Hooton Tennis Club is a four-piece indie-rock band from the Wirral consisting of Ryan Murphy (vocals/guitar), James Madden (vocals/guitar), Callum McFadden (bass) and Harry Chalmers (drums) formed in 2013. They are signed to Heavenly Recordings and have released one album and a number of singles.
The band members first met in secondary school, although Madden and McFadden had known each other prior to that at primary school. Towards the end of 2013 the four began to write songs together. In January they were featured on the BBC Introducing in Merseyside, after which they were picked up by the not-for-profit The Label Recordings based at Edge Hill University. They recorded a four-track EP I Was a Punk in Europe (But My Mum Didn't Mind), which was described as 'trash-indie psychedelic'. In September 2014 it was announced that the band had signed with Heavenly Recordings. In February 2015 they released their first single "Jasper/Standing Knees". It was followed by second single, "Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair". Their debut album Highest Point In Cliff Town was produced by Bill Ryder-Jones. The name of the band was taken from a tennis courts in Little Sutton. The band have played headlining shows around the UK and Europe.