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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

Tennis For Kids Course

Saturday 15th December

Mini Tennis Red

Wednesday 12th December

Mini Tennis

Wednesday 12th December

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.

Serve, volley, backhand, forehand, deuce, 40-love, advantage - so many terms in tennis that may confuse those of you who have never played. But the aim of the game is pretty simple, hit a tennis ball over the net with your stringed racquet and inside the designated lines.

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

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Programmes

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

  • Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
    NWL LSA
    H&B LSA

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • H&B LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA