Tennis At Culford

Culford School’s Tennis programmes are amongst the finest in the UK. The U18 boys' team were crowned National Champions in 2017.

Such impressive ratings are a reflection of the outstanding facilities that Culford has to offer.  In addition to seven outdoor courts, Culford has four championship standard indoor courts within the School’s Indoor Tennis Centre. Culford’s tennis coaches are equally impressive and include former Davis Cup player, Andrew Richardson and James Yates, a Level 5 Master Performance Coach.

Everyone for Tennis

Culford’s exceptional tennis facilities are open to all members of the School, irrespective of their age and abilities. Tennis lessons form part of the Physical Education programme at Culford and individual tennis lessons can easily be arranged.  In addition, children who demonstrate potential are invited to play in our tennis academy squads.

Culford Tennis Scholarships

For those wishing to combine top-flight tennis coaching with a first-class education, Culford has to be your school of choice.  Our bespoke coaching programmes cover every aspect of a player’s game and are run in accordance with the LTA’s long term athlete development plan.

At Culford we pride ourselves on offering tennis scholarships that are education enhanced, not compromised.  We achieve this by creating personalised coaching and academic programmes that allow tennis scholars time to train, play and tour and yet still achieve their full academic potential. 

Competitive Tennis at Culford School

Competitive school tennis is played in the summer term with regular Saturday fixtures that are a mix of inter-school matches alongside regional and national LTA tournaments. Training takes place two to three times a week under the instruction of one of Culford’s coaches or another qualified member of staff.  Culford’s tennis teams have enjoyed enormous competition success recently, particular highlights being:

  • U18 Boys National Champions (Glanville Cup) 2017
  • First school to have four teams at the LTA National Finals in 2016 & 2017
  • National Schools Championships for Girls (Aberdare Cup) 3rd & 11th Place 2017
  • Independent National Schools Championships (ISTA) Under 19 and Under 15 Girls Doubles Winners 2012 & 2013
  • Independent National Schools Championships (ISTA) Under 19 and Under 15 Girls Doubles Runner-Up 2014
  • Independent U19 Suffolk Schools Girls Championships Winners 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014

So, whether you come to Culford wishing to learn how to play, wishing to improve or to become the next British tennis sensation, our tennis programme has something to offer you.

Find out more about Tennis at Culford

If you’d like to know more about tennis at Culford then please contact our friendly Admissions team on

+44(1284) 385308 or email