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LEARN Programme

LEARN Tennis provides the perfect introduction to the sport for children aged between three and ten.

Use the power of sport to help your children to develop in an inclusive and structured enviorment, where they can learn and grow through our tennis programmes.

LEARN Tennis is split into four stages:

LEARN Reception: 3yrs-5yrs - Learn the basics

LEARN Year 1-3: 5yrs-8yrs - Serve, rally and score

LEARN Year 4-5: 8yrs-9yrs - Develop a rounded game

LEARN Year 5-6: 10ys+ - Put your skills to the test

 For more information please email our Tennis Administrator Sandra at: sandra.channon@gll.org


Local Player Development Centre (LPDC)

What is the LPDC programme?

Local Player Development Centres (LPDC) are national centres that have been selected to receive funding by the national governing body (LTA) to support its under 10 performance pathway.

For information on our LPDC programme and general performance tennis sessions at Sutton Sports Village please email Sandra on sandra.channon@gll.org




What can we expect? A big Federer backhand? A cheeky Murray chip-shot? A storming Serena serve?

 A quiet revolution is going on in tennis and you can be involved. Local Tennis Leagues run friendly, competitive tennis leagues throughout a number of our centres in the UK.

 The leagues pit similar level opponents up against each other in a round-robin format.

 Entering your local tennis league gives you the chance to win a free tube of tennis balls, free British Tennis Membership (meaning entry into our own Wimbledon ballot) and a prize for topping your league! There’s more than just pride at stake!

 You can play your most local league here at Better - with regular matches taking place throughout the area. You choose where you play, meaning friendly, competitive tennis really is on your doorstep! If you'd like to sign-up, please find your local league at https://localtennisleagues.com/leagues, entries to the next round close soon so be quick!

 For all the information on Local Tennis Leagues,


local tennis leagues


Our Safeguarding Code of Conduct covers the supervision and care of children and young people. This sets out the behaviours and good practice required of all staff and others working on GLL premises.

We are proud to support the LTA Venue Safeguarding Policy, Code of Behaviour and Reporting Procedures that demostrates our commitment to safeguard children and adults at risk.

Sutton Local Authority Contact Details

For more information on our commmitments or on LTA safeguarding standards at Sutton Tennis Academy please contact our Tennis Welfare Officer.

Want to book a court?

Booking your activity:

If you are just looking to book a tennis court and play casually, we do have 3 x indoor hard courts and 4 x outdoor clay tennis courts that are currently available for one off bookings.

In order to manage numbers and to comply with the government requirement for Test and Trace, all sessions must be booked online via the Better UK app in advance.

View our step by step guide to creating your booking account, FAQs and more.

Please note that all our sessions must now be pre-booked via our website or our app. 


Indoor court - £26 per hour 

Outdoor court - £10 per hour


When using the tennis courts, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All court bookings must be made in advance via the 'Better UK' app, or online here.
  • Use the app to check which club and which courts are available. Please note, courts will only be bookable at certain times and availability corresponds with that shown on the app.
  • Book your court before turning up. You will not be able to turn up and play. No transactions or bookings can be made at the centre.
  • Sessions will last 1 hour, with 50 minutes on court and 10 minutes of turnaround time to ensure the safety of those entering and exiting the court.
  • Maximum of 4 players per court. Please check the latest government guidelines on single household / support bubble restrictions before booking.
  • Avoid changing ends or change at opposite sides on the net.
  • All members aged 5 and over will be allowed to play.
  • Please maintain social distancing.
  • Please don't shake hands or have any physical contact with other players.
  • Bring your own equipment where possible. 
  • Hand sanitiser, tissue and rubbish bins will all be made available to players.

The safety of our staff and our customers remains our first priority. Please return to this page for further updates or for more information, visit: https://www.better.org.uk/coronavirus.

For guidance related to the UK Government’s new rules and what you can and can’t do, please visit the UK Government’s website or the LTA's website.


If you would like to find out more about our tennis programme and offers please email us today or visit us in centre.