Everything you need to know about tennis at the University of Manchester.


Hello and welcome to the best University of Manchester Sport club!

Club of the Year in 2022 and 2023

The Tennis Club is one of the most renowned sports clubs at the University of Manchester, with an amazing membership of over 320 members in 2023. Our goal is to provide an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment for tennis enthusiasts of all ability levels. Whether you are just starting out on the court or have a history of competitive play, our club has something for everyone.

We host engaging social events bi-weekly and coordinate fundraising projects, culminating in the spectacular Tennis Ball, which marks the end of the academic year’s activities.

Our organization has 250+ social members (beginners, intermediates, and advanced), and 62 team players: 7 BUCS teams (four men’s and three women’s) and two Development teams (2 men’s and one women’s). In 2023, we won the prestigious Club of the Year award as well as the prestigious Sustainability Award, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and responsible operations.

We provide full-year and half-year membership options to accommodate different interests. The development of player growth and experience is key to our club’s objective. To do this, we provide a comprehensive tennis program that includes skill-enhancing teaching, exciting competitive matches, and convivial social events.

For further insights and information, please visit UoM Tennis-Sport.

Thank you for considering the University of Manchester Tennis Club – where passion meets proficiency.

Sporticipate Sessions

Our recreational sport offer is entitled Sporticipate, and is the entry level programme for all students and staff at The University of Manchester.

All sessions, programmes and events are open to all abilities, specifically people who are new to the activity or complete beginners. All sessions provide equipment and the sessions are facilitated by the UoM Sport Workforce.

Sportcipate runs a full weekly drop in timetable, structured blocks of ‘Learn To’ coached sessions and regular large scale events. All are either free or at very low cost, which helps you stay fit and active during your time on campus.

Booking activities with friends

We have lots of availability across the day to play sports at our facilities across the city. You can book courts at our facilities at a time to suit you and play with a group of friends.

We have courts available at the Armitage Sports Centre or at Sugden Sports Centre giving you flexibility on when you play.  Facilities can be booked online for sessions but if you have any additional questions, you can contact the facilities for support.

Sporticipate information

Find out more about our sporticipate sessions and activities.

Book courts at Armitage

Book courts at the Armitage Sports Centre on Fallowfield Campus.

Tennis Club

The University of Manchester Tennis Club is committed to establishing an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment for tennis lovers of all ability levels. Our club is dedicated to encouraging player growth and strengthening their tennis adventure, whether you are a beginner with no prior racquet experience or a seasoned competitor with a solid foundation in the sport. We accomplish this by offering an accessible tennis program that includes teaching, competitive matches, and social events.

We provide our members with a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • Multiple weekly training sessions conducted by LTA-qualified coaches, offered on various days and at different times, as well as more relaxed hitting sessions.
  • The opportunity for our team players to represent the University of Manchester in BUCS competitions
  • Court booking privileges allow you to schedule matches with friends at your convenience.
  • Semester-based Box Leagues for both singles and doubles, providing a platform for competitive match play. These leagues are open to all members and are skill-ranked.
  • A vibrant social component within the club boasts a membership of over 320 individuals in the 2022-23 season, with regular social events.
  • Players on the Development Team have the opportunity to compete for BUCS teams when needed, competing against other university development squads.
  • Engaging fundraisers and charitable events, such as Rallython, which has raised over £2.7K in the last two years
  • The chance to attend the Summer Sports Ball, an elegant event where you can dress up and have a memorable evening.
  • Access to personalised tennis apparel, exclusive coaching deals, and a slew of other great benefits

If you require any additional information or have any questions, please contact us via email. In addition, we encourage you to follow us on social media for regular updates and more information.

We urge you to browse our newly established website, which provides detailed information on the many membership options available and clarifies the differences between them.


Club Philosophy

Our core mission is to foster tennis development in an inclusive, friendly, and fun environment, catering to all skill levels. We are dedicated to promoting fairness and addressing discrimination as outlined in our club constitution. The University of Manchester Tennis Club provides a secure and welcoming space for students to engage in athletic activities throughout the academic year, along with numerous social and developmental opportunities. This encapsulates our club’s philosophy.

Club Training Times and Venues

Venue for social players (beginners/intermediates/advanced):
Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club, 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN.

Venue for team players (development/BUCS):
The Northern Tennis Club, Palatine Road, Manchester, M20 3YA.

Regarding training times and more information, please have a look at our website and go to the section page.


4 X Men’s (plus 2 Development Teams)

3 X Women’s (plus 1 Development Team)

Club Memberships

Please visit our website and all the membership options are listed under the “Virtual Shop” section. Alternatively, visit Linktree on our Instagram.


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