Whether you are a player or simply a tennis enthusiast, you are not short of opportunities to get involved with tennis at university. You can join your university tennis club, become a coach or volunteer or just pick up a racket and have some fun on your local courts.
Keep an eye out for taster sessions and open days and find out whether your university has a University Tennis Coordinator you can get in touch with. From September 2012, there will be over 20 universities with a coordinator. Find out more below.
The support available through the University Tennis programme aims to grow the game, by creating more opportunities for students to play and compete. It also aims to provide students with the latest training packages, for those that have an ambition to become part of the future workforce for British tennis. Support is available to all universities and at a range of different levels to help increase and improve tennis provision. Find out more below.
Find out more about how to get involved with tennis at university, whether it's through playing, coaching or volunteering.
The standard of British University tennis has increased significantly in recent years and universities now offer a wide range of courses to help accommodate students who want to develop their tennis careers.
A number of universities can be supported with a financial grant to employ a University Tennis Coordinator, a part-time masters student based at the university, with the responsibility of growing the game with students, staff and the local community.
Don't forget all universities are able to apply for an annual Development Award, designed to grow the game with staff and students and there are plenty of resources available from the Tennis Foundation and LTA.
Universities can apply for a financial grant to support their performance programme and British tennis can offer advice and support on how to get the most out of your performance programme.
View the following case studies to find out more how different universities have approached developing their tennis programme:
If would like more information, please contact Alistair Higham, Universities Manager
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