Tennis is a sport played all year round at Taunton; we have the use of 8 hard courts and indoor sports halls throughout the autumn and spring terms, with the addition of 18 AstroTurf courts in the summer. Within the curriculum, tennis is taught in PE throughout the summer term for boys and girls, and a variation of tennis called ‘short tennis’ is taught in the autumn and spring terms. Further to this, the school offers a tennis tour to Portugal each year in the Easter break and the chance of going to Wimbledon by invitation.
As well as playing a role in the curriculum, a team of highly qualified coaches run clubs, group sessions and individual lessons, for all age’s abilities during the whole year. This ranges from Mini Tennis with soft balls for reception, Year 1 and Year 2, all the way to hard ball on full court for Years 6, 7, and 8 and beyond. Individual lessons can be arranged before, during and after school with the coach of your choosing.
For those that are competitive in tennis, we have a number of school fixtures in the summer term with other independent schools, for all age groups. Additionally we enter the IAPS tournament and enter teams into the AEGON schools tennis league. We also have experienced coaches that can support those that choose to compete individually on the county, national and international circuits.