Tennis is a key sport in the Summer Term. A mixture of National Competitions, as well as School matches, give all-round competition for girls’ and boys’ of all abilities.

Opportunity for Participation 

  • There are 12 girls’ teams, 8 boys’ teams and two mixed teams
  • Coaching is available for players of all abilities
  • All teams train three days a week in the Summer Term with a match on a Saturday
  • All Third Form girls trial at the beginning of the Summer Term
  • Inter-House tennis competitions are held in the Summer Term

High Performance 

  • All teams have two coaches assigned to them
  • High performing players are included in the performance squad training twice a week in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms
  • Seniors compete in the National School Competition in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms
  • U14’s take part in the Road to Wimbledon event
  • A pre-season training tour takes place at the end of the Lent Term
  • Throughout the year extra tennis tuition is available every Sunday during term by three qualified coaches


  • Three hard floodlight courts available all year round
  • Twenty four astro courts available in the Summer Term
  • Two ball feeding machines


The Head of Tennis, John Skinner, is LTA qualified to level three. In the Summer Term extra qualified coaches are on site to help with the programme, as well as the many highly experienced tennis players and coaches among the academic body