How do I play?
- The aim of the game is pretty simple; hit a tennis ball over the net, making sure to keep it inside the designated lines.
- If your opponent fails to return the ball back over the net to you, you win the point. You can play with two people (one-on-one), or with four (two-on-two) on different surfaces, including grass, hard court, carpet and clay.
The benefits of tennis
- The simple pleasure of hitting a ball over a net is not to be underestimated. It is a sociable and fun way to get fit, with many different adaptations to suit people of all ages and abilities.
- Tennis can be adapted for any level of ability, as well as for players with different disabilities.
- Children aged 3-10 have the option to play Mini Tennis, with smaller courts, nets and racquets and lower-bouncing balls.
Where can I play?
- There are lots of opportunities to play tennis with over 20,000 tennis courts across the UK. Most clubs and park courts will provide you with racquets and balls.
- Take part in one of the many events taking place throughout the year, with sessions suitable for the whole family.
- If you want some structure to your tennis career then why not join one of the many local leagues.
- Children aged 7-11 who go to school in Hammersmith and Fulham can join our Community Tennis Club.