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Tennis

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

An Overview of Tennis

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.

Find Tennis Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends

Wed, 01 May 2019

Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends are back for 2019!

Tennis for Kids

Wed, 01 May 2019

Tennis for Kids in back for 2019!

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.

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.

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

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

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Melton Mowbray Croquet Club is open to members of all ages and abilities.

Disability Multi Sports Club

Disability Multi Sports Club

For all Children and young people aged (0-25) with SEN/SEND & their families to participate in a variety of sports and soft play/sensory play in Northampton

£4 per child - £6 for 2 or more children - Parents and carers are free

LTA - Easy Access Loan Funding

Any LTA registered club that can demonstrate that the facility development will retain or grow membership can apply for this funding at any time.

LTA - Growing the Game

Any LTA registered venue that can demonstrate sustainable growth through facility development
and a tennis development plan can apply for this funding.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Helping disabled people access tennis opportunities through funding for wheelchairs, equipment and grants.

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

The Facility Loan Scheme provides loans up to £250,000 to help venues deliver projects that will grow the number of people playing tennis.

Tennis Tots Coaches

Do you love Tennis?

Are you a Parent, Tennis or Sports Coach, PE or Nursery Teacher?

Do you want regular, well paid and enjoyable weekend work?

Tennis Tots is a tennis play programme for children aged 2-5. Our classes are packed full of fun co-ordination and movement games and activities, aimed at helping children develop a love of tennis that we hope will last a lifetime.

Coaches need to be energetic, confident, reliable and love working with young children. You don’t have to have a background in Tennis coaching as we offer excellent training.

Partners

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

Partners

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