Welcome to NTU Tennis! Whether you’re new to the sport, picking up a racket for the first time in a while, or looking to continue with a structured weekly training and competition programme, we’re sure to have something for you. Learn tennis and make some great friends along the way with Nottingham Trent University Tennis Club.

Club information

We offer a three-tiered programme, which caters for every level of player. Our comprehensive participation programme offers a pathway for NTU students from beginner to BUCS team-level.

Our weekly Play for Fun sessions are exactly that; no commitment, just turn up and play for fun! Our enthusiastic session leaders promote a welcoming and sociable environment for students that want to give tennis a go.

Our Development tennis programme is for students who just missed out on BUCS team selection and/or would like to access weekly coaching sessions and opportunities to represent the university at tennis, including the University Development League.

If selected, you have the chance to represent NTU in the BUCS Team Championships, competing across the country against other universities. You will also have access to a number of coaching sessions per week with our Head Coach – Callum Chivers.


  • Head of Tennis – Callum Chivers. LTA Senior Performance Coach.
  • Tennis Development Officer – Matthew Lambert. LTA Club Coach.

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

2018-19 was one of the most successful years on record for NTU Tennis, where 75% of our teams picked up silverware in league and knockout competition, including our Women’s 1st team going the whole season unbeaten!

On the back of this success, we now offer 3 men’s and 3 women’s tennis teams in a bid to continue to build our performance programme and add to our trophy cabinet.

NTU students can also represent the university in the BUCS Tennis Individual Championships (singles, doubles & wheelchair competitions), which takes place in the second half of the academic year.

Our BUCS programme is headed up by NTU Tennis Head Coach, Callum Chivers. If you have any questions on our BUCS offer, please contact Callum on

Practice / meeting schedule

We have a comprehensive programme delivered out of our state of the art NTU Tennis Centre facility! The weekly timetable can be found below…

17.00 – 18.00Play for Fun
18.00 – 19.00Development
19.00 – 21.30BUCS Team

17.00 – 18.00Play for Fun (Women’s)
17.00 – 18.00Beginner Development
18.00 – 21.00BUCS Team

11.00 – 21.00BUCS Team Matches

17.00 – 18.00Play for Fun
18.00 – 19.00Development

10.00 – 11.30BUCS Team
12.00 – 13.00Staff Tennis

Taster sessions

Trials and taster will be available to sign up for at the welcome week stand. We usually hold 2 dates which enable people to trial the club before signing up.

How to join

Tennis membership costs £90 for the year, payable to the Lee Westwood Sports Centre.

Sports Kit Information

Sports kit can be ordered at the welcome week desk. Or after that if required. Regular communication via email/social media will allow to purchase any kits you require.

Bursary / funding information

If you would like to be considered to do your coaching qualifications (level 1/2/3) This can be funded by NTU in return for some voluntary hours delivering on our tennis programme


BUCS Team: Callum Chivers – Head Coach –
Participation Programme & Workforce Development – Tennis Centre Co-ordinator –

NTU Tennis Club: Ben Harbey – President –

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