Participation

2019 saw Bradfield College field 42 teams in block fixtures, Classic Clashes and LTA Schools Competitions. Pupils have the chance to represent the College in singles and doubles as well as playing in mixed doubles competitions.

The co-curricular tennis programme caters for pupils of all abilities and provides opportunities to train on a weekly basis coached by members of our dedicated Coaching Team.

Pupils also have the opportunity to engage in individual coaching each week to refine their skills, however, priority is given to players competing in LTA sanctioned competitions outside of the College. Lessons are a chargeable extra.

David Sammel Head Coach at Team Bath MCTA gives a masterclass at our indoor tennis centre
Our boys take to the clay courts opened in Summer 2017

Coaching

The dedicated seven-strong Coaching Team deliver a wide range of coaching programmes for players of all ages and abilities across the College. As a collective, the Team have experience at county, regional, national and international level.

The Team have a track record in producing county, regional and national standard players and are heavily involved with the Berkshire LTA County Training Programme.

There are programmes in place for development level, team players and pupils who aspire to achieve scholarships in the USA. All of the Bradfield Coaching Team are LTA Accredited+, insured and hold the Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis certification.

Coaching team

Damian Fuller

Damian has been coaching for 29 years and holds the LTA Level 5 Master Performance Coach qualification. He is a professional and experienced tennis coach with a history of producing and developing Tennis Europe and ITF level junior tennis players. Damian has worked on ITF Futures and Challenger circuits as well as developing many National and International level junior players some of whom have competed at Les Petits As, Tarbes and the Orange Bowl in the United States. Damian is also currently Berkshire Girls County Cup Captain for the under 18 and under 14 Teams.

Peter Mogan

Peter has been coaching at Bradfield since 2011 and has a wealth of experience working with players of all ages and abilities, Peter has worked at Team Bath High Performance Centre and in Reading, Pennsylvania (USA).

He has worked with junior players at ITF and Tennis Europe level often as a mental skills mentor as he holds a MSC in Sports Psychology (Brunel University).

Peter is the Head of Adult Coaching at Bradfield Tennis Club and also an integral member of the Academy Coaching Team.

Selena Coburn

Selena has been coaching full time since completing her Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance in 2007 and is a Level 4 Senior Performance Coach. Selena has a broad range of coaching experience, from grassroots community programmes to Regional Player Development Centres. Selena works with Damian to run the Berkshire Girls County Training set up (10U to 18U).

Ricky Reardon
Lewis Sullivan

Lewis is a former top 10 ranked County player, receiving a tennis scholarship at Wentworth. Lewis has been coaching for over 7 years at various clubs and schools around Berkshire and Surrey, including a summer season in Greece.

Dillon Slade
Jaime-Lee Pattison

Jaime is a coach from Zimbabwe who was then coaching in South Africa for 4.5 years before moving to the UK at the beginning of 2017. She has a wide amount of experience with all levels of tennis and players from beginners to performance.

Pre-season tennis tours

The Coaching Team run two annual pre-season tennis tours to Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal in April.

The Year 9 Tour is open to any pupils wishing to improve their tennis and to those who wish to represent the College in the summer term and LTA sanctioned competitions.

The Year 10–13 Tour is open to players who represent the 1st & 2nd VI, 16AB, 15A and 14A teams.

These highly successful tours are incredibly popular amongst the pupils and provide an excellent opportunity to hone their skills in the build up to the summer. Whilst on tour, the pupils can expect to play fixtures against other schools and universities.

Performance

Bradfield offers Performance Players who are looking towards scholarships in the USA a weekly programme of up to ten hours per week plus a dedicated Strength and Conditioning programme. This programme can be supplemented by pupils joining the Commercial Performance Programme which trains for an extra 10 hours each week most evenings.

Invitation to the Commercial Performance Programme is based upon the players LTA rating/ranking and that pupils maintain their academic levels.

To be considered for a Year 9 Tennis Scholarship, players should will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • LTA rating of 5.1 or higher at 14 & under
  • GB ranking of 150 or higher at 14 & under

Sixth Form Tennis Scholarships are also available to players meeting the necessary criteria, for further details please contact Damian Fuller, Director of Tennis on 0118 964 4566 or by email.

For information concerning the Performance Programme and to arrange an assessment, please contact Damian Fuller by phone or email.

Classic clashes

Bradfield College also competes annually against the following teams:

  • International Club of Great Britain
  • Public Schools Old Boys Lawn Tennis Association
  • United Kingdom Armed Forces

Team Honours

LTA Schools Year 9-10 BoysLTA Schools Year 9-10 GirlsLTA Schools Year 11-13 BoysLTA Schools Year 11-13 MixedEton Junior PairsBoys Independent Schools LeagueSt George's PairsISTA Youll ShieldISTA Thomas Shield
Regional Champions 2019Regional Champions 2019County Champions 2017National Finalists 20193rd Place 2019Group Winners 2018Plate Winners 2015Runners Up 2019Runners Up 2019
Regional Champions 2018Regional Champions 2018National Runners Up 2015County Champions 20194th Place 2018Runners Up 2015
Regional Champions 2017Regional Champions 20174th Place 2017
Regional Finalists 20164th Place 2016
County Champions 20164th Place 2015
3rd Place 2014

Individual Honours – College singles championships

 Gorringe Cup (U14 Boys)Stotesbury Cup (U16 Boys)Billington Cup (U18 Boys)Balzert Cup (U14 Girls)Stoye Cup (U16 Girls)Vildaskaya Cup (U18 Girls)
2019Tom DunlopWilliam MercerAngus CreightonAmelia HorseyEmilia WendelstadtAnnabel Hindley
2018William Mercer Frederick Baker Thomas Wynne Lexie DaviesAnnabel Hindley Imogen Lowe
2017Frederick BakerThomas Wynne Joel Davis Tatiana WigginAnnabel Hindley Elizabeth Lenon
2016Angus CreightonEdward Bray Penn Frank Annabel HindleyIva Dralcheva Beth Wall
2015William Bray Joel Davis Matthew Slater Maya SalmonIva Dralcheva Anastasia Ternovskaya
2014Joel Davis




Frederick Grant Daniel Slater Iva DralchevaNot playedChristiona Martin

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