Tennis Academy

Tennis Academy

Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy 
The ECS Tennis Academy is a scholarship scheme that includes high level sports (tennis) coaching and an independent school tailored curriculum.  The Tennis Academy Coaching Programme is fully funded by Ewell Castle School.  Whilst not entitling the tennis scholar to money off the School fees, they may apply for the following scholarships: Art, Photography (Sixth Form only), DT, Drama, Music, Academic (for Sixth Form).  The Sports Scholarship is not available to those on the Tennis Academy.  A pupil may be either a Ewell Castle School Tennis Scholar OR a member of the Ewell Castle Tennis Academy.

Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy offers a tennis programme aimed at pupils from Years 7-13 and offers specialist training of over 4 hours each week consisting of technical work, tactics and match play as well as strength and conditioning work. Pupils are also given individual targets and goal setting and are offered full tournament planning and support.

Pupils who join the Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy programme will be full members of the School community. They will all follow the core academic subjects of English, Mathematics and Science but will then have some flexibility to drop some other subjects in order to free up time to train. The actual curriculum arrangement will be bespoke to the individual in consultation with parents and coaching staff.


Who the Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy is aimed at

It is for boys and girls Years 7-13 who have potential to be a professional tennis player.


Tom Burn is the Tennis Academy Coach

If you are looking for an excellent co-educational independent education that offers intensive specialist performance tennis for your child, look no further than Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy. The ECS Tennis Academy works in partnership with renowned coach and former player Tom Burn who reached an  ATP best of 550 and went on to become part of Eugenie Bouchard's coaching team as she made it to the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final.  The Tennis Academy programme delivers a bespoke year round tennis programme (including during the school holidays) for pupils in Years 7-13 at Ewell Castle School who are County standard or better. It also supports applications for tennis scholarships to U.S. universities and did so for former Ewell Castle School Tennis Scholar Srdan Pejic who is now studying at one of the top universities in the United States on a full scholarship.


Minimum joining criteria

All pupils wishing to join the Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy must meet Ewell Castle School's academic entry standards. Additionally they must meet the Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy entry standards.  The minimum joining criteria for Year 7 is a minimum 8.2 or Green 1* tennis rating or equivalent.  The minimum joining criteria for Year 12 is 5.2 or equivalent.


Entry process and assessment

If applicants meet Ewell Castle School and Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy criteria they are then invited to a tennis trial within one month of applying for a place on the ECS Tennis Academy. Applicants will then be informed of the outcome of their application once Ewell Castle School has the results of all three separate procedures (1. Ewell Castle School academic entry requirements plus 2. Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy entry criteria plus 3. Passing the Ewell Castle School Tennis Academy tennis trial).  We accept applications for the ECS Tennis Academy throughout the academic year.


We have put together some ECS Tennis Academy Questions and Answers which should answer most of your questions.  Please click below to access the document.

ECS Tennis Academy Q&A document


Tennis Academy Application Form


Contact Mrs E McManus, Head of Tennis at for further details.

ECS Tennis Academy flyer

Tennis Academy Video