Start growing Tennis skills

Tennis might consist of six basic strokes, but there is much more to this great game than just swinging a racquet. It calls for balance, co-ordination, agility, movement, technique, tactics and problem-solving.   

Kids’ tennis lessons are not just a fantastic way to keep your young ones active – they include many skills that will stand them in good stead off the court too. 

Our tennis skills pathway caters for children as young as three and takes them on a journey that covers all the basics, through to match play ability. 

And just in case you’re wondering, the six strokes we refer to are: the serve, forehand groundstroke, backhand groundstroke, forehand volley, backhand volley, and the overhead smash.  

Come and learn them all – and more – at Bolton Arena Sports Village. 

Contact us on the form at the bottom of this page to sign your little one up today.

Children’s tennis pathway

Tots Tennis Blue

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £6.00 per session

This is for children aged 3- to 4-years.

Mini Tennis Tots is for children aged 3 to 4-years old and enables them to learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket & ball skills.

Mini Tennis Red

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £6.35 per session

Children aged 5-7 years.

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 5 – 7. Players learn to serve, rally and score with a slow ball, as well as learning the movement and co-ordination skills needed for tennis. Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.

Mini Tennis Orange

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £6.75 per session

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. Players develop a rounded game learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring.

Mini Tennis Green

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £7.00 per session

Mini Tennis Green further builds on the skills acquired in the Orange and Red sessions and is for players aged 10. A full size court is used with a slower transition ball to encourage longer rallies and more opportunities to gain match play experience.

Junior Tennis 1

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £7.00 per session

Players in these groups are confident in serving, rallying and scoring & are starting to compete alongside coaching sessions. The sessions will focus on the various techniques and tactics needed for the full court game.

Junior Tennis 2

Blocks of 10-15 weeks | £7.00 per session

Players in this group will focus on developing solid fundamental skills which will develop their ability in serving, rallying and match play. The sessions will focus on improving each player’s technique through various basket drills. Additionally, practices will be set up to allow players the opportunity to apply these new skills to point play.


We offer a range of tennis memberships for peak and off peak use with a 12 month contract, which give you maximum court allowance of 2 off-peak courts per day, 1 peak court per day.

We also offer a range of tennis and fitness memberships to help you get the most out of  our facilities at Bolton Arena Sports Village.

Explore our membership options.

To speak a member of staff, please call 01204 488 104 or email

For first time bookings, call our reception team on 01204 488100.

All further bookings can be made call on our Bolton Arena Sports Village app or website portal.

You can request a login for our website portal and app through our reception team. This allows customers to make bookings and payments of Bolton Arena Sports Village’s facilities without the need to contact reception.

If you already have a portal login, you can book a tennis court here.

Monday: 06:00 – 22:00

Tuesday: 06:00 – 22:00

Wednesday: 06:00 – 22:00

Thursday: 06:00 – 22:00

Friday: 06:00 – 22:00

Saturday: 07:30 – 19:00

Sunday: 07:30 – 19:00

Bank Holidays: 08:00 – 16:00

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: Closed

Tennis court hire is available from just:

  • £11 per hour for under 18s during off-peak hours
  • £13 per hour for adults during off-peak hours
  • £20 per hour during peak. hours

If you are an existing customer, you can book your tennis court online via our web portal.

The tennis courts at Bolton Arena Sports Village are high performance indoor hard courts, to give you the best game year round.

Off Peak Times

Monday to Friday 07:00-16:00 & 21:00-22:00

Saturday to Sunday  16:00-19:00


Peak Tennis

Monday to Friday 16:00-22:00

Saturday to Sunday  08:00-16:00

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