The Northern

The Northern

Palatine Road
West Didsbury

Opening Hours: CLUB HOURS : Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 11.30pm || Friday - 9.00am - 10.30pm || Saturday 9.00am - 10.00pm || Sunday 9.00am - 9.00pm

Summer 2015 - Fitness Classes Updated - information here -

The Northern Running Club is also back – Wednesdays from 6.30pm


Situated in the heart of Didsbury, South Manchester, The Northern is a unique members owned Racquet, Sports and Fitness club, offering tennis, squash and fitness facilities to rival any club in the North West of England.

Founded in 1881, the 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. The history, combined with the 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.


The Northern Gym is open from 7.00am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Studio Cycling at 7.15am on Monday and Wednesday. For full studio timetable, please visit

The facility also benefits from all-weather, floodlit tennis courts, indoor tennis and six squash courts available from 9.00am.


The Northern is pleased to announce the Manchester Men’s ATP Challenger Tournament for 2015 from 31st May - 7th June. Booking of tickets is through , or through the dedicated phone line for Manchester T: 0844 5816902 (Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline. Other networks may vary and calls from mobiles may be considerably more).

Full information can be found here


These classes include STUDIO CYCLING, ZUMBA, HIIT, CIRCUITS, BOX A CISE, YOGA and PILATES. Early morning classes begin from 7.15am and lunchtime & evenings also run. Classes free to members, and there is discounted regular user option, or pay as you go. For more information, please see


Mondays – Northern Sole Women’s Group – approx. 5 miles – 7.30pm

Wednesdays – Run Technique 6.30pm

For further information see

PERSONAL TRAINING - for more information, see


The Northern has conference and function facilities available to hire for both members and non members and is an ideal venue for functions of all kinds. Additionally, there is a board room and conference room, along with the clubhouse, which has extended to include a covered, heated, decked area, which overlooks the grass courts.

The Northern can cater for any type of event large or small, formal or casual. The large Clubhouse is ideal for social events, weddings or parties, the conference room is perfect for corporate meetings, presentations and smaller functions and the board room is ideal for smaller more intimate meetings.

There is an extensive list of buffet menus for you to choose from at various prices, whether it be small finger buffet, large hot fork buffet, BBQ or sit down formal dinner. For catering information contact or to book facilities contact to check availability

To find out just a little more about The Northern and what goes on there, checkout this short film -

To find out more about The Northern, you are invited to pop along for a tour – phone 0161 445 3093 or email

The Northern in brief: tennis, squash, badminton, hockey & fitness facilities • full social events programme • conference & function facilities • fitness classes • extensive list of buffet menus for events • personal training • running clubs • sunday lunch in didsbury