Learn to play the easy way

What is Tennis Xpress?

If you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time, then Tennis Xpress is for you. It is an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game.

During the six week course you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family or other people you meet.

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"I wanted to learn a new sport and always like the idea of playing tennis. Within 6 weeks I learned to serve, rally and win matches."
- Bill, Scotland -

"I hadn't played tennis since school and I'm really enjoying playing again with all the other people I have met on the course."
- Charlotte, 35, Suffolk -

  • For complete beginners
  • Learn how to server rally score
  • With group coaching, equipment provided

What you learn

Week One

Achieving Success

In week 1 you’ll get to know your coach and other players. From the very first session your coach will take you through some game situations in tennis, teach you how to score and you will finish by playing some points.

  • Getting to know your coach and group
  • Game situations
  • Basic scoring

Week Two

Dealing with Problems

In week 2 you’ll start to understand the flight of the incoming ball and develop your weaker shot. You’ll move on to proper tennis scoring and continue to develop your skills by playing lots of points.

  • Incoming ball
  • Developing weaker shot
  • Tennis scoring

Week Three

Looking Good

In week 3 you start to look at court positioning for both singles and doubles play. Your coach will show you how to maintain a good court position during a rally and during points.

  • Singles positioning
  • Doubles positioning
  • Maintaining court position

Week Four

Causing Trouble

In week 4 you’ll review court positioning before learning how to direct the ball and move your opponent around the court.

  • Court positioning
  • Directing the ball
  • Moving your opponent

Week Five

Putting it all Together

In week 5 you will become more comfortable maintaining a good court position during a rally and the different game situations by playing lots of doubles.

  • Maintaining court position during play
  • Doubles match play

Week Six

Attacking & Defending

In the last week of the course you will try attacking and defending in both singles and doubles. By the end of week 6 you should feel comfortable serving, rallying and scoring and ready to continue playing tennis.

  • Attacking tennis
  • Defensive tennis