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How to get started


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There are plenty of reasons why you should pick up a racket and start playing tennis.

Tennis is a great form of exercise and an amazing sport. Anyone can play; whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off the court.

Here’s our guide with everything you need to know about tennis for beginners.


Get out on court and start playing your way

LTA Youth Start

A course for beginners that teaches them all the basics.


Padel is a rapidly growing sport across Europe, it is played on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court.

Pair & Play

Pair & Play is doubles tennis with double the fun. Held weekly, the programme is designed to help women improve their skills and confidence on the court.