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Staying Fired Up in the Cold

 

Tennis, a sport often associated with sunny courts and warm weather, can be a thrilling challenge

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Chill Out and Warm Down

 

Playing tennis in the crisp winter air can be invigorating, but once the match is over, it's crucial

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Taming the Breeze

 

Tennis is a sport known for its grace, precision, and control. However, when the wind enters the

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Serving into the Low Sun

 

Tennis is a game that demands adaptability, and seasoned players know that serving into a low sun can

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Preventing Injury on Chilly Nights

 

As tennis enthusiasts brave the colder nights and take to the courts under the shimmering floodlights

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'Coalescence' by Brandan Mulcahy

Coalescence

Wimbledon Park, 2010 - now...

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The Legendary Battle of Nadal vs. Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon Final

The 2008 Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis...

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Constructing Winning Points Like The Pros

Grass court tennis, with its unique characteristics and lightning-fast pace, presents an exhilarating challenge for...

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The Ultimate Warm-up Routine for Grass Court Tennis

As the sun shines brightly, and the lush green grass beckons, it's time to step onto the hallowed grounds of a grass...

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Unleashing the Drop Shot

Unleashing the Drop Shot: Elevate Your Tennis Game with this Sneaky Weapon

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The Perfect Forehand

The forehand is one of the most essential shots in tennis, and mastering it requires a combination of technique,...

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Mastering the Second Serve

Mastering the Second Serve: Techniques for Amateur Tennis Players to Enhance Accuracy and Reliability...

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19 May 2023

More Ways For You To Earn Points

 

WE’RE UPDATING OUR POINTS SYSTEM...

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Heather Tidy

Craiglockhart Tennis League
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Junman To

Guildford Tennis League
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Charlotte Green

Portsmouth Tennis League
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Laver Cup x adidas Giveaway

We're giving away 11 pairs of ADIDAS tennis shoes during the week leading up to the Laver Cup! You can enter via...

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Siddhartha Kunzru

Elmbridge Parks Tennis League
Kingston Parks Tennis League
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Matthew Holmes

Nottingham Parks Tennis League
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3 December 2021

5 RESOLUTIONS SMASHED - TRY SOMETHING NEW

 

We’re a few days into the New Year – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? It’s a love hate...

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3 December 2021

5 RESOLUTIONS SMASHED - IMPROVE A SKILL

 

We’re a few days into the New Year – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? It’s a love hate...

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3 December 2021

5 RESOLUTIONS SMASHED - EXPLORE NEW PLACES

 

We’re a few days into the New Year – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? It’s a love hate...

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3 December 2021

5 RESOLUTIONS SMASHED - MEET NEW PEOPLE

 

We’re a few days into the New Year – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? It’s a love hate...

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3 December 2021

5 RESOLUTIONS SMASHED - GET ACTIVE

 

We’re a few days into the New Year – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? It’s a love hate...

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Lee Healey

Chelmsford Tennis League
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Ian Wright

Southend Tennis League
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12 November 2021

Your Courts - Meadows, Edinburgh

Local Tennis Leagues is all about bringing tennis closer to you. A key part of this is being able to play at your...

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Ogba Ogbimi

Southend Tennis League
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Lee Cossins

Southend Tennis League
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Marcos Quaas

Leeds Tennis League
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Aaron Bowes

Nottingham Parks Tennis League
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20 October 2021

Your Courts - Potteries Parks

Local Tennis Leagues is all about bringing tennis closer to you. A key part of this is being able to play at your...

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Sandra O'Neill

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Tushar Gandhi

Bracknell Tennis League
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Sarah Rutter

Solihull Tennis League
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Nader Feghhi

Solihull Tennis League
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Tony Quinn

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20 August 2021

POP UP TENNIS FOR THE HOMELESS

We recently had the opportunity to visit the pop up tennis program in Hammersmith run by the Barons Court Project, for the homeless. 

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Terry Lawrence

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Andres Venafri

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Kieren Buxton

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Linda Serck

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Jacqueline Li

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Jonathan Sekowski

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Belina Sithole

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Sam Nim

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James Daley

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Rost Braharhyk

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George Chilikov

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Olivia Lewis

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Andy Summers

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Alan Seywright

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Chloe Jefferson

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Jo Bartholomew

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Adam Etinson

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Seb Cotton

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Antonio Quaresima

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David Hughes

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Yannick Argac

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8 December 2020

Only the Brave

 

A poem inspired by tennis, written by Vera Boyle. 

 

To play or not to play, 

On the day or the next day?...

