Whether you're new to tennis or looking to develop your technique, our range of kids and adult classes and lessons are the perfect way to hone your game.

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Tennis lessons for all abilities

Improve your game, learn new skills, and take your serve to the next level with tennis lessons and coaching at David Lloyd Clubs. Our tennis coaches can help improve your performance and give you more enjoyment from playing.

With tennis lessons and classes available for children and adults of all ages and abilities, you can learn the game from the ground up, develop new skills, work on your tennis fitness and plenty more at David Lloyd Clubs.

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Our tennis coaches

All our coaches are LTA qualified and Accredited, and with our state-of-the-art racquets facilities and comprehensive range of tennis lessons for both kids and adults, David Lloyd Clubs provides the idea environment for learning the game.

To find a coach who is right for you and your game, you can view a profile of each of our tennis professionals in your local club, where you will be able to find contact details for your chosen coach to then organise your first session.

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Group tennis lessons

Our group tennis sessions are not only a great way to improve your technique, they're also a great way to meet fellow members with a shared interest in tennis.

If you're keen to find a class that merges elements of social tennis with teaching and game improvement, then you'll love our Coaching & Matchplay sessions. Alternatively, if it's structured matchplay that you enjoy, then make the most of our Club sessions, where you can meet and play with fellow members in a fun, social, organised environment.

And for those who enjoy competition, we have a number of options for you, including Box leagues, Team Tennis and annual Club Championships, which will allow you to test your skills in a competitive enviornment.

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1-2-1 tennis lessons

If you would prefer a more tailored approach to improving your tennis skills, our expert coaches also provide one-to-one, private tennis lessons.

All of our coaches are highly qualified and will work to tailor sessions to suit the needs of each individual. We are proud to have coaches who are warm, approachable and easy to work with, giving you every chance to get the most of every lesson you take part in.

They’ll work with you on specific aspects of your game, so whether you’re struggling to land that big first serve, confused about your grip or lacking confidence on your backhand, our coaches will help you to see fast results.

Tennis Lessons for all ages and abilities

Tennis is a great game to learn at any age. Our Tennis Stars programme for kids and teenagers is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the sport and to help them to develop their skills, while our tennis lessons and classes for adults can help improve your performance and give you more enjoyment from playing.

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Tennis Stars (3-11 yrs)

Our tennis coaching for kids provides young children with a progressive and structured tennis programme, with skills, development, fun, and fitness at the heart of everything. Starting off on mini courts, with mini nets and sponge balls, children will move through the levels as their game and skills develop.

Our Tennis Stars programme is divided into 4 age groups, and each age group has 4 levels - 1 is a beginner and 4 is advanced.

- Blue (age 3-6)

- Red (age 5-9)

- Orange (age 8-10)

- Green (age 9-11). 

The colours represent different sized courts that allow children to develop and learn relevant to their age, giving them more of a chance to enjoy longer rallies, and develop good habits and instincts. The kids will use smaller racquets and softer balls that fit their size, strength and athleticism.

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Junior tennis (11-18 yrs)

For older junior members aged 11-18 years, we continue with weekly group tennis coaching sessions to allow keen tennis players to fully develop their game. This follows the same format, with 4 different levels across 4 age categories (U11, U12, U14 and U18). Sessions take place on a full size court, with a combination of drills to work on specific techniques along with competitive matchplay.

We also offer fun, social Club and Cardio Tennis sessions, as well as match plays and competitions, giving young players the opportunity to spend time on court in a number of different scenarios.

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Adult tennis lessons

However you prefer to pick up the game, there’s a coach, a class, or a tennis lesson for adults to suit you and your game at David Lloyd Clubs.

Our Fast Track tennis classes are a great starting point for anyone who is new to the game and is keen to learn the basics of tennis. Delivered in small groups of 6, you'll learn to serve, volley and pick up the basics of forehand and backhand strokes over a course of 4 one hour sessions. Once you have established the basics, you can progress to On Track Tennis, where the sessions are longer, giving you the chance to develop your skills further.

If you are looking for something a little more fast-paced, we recommend giving our Tennis Drills or Cardio sessions a try. Tennis Drills is available for players of various levels and can help you to develop your skills and add a shots to your repertoire while keeping you on the move. Cardio tennis is fun and varied class, perfect for players of any level, and has more of a fitness focus rather than technique.

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Perfect for beginners

Tennis is by far one of the best sports to learn to play: relatively easy to pick up, extremely sociable and a fun way to exercise, it is a sport that stays with you throughout your life. Whether you're an experienced player or a complete beginner, we've got everything you need to improve your game and increase your confidence.
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What to expect from a tennis lesson

Whether you're new to tennis or you're keen to get back to a regular routine, our friendly team are always available to make you feel comfortable and confident on the court. Each of our tennis sessions are between 60 - 90 minutes long, so be sure to remember your water bottle as you will be working up quite a sweat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are tennis lessons included in my membership?

Some of our classes are included in the price of your membership, but if an additional fee applies for the class you have chosen, this will be flagged to you at the point of booking, and you will be invited to make payment for the session.

How do I book tennis lessons?

Booking onto a tennis class is quick and easy, and can be done either via the app or in person at the club. Simply select your preferred class and book your place.

What do I need to bring to a tennis lesson?

All you need to bring is a water bottle and an excitement to play tennis. Equipment is provided for all tennis lessons, however feel free to bring your own racquet if you'd prefer. We'd also recommend you wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and ensure you wear trainers that fit well and give you the necessary level of support.

How long does a tennis lesson last?

Depending on the class, sessions can range between 60 - 90 minutes.