Porthcurno Tennis Courts

The Porthcurno Tennis courts are available for hire on an hourly basis. Please contact us to arrange your time slot and get playing!

How to Book

  • If you are booking your session 3+ days in advance please contact: Tennis@pkporthcurno.com
  • Otherwise please contact us by phone: 01736 810 966 or pop into the Museum.
Current HoursPrice
10:30 – 16:00 (Last session 15:00)£5 per Tennis Court – 1 Hour Duration

How to Play

  • Keys to the tennis courts are collected and returned from the Museum Reception.
  • Payments are taken at the Museum Reception, please be aware we currently only accept card payments.
  • Be sure to plan your game around the Museum opening times – click here for more information
  • You must provide your own equipment, the Museum does not have access to any balls or rackets.

Tennis Courts Full of History

Tennis has been a favourite sport of Cable & Wireless staff and students for many years. Across the globe, Cable Stations had tennis courts where the Exiles enjoyed playing, practising, and competing. Since the Porthcurno Telegraph Station was built in 1870, the tennis courts have been a constant feature of Porthcurno. The Porthcurno Telegraph Station, or PK as it became known in telegraphic code, was the most important in the world during the late Victorian era. It was the point at which many submarine telegraph cables—transatlantic and to other locations—came ashore. The Porthcurno Tennis courts offered a vital outlet for the staff and students of the Porthcurno Training College, along with other sports and hobbies. The telegraph station was decommissioned in 1970, but PK Porthcurno Museum of Global Communications preserves its history and legacy to this day.

VISIT US and discover how a tranquil Porthcurno Valley made Cornwall the home of the most important communication hub in the world!

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