University Performance Programme
Students wishing to combine a world-class education at the University of Bath with training and competing at national and international level can do so through the University Performance Programme at Team Bath Tennis – named as University of the Year at the national 2020 LTA Tennis Awards.
Train with the pros, compete on national and international stage
Running in tandem with the International High-Performance Tennis Academy, players receive the same world-class coaching as touring professionals based at Team Bath Tennis and represent the University in national BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) competitions on Wednesdays. The University fields three men’s and two ladies’ teams, with the first teams consistently challenging for the top honours in GB University tennis.
Team training sessions take place from 8-10am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and players have the opportunity to access the International High-Performance Academy around their academic schedule. Specialist Strength & Conditioning support and programming is also available.
Players also compete in individual BUCS competitions and many have gone on to represent Great Britain at the World University Games or the annual Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France.
Support on and off the court
Students on the programme are eligible to apply for a University of Bath Sporting Scholarship or funding from the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). They can also apply to be a member of the Team Bath Dual Career programme, receiving lifestyle support and advice on how to achieve their full potential in both the sporting and academic arenas.
University tennis is also supported by the Tennis Foundation.
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University Club Programme
Studying at the University of Bath and play tennis to a medium-to-good level or want to learn? We have a programme for you – click here.
2020-21 academic year
All tennis activities – coaching, training, competition and recreational – will be subject to prevailing Government and sport-specific guidelines.