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Leeds Beckett boasts one of the top university tennis programmes in the UK. With 11 teams and 2 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 2 Cup competitions.

We have 12 on-site courts you'll have access to, including 4 indoor acrylic and 4 clay courts. 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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How to get 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


Steve McLoughlin

Steve brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Beckett’s Tennis programme. He is a former LTA Coach of the Year and has a wide background of coaching both domestically and internationally at junior and senior level. Steve has been the Head Coach and Coach Educator since 2007.

"There is a place for everyone at LBU, all players are offered a programme and a total of 175 tennis students have gained a formal tennis qualification since 2010 and now work full time in the tennis industry. Looking forward to seeing you at LBU, Go Beckett Bears!!!"

Steve has also worked with some of the country’s top rising stars, during his time at LBU the programme has expanded from 3 teams to 11 teams [4 women and 7 men] and 5 players have achieved their first WTA/ATP point whilst at LBU.

The Leeds Beckett Tennis Club welcomes players at all levels, our coaching team are commited to helping you develop your skills no matter where you are starting from. We play as a team, our players dedicate themselves to the training involved and would agree that you get out of the club what you put in.


What to expect

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

"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

Men’s 5th Team and Men’s Captain

Jevannie Ambrose

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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

  • 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

  • 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.
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