Whatever level you’re at, playing tennis is a full-body workout. At SportBU, we’ve got three opportunities to get involved; playing in our Performance Sport teams, as part of our Campus Clubs programme or, specifically for staff, our Campus Social Sport programme.
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.
Tennis is part of our Campus Clubs programme which means that once a week, you can benefit from a 2-hour session, led by a coach, to finesse your tennis skills. You’ll also have the chance to compete in termly tournaments and, if you show potential, you could progress into TeamBU Tennis.
It’s also one of the sports in our Campus Social Sport programme for all staff affiliated with BU. These are pay-as-you-go sessions and there’s no need to book.
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: Tuesday, 8.45pm–10pm
Women’s: Tuesday, 7.30pm–8.45pm
Fixtures: BUCS home matches played at The Bournemouth Gardens Community Tennis Club on Wednesday afternoons
Fees: annual affiliation fees: £215
If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Tennis, you’ll be required to affiliate to SportBU.
This fee includes compulsory West Hants Club membership, BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and conditioning sessions and TeamBU transport.
Campus Clubs Tennis
Available to: BU students of all tennis playing abilities
Day and times: Wednesdays, 2pm–4pm
Location: Victoria Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, 23–25 Victoria Avenue, Winton BH9 2RJ
Equipment: Please bring your own tennis racket if you have one
What to wear and bring: gym gear (or tennis gear), trainers, bottle of water
Book via: Website
Meet our Performance Sport tennis teams
Bournemouth 1st Men’s team
Bournemouth 2nd Men’s team
Bournemouth 3rd Men’s team
Bournemouth 1st Women’s team
Bournemouth 2nd Women’s team
TeamBU Tennis in numbers
Meet the coaches
Our men’s and women’s teams benefit from the expertise of two tennis coaches;
Richard Irwin (LTA Level 4 coach, ex-pro and top 600 in the world) and Matt Coombes (LTA Level 4 coach, Captain of the Great Britain Over 50’s team, Club Manager/Head Coach at The Bournemouth Gardens Community Tennis Club).