Tennis at Bede's Prep

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The Tennis Academy at Bede's Prep School has helped to create dozens of county and regional champions over a diverse range of year groups.

Players who are selected to join our Elite Tennis Academy have their own personal programme set to their age and capability, and the programme includes individual coaching, squad squaching, tennis specific fitness training and tailored diets based on the strict guidelines from The Lawn Tennis Association.

Where children receive coaching outside school, we work with those coaches so that our programme compliments what they are doing.

Our top ten ranked players in the school attend two coaching groups (maximum of five pupils per coach) each week. Their individual lesson is placed within their school day along with a fitness session during one lunchtime period.

Some elite players also have the opportunity to play in higher age-group squads - this invitation will be decided whilst creating each individual player's personal programme.

Equally, some elite players have the opportunity to play with the Senior elite players on a weekly basis at Bede's Senior School. For our exceptional players, they will be invited to train at Virgin Active Indoor Academy, Falmer, with the best players in Sussex.

The Bede's Tennis Academy is also linked with Eastbourne Sports Park, an LTA Satellite Centre for Excellence. Additional tennis squads (depending on standard) are offered after school hours, with transport provided.

Elsewhere, every year group has a one-hour group coaching lesson each week, from Nursery to Year 8. All aspects of the game - ground strokes, the serve, volley, tactics and match play - are taught depending on age and ability.

Jane Nash
Bede's encourages every pupil to play tennis and it is our aim that every player will fulfil his or her potential and goals.

Jane Nash, Head of Tennis

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