Tennis in Swansea

Girl holding several tennis rackets

Set along the south coast of Wales, the city of Swansea renowned for its sporting prowess. From its proud football club to its rugby teams, Swansea has a proud sporting heritage and is also a real hotspot for tennis in Wales and the UK. Whether you want to go and play on a court by the sea, surrounded by incredible views, or develop your skills at one of its award-winning tennis centres, Swansea gives players every opportunity to get involved in the sport.

If you’re based in Swansea 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 Swansea

Swansea’s vibrant tennis scene boasts over 18 public tennis venues, with 45 total courts including indoor, floodlit and all-weather facilities, so players can play all year around. A number of these are readily available to book through LTA Rally, either as pay to play or even free to book courts.

Swansea Tennis Centre also runs specific disability specific sessions through the LTA Open Court programme, which includes Visually Impaired, Learning Difficulties and Wheelchair Tennis.

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

  • Coed Bach Park
  • Coed Gwilym Park
  • Langland Bay
  • Cwmdonkin Park
  • De La Beche Park
  • Victoria Park
  • South End Gardens
  • Swansea LTC
  • Swansea Tennis Centre

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

Tennis lessons in Swansea

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 Swansea 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 Swansea.

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 throughout Swansea, including the award-winning Ace Tennis Academy at Swansea LTC. This fantastic programme runs weekly sessions throughout the year and including LTA Youth and Tennis for Kids courses.

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. Or do you fancy getting more of 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.

The Swansea Tennis Centre is renowned for its superb coaching programme, which attracts over 500 players, and runs a number of adult coaching sessions for all ages and abilities, including Cardio Tennis.

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

Tennis tournaments in Swansea

Swansea is home to the Swansea Tennis Junior Championships, which would have been celebrating its 76th year in 2020. Affectionately known as the ‘Langland Bay’ the event is currently hosted by Swansea Tennis Centre across their indoor and outdoor courts. The Grade 3 Regional Level Competition takes place in the Summer Holidays and is well supported by the local community, attracting players from across both Wales and England.

If you’re interested in finding out more about tournaments taking place in Swansea, please visit the LTA and Tennis Wales’ competitions page.

LTA tennis in Swansea

The LTA is proud to have a large number of LTA registered venues throughout Swansea, 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.

If you live in Swansea 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.