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about northern aces

A bit of history about The Northern Aces Tennis Club, who we are, and what we stand for.

about us

We are a non-profit LGBTIQ+ sports group, run by volunteers and committee members. We hold weekly social tennis sessions and also host competitive tournaments throughout the year. 

We also occasionally run 'rusty rackets', a session aimed at beginners new to the sport. Just message us to find out more about this.

Whatever your level of tennis, we welcome all members of the LBGTQI+ community who want to play tennis and meet new like-minded people.

our history

Founded as part of the Team Manchester project, designed to encourage LGBTQI+ people into sporting and healthy social activities.

Growing membership and regular tennis sessions led to participation in the London GLTA (Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance).

Northern Aces organised its own 3-day international tournament, now an annual event. We achieved full GLTA status in 2009.

After Covid-19, Northern Aces continues to host GLTA tournaments, including our own local winter and summer leagues.

Continuing to grow with members from across the North region, Northern Aces welcomes all members from all walks of life.