Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Schools Tennis

AEGON Schools Tennis aims to increase and improve tennis participation in schools, remove barriers by training teachers to deliver tennis in confined spaces and create a sustainable legacy for young people to continue playing in the community. Since the launch of the first ever Schools Tennis strategy in 2009, the Tennis Foundation / LTA have:

  • Given an opportunity to over 2.1 million children to pick up a tennis racket
  • Supported 13,963 schools with teacher training, resources and equipment
  • Trained 22,651 teachers and coaches to deliver tennis in schools
  • Seen 42,220 young people competing in inter-school competitions (2010 / 2011 academic year)

You don’t need tennis courts to play – it can be played in school halls, playgrounds or sports halls and a range of adapted equipment and modified or alternative versions of the game are available.

The Guide to Schools Tennis 2013 provides an overview of all the resource and support available to schools, from The Tennis Foundation and LTA.

Schools Tennis Website

For more information on Schools Tennis, please visit the links below or go to 

Local Information: Contacts

School Sport and Physical Activity Networks (SSPAN) are alliances of local agencies committed to working together as part of the County Sports Partnership to ensure co-ordinated delivery of sport and physical activity that prioritises and meets the needs of the local community and supports local & national Strategy.

The partnerships within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland are:

Charnwood (North)
Jess Robinson - School Sport Development Manager
01509 554460 / 07929397624

Charnwood (South)
Sally Wicken - School Sport Development Manager
0116 267 0808

Phil Lord - Assistant School Sport Development Manager
0116 267 0808

Aaron Asawla - School Games Organiser
0116 267 7107 / 07894 049 327

Hinckley & Bosworth
Chris Ripley - School Sport Development Manager
01455 822841 ext.249

Leicester City
Nicky Collett - School Sport Development Manager
0116 274 5283 / 0777 616 2478

Sarah Lansdowne - School Sport Development Manager (Mon-Wed)
0116 249 1016 / 07790 347 271

Dan Hewins - School Sport Development Manager (Thu-Fri)
0116 249 1016 / 07881 851 943

Sandra Pugh - Disability School Sport Development Manager (4 days)
0116 289 4224 / 0771 043 6419

John Duggan- Disability School Sport Development Manager (1 day)
0116 289 4224 / 07718 391356

Chris Hoult - School Sport Development Manager 
01664 561234 ext 167

North West Leicestershire
Rachel Harrison - Director of Sport and Community Development (SSDM)
01530 838217 / 0785 405 3770

Dorothy Orr - School Sports Operations Manager (SGO)
01530 516366

Chris Thomas - School Sport Development Manager
01572 758378

Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Trust

Blaby & Harborough
Ruth Mann - School Sport Development Manager
0116 278 2388 / 07879 613 614

Oadby & Wigston
Anne Clarke - 
School Sport Development Manager
0116 275 4575 / 07906 310 789

Further Education Tennis

For the first time British Tennis now has an ‘offer’ in place to support the delivery of college tennis. The Guide to Further Education Tennis provides an overview of all the resources and support available to the college sector, from the Tennis Foundation and LTA.

Recent research in England shows that tennis in Further Education is growing, with 56% of colleges now providing tennis, up from 47% the previous year. Tennis also saw one of the largest increases over the last 12 months in terms of club links, with the percentage of colleges linking with a local place to play rising from 23% to 31%.

The Guide to Further Education Tennis provides guidance and resource for: 

  • Curriculum Support
  • Enrichment Support
  • Workforce Development
  • Competition
  • Performance
  • Linking with a local places to play and coaches

For more information please visit


Higher Education

The support available through the University Tennis programme aims to grow the game, by creating more opportunities for students to play and compete. It also aims to provide students with the latest training packages, for those that have an ambition to become part of the future workforce for British Tennis.

The Guide to University Tennis is aimed at student tennis clubs and sports development staff working within universities and provides an overview of all the resources and support available to the Higher Education sector.

The Tennis Foundation and LTA are able to provide support to all universities to help increase and improve tennis provision at a range of different levels: 

  • Performance Programme Support
  • University Tennis Coordinators
  • Resources & Development Awards

For more information please visit


Schools Tennis Competition Guide

Download resources from the Tennis Foundation website to help you run competitions at school.

View schools competition guide now


British Tennis



Dan Maskell Tennis Centre
Loughborough University
Epinal Way
Loughborough LE11 3TU
01509 606867