Walking Tennis at Ely Tennis Club

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Walking tennis is a gentler version of traditional tennis suitable for people who haven't exercised in some time, people with disabilities and those recovering from injury. These weekly sessions at Ely Tennis Club are open to everyone of any age, fitness or level of experience.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Getting active can help your overall wellbeing by boosting mood, boosting self-esteem, improving sleep quality, increasing energy levels and helping manage low mood, stress and anxiety.
  • ¬†Regular physical activity has many positive physical benefits such as decreasing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, dementia, osteoarthritis and falls.
  • You can become part of a friendly, supportive community. There is a social catch-up over tea and cake at the end of each session where you can chat to others.

What to expect

Walking tennis differs from traditional tennis because the courts are smaller and balls are used which bounce more slowly, giving players longer to reach them and return them to the other side. The club also makes use of audible balls containing bells, for players with any visual impairment.

Walking tennis sessions are suitable for absolutely everyone. Attendees at the group have included those with various disabilities as well as those recovering from injury.


More information

The sessions take place once a week at either Ely Tennis Club or the nearby Hive Leisure Centre, depending on the season. There is an hour of play followed by a social where you can chat with the other players over coffee and cake from Peacocks Tearoom.

The sessions run on a pay-per-session basis. Book onto individual sessions on the Ely Tennis Club website.

There is a small charge per session. Book your ticket at the online shop on the Ely Tennis Club website.

How to contact

Where to go

Ely Tennis Club
Downham Road
Ely CB6 2SH

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