Helping young people in underserved communities across Great Britain get active and experience the physical, social and mental benefits of tennis – this is the LTA SERVES programme.
Our industry leading sport for development programme – aimed at children and young people aged 4-18 – takes tennis into the heart of local communities to those who may never have had the opportunity to play before, or thought the sport was for them. It’s all about having fun with friends, keeping mentally and physically fit all the while learning new skills beyond the tennis court. Through the power of tennis, we want to help more children and young people build their self-confidence, community cohesion and knowledge around health and wellbeing.
We empower and equip over 1500 Tennis Activators throughout Britain. We offer volunteers, leaders and youth workers the training and skills they need to run fun and engaging tennis sessions for children and young people in their communities.
No court, no problem – the LTA SERVES programme has been created so sessions can be delivered in community centre, youth clubs, faith venues and other places!
Find out more in our information pack – available in 8 different languages:
If you’re interested in getting involved in our LTA SERVES programme – get in touch via the form below:
We encourage any community venue, local, regional and national organisations to get involved in the programme and bring the benefits of tennis to their community.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a racket before – if you have a passion for tennis and want to help more young people get active playing our sport, then you could become an Activator.
You don’t need any equipment or any tennis courts – just bring your enthusiasm and we’ll help you with the rest.
We’ll give you everything you need to get started, from first-class training to equipment, as well as resources to support your venue, Activators and most importantly – the children and young people.
There are two different LTA SERVES packages – Standard and Light. Here’s what each package offers for you:
Deliver tennis for a minimum of 12 weeks per year and receive:
Deliver tennis for a minimum of 36 weeks per year and receive:
Interested? If you look after a venue, a community group, or even if you’re a parent/guardian of someone attending a local venue and want to find out how you can run LTA SERVES or become an Activator – contact us via the form below.
We’ll get in touch to chat through next steps and get you on your way to running tennis sessions in your community.
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