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Tennis club

Partnered with Portsmouth Tennis Academy, the club has access to excellent facilities and tennis coaches

The University of Portsmouth Tennis Club benefits from a partnership with the Portsmouth Tennis Academy. This allows the club to have access to excellent facilities and qualified tennis coaches. We welcome players of all abilities with options to play in the BUCS leagues, develop as a player with tennis lessons, or participate in recreational sessions.

Club membership - 2023/24

You can join our club for the second half of the 2023/24 academic year for;

  • Compete: currently unavailable
  • Development: currently unavailable
  • Play: £32.50

This membership will be available from Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Training Sessions at Portsmouth Tennis Academy


  • Tuesday 7.00am-9.00am (Men's)
  • Friday 7.00am-9.00am (Women's)
  • Sunday 5.00pm-7.00pm


  • Thursday 7.00pm-8.00pm (Women's)
  • Thursday 8.00pm-9.00pm (Men's)
  • Sunday 4.00pm-6.00pm


  • Wednesday 1.00pm-2.30pm
  • Sunday 3.00pm-5.00pm


BUCS fixtures take place against other university teams on Wednesday afternoons.

Home games will take place at Portsmouth Tennis Academy and we will travel to other universities for away matches.

Memberships to join our clubs for the 23/24 year are now open. Please note: for some clubs you need to attend trials before purchasing a membership. Contact the club for more information.

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Play Memberships

Lots of our clubs offer Play Memberships, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. Most Play Memberships are £65 for the academic year (with some exceptions).

The sports included are:

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LGBTQ+ sports club guidance

We welcome all students to take part in non-competitive sports and we recognise the health and wellbeing benefits of being active. Competitive sports are bound by specific policies governed by the sport's National Governing Body which may be less inclusive. Please find below inclusion guidance for our club.

Mixed-gender Club Trans-gender Club Non-binary Club Gender-queer Club
Yes Yes Yes Yes
If any competitor believes any individual may be deceiving the sport, they may be referred to the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team.

Play: Yes - anyone can take part in our Play sessions if you hold the relevant membership.

Train: Fully Inclusive

Compete: Fully Inclusive

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