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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.

Sheffield Parks Tennis

Sheffield City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association are working in partnership with Premier Tennis to bring low-cost tennis and coaching for all ages and abilities to Sheffield's public parks.

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

Heaton Tennis & Squash Club

A multi sports and fitness club with a restaurant bar and therapies available. Non-Members welcome

Collingham LTC

small friendly club in the heart of the village with 2 newly refurbished courts and surrounds. Members are of mixed ability and coaching is available for both juniors and seniors. There is a mixed team playing in the local Barkston Ash League for those m

Advanced Junior Tennis Coaching

Advanced Junior Tennis Coaching

Players who are invited to attend our performance programme receive a more intensive programme of tennis coaching incorporating all aspects of training including Technical, Tactical, Mental and Physical aspects of the game.

Our programme is built on three guiding principles. These beliefs have been formed after countless years of coaching and educating some of the most talented tennis players in Yorkshire. These principles exist on the practice court and the competition arena. Each day you are presented with a choice – those that accept the challenge receive the rewards.

Advanced Junior Tennis Coaching

Advanced Junior Tennis Coaching

Players who are invited to attend our performance programme receive a more intensive programme of tennis coaching incorporating all aspects of training including Technical, Tactical, Mental and Physical aspects of the game.

Our programme is built on three guiding principles. These beliefs have been formed after countless years of coaching and educating some of the most talented tennis players in Yorkshire. These principles exist on the practice court and the competition arena. Each day you are presented with a choice – those that accept the challenge receive the rewards.

Tennis for All

Tennis for All

All levels, ages, abilities and disabilities are welcome. The session includes technique but is more about having fun, fun games, activities, socialising and keeping fit.

Junior Tennis Coaching

Junior Tennis Coaching

Junior tennis coaching from ages 4-16 years. Young people are placed into groups of the same level and age. Learn technique, tactics and play matches within the sessions.

Tennis Coaching

Tennis Coaching

We cater for all abilities, offering group lessons from beginner, intermediate and advanced level players. Tennis Heaton also runs special events for adult players of all levels that take place throughout the year.

Tennis - Ladies Social

Tennis - Ladies Social

All levels are welcome

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 Tots Coaches

Do you love Tennis?

Are you a Parent, Tennis or Sports Coach, PE or Nursery Teacher?

Do you want regular, well paid and enjoyable weekend work?

Tennis Tots is a tennis play programme for children aged 2-5. Our classes are packed full of fun co-ordination and movement games and activities, aimed at helping children develop a love of tennis that we hope will last a lifetime.

Coaches need to be energetic, confident, reliable and love working with young children. You don’t have to have a background in Tennis coaching as we offer excellent training.

Tennis Coach

Tennis Harrogate operates at a number of venues in Harrogate including Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre, Harlow tennis club and Starbeck tennis club as well as a number of schools and parks. The new Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre is currently in an exciting period having been granted full planning permission and funding to go ahead with phase two of the project which will include the construction of 4 indoor tennis courts for Winter 2020. Tennis Harrogate would like the position filled by September 2019.

Gavin Sutcliffe

Tennis Development Manager

01405 768 888 or 07958 302 957

Paul Sheard

Regional Tennis Participation Manager – Yorkshire

02084877040

http://www.lta.org.uk/

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