University Tennis

University Tennis in Great Britain is thriving, with club membership booming and elite success being achieved on the international stage. The transformation of tennis in the higher education sector in recent years has been phenomenal, making it an exciting place to develop your tennis. To communicate this, the LTA have produced a series of films to get the message out to future students, coaches of future students and parents.

The films cover the range of our activity at our network of partnership universities including playing, competing, workforce development and specific programs such as our University Coordinator Programme (UTC).

Find out more about our university partners.


At the highest level, the results from our GB student team have been fantastic in recent years, winning nine major medals in international competition. These players often train at our top universities in the UK.


There are currently 360+ BUCS teams competing nationally playing over 12,000 matches a year.  There are opportunities for all levels in our development leagues and weekend competitions for all levels.

The separately organised annual BUCS Individual Championships is the National Championships and beyond this, players have the opportunity to compete in Pro-Series, GB Tour and BUCS Individual Championships.

The National Premier League with its’ Super Weekends for the top six university teams at the National Tennis Centre and Loughborough. The standard is high with the top players from each university often having an ATP or WTA ranking.

For more information visit the BUCS website

Workforce Development

We want to see university students reaching their full potential whilst at university. That’s why we currently support a student workforce at our network of partnership universities across the UK, which encourages the development of transferable skills for all players.

The University Tennis Ambassador (UTA) is a non-paid undergraduate position for our Tier 1 universities.

The University Tennis Co-ordinator (UTC) is a part-time paid position in Tier 2 Universities.

Both positions develop the delivery of tennis at the university to varying degrees. Check out our video above for more in-depth information on these two positions.

For more information visit the GB University Tennis Facebook page or follow @BritUniTennis on Twitter.

University Partners

Find out more about our partnership universities, who we work closely with in order to deliver tennis activity at their university.

For further information on how to get involved, see our FAQs here.

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