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Swindon Tennis

Welcome

We’re your one-stop shop for playing tennis in Swindon! We have 10x floodlit tennis courts and 4x dedicated floodlit touchtennis courts and an amazing clubhouse and coffee shop at St Marks Recreation Ground. We also have 3x brand new tennis courts at Quarry Road Recreation Ground in Town Gardens.

We offer a professional weekly programme including:

  • LTA Youth for players aged 4-17 years old,
  • Adult coaching for all levels of play,
  • Development & Performance Academies.

In addition, we offer a number of holiday camps, competitions and fun tennis events for the whole family.

How to find us

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Adult Coaching

Whether you are a regular club player or a newbie to tennis, we have coaching sessions to accommodate the needs of any adult tennis player.

We provide a complete coaching experience for adult players and have a number of weekly coaching sessions to help you improve your game, meet new friends and improve your fitness.

Coaching sessions run throughout the year for 47 weeks of the year. Players can sign up for our weekly programme by taking out a Coaching Plan. Coaching Plans have been developed to help parents and players spread the cost of coaching in one affordable monthly fee, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of professional tuition.

Find a book a free trial below👇🏾

Overview

Tennis is great fun and is accessible to all ages and skill levels. But there are other benefits to picking up a racket and playing…

As well as serving up plenty of smiles, tennis is good for your physical and mental health. It can help lower body fat while improving muscle toning, strength and flexibility. It can even help you to live longer.

In terms of mental health, exercise is hugely important in maintaining a good state of mind. Playing a game of tennis will release those happy endorphins to help you feel great!

It is also a fantastic way to spend some time with family and friends and will provide you with the opportunity to meet new people.

We offer a complete coaching experience for adult tennis players and even offer a free trial session, so you can try a coaching session first. We offer group sessions at each level of play, including a range of courses, clinics and drop-in sessions.

Standards Guide

To enjoy tennis, players want to play with people of a similar standard.  We understand this and therefore have adopted a standards guide to help determine which coaching sessions are right for you:

Standard Description
Beginner Players with little, or no, tennis experience. Any beginner tennis course/session will primarily focus on technique and will help you to develop an understanding of the game and the four main strokes (serve, forehand, backhand and volley). Beginner courses/sessions provide support to help players develop their own style and learn about effective body movement for tennis. They may be taken over a number of months or even up to a year to establish a springboard to intermediate level.
Intermediate Players with a sound tennis background and for the ‘Rusty Rackets’ who have played tennis in the past and who want to get back up to speed. These players can play, sustain a rally, and score. Intermediate courses/sessions will allow players to explore effective techniques and aim to develop confidence in playing points.
Advance Advanced is for those more competent players with match-play experience. Advance courses/sessions aim to develop the player’s tactical awareness, physical fitness and mental focus, using high impact training drills and match play.

Private Lessons

private lessonWhat better way to fast track your improvement than with a one-on-one coaching session – an hour (or two) just for you to develop those areas of your game most important to you!

Individual or small group coaching are a great way of accelerating your learning. Tennis can be a challenging game to master and group coaching is a great way to get started. 1:1 time with a qualified coach can help you improve your game over a period of time. Many players like to supplement their group learning sessions with individuals to get the best of both worlds.

Individual coaching with our coaches will accelerate learning, improve confidence, help master technique, offer opportunity to give your practice or group sessions a focus, and it’s a great workout.

You can choose to go it alone or you may wish to organise a small group (up to 2 players) or play with a friend to share the cost.

To book and for more information please contact us

Junior Coaching

Our junior tennis programmes have been developed in partnership with the LTA to help players accelerate their learning and development. In addition, we offer a complete schedule of after-school and weekend tennis coaching for players aged four years old and up.

Coaching sessions run throughout the year, including during school holidays for 47 weeks of the year. In addition, the programme breaks for Bank Holidays, Easter (one week), Summer (two weeks) and during the Christmas break (two weeks). This helps provide a consistent approach to learning and nurturing player development.

Players can sign up for our weekly programme by taking out a Coaching Plan. Coaching Plans help parents and players spread the cost of coaching in one affordable monthly fee so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of professional tuition.

