Leeds Beckett Tennis Club is one of the biggest clubs that compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) with four women’s teams and seven men’s teams – which is the largest amount of men’s teams at any UK university.
The club also has 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.
Our programme allows players to balance university sport, academic success and external tournament commitments in their pursuit of excellence and has an excellent track record of supporting international players.
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 are also directly supported by the LTA for our programme - and are one of five Universities to be supported in Great Britain.
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
We understand that to help breed success players must be treated as individuals. Training programmes at Beckett include:
- Performance coaching
- Strength & conditioning sessions
We also have an excellent range of training facilities available, including:
Tennis Centre located on our Headingley Campus, with:
- 4 indoor courts
- 4 outdoor all-weather court
- 4 clay courts
Headingley Campus facilities:
- New and improved gym
- Strength & conditioning suite
- Dedicated strength & conditioning coach
- Swimming pool
- Squash courts
- Dedicated sports halls and arena
- Athletics track
- Soccer pitches
- Rugby pitches
- 3G pitches
- All-weather pitches
- Les Mills Fitness Classes
- Fitness suite
- Fitness classes
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Leeds Beckett University has a free Injury Clinic at our Headingley Campus - giving students the experience they need for massage and injury treatment under supervision from qualified staff (only available during term times)