Racquets

MAKE A RACQUET TODAY

With 30 years of experience, 800 indoor and outdoor courts and 400 first class coaches, we’ve definitely got the upper hand when it comes to serving up the perfect racquets experience.

Tennis with added smash

Tennis is where it started at David Lloyd Leisure, so naturally, we’ve got quite a lot to offer. We have the largest accredited coaching team in the world, hundreds of match-quality indoor and outdoor courts and a huge range of options for adults and children. From coaching programmes that match your level to group sessions, tournaments and of course our unique junior All Stars programme for budding champs, find your level and take advantage - whatever your age or ability.

4 STEP COURSE GUIDE

Step 1

RACQUETS WELCOME: IT ALL STARTS HERE

Your Welcome will make sure you get exactly the right coaching and programme to suit your level of tennis experience and on court confidence level. The Racquets Welcome is in two parts: a 30 minute off court meeting and a fun, gentle on court session for 40 minutes.

Step 2

FAST TRACK: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Develop your skills, confidence, fitness and passion for tennis on this four-week Fast Track course. Each 90 minute session will cover all you need to build your game, including topspin forehand, backhand volleys, serve and smash plus a mini tournament.

Step 3

ON TRACK: EN ROUTE TO SUCCESS

Once the basics have been mastered in Fast Track, move on to our progressive On Track programme. The length of the full course varies, and each 90 minute session develops skills, stamina and confidence even further, ending with a group tournament.

Step 4

POWER TRACK: STEP UP TO A BETTER GAME

No longer a beginner but not quite an intermediate? Power Track is the perfect course to get you match ready for that next level of tennis. Get to grips with some of the more technical elements of the game and use your 90 minute sessions for skills and social tennis.

COACHING AND CLASSES

cardio tennis

CARDIO TENNIS: SKILLS, DRILLS AND PLENTY OF BALLS

Fast-paced and played in a group rather than with a partner, Cardio Tennis is the high-energy and highly enjoyable gym workout on court. Major benefits include:

  • Improved heart health
  • Better co-ordination
  • Getting social with other members
  • Lower body fat
  • Stronger bones
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ONE-TO-ONE COACHING: GET WITH THE PROGRAMME

Whatever your level of play, we guarantee that a few lessons will do wonders for your technique, confidence and all-round ability.

From little smashers on the Tennis All Stars programme, to adults picking up a racquet for the first time and good players that want to be even better, our 400 first-class coaches have definitely got game and the expertise to help you.

Coaching options include:

  • Group sessions from first-timers to competition level
  • One-to-one lessons for every age and ability
  • Online support, guides and instructional videos

JUNIOR TENNIS: GETTING LITTLE SMASHERS ON COURT

We want even our youngest members to share our passion for tennis and if they’re old enough to hold a racquet, they can either join parents or other young players on court. It’s great for building balance, confidence and co-ordination skills, too.

With our Tennis All Stars programme and Tots and Parents tennis sessions, it’s never too early for a future Murray or Robson to make their on court debut.

F.I.T Tennis - our tennis programme for 11-17s

Tennis can be a social thing, a competitive thing, a serious sport or a fun way to let off steam.

For the next step up, teens can carry on their training or start from scratch in our supervised 'Fitness Into Teens' sessions for 11 and overs. Teens can try the 4-week Fast Track coaching course, play with friends and come along to tennis Club Nights, a great way to stay active in the evenings. As with the adult programme, we'll team our F.I.T. groups up by age and ability for matches.

COMPETITIONS AND TOURNAMENTS: PLAY YOUR ACE SHOT

We know many of our Racquets members just love the opportunity to show off their skills, so our competitions are the perfect place to unleash that competitive streak. And the really good news is that aside from the advanced tournaments, we have events aimed at intermediates and beginners as well.

CLUB SESSIONS: OUR SOCIAL NETWORK

Tennis is more than lessons and competitions – it’s also a huge part of the social scene at our racquets club. This is exactly why there are weekly ‘Club Sessions’, where members can come along and find other players to have a game with. It’s a fantastic, free way for participants to not only raise their game, but to get to know a few other tennis enthusiasts along the way.

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