Boys and girls are pushed to raise their game to the highest level while also thriving in the enjoyment of this quintessentially summer sport.
For pupils wishing to learn and develop their tennis skills – both mentally and physically – Haileybury offers top class facilities which are available all year round. Expert strength and conditioning coaching is also provided.
Every weekend in the summer term we put out 18 boys and girls teams, as well as recreational tennis sessions. After half-term we switch to mixed doubles. The School has a diverse and highly competitive fixture list with typical block fixtures with King’s Canterbury, Eton, Oundle, Westminster, The Leys and Tonbridge.
There are opportunities for involvement in team and individual competition and Haileybury enters numerous schools competitions throughout the year including the LTA National Championships (Glanville & Aberdare cups), Team Tennis Schools, Road to Wimbledon, LTA Senior Students and ISTA championships.
We also run annual mixed tennis tours (this year to Vale Do Lobo in Portugal) and a full pre-season schedule.
Winter performance squad
Our top boy and girl players benefit from tennis coaching throughout the winter. This is available to elite players who play throughout the year. Tennis players who play the major winter sports are also given opportunities to train in the winter terms.
Legends Tennis UK
Central to our offering is our link with Legends Tennis UK, an LTA Performance Centre with indoor and outdoor courts, set within the campus.
This state-of-the-art facility combines Grand-Slam quality indoor courts with the latest technology in playing surfaces to provide one of the best school training facilities available anywhere in the UK.
Pupils have access to a team of highly experienced LTA coaches who deliver individual training throughout the year to players from performance through to developmental levels.
All pupils qualify for Haileybury membership at Legends Tennis UK with programmes and individual support available to players during the school day where space and time is available.
Masters in Charge
Peter Blair is Master in Charge of Boys Tennis. Peter also coaches rugby at Haileybury and is Housemaster of Edmonstone. Graeme Tyndall is Master in Charge of Girls Tennis. Graeme runs rackets and is Assistant Director of Sport.