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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.


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


Visit the LTA all play tennis website to find your nearest court


  • 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)


  • 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

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Ash Green Sports Centre

Ash Green Sports Centre

Sports Centre for the community provided by Ash-cum-Ridley Parish Council offering a gym, yoga, gentle exercise, circuit training, badminton, racket ball, squash, tennis and table tennis

Avenue Tennis

Avenue Tennis

Avenue Tennis is a world class facility with 14 multi surface tennis courts, 3 of which are indoors, 5 outdoor clay courts, 2 artificial grass and 4 grass courts. We have 3 badminton/short tennis courts. We have a state of the art gym that offers personal


Adam Reavely Tennis Ltd

ARTennis (Adam Reavely Tennis) Ltd is a company providing a high standard of tennis coaching to all ages & abilities in the Sevenoaks & Hildenborough area. We are responsible for the programs at both Hildenborough Tennis Club & Chipstead Place a Lawn T


Gravesham Tennis Club

Friendly local tennis club in Gravesend, Kent, with eight hard courts (six floodlit) and regular social sessions.


Goudhurst Tennis Club

Village based tennis club open to the whole community via annual membership



LimbPower was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation

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.

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.Each session will include:Meet & Greet Games/Heart Rate Raiser/Physical Activity Session 1Physical Activity Session 2Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning disabilities. Each session will include: Meet & Greet Games/ Heart Rate Raiser/ Physical Activity Session 1 Physical Activity Session 2 Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

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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.

LTA Quick Access Loan Scheme

LTA Quick Access 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. This scheme is part of the LTA's mission to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable.

Kent Tennis Club Loan Scheme

Kent Tennis Club Loan Scheme

Kent Tennis are offering club loans. These will normally be between £1000 and £10000 at 0% interest over a maximum of 5 years. Loans can be available for improvements to facilities and to aid increasing participation, but not to cover day-to-day running costs or expected maintenance and repairs.

Assistant Tennis Coach (Self Employed)

Batley Sports and Tennis Centre has recently undergone major investment, with both indoor courts and outdoor courts being refurbished and the opening of TAGX and Stompers play gym, which really make Batley a family orientated destination.