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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.


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


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


  • 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)


  • 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.

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

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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.

Oadby (Granville) Tennis & Social Club

Established in 1946 on Leicester Road (next to Leicester Race Course), Oadby Tennis Club has always been one of Leicestershire's leading tennis clubs. Currently we have over 200 senior members and over 100 juniors and welcome new members of all ages and a

Melton Mowbray Town Estate

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

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

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

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

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.

Head Coach – National Tennis Association - Luton, Bedfordshire

This is an exciting employed opportunity to head up a new project and programme in Luton.

Luton Community Tennis (LCT) is a new initiative created in partnership with National Tennis Association, Luton Borough Council and the LTA. The aim of LCT is to offer Smart Access throughout Luton’s park tennis network and offer a wide range of coaching and playing opportunities for the town.

The Head Coach will be responsible for the delivery and management of Luton Community Tennis. The role will start with a minimum of 20-hours of core group coaching delivery, plus opportunities for individual coaching hours.


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