What is Tennis?
What is tennis?
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net and into the opponent's court.
Who can play?
Tennis is played by both men and women of all ages.
Tennis is truly a game for a lifetime. We current have players aged 5 to 85!
Why play tennis?
Tennis is a great way of keeping fit and having fun with friends. It helps develop your hand-eye coordination, is non-contact and can be played by anyone, of any age! With many people playing into their older years, it’s a sport for life and provides you with a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.
What are the tennis formats?
Singles is the most commonly recognised way of playing tennis, with two players competing against each other, either enjoying a hit or getting more competitive in a scored match.
Whilst both singles and doubles are played on the same court, singles tennis uses a slightly smaller area of the court. For more information singles-specific rules.
Doubles involves two teams of two players competing against each other, so relies on teamwork and tactics to be successful. Four players on court means lots of fast-paced rallies, often at the net, and is a great way to improve your reaction skills.
How do I get started?