Tennis is played throughout the year at Rugby with all level of pupils encouraged to play the game. The top players get the opportunity to play three to four times a week amongst their already busy schedules. There is the opportunity for any level of player to participate in regular weekly lessons throughout the year with one of our highly experienced and qualified coaches. We currently have more than 150 pupils taking advantage of extra tuition each week and demand continues to grow as tennis becomes increasingly popular within the School. This number typically doubles in the Trinity Term.
Pupils have the benefit of training with Head Tennis Coach, Jamie Taylor, a Level 4 senior club coach who has competed in international tournaments beating world ranked players, in addition to gaining a national ranking of 62 in British Men’s Tennis. A number of high calibre coaches support Mr Taylor: David Ireland, Bobby Brooke, Ambrus Pinter and Lee Moreton (please see a brief biography below). The great wealth of experience our coaches bring enables Rugby to stand out from the crowd. Each coach is very passionate about the sport and in developing each individual to meet their potential with the fundamental emphasis on having fun on court.
Tennis is a main sport offered to boys and girls as a Core sport during the Trinity Term. Teams are fielded at all age ranges, with up to three teams of six fielded in an age group. Competitive fixtures are played throughout the year, with the majority during Trinity.