Tennis

Our three tennis courts are free and exclusive to members year round.

Please note the courts are currently under refurbishment and will be back in use on 3 August.


Need some guidance?
Our expert LTA coaches offer an extensive programme of one-to-one lessons, group sessions and clinics.

Enquire about court hire

Coming up

  • Adult Tennis Group Beg/Int.
    Tues at 7pm
  • Cardio Tennis Group Classes
    Every Thursday at 8pm
  • Kids Active 10 week Tennis Course
    Saturday 8th September
  • Kids Active 10 week Tennis Course
    Sunday 9th September (excl 14th, 21st, 28th Oct)

Tennis court hire (members only)

You may book one of our tennis courts up to a week in advance by calling reception on 020 7433 2127.  Complementary court hire is strictly for members only and members should swipe in at reception before using the courts. Members are welcome to bring a guest subject to a guest fee of £10 for adults and £5 for children.


Adult tennis coaching (members only) 

From individual tennis lessons to group sessions and tennis clinics, we have something for everyone and UCS Active is the perfect place for tennis in Hampstead. Coaching is tailored to individual needs and our experienced tennis coaches focus on any or all aspects of the game depending on your requirements.

Adult Group Tennis: Beg/Int. Every Tuesday from 7-8pm, a max of 6 individuals per session, £10 fee paid to reception, booking need to be made in advance.

Cardio Tennis Class: All abilities welcome, every Thursday from 8-9pm

Contact Tennis Coordinator Anna Strode to book or call 020 7433 2127.


Kids Active tennis (members only)

Our very popular 10 week tennis courses are a fun and inspiring way for kids to develop their individual tennis skills whilst benefitting from the social and group dynamics. Combining skills training, team games and mini tournament, these action packed tennis courses are expertly delivered by our specialist children’s coach. Find out more about sport activities for children at UCSActive: Kids Active.

10 week Junior Members only course starts: Saturday 8th September  (Limited Spaces Avaialble)

Contact Tennis Coordinator Anna Strode or call 020 7433 2127. Kids one-to-one and group coaching are also available.


Tennis Courses 2018 (members only)

Kids Active 10 week tennis course

Date: Sat 8th Sept
Level: Beg 3yrs +
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Price: £100.00
Date: Sat 8th Sept
Level: Beg 5yrs +
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Price: £100.00
Date: Sat 8th Sept
Level: Int 5yrs+
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Price: £100.00
Date: Sat 8th Sept
Level: Int 8-11yrs +
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Price: £100.00

Coaches

Becci Garbett

Becci holds the Development Coach Award (DCA) Level 3, is LTA licensed and specialises in Mini Tennis, Junior Coaching, Cardio Tennis, Beginner and Improver Adult Coaching and Group Coaching. Playing tennis from 5 years old, Becci was a junior county player before captaining the ladies first tennis team whilst studying at King’s College London. Her passion for tennis is shown both on court and in her sessions...motivating 3 year olds to play tennis is no easy task!

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Nick Shepley

Nick is LTA licensed and has over 15 years experience coaching beginners, national juniors, two year olds, 82 year olds and everything in between – even hitting with the young Andy and Jamie Murray. Previously a coach at The Gleneagles Hotel and Head Coach at South Seas Plantation, Florida, Nick competed in County and National Juniors, gained a tennis and academic scholarship to the States, and now plays for University College London 1st IV and the University of London Union.

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Justin Fisher

Justin is an LTA level 4 Senior Club Coach and PTR Professional with over 25 years teaching experience. Specialising as a technician, Justin teaches basic laws and principles as well as requisite tactical, mental and physical application. Justin educates his students to a high standard giving them a solid game for life. Some of Justin's pupils are now themselves tennis coaches.

Whether you play for fun, fitness or compete, at any age, game improvement is guaranteed.

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Ben Eggleton

Ben is a fully licensed LTA Level 3 coach and has been part of the UCS Active team since the age of 15. He has worked as Becci's assistant during Saturday morning group sessions for over 5 years. Now a coach in his own right, Ben specialises in juniors but offers individual lessons for players aged 5 and upwards. He is dedicated to bringing the best tennis out of players of varied abilities, in a fun environment. Ben has captained the UCS Active men's singles team and has also represented Brampton LTC in the Middlesex League.

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Gary Kruse

Gary is an LTA Level 3 development coach with a BSc Hons in Tennis Coaching Managment. Gary became a professional Tennis Coach in January 2012 and has spent the past six years delivering coaching and competition programmes to all ages and abilities and managing the coaching teams, memberships and course bookings. He is passionate about service excellence and delivering the health and well being benefits of sports and leisure programmes.

gary.kruse@ucsactive.org.uk

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Jo Grant Baisley

Jo has over 10 years experience coaching tennis across primary and secondary schools, as well as various tennis clubs in England. She has also gained experience coaching tennis abroad across the Auckland region of New Zealand. She enjoys developing tennis players of all ages and abilities, including previously working with visually impaired children. As a junior, she played tennis to a county standard for Hertfordshire and more recently represented her university as team captain. Alongside work as a tennis coach, Jo is also a qualified physiotherapist working locally and interested in injury rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning. 

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