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Senior Tennis Players Visit Wimbledon

Published on 08/05/18

Following our success in the U15 mixed tennis County Schools and Clubs County Tournament, we were kindly invited by the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) for an exclusive tour of Wimbledon All England Tennis Club. The tour also included a private tennis coaching session from Wimbledon head coach, Dan Bloxham.  Twelve of our scholarship and team tennis players in Years 8-13 took part in this unique session. 

As the Master of Ceremonies for players at the Wimbledon Championships, Dan was able to give our pupils a great insight into the habits of the greatest players in the world, including the Williams sisters, Djokovic and Federer.  Pupils were able to warm up in the warm up area used by players during the Championships, walk down the tunnel towards Court 1 and sit in the very seats used by players for pre and post-match interviews.  Dan then delivered a coaching session for our players in the indoor facilities at the club. 

We are extremely grateful to Mrs H-E and Dan Bloxham for the fantastic opportunity and it was a great way for some of our players leaving us this year to celebrate their many years of commitment to the school.