As well as being right opposite the local park, Morshead Mansions is very fortunate to be just around the corner from the historic Paddington Sports Club, founded in 1905. With over 2000 members and just a stone’s throw away, the entrance is located

next to the Bon Appetit deli on Castellain Road. The club features a whole host of sporting activities, available to members, including tennis, bowls, squash and a gym and has occupied this site since 1928.

Affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association, the main feature of this family-friendly club is tennis, with 7 floodlit hard courts and 3 clay courts. Membership is tiered, with reductions for off-peak members and there are a great selection of LTA qualified and

accredited tennis coaches, offering lessons to all ages and levels. There is also a tennis ladder league open to all players, enabling members to play with people of similar ability and improve their game over time.

Paddington Sports Club also features a pristine bowling green, which hosted the Lawn Bowls events during the 1934 Commonwealth Games and is open to people of all ages and ability.

Affiliated to Bowls England, EIBA and Middlesex CBA, there are club bowling tournaments throughout the year and league matches against various other clubs.

The main clubhouse has a warm and inviting atmosphere with plenty of comfortable seating areas. As well as engraved boards featuring past club champions, there are TVs for watching live sports, such as Sky, BT Sports and ESPN and there is also a well-stocked licensed bar and wonderful freshly cooked Thai food available from Nisa’s kitchen, which also offers a handy delivery service.

Playing sport isn’t a requirement of being a member, the club also offers Social Membership for those who simply would like to use these facilities. Also on offer are regular summer garden parties, quiz nights and themed food nights, where all are welcome to attend. The clubhouse can also be reserved for private events, birthday parties or any other personal celebrations.

Upstairs, the whole of the first floor houses a gym, with a wide range of equipment, plus exercise areas. There are also regular fitness classes to help you achieve your goals, from Pilates to HIT

workouts, led by qualified fitness instructors, which are fun to participate in and complimentary to all Gym members.

In a separate building there are two 2/3 sized indoor tennis courts for coaching children plus two state of the art squash courts complete with viewing areas.

If you’d like to find out more about Paddington Sports Club, just visit their website –