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Situated in the heart of Didsbury, South Manchester, The Northern is a unique members owned Racquet sports and Fitness club. We offer Tennis, Squash and Fitness facilities to rival any club in the North West of England.

Founded in 1881 our club has one of the richest histories of any sports club in the world and has been graced with athletes such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, with Pete Sampras winning his first ever grass court tournament here.

We host an international grass court tennis tournament, the Manchester Trophy in June  To follow this event and order of play, see our facebook page or twitter.  For full details go to the LTA website and for the live streaming of matches being played (play from 11am, except finals day - 1pm). 

Our history, combined with our idyllic and tranquil setting, superb facilities, full social events programme and our friendly and welcoming members, means that there is something at The Northern for everyone. 

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For our members, you may book courts and classes online.

  • 3 indoor courts, 9 grass courts, 3 clay courts, 6 all weather courts, junior court and outdoor practice wall.

  • 2 glassback courts with spectacular seats, 4 standard courts with viewing gallery.

  • A fully equipped cardiovascular fixed and freeweight studio, sprung wooden floor aerobics studio and sauna. We also run a wide variety of classes for members.

  • Clubhouse with welcoming atmosphere, licensed bar, patio, bar meal/snack area, pool table. Regular social events, meetings and function facilities.

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