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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

Active Minds Tennis

Tuesday 26th June

School Games Super-Series Final - Tennis

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 (16:00 - 18:30)

2018 Wimbledon Championships

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 - Sun, 15 Jul 2018

Tiger Sports - Summer Multi-Sports Camps

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 (09:30 - 15:30)

US Open - Tennis

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - Fri, 07 Sep 2018

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Great British Tennis Weekend Local Activity

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

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

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.

She Rallies

Creating more opportunities for women and girls in tennis.

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

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

Partners

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