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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|LTA Schools Year 9-10 Boys||LTA Schools Year 9-10 Girls||LTA Schools Year 11-13 Boys||LTA Schools Year 11-13 Mixed||Eton Junior Pairs||Boys Independent Schools League||St George's Pairs||ISTA Youll Shield||ISTA Thomas Shield|
|Regional Champions 2019||Regional Champions 2019||County Champions 2017||National Finalists 2019||3rd Place 2019||Group Winners 2018||Plate Winners 2015||Runners Up 2019||Runners Up 2019|
|Regional Champions 2018||Regional Champions 2018||National Runners Up 2015||County Champions 2019||4th Place 2018||Runners Up 2015|
|Regional Champions 2017||Regional Champions 2017||4th Place 2017|
|Regional Finalists 2016||4th Place 2016|
|County Champions 2016||4th 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)|
|2019||Tom Dunlop||William Mercer||Angus Creighton||Amelia Horsey||Emilia Wendelstadt||Annabel Hindley|
|2018||William Mercer||Frederick Baker||Thomas Wynne||Lexie Davies||Annabel Hindley||Imogen Lowe|
|2017||Frederick Baker||Thomas Wynne||Joel Davis||Tatiana Wiggin||Annabel Hindley||Elizabeth Lenon|
|2016||Angus Creighton||Edward Bray||Penn Frank||Annabel Hindley||Iva Dralcheva||Beth Wall|
|2015||William Bray||Joel Davis||Matthew Slater||Maya Salmon||Iva Dralcheva||Anastasia Ternovskaya|
|2014||Joel Davis ||Frederick Grant||Daniel Slater||Iva Dralcheva||Not played||Christiona Martin|