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Tim Henman at Bath University
Time to get yourself on court
Little compares to hitting a winner on the tennis court.

That feeling of being a world champ in the instant of swish of a forehand is hard to beat.

Here's our guide for you to play whatever your age or level.


Mini Tennis

If you're between 4 and 10 years old and you want to learn like Tim Henman then Mini Tennis is your starting point.

The rackets and courts are smaller and the balls are softer giving you a better feel for those winners.


Dragon Tennis

If you live in Wales there is also the chance to play Dragon tennis too.

This is aimed at 7-11 year olds and similar to Mini Tennis is played on smaller tennis courts with plastic rackets and soft balls.


Raw Tennis

Raw Tennis is much more than just playing tennis - it's about improving your skills, getting involved in new activities, being part of a team, having fun getting fit and spending time with your mates.

Raw Tennis is for 10-18 year olds and is made up of four sections Freestyle, Energy, Slams and the Awards. All designed to take your game to the next level.


Full court Tennis

Once you've graduated from the junior ranks it's time to start acing on the full sized courts.

You can play at school and there are thousands of clubs all over the UK where you can play after school too.


Wheelchair Tennis

Hundreds of wheelchair users play tennis across the UK so there's loads of opportunities to get playing.

There are 44 indoor tennis centres which have wheelchair accessibility and many more clubs are beginning to convert their facilities.




INTERNET LINKS >>
:: Lawn Tennis Association
:: Tennis Scotland
:: Tennis Wales
:: Ulster Tennis
:: Tennis Ireland
:: British Tennis Foundation
:: Raw Tennis

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