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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.

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.

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.

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000
Victoria Avenue Tennis Club

Victoria Avenue Tennis Club

Victoria Avenue Tennis Club is based in Winton and provides tennis and coaching for all ages from 4 years upwards. Membership and pay and play options available.

Pelhams

Pelhams

Serving the North Bournemouth area with two pools, a sanarium, large gym, aerobic studios, spin studio, Feelgood Factory and Terrace café. A great choice of classes and activities.

BH Live

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

We provide sports training and competition for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Southbourne Tennis Club

Southbourne Tennis Club

Bringing Tennis To The Community

We successfully provide social and competitive tennis for all ages,abilites & disabilities.

We are well-established and progressive club with over 300 Adult , Junior Tennis members

We are winners of Dorset LTA Clu

Bournemouth YMCA

Bournemouth YMCA

The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre is at the very heart of our local community, So whether it's using the Swimming Pool, the superbly equipped Cybex Gymnasium, the softplay Kidz Kingdom, available Function Room, Indoor Cycling facility, Tennis Courts,

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd is registered to play for summer leagues, summer evening leagues and winter indoor cricket leagues.

Swanage Tennis Club

Swanage Tennis Club

We are a small and friendly tennis club playing at Beach Gardens in Swanage, Dorset. Six all weather courts, of which two are AstroTurf.
We welcome all standards of players. A wide range of social and competitive tennis, coaching and social events can

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Shaftesbury Community Tennis Club

Based at Shaftesbury Secondary School, we offer membership to the general public to use three hard courts after 3pm weekdays, all weekends and all school holidays.

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.

Andy Trott

Regional Tennis Education Officer