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Best Sites for Watching and Playing Tennis

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to dust off your racket, pop open a new can of balls and hit the tennis court. Or, you can keep track of the game from the comfort of your sofa. Hooked on all things tennis-related at this time of year? Use our pick of the best sites to feed your obsession.

BBC
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis


If Wimbledon tennis fortnight gets your pulse racing, then BBC Sport is your friend. Watch matches live online or catch up with them later on. The Beeb has been providing excellent coverage of this Great British tennis institution for 90 years. Short of attending in person, there is no better way to experience the excitement and tensions of the tournament.

TENNISHEAD
www.tennishead.net


Hard-core fans will find all they need on the tennishead website. Offering up-to-date news, gossip, scores, reviews of the latest gear and more. Not enough? Why not subscribe to the magazine for just £20? A subscription gives you two bumper issues a year, packed with exclusive player interviews, features from the heart of the sport, stunning photos and expert insight.

WIMBLEDON
www.wimbledon.com


A true aficionado needs to spend time on Wimbledon’s official site. Slick and user-friendly, it features player profiles, scores and schedules, ticket information, weather reports, an online shop selling Wimbledon merchandise and more.

TENNIS.COM
www.tennis.com


For a less UK-centric point of view, tennis fans should head to the American publication, tennis.com. This is a feast of well-presented scores, news, commentary, videos, player rankings and gear reviews.

CLUBSPARK
clubspark.lta.org.uk


The Great British Tennis Weekend will take place this year on 22/23 July. The idea behind this LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) initiative is to open the elitist world of tennis to the masses. Thousands of free events will be taking place across the country, with sessions to suit the whole family. Rackets and balls are provided. Simply tap in your postcode to find out what is going on in your area.

L’ETOILE
www.letoilesport.com


Ladies, you may have the moves but have you got the kit required to look your best on the tennis court? If your whites are in need of refreshment, look no further than L’Etoile. This American brand has chic tennis dressing sussed, with clean lines and luxurious fabrics. We want the Racerback Lace Dress – pretty and potent.

HEDGE
www.hedge-quarters.com


Born so that women can look lovely on the tennis court, demure on the golf course and elegant the rest of the day, Hedge is a purveyor of the finest workout gear. We defy you to resist their Darrow Boxpleat Tennis Skirt, which comes in such colours as cream, twilight and hedgrose. Heaven.

MR PORTER
www.mrporter.com


Lads, you can get yourself elegantly kitted out for the court in the one-stop shop that is Mr Porter. Pulling together failsafe brands like Lacoste, Nike and Under Armour, this website is your route to super elegant sportswear. There’s a smartly turned out Federer lurking within you, we promise.

TENNIS NUTS
www.tennisnuts.com


With its excellent sales, vast range and great customer service, Tennis Nuts has an extremely loyal fan base. Head here for the largest collection of tennis rackets, clothing, shoes and accessories in the UK and Europe. Your game has never looked so good.

Updated June 2017