Bede’s has long been recognised for the quality of its tennis programme, including the calibre of our coaching and players. Unlike some schools we invest in high-level coaching rather than simply allowing pupils time away from school to train with their external coach.
As with our other sports, we value both performance and participation; offering a tennis programme offering different pathways for club, development and academy players.
The Tennis Programme is led by former junior national and international and Great Britain player, Francesca Scollo.
Sessions are held indoor and year-round at local indoor clubs (David Lloyd Club, Eastbourne).
Training takes place during Activities on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year with additional sessions during lunch periods also throughout the year. The main tennis tournaments run throughout the Summer Term.
Pupils are offered opportunities to visit tournaments including Eastbourne, World Wimbledon and the World Tour Finals.
Bede’s specialises in forging strong scholarship pathways for elite players through to American universities with many pupils gaining full scholarships.