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Where fun and fitness meet

An all-over workout burning an average 498 calories an hour, tennis is where fun and fitness meet. There's also no better activity to help you achieve core strength, a flat stomach, flexibility and heart health.

We all know that working up a sweat relieves tension, but tennis sharpens the mind as it shapes the body. Every time a ball is hit, you must react and respond quickly, and if you're going to be successful, you must also map out a strategy for every opponent. This helps keep your brain agile and young.

Whether you play with your best friend once a week, in a weekend league or with your family, tennis provides a time-efficient, enjoyable way to get in shape and keep up with the people in your life and community.

Can I play?

Yes, tennis can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

Where can I play?

Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre have outdoor courts available for hire.

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear short sleeved t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms and soft white soled shoes so as they don't mark the court.

How much will it cost?

Unlit Tennis courts are available for one hour time slots


Price applies to the court, not individuals.

Can I hire the equipment at the centre?

We have rackets available for hire and you can purchase tennis balls from reception. Tennis racket hire £1.00 (£5 Deposit).

How do I book?

You can either pop along to your local centre or telephone our information and bookings line on 023 8028 5531. It is best to book in advance.

Please can we remind all customers that it is important to keep hydrated whilst exercising. Therefore, please ensure you bring along a water bottle for this purpose. Water bottle filling facilities are available in a number of areas throughout our centres.