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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.

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
Tennis in Nottingham

Tennis in Nottingham

Tennis in Nottingham & the Lawn Tennis Association aim to get more people playing tennis, more often in Nottingham

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Keyworth Tennis Club

Keyworth Tennis Club is a friendly club offering tennis to all ages, levels and abilities. It has a comprehensive coaching programme, full social calendar and teams participating in a range of leagues. Come to one of our social nights / events and try o

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Portland College

Portland College

Portland provides access to a wide range of inclusive sports including Boccia, Table Cricket, Wheelchair Rugby, Powerchair Football, New Age Kurling, Football and many more

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Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club

Local outdoor tennis facility. Five hard courts, three of which are floodlit, grass courts available in the summer months. Junior and adult coaching available with some pay and play opportunities for non-members. LTA affiliated.

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

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.

The Queens Club Foundation Grant

The Queens Club Foundation Grant

The Queen’s Club Foundation is now open to applications. Grants can be made to organisations or individual players within the sports; Tennis, Rackets, Real Tennis and Squash. Please see below more details on both applications.

Jack Redferm

Regional Tennis Services Assistant

01509 226722

Midlands LTA

01509 226 722