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Chris Walker

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David Segura-Pravia

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Joseph Carswell

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Fiona Rose

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Robert Rhodes

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3 September 2020

One For The Ladies

 

As Beate and Victoria completed their match in March earlier this year, the realisation that this would be the last for a while sank...

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Alan Magness

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26 August 2020

Rules & Tips - All About The Net

All tennis players are familiar with the net. It sits there in the middle of the court, taunting you, stopping some of your best shots but also...

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Sophie Longhurst

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20 August 2020

5 fun tennis facts about the newest member of the LTL team!

We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Local Tennis Leagues team. Rebecca recently moved to London from Sydney, Australia...

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Steve McCann

Highbury Fields
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22 July 2020

With our first rounds completed, let's take a quick look at Portsmouth!

The Portsmouth league finished their first round on...

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21 July 2020

Don't get caught out! Keep updated with our main rules...

For some of you, your first round post lockdown has finished and for others, it has just begun! Let's break down some rules so...

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21 July 2020

Pro Tips for you on court...

We found this clear, short and snappy site called Improve My Tennis...

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17 July 2020

4 simple tips to use on court!

This week, we keep it simple and share famous coach, Nick Bollettieri's quick tips to help you on court!

 

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16 July 2020

Here come the girls!

It all started with the Battle of the Brits but here we are with the Progress Tour Women's Championships, where the women take...

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10 July 2020

Wimbledon serves up towels for people who are homeless...

The Wimbledon Foundation has donated 2,400 towels that would have been used by tennis stars to national homelessness charity...

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9 July 2020

Getting tough when it's getting tight!

This week we expanded our Coaching Corner to the mental realm and spoke with Chris Harwood, Professor of Sport Psychology from...

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Daniel Sayers

Potteries Parks Tennis League
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Andrew Wright

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2 July 2020

Post Lockdown Updates

Rain, Sun, Wind, Rain, Wind, Sun, Wind... it's constantly changing out...

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2 July 2020

Keep yourself in peak physical condition on court with these tips...

Adam Costello, Coach Accrediation & Engagement Coordinator at the LTA...

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26 June 2020

This week we learn that coaching is great, but competing is key to improving your game...

One of our coaches Jess Downs and also Participation Development Partner at the LTA, shares her 5 pearls of wisdom for

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25 June 2020

Tennis in Wales is back!

We caught up with Mark Lewis, Competitions & Events Manager for Tennis Wales, to find out more of their plans now that...

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25 June 2020

Post Lockdown Updates

As we've seen in the headlines this week, tennis is one of the few sports that is safe for play, as long as social distance...

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Esther Gillham

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19 June 2020

Top coaching tips to improve your game!

Welcome to our new Coaching Corner!

Approved by one of our LTA coaches, check out these top 5...

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17 June 2020

Post Lockdown Updates

For this week's FAQ update we focus on Scotland and in particular, Wales who are finally able to return to play!

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12 June 2020

Updates on the unlocked rounds

We continue to gradually unlock our leagues across the country and as mentioned before, this is a phased process with round dates appearing on...

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Tom Dykins

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12 June 2020

Meet Paul - New LTL Manager at LTA

After working with Sally and Nigel for five years, Paul now leads the new LTA Local Tennis Leagues team. What can we expect and what are his...

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5 June 2020

Happy #VolunteersWeek2020!

As we have all had cause to appreciate in recent months, we wouldn’t be able to get by without the help of volunteers. With the LTA celebrating #...

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5 June 2020

What we ❤ about Local Tennis Leagues

As Sally Kinnes prepares to sign off from her role as founding director of Local Tennis Leagues, she looks back at 15 glorious years by the way...

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5 June 2020

Picture perfect: a celebration of the tennis you play

After 15 years nurturing this nationwide network of friendly, competitive tennis leagues, Sally Kinnes and Nigel Billen are handing over the fun...

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29 May 2020

Bandanas for bad hair days

Lockdown has not been a good time for hair. From outgrown bobs to partner-trimmed pony tails, the nation is looking distinctly unkempt. So if you...

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29 May 2020

Safety tips for returning players from the newest member of the team

Local Tennis League players will soon be seeing a lot of Charlotte Mills. A competition co-ordinator at the LTA, she will be a key part of the...

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Graham Davies

Fleet Tennis League
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22 May 2020

Shotify: songs of innocence and experience to take on court

Lleyton Hewitt used to get himself into the right mindset for a tennis match by playing the theme from the film Rocky; Serena Williams prefers '...

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22 May 2020

#backoncourt, here's what to expect and how to play safe!

Next week the first of our lockdown-easing rounds begin and some of you have already got back on court. So what to expect? Local Tennis Leagues' ...

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Sven Oestmann

Wimbledon Park Tennis League
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