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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.

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.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

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

Highcliffe Primary School

Primary school based in Birstall, Leicestershire

Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College is a coeducational Catholic independent boarding and day school in the village of Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire, approximately 7 miles from Leicester, England

Loughborough Grammar School (Boys 10-18)

Loughborough Grammar School (Boys 10-18)

Loughborough Grammar School is an all boys school ( 10-18) and is determined to provide opportunities for all abilities to represent the school in a wide range of sports.

Hinckley Special Olympics Club

Hinckley Special Olympics Club

Inclusive Multi-Sport & Social Club which meets every friday evening from 4.30 pm to 6.30pm. Has disabled facilities. Principle sport played is boccia.

Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Melton Mowbray Town Estate

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

Inclusive Tennis Club

Inclusive Tennis Club

We are running an inclusive tennis club on Saturday mornings during term time at Rushmere Tennis Club with a fantastic coach,Maddie Blair.

LTA - The Community Tennis Fund

LTA - The Community Tennis Fund

Any registered venue that can demonstrate the ability to grow community participation through tennis facility development. This fund will be allocated throughout the year.

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.

Partners

  • Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
  • Equality Standard
    NWL LSA