Culford School’s Tennis programmes are amongst the finest in the UK. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) recently ranked Culford School’s tennis programme 4th in the UK for Girls Tennis and 6th for Boys.
Such impressive ratings are a reflection of the outstanding facilities that Culford has to offer. In addition to 7 outdoor courts, Culford has 4 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:
- Winning 12 National Titles in the Independent Association Prep Schools Championships (IAPS) 2008-2014
- Independent National Schools Championships (ISTA) Under 19 and Under 15 Girls Doubles Winners 2012 & 2013
- LTA National Schools Championships for Boys (Glanville Cup) 4th overall in 2014
- 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
- National Schools Championships for Girls (Aberdare Cup) 5th place overall 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 Admissions Team on Bury St Edmunds (01284) 385308 or email them by clicking here. You can discover more about Culford’s Tennis Scholarships by clicking here now.