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Tennis

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

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Local Tennis Leagues

Friendly, competitive tennis on Leicester's public courts.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000
De Montfort University

De Montfort University

DMU offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, world-class facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Cricket

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre. Perfect for walks and picnics.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Sports in You

Sports in You

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school with a real heart and soul.'Things to be Proud of' sits at the heart of our values and ethos. We want to encourage a sense of increasing pride and aspiration in our students, as we continuously reflect our succe

Falcons All Stars

Falcons All Stars

We are involved in a brand new campaign to get girls playing sports and our founder Kausar Sacranie has launched her Grassroots Basketball team ‘The Falcons All Stars’ to help support our school projects across the UK and help Girls into sports and he

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

multi sports learning disabilities sports club where we deliver multiple different sports sessions weekly with sessions aim at being active, fun, engaging and friendly

We are looking to gain new members to join our membership core we already have this

Roundhill Tennis Club

Roundhill Tennis Club

We are located in the heart of the city of Leicester with 4 all-weather floodlit courts.

Leicestershire Lawn Tennis And Squash Club

Leicestershire Lawn Tennis And Squash Club

We are a well known Tennis and squash club with 18 Tennis courts (9 savana, 4 hard, 5 clay,) with 2 Squash courts.
We have experienced Tennis and Squash instructors who work all year round to a high professional standard with sessions from tots to adult

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Athletics

Si Sports

Si sports prides itself on delivering PE in a school setting always going over and above to suit the requirements of the children and working within the school curriculum timetables.

Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club

Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club

If you're looking for a social game or a serious match, take a look at Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club.

We're one of Leicestershire's largest clubs with the highest number of teams - men's, ladies', mixed, juniors and seniors. Our members are successful i

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Archery

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Athletics

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

Summer Holiday Clubs- Oadby

Summer Holiday Clubs- Oadby

3 holiday Camps in 1!

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Blaby

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Blaby

3 holiday Camps in 1!

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Great Glen)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Great Glen)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Great Glen)

Social Pickleball sessions

Social Pickleball sessions

Multiple weekly social Pickleball sessions at Sileby Tennis and Pickleball Club

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Holiday camp

Holiday camp

School’s out! Our 5-star kids Holiday Camps are in!
Our Holiday Camps are designed to help your kids get active, introduce them to new and exciting activities, and create a fun-filled experience they will remember forever.
A bucket load of fun activities, every school holiday. With great value sports, performing arts, and games to enjoy each half term, we have plenty for your children to get stuck into in the school break.

LTA Quick Access Loan Scheme

LTA Quick Access Loan Scheme

The LTA's mission is to grow tennis and padel by making them accessible, welcoming, and enjoyable. Ensuring local communities have access to quality facilities is critical to attracting and retaining more players.

LTA Foundation Grants

LTA Foundation Grants

We want to partner with other tennis charities and a wide range of organisations across the ‘sport for development’ and third sectors more broadly to improve lives through tennis.