Local Tennis leagues is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Better. Better are a UK-based charitable social enterprise committed to delivering a better quality of fitness and leisure, libraries and performing arts facilities for everyone.

Better is now the largest operator of public tennis facilities in the UK and growing all the time. They operate 10 indoor Tennis facilities (including major venues like Gosling Sports Park and Sutton Sports Village), 68 indoor courts and over 130 outdoor courts across the UK.

As part of their charitable social enterprise status, Better aims to make tennis accessible to all parts of the community, providing access to quality facilities - and more - at a price that everyone can afford.

Better are official partners of the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Foundation. Because of this, they are able to offer tennis to everyone across parks, tennis and leisure facilities. Tennis with Better caters for all ranges of tennis player and those new to the game. If you’re honing your game, introducing your little one to tennis for the first time, or looking to compete with others socially or in a competitive tennis environment, you’re in good hands. Better tennis offers you the chance to play, learn or train in this fantastic sport. By establishing a partnership between Better and Local Tennis Leagues, we hope to make tennis - of all levels - even more accesible.

Barry Cawte, the National Tennis Manager for Better, describes their primary goals in the tennis community:

“To be the driving force behind increased and sustained tennis participation in the UK through best practise tennis management and tennis innovation”

“To tackle and challenge perceptions of tennis and to be the leading figure in defining the culture of tennis in the UK”


Better aims to provide accessible tennis at an affordable rate. You can hire a tennis court from as little as £5 per hour or you can join in whenever you like in our organised sessions. These include Match Play, Holiday Camps, Social Play, and for those who fancy a challenge we offer competitive tennis in the form of leagues and internal tournaments. Want to get fit? Why not give Cardio Tennis a go…


Tennis lessons as Better are suitable for every age, tots to adults and every level, from beginner to improver. For juniors, lessons can enable your child to become a confident tennis player, or simply develop their agility and coordination in a fun environment. Alternatively, Adult tennis lessons can suit those picking up a tennis racket for the first time or those who want to hone their skills. They can also be a great place to make friends for life


For those junior players wanting to take tennis more seriously Better offers invitational programmes. These programmes suit players playing twice a week (or more) or playing competitive tennis (or aspiring to play competitive tennis). If your child falls into this category or you would like more information please contact our tennis venues directly.

Visit Better's website at http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/activities/tennis to book, or watch the video below to find out more.