Learning and tennis training serve a purpose. They prepare you for playing matches and competing against other players. Competitive play on a regular basis is great experience.
We encourage match play early on and recommend all our players sign up for British Tennis Membership, a scheme run by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). It’s free to join. A BTM number is your passport to entering tournaments and competitions and it also lets you check online your match results, and your ranking or rating.
As well as the LTA website, to help you find competitions, tournaments or match play near you, we post suggestions on Twitter and on our website News page. We’re keen to help players compete.