Tennis Academy

Tennis Academy

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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 benefits:

  • Tennis coaching (10 hours per week)
  • Additional individual lessons available (additional variable cost - coach dependant)
  • Strength and conditioning programme (2 hours per week)
  • Full board accommodation if required (additional cost)
  • Fitness testing
  • Tournament support (subsidised)
  • Weekly athlete seminar
  • Professional racket stringing service (additional cost)
  • Access to physiotherapy if required  (additional cost)

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.

Meet your coach - Debbie Hale

Debbie is a LTA Senior Performance Coach and trained from 14 years old before going to Bath University to study and play full-time. Debbie has worked in performance for 20 years, in various roles from the Performance Programme in La Manga Spain to LTA Talent performance co-ordinator, lead performance coach at West Hants and JTC, Aldershot. Debbie continues to play and represent Hampshire County, England and Great Britain in the open age group, 35’s and 40’s teams. 


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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