Our University has gained an exceptionally high reputation for Tennis.
The ethos of the centre is to develop players and coaches within a holistic training environment.
Programmes are available for juniors, students, staff, community, players with disabilities and provides a great mentoring for anyone wishing to join the tennis volunteer and coach education programmes.
Additionally, since 1999, our University has been privileged to have had players and staff, whom have represented their Country at the BUCS World Student Games, BUCS BNP Paribas Event, BUCS All England Match, Junior Wimbledon, Deaflympics and Internationally on the Wheelchair Tour.
The facilities include 4 Indoor Acrylic, 4 Outdoor Clay and 4 Outdoor All weather courts, situated at the Headingley Campus.
Every booking provides 60 minutes of playing time and rackets can be hired at reception.
If you wish to book a tennis court please contact 0113 812 3160
If you wish to make a block booking, please click here.
The venue is also available for hire for non-sport events, please click here.
Our University is a LTA Performance University and as such has a large coaching programme which provides a holistic performance training environment for students to train. The ethos of the centre is to develop players and coaches, and as such, has dedicated performance coaches to provide players with the opportunity to train 6 days a week, with 6 hours of training hours a day offered. Strength & conditioning sessions on and off court are available for players and individualised programmes are developed for the 1st team players. There are 9 student teams which compete in BUCS (5 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams). There is also representation in the European Collegiate Tennis competition, the Men’s National Doubles and the Leeds Indoor League.
All players are encouraged to enter Aegon GB Pro Series, British Tour events, compete for the County and represent GB in the BUCS BNP Paribas and Student World Games.
Our student recreation club gives players from absolute beginners to club level players an extensive programme within a friendly and welcoming environment. Sessions include beginners coaching, mix & match, shot of the week and our very popular Cardio session, combining tennis with fitness elements to music. The University Team and Recreation programme is also closely linked with Leeds University, providing additional opportunities to play other players of similar ability.
Tel: 0113 8126142
Opportunities to join the Volunteering programme and assist the Tennis coaches, coaching on the Junior and Mini Tennis programme.
There are also many opportunities for students including coaching and playing scholarships. Our University is the only UK University which is an accredited LTA Coach Education Centre, and scholarships are available for students to gain coaching qualifications and join a mentored programme.
Students have the opportunity of gaining experience coaching players from the development and performance programme, linking in with the local tennis clubs and coaching on the Leeds Love Park programme. Coaching Scholarships are available for students holding a L1 – L3 award and Senior Coaching Scholarships for students holding a L3 award. Coaching Scholars also have the opportunity to play for the university and join the playing programme.
Our University is a partner of the Tennis Foundation, creating opportunity for players with disabilities. It is a major partner in the Leeds Disability Network and currently trains GB Performance Wheelchair player (Ed Holt). A previous student of the university includes Catherine Fletcher (GB Deaflympian – Gold & current GB National Deaf Coach).
Weekly sessions include:
- Mondays 5pm – 6pm – Wheelchair session - £3 per session
- Thursdays 1pm – 2pm – Wheelchair session - £3 per session
- Tuesday 12pm – 1pm - Downs Syndrome Session – please click here to book (link to Downs Syndrome page)
Our University has a high reputation for supporting Tennis in the University sector, creating opportunities to combine education with tennis, whilst continuing to play or develop as a coach, within a fully mentored, integrated and supportive environment. Graduate Students have gained careers in Tennis in general tennis coaching, performance coaching, Head Coaching Positions, County Administers, National Performance Coaches and many linked into Sport Science and marketing careers. The University is also the only University to be an accredited LTA/ Skillsactive Coach Education Centre in the UK, focusing on:
- Providing LTA coaching qualifications (L1 & L2) at Our University and throughout Yorkshire.
- Tutoring Level 3 and Level 4 courses at Leeds Beckett University.
- Providing a range of LTA CPD and CPD written by Leeds Beckett.
- Provide a coach mentorship programme for students – Volunteers / Coaching Scholarships / Senior Coaching Scholarships / Student Tennis Ambassador / University Tennis Co-ordinator