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Types of Tennis

Whether you’re new to tennis or looking to try something different, there’s a type of tennis to suit you.

Singles is one-on-one tennis against an opponent, and is perhaps the best-known version of tennis available.

Doubles sees players pair up to take on another pair. Alongside singles competition, some of the world’s top players also take part in doubles competition.

The beauty of wheelchair tennis is that you can play with your able bodied family and friends as well as other wheelchair players.

With smaller courts, nets, rackets and lower bouncing balls, Kids Tennis is the perfect introduction to tennis for children between 3 and 10 years old.

Cardio tennis does not require tennis skills, instead it’s all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun to up-tempo music on a tennis court.

Tennis Xpress is great if you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time. It’s a six week course that’s an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game or improve their skills.

Beach Tennis is a cross between tennis, beach volleyball and badminton. It’s a fun sport suitable for all ages and abilities, ideal for families, groups of friends, leisure as well as professional players.

All you need to play it is a beach volleyball court, beach tennis paddle bats, and Stage 2 (low compression “orange”) balls. Learn more about this growing sport and how to play it at the ITF’s website.