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Tennis

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000

Get Involved

A Better You - Ashby

Tuesday 3rd October

A Better You - Coalville

Thursday 5th October

Tennis Coaching

Thursday 1st January

Tennis

Monday 25th September

Tennis

Tuesday 26th September

Feel Alive from 65 Week

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - Sun, 01 Oct 2017

2017 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - Sun, 03 Dec 2017

What is Tennis?

Tennis or lawn tennis is a racquet sport. It enjoys a long and proud history.

The game has evolved - it's now an Olympic Sport. The rules of the modern game are easy to learn. It's played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use the racquet to this the ball over the net into the opponent's court.

Benefits

Tennis can be a great workout and lots of fun. Playing tennis has many health benefits including:

  • increasing cardiovascular fitness
  • lowering blood pressure
  • improving muscle tone, strength and flexibility
  • increasing reaction times

Involvement

Visit the LTA all play tennis website to find your nearest court

Equipment

  • Rackets (Use a racket that is the right size)
  • Shoes (You can play tennis in whatever shoes you are comfortable in)
  • Clothing (Whatever you feel most comfortable in)

Facts

  • Andy Murray became the first British man to be crowned Wimbledon champion in 77 years in 2013.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Tennis for Kids

Free tennis lessons for 5-8 year olds

Local Programmes

Great British Tennis Weekend Local Activity

Try tennis for free this summer at a Local Great British Tennis Weekend event

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

Local Tennis Leagues

Adults can play friendly competitive singles matches whatever your level, age or gender. Click on the link for information on the Leicester League.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on a tennis court.

Mini Tennis

Children between three and ten years old can now get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the LTA sponsored by Highland Spring.

Tennis for Kids

If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids then look no further. Tennis For Kids is a free 6-week coaching course packed full of action packed games and activities designed as the perfect in

Tennis Tuesdays

Want to know about social tennis on Tennis Tuesdays? or have an experience to share? #TennisTuesdays

Tennis Xpress

ennis Xpress aims to teach adults new to tennis or returning to the sport to play the game in 10 hours.

Partners

  • East Midlands Platform
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Safeguarding
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Sport England
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Leicester City Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    British Heart Foundation
  • Leicestershire County Council