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Tennis

Overview

Leeds Beckett Tennis Club boasts 7 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams that compete in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) leagues against other universities.

Our club members have the opportunity to play singles, doubles, and fun games during sessions. We also hold a range of development and recreational sessions for those not part of the teams.

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We have 7 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams which are all entered in the BUCS league to compete weekly against other universities. 

Members have the opportunity to play singles, doubles, and fun games during sessions. We also hold a range of development and recreational sessions for those not part of the teams.

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There will be trials taking place during Freshers week (week commencing Monday 17th September).

You can come along to the fresher’s fair on Wednesday 19th September and follow us on Facebook (link below) where we can give you more information.

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You can get in touch with us - and find out the most up to date news - by following us on social media

Facebook page

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It is preferable for members to bring their own tennis racket.

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  • Next season we will have two teams compete in the BUCS National Premier Division and will compete against the best university players in the UK

  • We have a National Premier Doubles League team and a Team Tennis squad that competes in the National Tier League alongside some of the best players in the country

  • We have been awarded BUCS Club of the Year for the past two years at the Leeds Beckett Sports Awards - for our performances on the court and fundraising efforts for charity.    

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There are consistent training hours throughout the week and regular recreational sessions, all of which take place at the tennis centre at Headingley Campus.

We have many courts available including:

  • Four indoor courts (that are mainly used in the colder months)
  • Four outdoor all-weather courts for warmer weather 
  • Four clay courts

Our training programmes include:

  • Performance coaching
  • Strength & conditioning sessions
  • Analysis
  • Physiotherapy
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Steve McLoughlin - Head Coach

Steve brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Beckett’s Tennis programme.

Steve is an LTA Level 5 coach that has worked across education and some top centres including the University of Loughborough and David Lloyd to name a few, having also received a LTA coach of the year award.

Steve has also worked with some of the country’s top rising stars and is fully committed to coaching the next generation of players at Leeds Beckett.

For more information about playing tennis at Leeds Beckett contact Steve by email Steven.McLoughlin@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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  • Recreational Tennis:

Fun, informal sessions are available, ranging from Free Play to Cardio Tennis. For more information please contact Kirsty McPhee by email K.M.Mcphee@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

  • Disability Tennis:

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). 

If you are interested in this programme and would like further information please contact Louise Assioun on l.assioun@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

  • Tennis Coaching:

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 administrators, 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.

Plus points

  • High quality indoor and outdoor facilities
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