RAF tennis

Halton has been the home to Royal Air Force Tennis since 1929. In 1983 the RAF Halton Tennis Club began a partnership with Halton Village Lawn Tennis Club, the success of which led to formal partnership in 2001, culminating in the thriving club we know today.

The RAF LTA is proud to offer Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve personnel the opportunity to play tennis at Halton, no matter what ability, with events throughout the season catering for all standards.

All serving members and their families are welcome to join the tennis centre/gym and enjoy the facilities and organised tennis activities on offer.

Contact Gill Roe on 07922 012443 for RAF membership rates.

RAF Tennis player


Whether you aspire to represent the RAF or even the UK Armed Forces, or simply to enjoy your time on court, RAF events have something for everyone; the Summer and Winter Championships has a variety of competitions plus daily coaching activities and social events, Tennis for All days provide coaching and fun matchplay, and the early season Novices Tournament and end of season Team Tennis Tournament give players a chance to compete with players of similar ability in a relaxed environment.

Performance Tennis

The RAF competes annually against the Royal Navy and Army at the Inter-Services, with the ‘A’ tournament played on the grass at Wimbledon, and ‘B’ tournament played at a Service venue (Halton for RAF, Aldershot for Army and Portsmouth for Royal Navy). Performance players also get to play prestigious fixtures against Wimbledon AELTC, Surbiton LTC and The Hurlingham Club.

The Ladies’ and Men’s Captains like to talk with players throughout the season about their progress to being selected for either the A or B Squad, and talented players will have the opportunity to join the Development Squad to help them achieve their maximum potential.


RAF Tennis regularly travels abroad to train and compete. Recent years have seen the Performance Teams compete against NATO allies in Holland, Belgium and Sardinia as well as host our NATO compatriots at Halton. Performance Teams have also trained at the world famous IMG Bollettieri Academy in Florida and on the grass of the Stuttgart Open.

In addition, the RAF LTA organises overseas visits for players of all standards, prioritising those most committed to playing and organising, such as a visit to Dubai where the RAF played with Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli and played a big part in setting a then world record.

"Halton Tennis Centre has always been the spiritual home of Royal Air Force Tennis - an ongoing association we are very proud of."

— Sqn Ldr Damian Gange

RAF balloon over Halton Tennis Centre

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For more info, news, fixtures and results please visit the RAF tennis website and join us on:
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Facebook (group page for serving personnel – approval required)
Or email RAF Tennis