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Welcoming you back!

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. And while we’re so excited to welcome you back to our tennis lessons, to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, we’ve put new hygiene measures in place in line with coronavirus regulations. Please ensure to read our frequently asked questions for the most up-to-date information on the new protocols. Your cooperation, along with the safety measures and all the efforts from our tennis coaches, will help keep your visit safer, better and stronger than ever.

Why choose tennis lessons with Better?

Better are the largest and fastest-growing public provider of tennis lessons in the UK.

Whether you’re aiming to be the next Wimbledon champion, or keen to learn a new sport, our affordable tennis lessons are perfect for adults and juniors of all abilities. All of our tennis classes follow the latest Lawn Tennis Association guidelines and are delivered by licensed and registered LTA coaches. We train both social and competitive levels.

Tennis course programme

Junior Tennis Lessons

For juniors aged 3-18 years, our tennis lessons can enable your child to become a confident tennis player, or simply develop their agility, coordination and social skills, in a fun environment. At Better, we are proud to provide your children with expert guidance from our highly qualified staff. All ages and abilities welcome.

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Adult Tennis Lessons

Our adult tennis classes suit either those picking up a racket for the first time or those who want to hone their skills. Our adult tennis lessons also provide a great place to make lifelong friends. With prices starting from only £7.50 a session, you won't want to miss out. Find your nearest centre and start playing tennis today.

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Private Tennis Lessons

For those wanting a more personal lesson we offer one to one and one to two person private lessons across all our indoor tennis centres. These are perfect for those players that want to improve at a faster rate or on a specific area of their game.

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Participating centres include:

Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
AL8 6XE

Indoor Tennis Centre And Ozone Complex, Belfast

Ormeau Embankment
Belfast
BT6 8LT

Islington Tennis Centre & Gym

Market Road
London
N7 9PL

Manchester Tennis & Football Centre

9 Sportcity Way
Etihad Campus, Manchester
M11 3DU

Sutton Sports Village

Rose Hill Park, Rose Hill
Sutton, Surrey
SM1 3HH

Ulverston Leisure Centre

Priory Road
Ulverston, Cumbria
LA12 9HT

White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre

Audlett Drive
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3PJ

Frequently asked questions

What are the key changes to tennis lessons?

All our tennis lessons follow Government and industry guidance to ensure that all children, parents and teachers can adhere to Covid-secure measures. The key changes we have made are:

  • All tennis lessons have staggered start times to reduce the number of people in areas of the centre.
  • Introduction of Tennis Managers responsible for making all lessons COVID-19 Secure.
  • All Tennis Coaches will deliver from courtside for all tennis lessons.
  • All tennis lesson equipment is disinfected before, during and after all lessons.
  • All tennis lesson capacities have been designed to ensure that all pupils can socially distance while in lessons
  • Marked zones for pupils
  • Designated bag zones
  • Hand sanitiser stations available on court
  • Tennis lesson activities have been reviewed to ensure we can teach a broad range of skills while ensuring COVID-19 Secure measures are maintained.

How long do I need to arrive before the start time of tennis lessons?

All customers need to arrive on time for tennis lessons (not early or late) tennis ready and in the centre specific Tennis Lessons Drop Zone. The Queue Supervisor and Centre staff will be on hand to support during the first few weeks to show where this area is and explain the whole customer journey process.

Will changing areas be available?

There will be no changing areas available. We ask that all pupils (junior and adult) arrive at the centre already changed and with their sports clothes on. If for any reason you cannot get your child 'tennis ready' before getting to the centre we will have limited areas for them to change.

Can parents and/or guardians spectate?

To ensure that all parents and/or guardians can social distance while spectating we ask that only one adult accompany a child/children to tennis lessons. Each centre has allocated new spectating areas. This may be on the viewing gallery or new areas of the centre. We have prioritised viewing gallery spectator provision for our 5-8 year-old classes. The Queue Supervisor will explain where these are for each class during the first few weeks.

Do I have to wear a face covering if I am spectating?

In line with Government regulations we ask all parents and/or guardians to wear a face covering while spectating tennis lessons in centre.

What if I am running late?

The cut off time for all tennis lessons is the start time of the lesson; this is why we ask all customers to arrive at the start time. Queue Supervisors will try to accommodate customers who are late due to circumstances out of their control but this will be dependent upon lesson capacities and may not be possible.

What if I have more than one child in different tennis lessons?

Where you have children in different lesson start times, both children can be taken to the Tennis Lesson Drop off Zone 'tennis ready'. Your child can then stay with you in the spectator area until their lesson start time.

Why are some tennis lessons coming back but not others?

Creating Covid-secure tennis lessons is a complex and challenging task. We want to make sure that we get the process right for the majority of our customers first before we bring back more of our tennis lesson programmes. We are constantly reviewing our programming and will keep all customers updated on when additional lessons will be brought back.

What are the tennis lesson ratios?

The average ratio for all our junior and adult tennis lessons is 1 Tennis Coach to 8 pupils.

Can I or my child take a bag on court?

There will be designated areas on court to leave bags. Please ensure your bags are placed in the designated area.

Will there be drinks breaks during the lessons?

There will be regular drinks breaks during each lesson. Please ensure you/your child brings a bottle of water with them for the lesson to reduce the amount of people visiting the drink fountains.