The University of Bristol Tennis Team are creating a world class environment for students and the wider tennis community. We help people play tennis and maximise their potential on and off the court. Read on to find out more about what we do and how you, your family, and friends, can get involved!

The Tennis Centre is at the heart of Coombe Dingle Sports Complex and provides four indoor acrylic and 10 outdoor courts for our community. It is also the home to the University of Bristol student Tennis Club.

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Book a court

Members and non-members can book a court to play tennis at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. Indoor and outdoor courts can be booked online.

Indoor £18.95 per court, per 55 mins
Outdoor £6.50 per court, per 55 mins

Certain memberships give access to free or discounted tennis court hire. If you are a student living in University of Bristol residential accommodation, you can exclusive beginner coaching and social tennis sessions with B:Active Residences

Tennis coaching

We help people play tennis and maximise their potential on and off the court.

  • Junior group coaching

Our LTA qualified and accredited coaching team deliver a junior coaching programme throughout the year, during term-time. Courses take place at the Tennis Centre at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. We are one of the first LTA Youth Recognised Venues and our programme has been designed following LTA Youth principles to enhance the experience for every child. To find out more, or to enrol your child, get in touch.

  • Individual coaching 

Our 1:1 lessons are a great way to get started or work on specific skills outside of our weekly term-time coaching courses and sessions. Individual coaching is available with any of our coaches and can be arranged directly with the coach.

  • B:Active Residences

B:Active Residences is a free programme of fitness and social sport activities exclusively for University of Bristol students living in university-allocated residential accommodation. Find a session here!

Adult group coaching indoors at Coombe Dingle

These popular coach-led sessions are based around a weekly theme. They're good fun and a great workout! £14 per session.

Book online

Book online via the link above. You will be prompted to log into your online account. Please use your email address as your username and if you can’t remember your password, you can click the “reset password” button. Bookings can be made 8 days in advance and once logged in to your account click on “make a booking” followed by “Coombe Dingle” in the drop-down sites menu. Then click on “tennis activities” followed by “coach and play” you will then need to click on “view timetable” followed by the date you would like to book.

Holiday Camps

We are running camps for children aged 5 - 16 throughout the 2022/23 season. Camps are run by our LTA-qualified and accredited coaching team, and will take place indoors* and outdoors at Coombe Dingle.

Confirmed dates for Spring 2023:

  • Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June
    • 9 - 12pm (Half day - £25) or 9 - 4pm (Full day - £45) options are available.

*Please note that May half term holiday camps will be outdoors only, due to the indoor tennis centre being in use for student exams.

Browse ALL upcoming camps and book online 

Our Tennis Coaches

We have a friendly team of staff and coaches at University of Bristol Tennis who bring the highest level of professionalism and passion for the sport to our programme. Coaches can be contacted directly for 1:1 or 2:1 lessons.

Student Tennis

The University of Bristol Tennis Club (UBTC) is run by students, for students, and is one of the largest and most inclusive sports clubs at the University. There is something for everyone on court and the UBTC committee work hard to put on a host of social events throughout the season and focus on the wellbeing of their members.

Ollie Bendall (University Tennis Coordinator) is responsible for creating opportunities for students to play, train, compete (outside of BUCS) and gain work experience and qualifications. 

Our Head Coach, Ali Blackett, works closely with our BUCS Captains and players throughout the year to make sure that they have everything they need on and off the court to reach their potential.

We have a limited number of scholarships available for high-performance athletes including the Vice-Chancellor scholarship and the new University of Bristol Maroon scholarship.

If you are considering applying to the University of Bristol and have competed for your county, region or country please email who will be able to provide you with more information or the opportunity to book in a Zoom meeting to get to know our programme better.

Get in touch

For enquiries relating to any of our memberships, programmes, services or facilities, please complete our online enquiry form

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

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