In order to apply for a Tennis Scholarship, candidates should be heavily involved in a club programme, ideally at a County or Regional performance development centre and have a strong National ranking for their respective age groups.
If you feel that your daughter meets the criteria, the next stage is to complete an application and submit references and/or a portfolio, including an up-to-date photo and as much information as possible. This can include information such as:
- British Tennis Member number.
- Details of LTA National Talent ID days, County, Regional or National training camp invites or County Cup invites.
- Details of your daughter’s regular training schedule.
- Referee name, role, club email address and contact phone number for reference request, if shortlisted.
- Name of club your daughter trains with and her primary coach.
All videos, photos and documents should be uploaded to the Secure Transfer File, provided by the Admissions team, with the file name as your daughter’s full name and a short descriptive title (e.g. JANE SMITH, Coach Reference).
Shortlisting of Candidates
The Head of Tennis will review each application and will shortlist from players WTNs, rankings and tournament results – please ensure you provide accurate contact details and a valid email address of the referees in your application.
Assessment for Shortlisted Candidates
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an on court assessment session. Candidates with be involved in some live ball drills and will also play points against each other, they will be assessed in all areas. The session will be very similar to any other squad session they would normally be involved with. Surbiton High School staff will interact with candidates on a one-to-one basis, however, a formal interview will not be conducted.
Date of Assessment for Year 7 2024 entry
TBC December 2023