Our tennis and education partnership for aspiring tennis players aged between 11 and 18, enables talented students to successfully combine the demands of tennis coaching and academic studies in one package, without the need for extra academic tuition. A tailored curriculum reflects each pupil’s individual sporting and educational requirements.
We partner with Swansea Tennis Centre, the best performing four indoor court venue in the UK, which is used as a model of “Best Practice” by the Lawn Tennis Association. The Centre is home to Swansea Tennis Academy, led by Head Coaches Mark Thomas and Craig Ingham, both registered LTA level 4 coaches with many years coaching experience at regional, national and international levels.
Only ten minutes from Ffynone House, with transport provided during the School day, the Centre enrols students on to individual programmes to suit their ability and personal goals, combining squad training and individual lessons.
Pupils also study the core school curriculum and a range of optional subjects. Small classes and highly experienced teachers ensure students are given the attention and support required to develop sporting talent alongside academic studies.
The timetable is appropriate for the individual, and for older students, GCSE PE is available with a focus on tennis and personal fitness. Elements of the course are delivered at the Tennis Centre, and students also have access to the award winning sports facilities of Swansea University, the closely located sports base for Ffynone House. An on-site gym and fitness centre are also available.
Pupils receive intensive training at the Tennis Centre with additional coaching separately available for those who want more. Students in Years 7-9 benefit from squads taken during school games and PE lessons, ensuring that no lessons in core subjects are missed.
Transport to and from the centre is provided by the school. Additional squads are available in the evening and students typically take two or three each week. Individual lessons are worked around pupils timetables as far as practical, dependent on their academic needs, with flexibility to allow time for competitions if required.
The ratio of evening squads is never above one coach to four students, while daytime squads benefit from a ratio of one coach to two, ensuring maximum court time.
GCSEs and A Levels
Pupils in Years 10 & 11 can opt to take a reduced amount of GCSEs to maximise training opportunities. Those who want to take a full range of GCSEs can choose to take three evening squads and a breakfast squad before school, ensuring plenty of time on court.
Pupils in Years 12 & 13 are advised to choose three A-levels rather than four, which frees up time for training.
The school has a set payment plan and individuals can choose to top-up the package if more hours are required. Tennis places are offered subject to sporting excellence and potential, alongside a good academic report.
For more information or to arrange a taster day, please request a Tennis Academy information pack or contact the school on +44 (0)1792 464967.
For further details of Swansea Tennis Centre visit www.swanseatenniscentre.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)1792 650484.
South Wales Y10 Tennis Champions
Ffynone House girls’ tennis team has won the South Wales Year 10 Championships for the second year in a row. Beating seven other excellent teams to the title, they fought hard in the final round to be crowned overall winners again … Click here to read more
Davis Cup comes to South Wales
Ffynone House tennis champions Elinor, Henry & Tegan took part in exhibition matches when the World Cup of Tennis, the David Cup came to the area.
Their team won and they were presented with a mock Davis Cup by Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett …. Click here to read more
Summer Tennis Success
Ffynone House School tennis players Elinor and Henry, started their summer by notching up more success on the tennis courts.
Elinor won the Under 18s girls title in the Grade 3 Winchester Open, beating both the first and second seeds in the process.
Henry reached three finals in the Penny Sinclair Open Grade 3 tournament in Oxford, narrowly losing the u14s singles on a third set tiebreak and was runner up in both the 14s and 16s doubles.
The pair have also added an international flavour to their tennis, both competing in their first International Tennis Federation competition … Click here to read more