West Buckland launches three tier tennis programme

The new Tennis Programme at West Buckland School has been extremely successful since it was launched this term under the leadership of Head Coach, Chris Gill. Aimed at all ages from Year 1 to Year 13, there are fifteen group sessions per week involving around 150 players.

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2nd October 2020 — The new Tennis Programme at West Buckland School has been extremely successful since it launched this term under the leadership of Head Coach, Chris Gill. Aimed at all ages from Year 1 to Year 13, there are fifteen group sessions per week involving around 150 players.

The new programme offers ‘tennis for all’, so that everyone can benefit from playing tennis at a level that suits them. Recreational sessions are available for inexperienced players to develop the key skills, while Squad sessions are aimed at those players who play once or twice a week and want to hone their skill set. Performance sessions are for the top tennis players who play multiple times per week and regularly compete in the sport.

The emphasis on tennis at West Buckland further increased this year with tennis camps running for all ages throughout the summer, which not only allowed children to improve their skills and confidence in the sport, but provided a much-needed and safe opportunity to mingle with their classmates and friends after a long period of separation.

Currently at West Buckland, there are 10 players attending Devon county training and 4 taking part in South West regional training. Two of our rising stars, Amelie Pye and Eric Lorimer, have been playing at national level for their age groups, with Eric having reached the final of the LTA National Series at Repton this weekend.

About West Buckland School

West Buckland School is situated in a beautiful location near Exmoor. Our exciting period of capital development includes an outstanding sports centre, an award-winning art and design centre, with theatre and, in 2015, a Sixth Form boarding house containing 70 en-suite bedrooms and spacious social areas. We offer a remarkable range of opportunities in music, sport, drama and outdoor pursuits. This is a lively place with a vibrant sense of community, where the standard of care for all pupils is very high.

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