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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.

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.

Local Tennis Leagues

For those who want to play friendly, competitive tennis in their local park or venue within Leicester. We provide the platform to help you get started.

LTA Youth Start Leicester and Leicestershire

LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. It helps teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people.

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.

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by music and qualified instructors, you’ll get to hit lots of tenn

Local Tennis Leagues

For those who want to play friendly, competitive tennis in their local park or venue, we provide the platform to help you get started.

LTA Youth Start

LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. It helps teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people.

She Rallies

'She Rallies' aims is to attract and retain more women and girls tennis in the UK by inspiring and empowering a female workforce to create more opportunities for women and girls in tennis.

Tennis Xpress

Tennis Xpress is a beginner adult introductory coaching course for players who want to learn the basics of the sport.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000
Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school with a real heart and soul.'Things to be Proud of' sits at the heart of our values and ethos. We want to encourage a sense of increasing pride and aspiration in our students, as we continuously reflect our succe

Roundhill Tennis Club

Roundhill Tennis Club

We are located in the heart of the city of Leicester with 4 all-weather floodlit courts.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Inclusive Active Play Session

Inclusive Active Play Session

A fun play session that includes a variety of multi-sports.

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.

The Queens Club Foundation Grant

The Queens Club Foundation Grant

The Queen’s Club Foundation is now open to applications. Grants can be made to organisations or individual players within the sports; Tennis, Rackets, Real Tennis and Squash. Please see below more details on both applications.

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.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

1:00am - Tue 29th June, 2021

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

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.

Partners

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

Partners

  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland