What we’re all about


Welcome to LUUTENNIS!

University of Leeds Sports Club of the Year 2013!

We accommodate players of all abilities including students and non-students. We have 6 teams competing in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Leagues and many more squad and social players with a total of 380 members.
Our beginner, improver, advanced and performance programs cater for all tennis abilities including those that are starting tennis for the first time.
The 2nd best performing sports club at Leeds University in 2012/2013 – a year that saw LUUTENNIS develop into one of the best clubs at the University and we have followed on from that and increased in numbers year on year.

Watch the club's welcome video

Semester 1 Calendar: Important Events and Socials

Join the Facebook group for updates and social events

Membership & Programs

- Standard Membership                        

- Beginners Program

- Improvers Program                             - Medics & Dentists Beginners Program

- Advanced Program                             - Medics & Dentists Advanced Program

- Development Program

- Performance (Squad) Membership

AnchorStandard Membership:  £15 / year

Standard members at LUUTENNIS enjoy the following:

  • Access to rackets and balls which can be borrowed from the University Union for use at Hyde Park Tennis Courts and access to rackets and balls at Weetwood Tennis Courts for use at Weetwood courts.
  • Free British Tennis Membership (BTM) through LUUTENNIS – normally £25/year through the LTA.
  • Entry to Wimbledon Ticket Draw in March.
  • Social events every Wednesday.  See Semester 1 Calendar for important events and socials.
  • Entry to box leagues for competitive players.
  • Opportunity to buy University Tennis Kit in October.
  • Loads of offers and discounts at local restaurants, bars/clubs, shops.

How to join

  • Log in to the Union website - see top right of the page - (Students: use your ISS log in details, Non-students: log in as a guest)
  • Click 'Join this Group' at the top of the page
  • Add the standard membership to your basket and checkout. Go to SHOP and add the program you want to join to your basket and checkout.
  • BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS:  Every player is guaranteed one session per week. You may attend other sessions based on capacity - please contact the program coach for more information. If you want to change your session to a different day/time then send an email to
  • Any enquiries, see FAQ or send an email to

AnchorBeginner Program    £20 for Semester 1 & 2 (for standard members)

Location: Hyde Park Tennis Courts (Woodhouse Moor)

Friday 13:00 – 14:30,  [18 places] (new players*)
Friday 14:30
 – 16:00,  [18 places]
Saturday 12:00 – 13:30,  [24 places] (new players*)
Saturday 13:30 
 15:00,  [24 places]

Open to all standard members including:

  • those that want to start a new sport
  • beginners that seek to improve

The program involves:

  • Weekly coached session; rackets and balls provided for those without.
  • Timetable for Semester 1 as follows:
    • Weeks 1-2         Introduction
    • Weeks 3-4         Forehand
    • Weeks 5-6         Backhand
    • Weeks 7-8         Serve/Volley
    • Weeks 9-10       Match Practice
  • Semester 2 timetable will be drawn up by program coordinators at the end of Semester 1 and will be tailored to individual needs.
  • Includes fitness sessions
  • A social league for those interested in competitive play
  • Join the Beginner Facebook group for updates and more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Session times may be changed or cancelled based on signups. If you cannot attend a different session then your program fees will be reimbursed.

For further enquiries, email

AnchorImprover Program     £25 for Semester 1 & 2 (for standard members)

Location: Weetwood Tennis Courts (Weetwood Playing Fields)

Saturday 15:00 - 17:00 [24 places]
Sunday 15:00 - 17:00  [24 places]

Open to intermediate players who want to improve their skills

The program involves:

  • Weekly coached session that includes
    • Drills
    • Match Practice
    • Player Analysis
  • Fitness sessions
  • Weekend League at  Weetwood Tennis Courts
  • Join the Improver Facebook group for more information

PLEASE NOTE: Session times may be changed or cancelled based on signups. If you cannot attend a different session then your program fees will be reimbursed.

For further enquiries, email

AnchorAdvanced Program     £30 for Semester 1 & 2 (for standard members)

Location: Hyde Park Tennis Courts (Woodhouse Moor)

30 Places
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00 [training session]

Open to advanced players who want to play regular tennis, improve their skills and/or play competitively. Also serves as a stepping stone for squad performance selection and BUCS matches.  Places on this program are limited and by invitation only. Contact Rory Thompson - - for more information.

The program involves:

  • Weekly training session on Sunday that includes:
    • Drills
    • Match Practice
    • Player Analysis 

PLEASE NOTE: Session times may be changed or cancelled based on signups. If you cannot attend a different session then your program fees will be reimbursed.

