Reed’s is arguably the country’s premier “tennis school” with a top-class Academy that has won the World Schools’ Championships three times in recent years as well as 42 National Championships since 2003! There are, however, opportunities for all pupils to be involved in the sport with the option of individual lessons, team training throughout the year and the chance to play in one of the numerous school teams.
TENNIS ROLL OF HONOUR
The Reed's School Tennis Academy (RSTA) produces tennis players of National or International standard, with the potential to make the transition from top-class junior to world-class senior. However, we ensure that all scholars develop as both tennis players and individuals, maintaining a competitive but sportsman-like attitude to their sport.
The RSTA was developed from the concept of the Slater Squad, formed at Reed’s in 1985 with tremendous success, producing the UK’s number one tennis player of the era, Tim Henman OBE. That heritage continues today with two of the original members of the Slater Squad, Adrian Blackman and Ben Haran, who are now Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Coach at Reed’s respectively.
RSTA SCHOLARS & COACHES
Boys are selected to the RSTA between the age of 11 and 13 once they have first passed the school’s entry exams. The assessment has demanding entry requirements, but players who succeed will be lucky enough to be joining one of the very best academies in the country.
The RSTA is a unique Academy with an excellent heritage offering an outstanding, nationally recognised Elite Performance Programme supported by the LTA. Each player has an personalised tennis programme based around their tennis needs as well as their academic timetable, along with daily coaching. They benefit from our excellent on-site Strength and Conditioning facility and full-time coaches with tailored training and testing programmes and recovery after injury programmes (key for young growing athletes), all backed up by a first class sports science facility.
For further information please view our Academy brochure:
RSTA ACADEMCY BROCHURE 2016-17
INDIVIDUAL TENNIS ACHIEVEMENTS