With tennis growing at Surbiton High School all the time, it has now become part of the Summer Term’s curriculum, and all pupils have the opportunity to play tennis during their PE lessons as well as an after-school club for each year group.
Squad players play during their PE sessions all year round, as well as early morning and after-school sessions to give our strongest players as much time on court as possible to remain competitive. At the beginning of each academic year, any pupil who would like to be part of the squad can come along for an assessment. With the new tennis programme we are able to offer at Surbiton High School, the level is rising all the time. We have several county and national ranked juniors who have come into the School through our new tennis-specific scholarships we are able to offer.
The expectations of squad players are also growing, with places remaining very competitive. All squad players are expected to have and improve upon an LTA rating by training and competing outside School in order to meet the required hours on court to remain competitive. Squad places will go to those with the highest LTA ratings and are competing as much as possible externally. We are able to monitor their progress online to see how they are progressing.
Session times and venues are TBC as places are by invite only from September, with the summer programme being released at a later date.