Tennis


Tennis Wales
Welsh National Tennis Centre
Ocean Way
Ocean Park
Cardiff
CF24 5HS
Tel:
Email:
Website: http://www.tennis.wales.org

Date established: 1925
Disciplines: All levels of tennis in Wales.

Committee Structure: Tennis Wales is administered by an Executive Committee.

Regional Structure: Tennis Wales’ structure is based on the county system with 2 counties: Tennis Wales North and Tennis Wales South.

Relationship to National Bodies: Tennis Wales is a region of the Lawn Tennis Association.
International Relations:

Publications:

Membership Figures:

1991

1996

1999

2000

2001

2002

Clubs

n/a

n/a

n/a

92

92

95

Adult Members

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,302

4,488

Junior Members

n/a

n/a

n/a

4,073

4,168

4,322



Additional Information

Tennis Participation

Tennis participation has fallen in recent years. It is currently at about half the level of the early 1990’s.

% Adult Participation (aged 15+):

1991/92

1993/94

1995/96

1997/98

1998/99

2000/01

2002/03

Male

1.8

1.6

1.4

2.8

1.4

1.2

1.0

Female

2.0

1.5

1.8

1.3

0.8

0.9

0.8

Total

1.9

1.5

1.6

2.0

1.1

1.1

0.9


Tennis participation is highest in North Wales and in Powys and Ceredigion. Participation is lowest in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. When asked how many times they had played tennis in the past 4 weeks, the mean was 4 times.

Profile of Tennis Players:

Tennis players are slightly more likely to be male than female. More tennis players are in social group B than in any of the other groups; there are very few players in social group E. The majority of tennis players are in the 15-34 age group with participation dropping sharply after 55.

Provision for Tennis

Outdoor courts are provided in the main by the 95 tennis clubs, by local authorities and by the education sector. There are currently 36 indoor courts in Wales. National training facilities are provided at the Welsh National Tennis Centre in Cardiff.