For further enquiries, email

AnchorDevelopment Tennis Squad

£70 / year for standard members (John Charles Centre for Sport)

Indoor training on Sunday afternoon. Includes transport to and from John Charles Centre for Sport (Departure/drop off point: Parkinson Steps).

The program involves:

  • Weekly training session on Sunday that includes:
    • Drills
    • Match Practice/Matchplay Sessions
    • Tactical Player Analysis 
    • Fitness training
  • FAST4 Development League versus other Universities in the Northern region
  • Opportunities for selection for BUCS matches
  • Join our Development Facebook Page for updates and more information.

AnchorPerformance Tennis Squad

LUUTENNIS has 6 teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Leagues. Our players represent the University in the BUCS Leagues and Championships (including BUCS individual singles and doubles competitions). See last year's results here. We have an indoor training program for our performance players established at David Lloyd Leeds with a Master Performance Coach for Men's & Women's 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, includes Strength and Conditioning program and subsidised physiotherapy. BUCS matches are played at JCCS, David Lloyds and Weetwood Playing Fields.

£80 / year for standard members (David Lloyd Leeds)

Selection for performance team players occurs at team trials** and is also a rolling process over the year for those that miss trials and those in the Development and Advanced Program.

**Team Trials - Click here for more information
                             Any enquiries, please contact

AnchorMedics and Dentists Tennis Beginner/Advanced/Squad Programs 

We’re Leeds Medics and Dentists Tennis Society (LMDTS) - the best medics tennis society in the country!

We are a friendly, welcoming bunch committed to giving everyone the opportunity to play tennis come rain or shine. We cater for all abilities from those who have never picked up a racket to regular, top quality, competition players.

We run both indoor and outdoor sessions, and serve up some ace coaching to prepare us for matches against other medical schools and teams at the University of Leeds. We’re a large society with lots of members, so don’t worry – there’s always someone of a similar ability to play with.

Standard membership to the club is £15 and gets you all the benefits LUUTENNIS members enjoy, see Standard Membership Then our membership prices vary according to ability:

Beginners/Intermediates - £20 – Saturdays 10am – Midday [Hyde Park Tennis Courts]

Advanced (invite only) - £30 – Tuesday 8pm – 10pm [indoors]

Squad (invite only) - £40 – Wednesday 8pm – 10pm [indoors]

Off the courts, our socials are a racket. Not only do they help you to get to know the rest of the society but also allow you take a break from work and have a class time. Events are welcome to all and include formal dinners, our summer BBQ and tours!

Join ‘Leeds Medics and Dentists Tennis Society’ on Facebook for more information, or feel free to email us at

Sports Pass

Please note: In order to access Weetwood from Week 3 of term you will need a sports pass. All students living in University Halls have a sports pass included in their accommodation fees. All members of the Edge have a sports pass included in their membership. To purchase a sports pass please visit:


1. Do I need to be a standard member to join the beginner, improver or advanced program?

Yes, LUUTENNIS programs are only open to standard members of the club.

2. Do I need to be a standard member to join the Medics and Dentists program?

No, the standard membership is not necessary to join the Medics and Dentists program

3. How do I know what my playing standard/level is and whether I fit in the beginners or improvers program?

Make sure you attend the open days where the coaches will be around to advise what program to join. If you can't make the open days then drop in to anyone of the sessions for free and the coaches will advise you on which program to join.

4. Can I move to the improvers program from the beginners program if I feel I'm improving and would gain more out of the improvers program?

Yes, speak to one of the coaches and email

5. If I don't make it into the performance squad, what is there for me?

Our development squad is hosted at John Charles Centre for Sport and is continually assessed throughout the year to allow players to move into the performance squad, depending on their level. Places are capped at 20 and are limited to those who miss out on the performance squad during the final stages of team trials. 

6. Do I need a sports pass to access the beginner sessions?

No, the beginner sessions take place at Hyde Park courts. You will need a sports pass to access the social tennis sessions at Weetwood however.

7. Do I need a sports pass to access the improver or advanced program?

No, you do not need a sports pass to attend the sessions at Weetwood.  


Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Find Out More

To find out more about LUUTENNIS, visit our website:

Join the Facebook group for updates and social events

Alternatively, email leedsunitennis@outlook.comk for general enquiries relating to tennis programs.

See our Safeguarding and Diversity Policy here:

The Club Welfare Officer for the University of Leeds tennis club is Suzzi Garnett, Sports Volunteering Officer – (0113 343 1544)

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