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Tennis is a lifelong sport which is fun and fast and is one of the most popular individual sports in the world. In tennis, players use rackets to hit a tennis ball over a net and into the opponents court. Tennis is often played with one player per side (singles) or two players per side (doubles).

An Overview of Tennis

In Glasgow there are loads of opportunities to play and enjoy tennis all year round, wither it's just a bit of fun with your family and friends in one of our 5 FREE to use public tennis venues or something a bit more structured with our range of junior and adult coaching programmes, Glasgow Sport has it all.

When the weather isn't playing 'ball' we have you covered, quite literally! We have 8 indoor courts at Scotstoun Community Indoor Tennis Centre as well as 4 indoor courts at Gorbals Community Indoor Tennis Centre. Both venues provide coaching for all the family and for all standards, from mini tennis coaching for the kids to social tennis and Cardio tennis for the grown-ups, there's a class to suit you.

Benefits

Tennis can be a great workout and lots of fun. Playing tennis has many health benefits including:

  • increasing cardiovascular fitness
  • lowering blood pressure
  • improving muscle tone, strength and flexibility
  • increasing reaction times

Costs

  • All Glasgow park tennis courts are free to use including floodlights
  • An indoor tennis court costs £20.00 per hour (peak time)
  • An indoor Tennis court cost £13.00 per hour (off peak time)
  • An adult coaching session costs £9.00 per hour
  • A junior coaching session costs £4.50 per hour

Involvement

Find and book a court using our find a local venue search at the side of this page.

Or sign up you or your child to our fantastic tennis coaching programmes in the 'Get Involved' box.

To volunteer in tennis or sport in general then follow the Glasgow Sport Volunteer Bureau link in the 'Related Links' box.

Equipment

  • Rackets (Use a racket that is the right size)
  • Shoes (You can play tennis in whatever shoes you are comfortable in)
  • Clothing (Whatever you feel most comfortable in)

Facts

  • Andy Murray became the first British man to be crowned Wimbledon champion in 77 years in 2013
  • Great Britain won the Davis Cup in 2015, the first time in 79 years beating Belgium 3-1

Find Tennis Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Getting Back into Sport

Thu, 23 May 2019

Being active doesn't have to be about going to a gym. Many people took part in a sport when they were a kid but may have fell away for a number of reasons. Getting back into a sport you used to love i

Social Activities

Mon, 13 May 2019

Being active is a great way to meet new people, get to know them and make new friends. Family based activity, walking groups, sports clubs and group fitness classes are a good place to start as they a

Adult Tennis Coaching

Tennis coaching in Glasgow for adults including beginner, intermediate and advanced levels to suit all participants.

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on a tennis court.

Holiday Programme

Glasgow Sport's holiday programme is packed with activities to make sure the school holidays are active and full of fun!

Junior Tennis Coaching

There are three levels of Mini Tennis; Red, Orange and Green. Each level ​ with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach, based on age and physical maturity enables players to d

Tennis Xpress

ennis Xpress aims to teach adults new to tennis or returning to the sport to play the game in 10 hours.

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport
Contact Email
activityfinder@glasgowlife.org.uk

Weir Recreation Club

Fantastic sports grounds with weekly sessions in bowling, tennis, football, cricket and archery. Our club boasts parking facilities, changing rooms and a clubhouse with bar.

Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Titwood Lawn Tennis Club

Friendly tennis club for all abilities in Pollokshields. Registered with the Lawn Tennis Association. Five all-weather floodlit courts open all year round, plus two blaes (clay) courts. Professional coach. Varied social programme.

Drumchapel Lawn Tennis Club

Four all weather synthetic grass tennis courts. 3 floodlight on four separate locations. Next Drumchapel Railway Station. 90 Garscadden Road. Seven Senior Teams. Full coaching programme from, pre 5s to adult beginners. Tennis Scotland Community Venue 201

Queens Park Tennis Pavilion

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Victoria Park Pavilion

Offering free tennis, bowling, putting and basketball between March - September.

Drumchapel Park Tennis And Bowls Pavilion

Tennis is a great way to stay fit and is also great fun! In Glasgow, there’s plenty of ways to play. We have 19 floodlit public courts, all completely free to book and 12 indoor public courts, to keep your game up through the winter.

Tennis: Adult Coaching Intermediate

Tennis: Adult Coaching Intermediate

Led by a LTA qualified coach this is great chance to improve your skills or play for the first time. There are two different levels available so there no excuse for giving it a go.

Tennis Advanced Coaching

Tennis Advanced Coaching

Led by a LTA qualified coach, this is great environment to increase your playing ability with others of similar standards and focus on greater technique whilst understanding more tactical aspects of playing matches.

Adult Social Tennis

Adult Social Tennis

This is mixed tennis session for adults of all abilities. Led by one of our qualified tennis coaches, players are organised into to teams for fun, and sometimes serious, match play tennis.

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It's just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It's just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Mini-Orange Tennis (8-9 years)

Mini-Orange Tennis (8-9 years)

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini-Red Tennis (4-8 years)

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It's just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Mini-Orange Tennis (8-9 years)

Mini-Orange Tennis (8-9 years)

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

Mini-Green/Yellow Tennis (9-12 years)

Mini-Green/Yellow Tennis (9-12 years)

Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It's the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.

Tennis Xpress

Tennis Xpress

Tennis Xpress is For Beginner Adult Tennis Players. Tennis Xpress is a 6 week active and dynamic introduction to tennis for starter adult players and is recommended by the ITF as one of the best ways to learn the game. Tennis Xpress is centred on the use of modified equipment such as slower bouncing green and orange balls to ensure that players quickly learn the game of tennis; being able to serve, rally and score by the end of the course.

LTA - Easy Access Loan Funding

Any LTA registered club that can demonstrate that the facility development will retain or grow membership can apply for this funding at any time.

LTA - The Community Tennis Fund

Any registered venue that can demonstrate the ability to grow community participation through tennis facility development. This fund will be allocated throughout the year.

LTA - Growing the Game

Any LTA registered venue that can demonstrate sustainable growth through facility development
and a tennis development plan can apply for this funding.

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Helping disabled people access tennis opportunities through funding for wheelchairs, equipment and grants.

LTA - Facility Loan Scheme

The Facility Loan Scheme provides loans up to £250,000 to help venues deliver projects that will grow the number of people playing tennis.

Tennis Tots Coaches

Do you love Tennis?

Are you a Parent, Tennis or Sports Coach, PE or Nursery Teacher?

Do you want regular, well paid and enjoyable weekend work?

Tennis Tots is a tennis play programme for children aged 2-5. Our classes are packed full of fun co-ordination and movement games and activities, aimed at helping children develop a love of tennis that we hope will last a lifetime.

Coaches need to be energetic, confident, reliable and love working with young children. You don’t have to have a background in Tennis coaching as we offer excellent training.

Tennis Participation Team

Tennis Coordinator

0141 287 3684