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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.

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

Sir Jonathan North Community College

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

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

JUST South Leicestershire

Female Sport and Physical Activity Campaign in South Leicestershire. Register your details on our website and JUST turn up!

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

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

Partners

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