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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.

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.

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
Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire started in August 2014 having been invited by Team beds and Luton to deliver across the No Limits programme as well as in partnership with Bedfordshire based colleges, the university of Bedfordshire and National Governing Bod

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Dunstable Tennis Club

Dunstable Tennis Club is situated in the south of the county. From its public hard court origins in 1966, the club has grown in strength and now boasts six courts, five floodlit, as well as two mini-tennis courts in the new Kidzone, plus a clubhouse with

Yes We Can

Yes We Can

Yes We Can provides sporting opportunities to those with a Disability in South & West Bedfordshire and surrounding area.
Current sports are Archery, Football, Swimming, Lawn Bowls, Tennis and Hockey as well as Multi Sports Days in the school holidays.

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Potton Tennis Club

LTA Affiliated CASC status tennis club

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

Tennis and Rackets Association

Tennis and Rackets Association

The Tennis and Rackets Association Limited is the governing body of British Tennis and Rackets.

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

If buildings could speak, Bisham Abbey would have a fascinating story to tell. The 800 year old Abbey was once a home for the English nobility and aristocracy and is now part of one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres.

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and our vision is simple, to enhance the student e

Lawn Tennis Association

Lawn Tennis Association

The LTA is the national governing body for lawn tennis.

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.

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

The LTA’s Facility Loan Scheme provides interest free loans from £25,000 up to £250,000 to help venues grow the number of people playing tennis.

Assistant Coach - Tennis

If you are passionate about increasing sport and physical activity for university students, this is an amazing opportunity to join us at NTU Sport. We are committed to providing high quality sporting opportunities for our students, irrespective of their experience. We aim to create a culture where regular participation in physical activity is the norm, thereby making a significant contribution to the wellbeing and academic achievement of the NTU community. ​​​​​

NTU's Tennis club is looking to appoint an Assistant Coach to enhance the coaching provision available to the student-athletes and continue the progression of the programme building on recent successes.