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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

Book a tennis court

Search and book a tennis court near you, whether playing for fun or competitively.

Book a tennis lesson

See where your nearest group tennis lesson is and start playing.

Learn about padel

Padel is an innovative format of tennis that’s fun, flexible, easy to play and extremely sociable.

LTA Youth Start

A course for beginner tennis players that teaches them all the basics.

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.

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