Adult Skills (Advance)
  • 8pm Private Adult Groups


  • 9:45am Junior Club & Squad
  • 10:45am Aces, Cubs, Junior Club & Junior Squad
  • 10:45am Adults Skills (Beginners & Intermediate)

Can’t make any of these times? Our coaching team has more options at an alternative tennis club. Click Here To View More Options

Social Doubles Competition

  • Tuesday Evenings
  • 6pm, 7pm or 8pm Start Times

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Social Singles League

  • Flexible Match Times
  • Challenge System

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Junior Competitions

  • Tennis Hot Shots Match Play
  • Junior Masters League

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Holiday Camps

Canberra’s favourite tennis school holiday program is your answer to an exciting tennis camp experience. Have fun in the sun and learn a game you can play life.

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Surrounded by the tranquility of the Rose Gardens these special courts can be booked between the hours of 7:30am to 8:30pm.

Book-A-Court at the Old Parliament House Gardens

Junior Membership

18 years & under

Adult Membership

19 years & over

Family Membership

Parents + Children (18/u)

Old Parliament House Tennis Club