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Welcome to Durham & Cleveland LTA

Our purpose is to support clubs, venues and coaches across our area in the delivery of top quality tennis, accessible to all. We work with the LTA to deliver its vision of Tennis Opened Up, increasing participation in our wonderful sport by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable.

We hope you will find what you are looking for on these pages. If not, or you still have questions, please contact us at

Durham & Cleveland News Update

All News…

Phil Wylie appointed County Performance Lead

We are delighted to announce… Read More Here…

2024 County Closed Seniors Tournament

Entries are now open for the 2024…Read More Now…


County Performance Lead – job vacancy

Durham & Cleveland County LTA are looking to employ a part-time, self-employed County Performance Lead. The Lead will be responsible for organising and delivering the County Junior Coaching Programme and supporting the Executive Committee in achieving the objectives set out in the County Action Plan, agreed KPI targets and the performance improvement goals laid down by the LTA.

Full details of the core responsibilities of the role together with key relationships and the skills and knowledge required can be found… Read more now…

Play Your Way to Wimbledon 2024

Don’t miss your chance to play on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon. Read more now…




The LTA are launching a 1-year pilot of a LTA Young Person’s Welfare Ambassador Pilot role. The introduction of this voluntary role also forms part of our current safeguarding strategy with an aim to:

Provide a young person’s voice and perspective to promote safeguarding and welfare at LTA registered venues. The Young Person’s Welfare Ambassador will be working closely with the venue Welfare Officer and the LTA to explore ways of further engaging children and young people with a view to removing any barriers to seeking support.

The Young Person’s Welfare Ambassadors will support venue Welfare Officers in their role at the club by:

• Providing additional support in meeting the safeguarding standards by providing ideas and a child’s voice to raise safeguarding awareness amongst young people (and thus survey scores) across the venue

• Future proofing the club around safeguarding and welfare, with a focus on digital/social media

• Engagement of young people at the club to ensure safeguarding is understood and embedded.

• Promotion of the club and potential increase in membership

Check out the full Role Description here

NE Coaching Vacancy Online Map

We have set up a map with all the current coaching vacancies.

The blue icons are LTA Registered Venues in Durham & Cleveland, and also Northumberland. Yellow icons are current vacancies.

Please use Safari or Chrome to open on your mobile phone.

Coach Development Plan

Coaches are at the very heart of tennis in Britain. They are often responsible for the very first experience people have when they step on court, and play a vital role in growing our sport and developing players that compete on the world stage. Through this strategy, we are implementing what is the biggest ever transformation of coach education and development across three key areas.

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LTA Youth Start

Who’s ready to Level Up? LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. We’ll help teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people.


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Safe to Play

Safe to Play is an innovative safeguarding awareness campaign to help keep those involved in sport safe. Its purpose is to ensure all parents, players and coaches are aware of the signs of abuse, how to report a concern and how to keep themselves, children and at-risk adults safe.

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Sponsorship Opportunities


Durham & Cleveland is delighted to have the support of its sponsors and we are very appreciative of their commitment. It enables us to support our many activities and programmes.

We would welcome other businesses or individuals wishing to sponsor Durham & Cleveland Tennis. Please contact our President, John Schofield via who will be pleased to discuss the opportunities available and the benefits we can offer.