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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.

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.

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000
Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

A well established tennis squash and racketball club in the heart of Chapel Allerton, that also boast a well maintained and air conditioned gym.

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Carnegie Coach Education specialise in the organisation and delivery of sports coach education and development qualifications.

Tennis

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

Parks Tennis CIC

Parks Tennis CIC

Parks Tennis is a Community Interest Company that is working in partnership with the LTA and Sheffield City Council to reinvigorate parks tennis in Sheffield.

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is a sport and physical activity programme aimed at young people aged 10-19. Sessions are varied based on participant needs and the group is split into appropriate ages.

The Kicks ethos harnises the power of sport to change behaviour, develop skills, build confidence and provide opportunities to those in areas of need.

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.

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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