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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

LTA - Easy Access Loan Funding

Any LTA registered club that can demonstrate that the facility development will retain or grow membership can apply for this funding at any time.

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.

LTA - Growing the Game

Any LTA registered venue that can demonstrate sustainable growth through facility development
and a tennis development plan can apply for this funding.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

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

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.

Tennis Co-Ordinator

Batley Sports and Tennis Centre has recently undergone a major £1.6m capital investment, with both indoor courts and outdoor courts being refurbished and the opening of TAGX and Stompers play gym. These developments have transformed the facility and really make Batley Sports and Tennis Centre a family orientated destination.

KAL have over 170 participants taking part in the coach led programme on a weekly basis, in addition to pay and play customers. The facility is host to an established Tennis Club and also provides Tennis opportunities for local schools and the organisation of events.