Tennis in Hampstead


Hire of our Tennis Courts is included in the membership and exclusive to members all year round.

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




Tennis in Hampstead


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

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


Tennis in Hampstead
Tennis court hire (members only)

Complementary tennis court hire is strictly for members only and members should register in at reception before using the courts. Courts must be booked in advance by emailing reception@ucsactive.org.uk or calling 0207 433 2127.

Members are welcome to bring a guest subject to a guest fee of £15 for adults, £10 for teens( 12yrs-15yrs) and  £7.50 for children (5yrs- 11yrs). Any guests of members are also required to register at the reception before they access the tennis courts.



Social Tennis is an inclusive session created for UCS Active members and is available to all abilities. The match play doubles sessions and take place on our outdoor synthetic Grass Courts. This is also a great opportunity to meet new players and practice your game in a friendly environment.

Sessions will start on Saturday the 4th of May 2024 and will available on Saturday and Sundays. Please click HERE to view our Schedule and Terms & Conditions. Courts must be booked in advance by emailing reception@ucsactive.org.uk or calling 0207 433 2127.

TIMELEVEL
Saturday 3-4pmADV/INT
Sunday 10-11amADV/INT
Sunday 11-12pmADV/INT
Sunday 12-1pmADV/INT

tennis group sessions

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. If you are interested in booking a course, please email reception@ucsactive.org.uk or call 020 7433 2127. Kids one-to-one and group coaching are also available.

What Level is my Child? (Ages are guidelines only and levels depend on the individual child. There are competitive opportunities at all levels. Please speak to your coach for further information). 

Tots Tennis - Age 3-5 - Focus on Agility, Balance & Co-ordination development, racket skills, sending and receiving a ball, and learning through fun games.

Beginner - Further ABC  development, throw and catch rallies, floor tennis rallies, progressing to tap up rallies with or without a net. Introduction to Serving, and to Volleying. The Development goal is to prepare players to serve, rally and score a tie-break to 10 points on a badminton-sized court.

Improver - ABC & Rally development. Serve development. Introducing slice groundstrokes and slice/top-spin serves. Volleying development. Development goal is to prepare players to serve & rally on a three quarter sized court, and be able to score a short set (first to 4 games), or a best of three tiebreaks to 7 match.

Intermediate - Age 10 - 12 - ABC, Speed, Body strength and foot pattern development. Building power and developing the ability to change the pace on the ball and varying spin. Developing an effective second serve. Development goal is to prepare the player to serve and play from the baseline on a full-sized Tennis court, and score a short set (first to 4 games).

Advanced Serve, rallying and scoring from the baseline on a full court using a standard tennis ball. Able to serve and rally with a mix of spins and pace, and score a best of three tie-break set match.


adult tennis coaching
1:1/2:1 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. Please note we are currently at capacity for our 1:1 tennis coaching.

If you are interested in joining the waiting list please click HERE to complete the enquiry form or call 020 7433 2127, and our team will get back to you.


tennis group sessions
Adult Group Sessions

Every Sunday from 12pm - 1pm (Beginners), a max of 8 individuals per session, £10 fee paid to reception, booking needs to be made in advance.

What Level Am I?

Beginner: You struggle to serve and rally, and you may not understand the scoring rules. You're new to the game and need guidance on techniques and tactics.

Intermediate: You can serve, rally and score at a basic level, and may be able to hit with top-spin, but struggle to change pace and spin, and your second serve is a weaker version of your first serve. You have a basic understanding of tactics.

CLASSTIMELEVEL
Cardio TennisTuesday 6-7pm
Tuesday 7-8pm
Thursday 8-9pm
Saturday 2-3pm
Sunday 1-2pm
ALL
Cardio TennisThursday 7-8pmBEGINNERS
Tennis Group Coaching*Sunday 12-1pmBEGINNERS
*Maximum 6 per group

Cardio Tennis - A high-energy fitness activity that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout!

Beginners Tennis Coaching: You struggle to serve and rally, and you may not understand the scoring rules. You're new to the game and need guidance on techniques and tactics.

Kids Active 10 week tennis course

DATEAGETIMEPRICE
Date: Thursday 25th April - Thursday 4th JulyLevel: Beg 5-7 YrsTime: 4pm - 4.50pmPrice: £110
Date: Thursday 25th April - Thursday 4th JulyLevel: 8-11 yrsTime: 5pm - 5.50pmPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Beg 3-5 yrsTime: 10am - 11amPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Beg 5 - 7yrsTime: 11am - 12 NoonPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Int 8-10yrsTime:12 Noon - 1pmPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Int 10-13yrs Time: 1pm - 2pmPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 3 - 5yrsTime: 9am - 10amPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 3 - 5yrsTime: 10am - 11amPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 6 - 8yrsTime: 11am - 12noonPrice: £110

Please click HERE to find out more about the availability of our courses and other Kids Active activities.

DATEAGETIMEPRICE
Date: Thursday 25th April - Thursday 4th JulyLevel: Beg 5-7 YrsTime: 4pm - 4.50pmPrice: £110
Date: Thursday 25th April - Thursday 4th JulyLevel: 8-11 yrsTime: 5pm - 5.50pmPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Beg 3-5 yrsTime: 10am - 11amPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Beg 5 - 7yrsTime: 11am - 12 NoonPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Int 8-10yrsTime:12 Noon - 1pmPrice: £110
Date: Saturday 27th April - Saturday 6th JulyLevel: Int 10-13yrs Time: 1pm - 2pmPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 3 - 5yrsTime: 9am - 10amPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 3 - 5yrsTime: 10am - 11amPrice: £110
Date: Sunday 28th April - Sunday 7th JulyLevel: 6 - 8yrsTime: 11am - 12noonPrice: £110

Please click HERE to find out more about the availability of our courses and other Kids Active activities.

Our Coaches
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Dean Green

Dean is an LTA Level 3 accredited tennis coach with a passion for the sport with a competitive pro sporting background.

Dean is a Dynamic Tennis Coach with 10+ years of experience in developing training
programs for all age’s beginner, intermediate, and advanced players.

With his experience as a Level 3 personal trainer and sport conditioning means he is also adept at incorporating exercises/ performance drills that target specific movements and boost overall athleticism.

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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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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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Tony Harriott


Tony is LTA accredited coach loves sport i.e. Athletics, football, but over the years has developed an insatiable appetite for Tennis.

I have experience in teaching different age groups for children’s Tennis to adult group session, intermediate tennis.

Favourite player is Rafael Nadal, great admirer of roger Federer, but Andy Murray still remains the bench mark for us here in the UK, hoping to fine the next superstar.

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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.