We are constantly advised that we all need to move around a lot more, while playing sport is a great way to get active while having a good time. There are many popular sports to choose from with tennis being one of them, while those who wish to become more proficient may decide to book a few lessons with a professional coach or join a tennis club. Here we take alook at the best tennis coaches and clubs available in the Manchester area.
David Lloyd Tennis
David Lloyd is a huge sports club offering all kinds of facilities from swimming to gymnasium based sports and also tennis the sport that started it all for this company. Davis Lloyd has the largest accredited coaching team in the world, four hundred in all, which is quite a feat, while they also have hundreds of indoor and outdoor courts too.
David Lloyd cater for adults and children who wish to learn the art of playing tennis and coach completet beginners through to more experienced players offering a massive range of options for all. Coaches will begin lessons at your level and pace, while group seesion, tournaments and junior competitions are all played out here.
Levels of classes available include, Fast Track Lessons for Beginners, Progressive On Track Programme, Power Track Course for Intermediates, Cardio Tennis and great One to One Coaching for every ability and age group. Further details for David Lloyd can be found at,
Tele 0845 125 7096
The Northern Lawn Tennis Club
Located in Didsbury close to Manchester the Northern has twenty two tennis courts of clay, grass and tiger turf, indoor and outdoor practice walls and a great junior court. If its simply a court you wish to book in order to have a knock about thats fine too, while coaching from qualified coaches is also offered for adults and children alike.
The Northern also offers Weekly Social Tennis as well as Newbie Courses for the beginner, Rusty Raquets for players who haven't played for a while, Intermediate and Advanced courses plus Junior Tennis lessons and Tennis Camps that are run during school holidays for kids aged four years to sixteen years.
Historically this club has a fascinating past as it was established in 1881 and has changed and evolved over the years welcoming some really famous names from the tennis world including John McEnroe. Contact details are as follows
The Northern Lawn Tennis Club
Tele 0161 445 3093
Monton Tennis Club
Monton Tennis Club offer four great tennis courts for adults and children who wish to play tennis. Established in 1903 Monton is located in Eccles near Manchester and hosts Adult Social Tennis Sessions on Saturdays where anyone of any age or ability can simply turn up and join in.
Monton also has male and female tennis teams that are part of the South West Manchester League and The Walkden League. The club also offers Junior Coaching Sessions and Holiday Camps in conjunction with the aforementioned David Lloyd Club. Details regarding membership fees are available at the website. Contact details are as follows
Monton Tennis Club
Tele 0161 789 0377
Manchester Tennis Development Programme
This programme is committed to providing quality tennis coaching for pay and play at a range of sporting facilities for adults, children and disabled people. Coaching provided covers from begginers through to becoming proficient in the sport, while clubs who have joined the Manchester Tennis Development Programme in order to provide tennis coaching include
Albert Tennis Club
39-41 Lansdowne Road
Didsbury Tennis Club
509 Parrs Wood Road
Manchester City Tennis Club
Manchester M23 0AB
Whalley Range Tennis Club
Tennis Tykes offers tennis coaching for children throughout Yorkshire and Cheshire with six pre school age classes in Cheshire and one four to eight year olds class here too. Making tennis fun for kids is the aim of the game here, while playing also helps develope co-ordination and motor skills, agility, balance and confidence plus helps with sociability and interaction skills too.
Tennis Tykes use great indoor venues and promote health and well being in children in terms of
1.Tennis is a great sport for physical and emotional well being
2.Tennis players score higher in optimism and self esteem than any other sport
3.Physical benefits help keep obesity at bay in children
Classes are forty five minutes long with up to eight children per session, while all coaches are CRB checked plus are qualified. All equipment is provided and raquets are adapted in size for kids plus come in great colourful shades. Kids who attend lessons at Tennis Tykes really seem to enjoy themselves plus it is a great way to introduce them to the sport while enjoying themselves at the same time.
Didsbury United Reformed Church
Kick Serve Tennis Coaching
Jeff Lomas teaches tennis throughout the Manchester area by coaching in customers own garden if they have the space. Jeff teaches tennis to people of all abilities and ages, while he is fully qualified to do so. He will coach individuals or groups and offers competitive rates. For more details please contact his website Kick Serve Tennis Coaching.