What is Walking Tennis?
Love tennis but looking for a gentler pace of play? Walking Tennis is safe, fun and inclusive and a fantastic way to stay active!
It’s a game that’s open to anyone - whether you’re a lifelong tennis player, a complete beginner or just need a bit more time to get into the swing of things, you can give the game a go in a supportive setting.
You can play tennis at any age and Walking Tennis offers an easy way for older people to keep their body and mind active – while also enjoying the social side of being part of a tennis community.
Who can play?
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.
New locations will be added throughout the year so please check our website regularly.