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Unlock your potential

Sherfield School offer a unique full-time tennis and education programme for those who aspire to play at the highest level. The programme allows players to combine an outstanding education with a world class tennis programme.

Our programme offers the following:

  • Full-time tennis coaching
  • Academic education
  • Full board accommodation if required
  • Fitness testing
  • Strength and conditioning programme
  • Coach attendance at competitions where possible
  • Weekly athlete seminar
  • Professional racket stringing service
  • Access to physiotherapy if required

The weekly athlete seminar will cover key areas of performance such as: mental performance strategies, nutrition and lifestyle, recovery strategies as well as video analysis and match charting.

There is no extra charge for the academy on top of the standard school or boarding fees.

A day in the life of a tennis athlete

Each player’s programme will be flexible and tailored around their age and academics. However, please see an example of a typical day to include both the tennis programme and academic lessons.



On-site there are 3 hard courts and 3 AstroTurf tennis courts. During the winter months when it is cold and wet we use the indoor courts at Hampshire Court Hotel which houses 5 premium quality acrylic hard courts.


Flexi, Weekly and Full Boarding

Archer’s Lodge is a brand new purpose-built boarding house with 50 en-suite single or double rooms. The hotel-style rooms include internet access, a study area, a comfortable bunk bed, chest of drawers, a wardrobe and a spacious en-suite bathroom. There are also generously-sized common rooms with living, dining and kitchen facilities with comfortable seating, video and digital TV, a games console, board games and books.


Sherfield School’s facilities are exceptional. Sporting facilities include a 4G AstroTurf pitch, extensive playing fields, cricket nets, a dance studio, a fitness suite and large sports hall. Drama, computing, music and design technology equipment and facilities are top rate and play an important role in a Sherfield pupil's school life.

Jonathan Markson Tennis

Jonathan Markson Tennis is a fantastic provider of high quality tennis coaching camps and holidays in the UK and abroad. Camp venues include: Cambridge, Oxford, London, Yorkshire, and Brighton. Holiday venues include: Portugal (Algarve), Spain (Barcelona, Andalucia and Mallorca), Italy (Venice and Lake Garda), South Africa, Canary Islands and Mauritius.

Sherfield School have teamed up with Jonathan Markson Tennis as their UK tennis school. Sherfield School’s full-time tennis and education programme is unique and creates a professional player pathway for those who aspire to play at a high level.

Meet your coach - Simon James

Simon is an RPT Tennis Director and LTA Level 5 Master Tennis Coach, the highest level of tennis coach in the UK and around the world. Simon also has experience training National and International athletes in the profession of strength and conditioning.

Application Process

Entry Requirements

The full-time tennis and education programme is aimed at pupils going into Year 7 or Year 12, although entry onto the programme will be considered at all age groups if the pupil’s level of tennis and academic ability met the demands of the programme. Players on the programme are typically playing county or national level tennis, however, players will be selected according to their athletic ability, willingness to learn and work hard as well as their technical and tactical tennis ability.


To apply for a place as a tennis-athlete on Sherfield’s full-time tennis and education programme please contact the admissions team using the contact form or details below.

01256 884800

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