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LTA Tennis Awards 2022 – Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the LTA Tennis Awards 2022 which highlight, acknowledge and reward the incredible achievements and contributions of people across Britain in 2021, are now OPEN! Launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA president Cathie Sabin OBE, the Awards recognise the many thousands of inspirational individuals ... More

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Dorset welcomes LTA President

Dorset welcomed LTA President, David Rawlinson on a fabulous sunny day, as part of his Summer Tour visiting counties throughout the country. First stop was Southbourne Tennis Club to join a well attended Learning Disability and Wheelchair tennis group run by Head Coach, David Sanger.  David has been running a thriving ... More

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Dorset men triumph at County Cup

The Dorset men returned triumphant after a hugely successful week at County Cup held at Canoe Lake in Southsea.  A fantastic turn out for the team proved far too strong for the competition and promotion was guaranteed by Thursday while a professional performance from the squad guaranteed the title by the end of Friday's ... More

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National Volunteers’ Week – 1st to 7th June 2021

This week we're celebrating National Volunteers' Week and we would like to say a BIG thank you to all the amazing volunteers who give up their time to support tennis across the county and who have gone the extra mile to open up tennis and get people back on court in a safe environment during very challenging times. Vo... More

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Coaching opportunity – Schools Lead Tennis Coach with Christchurch Tennis

Atorro Sports is looking for a schools tennis expert to support the delivery of their schools outreach programme through Christchurch Tennis Club. This opportunity is for a Level 3 or above LTA Tennis Coach (ambitious Level 2 also considered) with a passion for changing the lives of young people through sport. More ... More

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LTA Tennis Awards – County Winners

We are very pleased to announce Dorset's LTA Tennis Award Winners.   Club of the Year – Wimborne Tennis Club Coach of the Year (Development) – Harry Lund Coach of the Year (Performance) - Debbie Hale Volunteer of the Year – Andrew Sanger Community and Parks Award – Branksome Park ... More

Resumption of outdoor tennis from 29th March

The Government has today (22 February) published its roadmap for the gradual and staged easing of lockdown restrictions in England, made possible by the pace of the vaccination programme.  Restrictions will be eased across all areas of England at the same time. The announcement confirmed that: Outdoor tennis ... More

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ITF World Tennis Number to replace the LTA Rating System in Spring 2021

The LTA is introducing the ITF World Tennis Number – a brand new, inclusive and modern rating system for all players in Britain which will replace the LTA Rating System in Spring 2021.  It's a single global tennis rating for all players, regardless of age, ability or gender - from the world’s elite to a player taking ... More

Covid-19 Update – New Tier 4 Nationwide Restrictions (England)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January of new national lockdown restrictions to be introduced across England, the LTA confirm that regrettably all indoor and outdoor tennis facilities will need to close.  All tennis competitions up to Sunday, 28th February 2021 will be cancelled which includes February ... More

Dorset National League Summer 2021 – Entries now Open

Entries into the Somerset National League for Summer 2021 are now open.  Closing date 8th February 2021. National League Summer is a singles based team competition open for all LTA Registered Venues. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches against players of a similar ... More

Covid-19 – Tennis Activity by Tier Summary Grid (England)

The LTA have produced a summary grid  detailing what tennis activity can take place under each of the three tiers of restrictions being introduced, providing information for outdoor tennis, indoor tennis, venue facilities and travel. Please note that the LTA are awaiting confirmation on some details from Government ... More

Covid-19 Update (23rd November 2020)

Following the confirmation by the Prime Minister that England will return to a three-tier system of regional restrictions once the current lockdown period ends on 2nd December, the LTA is working with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport on the full details of what this will mean for tennis. However, it is ... More

Covid-19 Update

Following the Government's announcement of new national restrictions for England from Thursday, 5th November to Wednesday, 2nd December, the LTA have confirmed all tennis activity in England is not permitted for the duration of the national lockdown, as a result, the closure of all outdoor and indoor facilities. The only ... More

Sport England launch ‘Return to Play’ Fund

Sport England have launched a new £16.5 million fund to provide additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, and is part ... More