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Leeds Beckett boasts one of the top university tennis programmes in the UK. With eleven teams and two development squads the tennis club are regularly the highest BUCS points-earning programme in the university. In 2017/18 the club won 8 BUCS Leagues and two Cup competitions.

We have eight courts you'll have access to, including four indoor acrylic. The centre provides opportunities for players of all levels, from those first picking up a racket to those participating at a national and international level. We believe that tennis can be for everyone, and we hope that as a part of our club we can provide you with an opportunity to have amazing experience and gain valuable skills on or off the court.

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our ethos

developing your skills

Leeds Beckett Tennis Club

We are a fun, friendly club with sessions for all kinds of players. As well as training across the week, we also hold regular social events along with charity events, for everyone to get involved in. The club provides an abundance of amazing opportunities for everyone. Beckett tennis players have travelled to the likes of Spain and China to train and compete.

The club offer tennis for all level of player from beginner to elite. Please contact the club to find out which session is right for you.

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Tennis centre

Everything you need to know

Train to be the best

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
Gold club mark

The tennis club was awarded the Gold LBU Club Mark for 2022/23

Video: A day in the life of a Tennis player

This is Nate, a postgraduate student at Leeds Beckett University

our training programme includes:

 

  • Performance coaching
  • Strength and conditioning sessions
  • Analysis
  • Physiotherapy

 

Train to Coach

Carnegie Coach Education offer a range of courses at a range of levels, accredited by the LTA, that will enable you to coach tennis yourself.

We have been supporting students to reach their potential through the scheme since 2002. Famous alumni that have benefitted from the scheme include Lucy Bronze, Alistair Brownlee, Alex Yee, Emily Scarratt, Vicky Fleetwood, Laura Weightman and Tom Bosworth.

Leeds Beckett awards a number of sports scholarships to high performing athletes each year who are committed to upholding the values of the university and willing to represent Leeds Beckett in BUCS events. Scholarships are also awarded to those who demonstrate the ability to progress and achieve high levels of success in their chosen sports.

Criteria

As a tennis player you may be eligible for a scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • Has or has had ATP / WTA world ranking points or reached the last round of qualifying draw or competed at several of these events.
  • Made a Minimum of 3 main draw appearances in British Tour Events reaching the quarter finals or better.
  • Have a Junior ITF ranking of 500 or less.
Jevannie Ambrose

Playing for Beckett has been one of the highlights of my time at uni, it has helped me to improve my tennis and build my character. Every time I step out on the court it is competitive, fun, and there is a great vibe within the teams.

Jevannie Ambrose Mens 5th Team and Mens Captain

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Getting involved

We are a fun, friendly club with sessions for all kinds of players. As well as training across the week, we also hold regular social events along with charity events, for everyone to get involved in. The club provides an abundance of amazing opportunities for everyone. Beckett tennis players have recently travelled to the likes of Spain and China to train and compete!

If you are interested in getting involved with the club you can contact Coach Steve or connect with us on social media:

Tennis Coach, Steve McLoughlin

Head Coach

Tennis Competition Kit

Our 'Clean Sport' commitment

All sporting participants have the right to compete in drug-free sport (Clean Sport). Leeds Beckett University adopts the UK Anti-Doping and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) position that cheating, including doping, is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, undermining the otherwise positive impact it can have on society.
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Sports treatment centre

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.)

  • Located at The Trackside Pavilion (Upstairs), Headingley Campus
  • Free treatment clinic when you have a sports membership
  • Injury treatment
  • Sports massage

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Be part of the winning team

Whether you're an elite athlete or just looking to get active or have some fun, we have something for everyone.

Our Athletic Union has 38 sports clubs, and over 80 teams - regardless of your sports interest, the Athletic Union is here to help you have the best student sport experience during your time at Leeds Beckett. We also have affordable gym memberships available, packed with fitness and other great activities you can get involved with.

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