Adult, Junior and Wheelchair Tennis Coaching, Classes and CoursesThe junior tennis coaching programme at Edinburgh Leisure is recognised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as being second to none! Our structured pathway allows children to develop their skills in groups with players of similar age and ability and progress from beginner stage to regional and national standard. It's not all about juniors. We also offer expert coaching for adults of all ages and abilities.
Find out more about:
Our Junior Classes:
Preschool aged children aged 3 & 4 along with their parent/carer can enjoy this session, which will work on basic co-ordination & movement, fun games, and racket & ball skills.
Mini Tennis - Red Level
A friendly, fun environment for children in P1 and P2. Lots of fun games and practices at mini tennis red level to help develop co-ordination, movement, and tennis skills.
Mini Tennis - Orange Level
Children in P3 and P4 will develop their skills at mini tennis orange level. Fun sessions using exciting games and co-ordination exercises to help develop their shots and movement.
Mini Tennis - Green Level
Sessions for children in P5 and P6 to further develop their tennis skills and movement, using fun games, drills, and matchplay.
Children in P7 to S2 can enjoy these sessions developing their tennis technically and tactically using practice drills, fun games, and match play.
Silver classes are split into 2 levels: Silver 1 & 2 (Starter session) and Silver 3-5 (Experienced).
For teenagers in S3 to S6, these sessions will develop their tennis technically and tactically using practice drills, fun games, and matchplay.
Gold classes are split into 2 levels: Gold 1&2 (Starter session) and Gold 3-5 (Experienced).
Booking into our Junior Coaching classes
You are now able to use our Coaching HomePortal to book and pay online for classes. The Coaching HomePortal also allows you to book into additional classes, add siblings to your account and book them into a suitable class.
- Current customers without an activated Coaching HomePortal account - please activate your account first. Click here for a guide to help you activate your account.
- Current customers with an activated Coaching HomePortal account - Click here to go to the Coaching HomePortal. When booking your class please ensure you enter your email and password under the Returning Customers section.
- New customers - Click here to go to the Coaching Homeportal. Once you have selected your class, select the option to Register as a new customer.
Once you have booked and paid online, and received your confirmation, your space is guaranteed. Click here for more information on our classes and the changes we are making.
Junior Matchplays are the perfect opportunity for your child to practice what they have been learning in our coached classes while having fun. With Red, Orange, Green, Silver and Gold levels, there is a matchplay for all ages from P1 to S6!
See the table below for a list of upcoming Junior Matchplays this autumn.
For Doubles Matchplays, enter your child as an individual and we will arrange pairs on the day.
If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com
Spaces are limited so book your place now!
|Age Group||Date||Time||Price per child|
|Silver and Gold (Singles and Doubles)||Saturday 25th November||3pm to 5pm||£10|
|Orange (Doubles)||Saturday 2nd December||3pm to 5pm||£10|
|Green (Doubles)||Saturday 9th December||3pm to 5pm||£10|
|Silver and Gold (Parent & Child Doubles)||Saturday 16th December||3pm to 5pm||£10 (price is for parent & child pair)|
Adult Tennis Coaching
We offer a range of Adult coaching at our courts indoor and outdoor courts at Craiglockhart and The Meadows.
With classes suitable for all age groups and levels, our qualified LTA coaches will help you in your tennis journey whatever you’re playing level. Book one of our weekly sessions by clicking the Book Now button or via our APP.
If you want to find out more information on what kind of coaching we offer that can be found here
Please Note: All Adult Coaching Courses can be found on the Edinburgh Leisure App under Craiglockhart (for sessions at either Craiglockhart or the Meadows) - click the Adult Coached Tennis Sessions tile
Our Adult Classes:
Our sessions for adults aim to develop the player's tennis skills through a combination of informal coaching and matchplay. We run these sessions at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre and the Meadows.
Ideal for those who have some basic skills or have completed the New to Tennis 4-week course.
These sessions are aimed at those who have some tennis experience, can serve, keep score and get a rally going.
Suitable for club standard players or those with a good level of tennis experience. Our coach will guide you through advanced drills and tactical situations.
*NEW* Adult Starter
Come and try tennis with us and we will have tennis racquets waiting for you to give it a go!
