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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.

our committee

Northern Aces has a very active and hardworking committee, who welcome feedback from all members - get in touch!




Ramzi has played tennis since he was 7 and loves the sport. He managed Leeds University Tennis during his post grad studies and enjoys promoting the sport to new members. Taking Leeds University Tennis from 40 members to the largest student run tennis club in the country with 420 members, Ramzi is using his experience to take Northern Aces to the next level.




Andy has played tennis most of his life, give or take a few breaks for study. Picking up the sport again, joining Manchester University Tennis, Andy then went onto join Northern Aces in 2021 and quickly got involved helping to organise tournaments and weekly sessions. Andy enjoys the outdoors and is the proud father of a miniature dachshund called Alistair, the 'unofficial' mascot of the club.




William has played tennis on and off since he was a child with his brothers. Rather than being at tennis camp, William is just camp! After moving to Manchester, William discovered Northern Aces and the rest is herstory. Joining in 2021, William loves playing tennis every week and making amazing friends on and off court. William is obsessed with WTA and loves a bit of on-court drama.

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