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Walking tennis association




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About us

Walking Tennis Association

Welcome to Walking Tennis: an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and great fun. The Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to grow the game of Walking Tennis by promoting activities for players, training for coaches, and support to venues.


Walking Tennis 
Two Formats One Game

Walking Tennis is a game that is designed to be inclusive regardless of your tennis or physical abilities. We have therefore developed two forms of the game. Walking Tennis 1 is played indoors on a badminton size court and Walking Tennis 2 is played mostly outdoors on a full size tennis court.


Quick Start Guide to Walking Tennis 1


An optional second bounce is permited. The first bounce must land within the court, with no restrition on the second bounce.


Walking Tennis, you are not allowed to run or jump. Running is defined as both feet leaving the floor at the same time.


In Walking Tennis 1, we use a low compression ball (tennis red). This ball is seventy five percent slower than a regular ball.


Walking Tennis 1 is played on a badminton size court and normally indoors. It is also played using a lower net than regular tennis.

Quick Start Guide to Walking Tennis 2

Second Bounce

In Walking Tennis 2, you have the option of a second bounce. The second bounce must also land within the designated court marking i.e. singles lines for singles (see serve) and doubles lines for doubles.

No Running or Jumping

In Walking Tennis 2, you are not allowed to run or jump. Running is defined as both feet leaving the floor at the same time.

Low Compression Ball

In Walking Tennis 2, we use a low compression ball (tennis orange). This ball is fifty percent of the weight and pressure of a conventional ball. Because the orange ball is lighter, it slows the game down to help players enjoy the game more.

Starting The Point – Serve

Every point starts with a serve (this can be overarm or underarm) and, as with the regular game, the first bounce must land in the service box. But if you choose to, the second bounce can land anywhere within the doubles court lines (regardless of if you’re playing single or doubles).


Don’t take our word for it!

I was a bit nervous about going to my first session but it was great!

I’ve meet so many people and socially it’s been fantastic – it’s so much more than just tennis.

I don’t just sit at home wondering what I’m going to do anymore and I’ve made some great friends through it.

It’s given me a lot more confidence to go into a group and mix in.


Walking Tennis Player

I have been coaching a Walking Tennis groups since May 2019. The group has had a variety of players, beginners, older players who haven’t been able to play tennis for a long time and people returning to the game after an injury.

All the players have improved with some even joining the club and moving on to playing standard tennis as well as Walking Tennis.

The sessions being during the off peak times has been very useful for me and they are always enjoyable to coach. 


Walking Tennis Coach

This has been a real success for the club. Walking Tennis adds considerably to our ‘offer’. We are proud now to have a programme that enables those who have had injuries or operations to take a slow approach to returning to the full game. Amongst the Walking Tennis members there are some who we expect to gain in confidence and begin to think about playing the full game.

Henleaze LTC

Walking Tennis Club

Our Partners

Our partners helping us to change lives through Walking Tennis