Find a book a free trial session below.👇🏾

Orange/Green Stage - Reserve List

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 10 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Blue Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 3 - 4 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 14 - 17 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Wed
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 14 - 17 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage - RESERVE LIST

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • £0 per month

Orange Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • £0 per month

LTA Youth Tennis

We run courses for children aged 4 – 18, packed full of fun games and dynamic training. We want kids to bring all their energy to tennis; no ‘quiet please’ needed here.

Never held a racket? No problem, our professional coaches will adapt to each individual, to help bring out their best in a safe, secure environment. All kids need to bring is their creative energy, because the programme is designed to grow as they do. Smaller courts and softer balls develop into the real deal as they pick up all the skills and know-how they need.

It will take your youngster to the next level; you’ll see it in their confidence, their skills and even their concentration at school. Not to mention keeping them fit and active. Add some healthy competition to teach them about good sportsmanship (because we all have bad days) and you’ve got a set of skills for life.

LTA Youth has six stages:

Start: 4-11 years – Introductory six-week course
Blue: 4-6 years – Learn the basics
Red: 6-8 years – Serve, rally and score
Orange: 8-9 years – Develop a rounded game
Green: 9-10 years – Test your skills
Yellow: 10+ years – Take your skills further

N.B. Although we’ve assigned ages to each stage these are just a guide. We’ll always put kids in the relevant group based on their ability.

Find a weekly session

Start

(Age 4-11)

This is a fun starter course for children who have never played the sport before, or may have played very little. Packed full of fun games and training drills, it also gives parents the chance to join in too.

Find out more

Blue Stage

Learn the basics (Age 4-6)

This is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and coordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.

Find a session

Red Stage

Serve, rally and score (Age 6-8)

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too.

Find a session

Orange Stage

Develop a rounded game (Age 8-9)

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage, children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.

Find a session

Green Stage

Test your skills (Age 9-10)

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full-size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.

Find a session

Yellow Stage

Take your skills further (Age 10+)

Time to find your game. Playing on a full-size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.

Find a session

Academy Tennis

Are you looking to start playing tennis in the most optimal conditions? Want to improve your level more easily? Fine-tune your game before taking part in an official tournament? Or maybe support your child’s progress? If so, our Academy programme could be a good solution for you.

Our Academy programme is designed to stretch the most committed and able junior players that want to take their tennis to the next level. There are two different tiers of the programme, designed as the next step in player development, and is a natural progression away from the mainstream LTA Youth programme.

  1. u10 Youth Academy (two, 1-hours squads p/week)
  2. Development Academy (two, 2-hour squads p/week)
  3. Performance Academy (three, 2-hour squads p/week)

Entry into the programme is invitation-only, and players must fulfil additional criteria depending on which section of the Academy programme they are applying to.

The Academy training program is personalised and tailored to the characteristics of each player. The programme focuses on each player by creating an innovative, customised training programme that will fit their training needs. Our Academy programme provides each player with a fun, inspiring and positive environment that at the same time infuses values of hard work, dedication, and self-discipline.

Our goal is to create performance tennis players and shape our academy players to be great all-around people.

In addition to the term-time training, we are also run Academy Camps during the school holidays. These are intensive 2.5-hour sessions designed to keep their development on track during the holidays and complement tournament play. These training camps are open to all players in the mini green academy, the junior academy and the junior squads.

U10 Youth Academy

Being part of the Youth Academy is the first step out of our mainstream programme into higher intensity squads, training twice per week (a total of 2/3 hours).

Development Academy

The Development Academy squads are aimed at players aged 11+ who are committed to their tennis and are committed to training and competing regularly. Players are offered a bespoke training package of weekly squad training and individual tuition. As a minimum, we expect our athletes to commit to two squads per week.

Performance Academy

Performance Academy squads are focussed on preparing players for the demands of regular competition and competing at a higher level. Players need to meet a minimum WTN and commit to training three squads and one individual coaching session p/week. Our coaching team will design tailored training sessions to immerse athletes in the day-to-day reality of high-performance training and competing. We aim to nurture players to feed through the player pathway to National Academies, Pro Scholarship Programmes, International Academies and US College Tennis.

