Our TA Development boys have been very busy this term with training, volunteering & tournaments.
The Tennis Academy has developed an international standard tennis programme for the Academy Tour Players. As a guideline, players must be county standard or above.
The programme is based on each player’s individual ability and career path. Flexible academic timetables ensure that it is possible to schedule a full tennis programme within school hours, thereby maximizing classroom time as well as training time.
Each player has an annual competition schedule with specific events supported by coaches and a personalised strength and conditioning programme.
The Tennis Academy is an excellent way for young players to develop their tennis as well as for older players to pursue a University or US college career. Your son must have an assessment with David Brewer, Director of Tennis, before being offered a place in the Tennis Academy.
|Tennis Academy - Elite Squad||Tennis Academy- Development Squad||Tennis activity (Summer Term Only)|
|1:1 Coaching sessions with Level 3/4 LTA qualified Coaches||x||x|
|Daily Squad Coaching (Weekly sessions- Min up to 12 hours a week)||x||x|
|Reporting to include Goal Setting & Improvement Targets||x||x|
|Strength and Conditioning - up to 6 hours a week||x||x|
|Nutrition for optimising performance||x|
|Tournament attendance from coaches||x||x|
|Sport Psychology support||x|
|Support and guidance for tennis in further education (US/UK Universities links etc)||x|
|Links with Tennis Scotland, LTA and Scottish Institute of Sport||x|
|Up to 6 hours of court time per week||x|
|Regular school fixtures||x||x||x|
|Age of boys||10-18||10-18||7-18|
|Entry Level||County||Club/ Recreational||All levels|
The success of the Tennis Academy has stemmed interest from many and with limited spaces on offer there certainly is a demand for places. Entry to the Academy is by invitation, after passing an assessment.
Kay Wilson Director of Admissions
Merchiston is a member of the World Leading Schools Association, the only School in Scotland, and one of the UK’s leading independent schools for sporting excellence.
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