Tennis in Leeds

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As one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and renowned across Britain for being one of the country’s sporting hubs, you won’t find many better places to play tennis than in Leeds. Whether you’re a first time hitter look to break into the sport, or a seasoned pro on the search for your latest opponent, you’re sure to find the best tennis activities and facilities in Leeds.

If you’re based in Leeds and looking for somewhere to play tennis, the LTA has all the information you need about clubs and tennis hotspots in the area.

Play tennis in Leeds

In Leeds you’re never short of opportunities to play tennis thanks to the many fantastic venues across the city. Leeds is home to over 200 tennis courts with its brilliant club and park venues, a vast number of which are readily available to book through LTA Rally, either as pay to play or even for free.

Leeds also offers a multitude of opportunities for players to get involved in disability tennis. Venues such as the Cultiv8 Performance Academy run a variety of sessions from Junior and Adult Wheelchair Tennis to Visually Impaired tennis, all through the LTA Open Court programme.

Here are just a few of Leed’s fantastic tennis venues:

  • Armley Tennis Centre
  • Cross Flatts Park
  • East End Park
  • Fearnville
  • Harehills Park
  • John Charles Centre for Sport Tennis Centre
  • Kirkstall Abbey Tennis Club
  • Roundhay Park Tennis Courts
  • St Chads Tennis Club

If you’d like to find your nearest tennis court in Leeds, click here to see a list of available locations.

Tennis lessons in Leeds

The LTA is helping players of all skill levels and ages take the first, or next, step in improving their game. There are some fantastic LTA accredited coaches in the Leeds area providing lessons, with many of them holding a Level 4 qualification.

The LTA wants to encourage you to Play Your Way and regardless of your age or ability; there are many ways to get into tennis. For anyone stepping on court for the first time or wanting to up their game, we actively encourage learning how to play tennis in Leeds.

Kids

For kids aged 4-18, the LTA Youth programme is a fantastic introduction to the sport and helps develop key skills both on and off the court. With 6 different stages, starting with Tennis for Kids, the programme develops with the player, keeping it fresh and exciting the whole way through. You can find local LTA Youth programmes at a wide number of Leeds’s excellent venues, including Roundhay Tennis Club, Springhead Park and Chapel Allterton to name but a few.

Adults

Adults looking to work on their skills or pick up a new sport might want to try the LTA’s Tennis Xpress or Tennis Tuesdays sessions, as a great way learn and practice their tennis. Want to get a full workout on court? Why not try a Cardio Tennis session - a fun sociable group fitness class that is open to players of all ages and abilities.

Across Leeds there are some incredible adult coaching sessions that you can get involved with at a variety of different venues, such as Wetherby Tennis Club, Hosforth and Roundhay Park. All players are welcome so why not get on court today.

You can find your nearest highly-rated tennis coach in Leeds by clicking here. Enter your location or post-code, and we’ll show you the local clubs these coaches teach at.

Tennis tournaments in Leeds

Less than an hour down the road from the Leeds city centre is Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, home to the professional men’s and women’s grass court tournament, the Ilkley Trophy. This ATP Challenger and ITF Women’s event plays host to a number of the games up-and-coming stars each year as they prepare for the Wimbledon Championships.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Ilkley Trophy and the LTA’s other incredible tennis events, the British Major Events page has all the information you need.

If taking part in tennis tournaments and competitions is more your style, then Leeds is the right place for you. For those at the top of their game, David Lloyd Leeds has previously hosted the National Premier League Finals for some of the country’s top players. Otherwise the Leeds & District League offers a number or inter-club competitive singles and doubles competitions, as well as the large number or Grade 3-6 tournaments taking place throughout the year.

If you’re interested in finding out more about tournaments taking place in Leeds, please visit the LTA Adults and Junior competitions page.

LTA tennis in Leeds

The LTA is proud to have a large number of LTA registered venues throughout Leeds, providing the community with a safe and friendly tennis environment that enables all ages to come along to a local court and have fun playing tennis.

The LTA is also continuing to lead the way in providing opportunities for underserved communities to get involved in tennis through its SERVES programme. SERVES is a leading sport for development programme that takes tennis to communities and people who might not otherwise have the chance to play. There are 5 SERVES sites across Leeds doing some amazing work within the community, such as The Hamara Centre and at Leeds Grand Mosque. While both are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, they plan to reopen in the future.

If you live in Leeds and would like to know more about playing tennis locally or want to keep up to date with everything in the world of tennis, find out how to become an LTA member by clicking here.