Cardio Tennis is a high energy tennis fitness workout with music which includes hitting balls, footwork exercises and circuits. A fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities a workout.
Coaching sessions mixed with matchplay created specifically for women of an improver to advanced standard
A great way to work and improve your tennis skills and fitness. Tennis specific drills at high energy for experienced tennis players.
A great way to play and test your skills with friendly timed matches in a doubles format with pairings based on levels. Recurring weekly sessions designed to work around your flexibility which can be booked on a weekly basis.. Players must be able to serve and know the scoring format.
Intermediate Doubles Clinic
For players with a good level of playing experience, a technical and tactical session to improve your doubles play.
Get up and Go
A coached matchplay session for players over 50.
New to Tennis 4 Week Course
Always wanted to pick up a racquet? Our four week New to Tennis course will equip you with all the skills you need to begin your tennis journey.
The four weekly sessions run on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm, and are available every month starting in September 2023 at the following times:
|Wed 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th||Wed 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th|
|Wed 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th||Wed 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th|
|Wed 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd||Wed 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th|
|November / December||May|
|Wed Nov 29th , 6th, 13th and 20th Dec||Wed 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th|
|Wed 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st||Wed 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th|
How to Book an Adult Class & Availability
You can book your adult class each week on our app (Craiglockhart page) or on our website's 'Book Now' page (just like a fitness class or a gym session).
You have to have an active Edinburgh Leisure booking account to book and pay for your class.
If you already have an Edinburgh Leisure card/are a member/have created a Pay as You Go booking account you can simply book our adult tennis classes in the same way as any other activity.
If you don't have an EdinburghLeisure card/membership/Pay as you Go Account you can:
- set up a Pay as You Go booking account - here's a link to how to do this
- Follow this link to sign up for your free Active Rewards card
ASN Junior Squad
The ASN Squad is a tennis session tailor-made for juniors, aged between 5 and 18 years, who are living with a learning disability or sensory impairment.
Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I need to know about tennis?
Tennis is played by millions of recreational players, at all ages, and is a popular worldwide spectator sport. The sport demands excellent fitness, aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements
At Edinburgh Leisure children and adults will learn tennis in a safe and inspirational environment, whether it’s at our specialist tennis centre at Craiglockhart, the outdoor Meadow Tennis Complex or one of our other tennis or leisure venues across the city. In all instances, we provide quality tennis facilities and equipment, ensuring a real tennis experience. Our tennis coaching programme has been recognised by Tennis Scotland and its ‘Tennis Mark’ accreditation scheme.
Where do I go on arrival?
Please arrive 5 minutes before your session starts.
For adult classes, your coach will meet you court side. At Craiglockhart Tennis Centre the indoor courts are on the lower ground floor and the outdoor courts are within the venue grounds and can easily be seen as you approach the venue. The Meadows tennis courts are beside the play park.
What should I/my child wear?
Comfortable appropriate comfortable clothing that you can move around and be active in, for example t-shirts, shorts, jogging bottoms and trainers. We ask children not to wear sandals or croc-type shoes for tennis. For our outdoor tennis we can experience a mix of weather conditions so at certain times of the year a pair of gloves or a jumper may come in handy. If you are unsure, please check before coming along. Please also tie long hair back and remove any jewellery, and we recommend bringing a water bottle to keep hydrated.
Are there places to watch the tennis coaching?
Yes, spectactors are welcome for coaching and matchplay sessions.
Are there any opportunities to get involved?
For junior classes, parents of children up to the age of 5 in our Tots Tennis classes are an important part of the class where both the children and adults have great fun learning and socialising together. From the age of 5 (Red) upwards, parents are not involved in the class.
We have a range of classes for adults from complete beginners through to club standard. See above for details.
When can my child start tennis?
The wonderful thing about tennis is you can start playing and enjoying the sport at any age. Our classes start at the age of 3 and go right through to adult. Classes are specifically designed so that whatever your age you can start to play, develop and enjoy the fantastic game of tennis.
What experience and qualifications do the coaching team have?
All of our coaches are Lawn Tennis Association Qualified, have been vetted by Disclosure Scotland and undergone a thorough training programme.