Want to find out more? Feel free to contact us

Private Lessons

private lessonWhat better way to fast track your improvement than with a one-on-one coaching session – an hour (or two) just for you to develop those areas of your game most important to you!

Individual or small group coaching is a great way of accelerating your learning. Tennis can be a challenging game to master and group coaching is a great way to get started. 1:1 time with a qualified coach can help you improve your game over a period of time. Many players like to supplement their group learning sessions with individuals to get the best of both worlds.

Individual coaching with our coaches will accelerate learning, improve confidence, help master technique, offer the opportunity to give your practice or group sessions a focus, and it’s a great workout.

You can choose to go it alone or you may wish to organise a small group (up to 2 players) or play with a friend to share the cost.

To book and for more information please contact us

Tennis Parties

We are passionate about offering many opportunities for children to start playing tennis, fall in love with the sport and have lots of fun! A tennis party is a great way to encourage kids to play sport, be active and have fun.

We offer Tennis Parties for children aged 5 – 14 years old whether they are the next Andy Murray or completely new to the game. Our parties offer lots of fun games, team games, points and even friendly competition between friends (but the birthday boy or girl will often win!). We also have a music system to play their favourite tunes while playing their favourite sport – send us their Spotify playlist!

We provide prizes for all the children, and you are welcome to use the clubhouse to lay on food and the all-important birthday cake!

Cost

Booking fee plus £2 per child. (Maximum 20 children)

60 minutes £80
90 minutes £100
2 hours £120

For bookings and availability please contact us.

Holiday Camps

We run Tennis Camps throughout the year during all of the school holidays. Our camps combine a morning of tennis with some additional Multi-Sportz activities mixed in. The camp is led by our tennis coaching team, with tennis as the main focus of the camp.

All of our Tennis Camps are available to boys and girls aged 5-15 years.

If you are a weekly coaching attendee and have an active Coaching Plan, we offer a 50% discount when booking. We’ve also got you covered with a 10% sibling discount.

Find & book a tennis camp

Coaching Fees

Start out with a free trial session and then get access to our tennis programme, which runs for 47 weeks per year, in one affordable monthly Coaching Plan.

Coaching Plan is paid monthly with no fixed-term contract, making it flexible and, most importantly, affordable! You’ll get priority access and a 50% discount on all tennis camps, competitions and events we deliver. To maximise your game, we recommend attending more than one weekly session; we offer a 25% discount on additional sessions.  The best place to start is to register for one or two weekly sessions online, and you can always contact us or your coach to upgrade to attend more sessions per week!

* A £2.50 one-off set-up fee is payable during registration.

Annual Venue Membership

After completing a free trial, it’s a requirement to become a member of the venue. Each venue has a different membership scheme, but all have a small annual fee that goes directly to the venue to improve and maintain the facilities to a high standard.

When you register, your welcome email will include information about venue membership, which you can purchase directly with the venue after your trial has finished.

If you have any questions about venue membership, please contact us.

Get in touch

 

Need to get in touch with the team? We’re all ears.

Safeguarding

We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience.

Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.

Reporting a Concern

National Tennis Association (NTA) strongly advise people to read our safeguarding policies and to contact us should they have any concerns.

Safeguarding Policy

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

If you have concerns or wish to report anything, you can contact NTA on: 0330 511 9496 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). For further enquiries please email the Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@nationaltennis.org.uk.  

Orange/Green Stage - Reserve List

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 10 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Intermediates

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Advanced

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Mon
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Intermediates

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • £0 per month

Academy Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Blue Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 3 - 4 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 14 - 17 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Beginners

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Tue
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Wed
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 9 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Academy Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 14 - 17 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £42 per month
  • Free Trial Session

Adult Beginners

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Intermediate

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Improver

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Advanced

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Thu
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Orange/Green Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 11 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage - RESERVE LIST

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Fri
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • £0 per month

Orange Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 8 - 9 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • £0 per month

Red Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Yellow Stage

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

For Ages: 11 - 14 Years

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Beginners

Town Gardens Quarry Road Swindon Wiltshire SN1 4EN

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • £0 per month

Adult Intermediates

St Marks Recreation Ground, Whitehouse Road, Swindon, SN2 1DB

Course Details

  • Sat
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • £0 per month
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