Is Tennis the right Fit for me?
Whether you’re a budding amateur the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducanu, there’s no better time to pick up the racquet and get playing. Liverpool clubs offer very sociable, welcoming places to play tennis, the opportunity to meet new people, and the chance to get a little bit fitter. New members of any ability are welcome including complete beginners, clubs can offer coaching and a racquet to get you going.
Is this suitable for me?
Tennis can be played by anyone of any ability or age. The racquets and balls can be adapted to suit beginners right through to experts!
Not Sure Tennis is for you, Try Touch Tennis!
Touch tennis is a modified version of tennis, played on a smaller court with foam balls and 21 inch tennis racquets.
Check out the following video clip to find out more about touch tennis.
If you would like try touch tennis, there are 12 grass courts in Calderstones Park.
How will it benefit me?
Tennis is an accessible activity that people of all ages and abilities can join in with, and has lots of health benefits. Tennis can:
- Reduce stress
- Tone muscles
- Increase stamina and energy
- Improve balance and general mobility
- Manage your weight
- Increase muscle strength in the legs.
- Helps improve mobility in those with arthritis
- Improve heart and lung function
- Reduce tension, anxiety and depression,
- Help you sleep better
- Reduce the risk of heart disease,
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
How much will it cost?
Most clubs will have racquets and tennis balls you can borrow and you can play in any comfortable clothing.
If you have never played tennis before, or just want to pick up your racquet again? Tennis for Free could be for you too...
Tennis for Free encourages new people in to the sport of tennis in a fun and safe surrounding. Sessions are split in to Parent and Child, 'beginners' and 'improvers' groups - so you'll get the opportunity to meet and play with people at a similar level to you. Local session run at Mersey Bowmen Tennis Courts 10.00am to 11.30pm on Sundays.
Can I do this near me?
Liverpool has plenty of clubs and venues for you to get into tennis as well as the Tennis for Free sessions:
Liverpool Tennis Centre
With an impressive range of six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts, the Liverpool Tennis Centre offers competition-quality courts for players of all skill levels. Better yet, with disabled access and child-friendly classes, the Liverpool Tennis Centre strives to share the joys of tennis with everyone.
Liverpool Parks Tennis
If you fancy grabbing a racquet and heading off to the park with a friend, you can book a court FREE at either Sefton Park or Princes Park outdoor courts or at one of the clubs listed. Just visit the Lawn Tennis Association and find a court near you.
How do I start?
Liverpool Parks Tennis can provide information to help you find the right option, encourage your friends or just pop down to your local park with a racquet and ball.
We Do Tennis is a complete tennis solution and their site is well worth a visit.
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