Whatever your level, we’ve got opportunities to get involved, including playing as part of our Campus Clubs programme or representing TeamBU in our Performance Sport teams. 

If you’re a high-performing, competitive tennis player and are successful in trials, you’ll become part of TeamBU Tennis and represent BU in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). We currently have five men’s and women’s teams who play in South West leagues and Cup competitions.

But it’s not just our Performance Sport students who enjoy playing tennis. We work closely with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to continually develop our tennis programme for all our students and staff.

Our Tennis club is delivered at Victoria Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, just a 10 minute walk from the Talbot Campus. The 1.5-hour session is delivered in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere by one of Victoria’s Qualified Coaches. Joining this Club is the perfect opportunity to practise your tennis, develop your skills, meet new friends and simply have fun! You’ll also have the chance to compete in termly tournaments and, if you show potential, you could progress into TeamBU Tennis. Equipment is provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own rackets too.

Campus Club TeamBU trials form

Key information

Performance Sport

Available to: High-performing, talented BU students who are looking to play tennis competitively and represent BU in the sport

Training day and times:
Men’s: Monday, 8:45pm–10pm
Women’s: Monday, 7:30pm–8:45pm

First Team: Friday, 7:30pm-9pm

Training venues:
The Bournemouth Gardens Community Tennis Club, Central Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 6EY
The West Hants Club, Roslin Road South, Bournemouth BH3 7EF

Fixtures: BUCS home matches played at The Bournemouth Gardens Community Tennis Club on Wednesday afternoons

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Tennis, you’ll be required to purchase a sport-specific membership.
This membership includes compulsory West Hants Club membership (worth £800, TeamBU athletes have access this membership for £150), BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport.

Campus Club: Tennis

Available to: All BU and AUB students
Day, time: Wednesdays 1.5hr sessions between 2-3:30pm, or 12:15pm-1:45pm (new club)
Location: Victoria Avenue, Bournemouth, BH9 2RJ
Price: £84 Sep-Jun, or pro-rata when joining mid-year (£48 for new club)
More info: email [email protected] or visit SportBU Reception
Book viaWebsite or SportBU reception
Equipment: We provide all the necessary equipment but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

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