Tennis is a key sport at Mill Hill with the opportunity for pupils to play all year round.
Headed up by Sarah Ward (Herts and ex Yorkshire County player) and with the on-going support of PCA qualified coaches, the School has an extremely strong squad of junior and senior players.
Pupils have fixtures against well-known tennis schools and also compete in the AEGON School Competitions including the Year 10 event, the Aberdare and Glanville Cups, the Senior Students as well as the ISTA Championships held at Eton. The majority of pupils playing tennis also receive dedicated coaching, compete regularly in tournaments outside of school and hold current LTA ratings.
Excellent results have been achieved; the girls and boys have previously been Area Champions in the AEGON Year 10 and have reached the National Quarter Finals of this event. In the ISTA our U15 boys and girls regularly reach quarter final stages and have previously won the Phillips Cup U15 Plate.
The tennis squad tours regularly and pupils have visited the world renowned tennis centre, La Manga, in Spain, South Africa where they competed in the Cape Town International Tennis Tournament and are currently preparing to visit Portugal – Vale do Lobo. We also aim to take pupils to the All England Club during the Wimbledon Championships each year.
As well as focusing on current pupils, we also host an annual U11 Tennis Competition in conjunction with Gosling Sports Park which attracts an entry of over 60 boys and girls.
We are currently working with Global Tennis Connections (GTC) where pupils receive individually tailored coaching programmes.