Tennis

Tennis at Stowe is in a very healthy state. Our players are learning a skill for life as well as life skills, which will last a lifetime. Through tennis they learn how to make decisions, how to control emotions, how to deal with success and failure, how to deal with pressurised situations, self-discipline and good sportsmanship. 

During the off season there are two sessions a week for our performance tennis players, which takes place on the three hard courts by the school shop. In addition to this there are two tennis coaches available every Sunday for those who wish to take individual or group lessons. John Skinner (Level III coach) heads up the coaching team and Paul Robertson (Level II) assists.

During the summer term we have an additional twenty four courts at the Bourbon where you will find either training or matches taking place six days a week.

For the girls we run four senior teams, three U15 teams and four U14 teams. For the boys we have three senior teams, two U16, two U15 and two U14 teams. 

Full inclusion is provided for the girls, whatever their ability. Those who are new to tennis or do not initially make the team squads have their own Stowe Tennis Club. This is where they have the opportunity to learn the game and improve on their existing skills with the goal of making it into the team squads.

All U14 tennis players have the opportunity to enter the Road to Wimbledon singles tournament. This starts off as a knock out event in school, and the winning boy and girl then go to the Bucks county finals. If they win at county finals they then get to play on the grass at Wimbledon in August.

At senior level we enter both boys and girls teams in the National Senior Schools competition. In recent years the girls have had great success reaching the national finals twice where the top eight schools who enter the competition play in Bolton.

Master in charge: Mr John Skinner