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Presidents: Zara Elliot and Will Rousham


One of the best options in Britain for academic tennis players. Durham University has a long-standing tradition of excellence in tennis. DULTC is consistently ranked the number one university tennis club in the UK, with both the men's and women's first teams regularly winning National Leagues and reaching the Championship finals.








The club has 6 male and 5 female teams that compete on a weekly basis throughout the British University season. This allows the club to cater for a range of abilities, from some of the best student tennis players in Britain to students who simply enjoy the game.  The club also has a growing development programme that caters for all players, ranging from beginners to those just beneath university team level. Students can receive coaching from some of our top Postgraduates.

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Durham is fortunate enough to have the best University Tennis Club in the country, consistently winning national titles.

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Undergraduate (home students) and Postgraduate (international students) tennis scholarships are available. Undergraduates are required to hold an LTA rating 3.2 standard and above; Postgraduates should have at least three years of experience of competing in the NCAA.


Women's Tennis - BUCS National Champions 2011 & 2017, Championship Finalists in 2014, Premier League North Winners 2011-2015, National League Winners 2016-2019.


Men's Tennis - Premier League North Winners 2014, Championship Finalists 2013 & 2014, Championship Winners 2015-2017, National League Winners 2016, 2017 & 2020 + All Durham BUCS doubles final 2020.


Players train indoors and can receive coaching up to seven days a week. Alongside this, the social side of the club remains as vibrant as ever with students often developing lifelong friendships. The programme also provides fitness, strength & conditioning, and sports psychology sessions for team members.

The Club runs a weekly Development Squad at The Sport and Wellbeing Park for those wanting to get great coaching from our top players and improve whilst at Durham University.

The times are as follows:

  • Beginner/ Intermediate - Saturdays 9:00-10:30
  • Advanced - Sundays 9:00-10:30
We also have social tennis which is a relaxed session where you can come to Maiden Castle and just have fun on court! This runs as follows:
  • Social tennis- Thursdays 14:00-16:00

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Durham University Tennis Club

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