Walking Tennis

What is Walking Tennis? 

Walking tennis is a safe, fun and inclusive way of getting active on a tennis court.

It’s a game that’s open to anybody. Whether you’re a lifelong tennis player, you’re new to the sport or if you just need a bit more time, you can give the game a go in a supportive setting.

Because age isn’t a barrier for walking tennis players, it provides another way for older people to keep their mind and body active on the court – while also enjoying the social side of being part of a tennis venue. 

Who is it for?

Walking Tennis is for anyone that wants to play tennis, but at their own pace. It’s ideal for those who:

  • Are just starting out* and want to build up their confidence
  • Are returning from an injury
  • Just need a bit more time getting to the ball

*Beginners should also look at Tennis Xpress – a great coaching course for those new to the sport!

How do I play?

Walking Tennis has been designed to be accessible for all. It’s still tennis – but with a few tweaks:

  • You can let the ball bounce twice for extra time
  • You can play on a smaller court and use modified equipment
  • Players can’t run or jump

Where can I play?

Walking Tennis is a growing sport, with sessions held across different parts of Britain. Find and book a session near you.

Find a session

New locations will be added throughout the year so please check our website regularly for new sessions.