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A bit about tennis

Tennis is a great way of keeping fit and having fun with friends. It helps develop your hand-eye coordination, is non-contact and can be played by anyone or any age. Tennis is a sport for life and provides you with a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.

There are a whole variety of tennis programmes available at Graves Health and Sports Centre, with something to suit everyone including; Singles, Doubles, Cardio Tennis, Mini Tennis and Disability Tennis.

Is the tennis court the place for you?

If you enjoy a social sport, that provides a full body workout and an edge of competition then tennis is the game for you! Whether you are looking to hire a court to play with friends on one of our high performance courts, or interested in coaching by a LTA qualified coach we will have a session for you.

Let’s get you started

You can book a court by calling us on 0114 283 9900.

See our adult social drop-in tennis sessions and coached lessons below from 3 years to adults.

New to the game? Click here for a summary of how to play. 

We run the following tennis courses:

Mini Tots (3-4 years)

Children enjoy and learn the game through fun activities based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility and movement around ball and racket skills. Playing with sponge balls and smaller rackets the focus of these lessons is to have as much fun as possible.

Mini Red, Orange & Green (5-11 years)

As children pass through the stages of Mini Tennis they will develop the basic techniques involved in tennis. They will progress to low compression balls on to a full size court and competitive play.

Junior Yellow (11+ years)

The junior programme builds on the solid foundation established in Mini Tennis. The performance programme provides a high intensity training environment for players.


Tennis lessons will vary depending on the length of sessions you are taking part in. Please check below for our Direct Debit prices (not including Academy or Adult Lessons)

- Tennis 60 Mins Sessions: £27.00

- Tennis 90 Mins Sessions: £40.50

- Tennis 120 Mins Sessions: £54.00

- Tennis 150 Mins Sessions: £67.50

Mini Tots (3-4 years)
  • Tuesday 4.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am and 1.30pm
  • Saturday 10.00am - 10.45am
Mini Red, Orange and Green (5-11 years)

Courses run throughout the week for levels 3, 2 and 1.  Contact the Centre for details on 0114 283 9900.


Junior Yellow (11 years+)

Courses run throughout the week for levels 3, 2 and 1.  Contact the Centre for details on 0114 283 9900.

Academy (11 years +)

Sessions run throughout the week including a dedicated session for girls.  Contact the Centre for details on 0114 283 9900.

We have some free Academy sessions too:

  • Matchplay session Wednesday 5.00pm
  • Drop in sessions Friday 5.00pm and 5.30pm
Strength and Conditioning (8-16 years) 
  • Tuesday 5.30pm 
  • Thursday 5.30pm
Cardio Tennis (16 years+) 
  • Tuesday 7.15am 
  • Wednesday 9.00pm
Adult (16 years+)


  • Tuesday 8.00pm 
  • Tuesday 9:30 am
  • Thursday 9.30 am
  • Friday 1.00 pm


  • Monday 8.00pm and Thursday 7.00pm .
  • Monday 1.00pm 


  • Wednesday 9.30am 
50 years+

Social Tennis

  • Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm. 

Women's Recreational Tennis

  • Wednesday 9.30am - 12.00pm.

Mini Tennis

  • Friday 10.30am - 11.30am. 
Disability Tennis 
  • Disability Tennis (16 years+) Monday 1.30pm
  • Wheelchair Tennis (any age) Tuesday 11.00am

Coaching Policy

We only permit Places for People Leisure employees who are qualified to coach tennis to teach at Graves Health & Sports Centre. If you are interested in becoming a tennis coach with us please email us at


Please contact a member of the team for further information on 0114 283 9900. 

Tennis and Places Locker

Places Locker is our app for all things active.  You earn MOVES for all the activity that you complete each week, build training programmes and book courts.  Did you know a one hour tennis session could earn you 1,333 MOVES. 

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