Tennis Open Days
We offer a range of free sessions throughout the year.

Children who attend partner schools are entitled to members' rates for our holiday tennis courses.

Tennis schools

We work closely with local schools.

Schools tennis

Exeter Tennis Centre works with the Exeter School Sports Partnership to provide lunchtime and after school tennis coaching. We offer one core package that can then be tailored by schools to provide the best opportunities to a wide range of pupils throughout the region.

Core Affiliation Package, £50.00

  • Access one of our tennis coaches for a half day of curriculum tennis taster delivery* or a coach to conduct a tennis assembly (*as many 30 min lessons as can fit into your half day. Morning or afternoon as arranged with your school)
  • Entry fee and invitation to participation in a schools tennis festival held at Exeter Tennis Centre
  • Entry fee and invitation to participate into a schools tennis competition held at Exeter Tennis Centre
  • Preferential discounts at Exeter Tennis Centre for all pupils, staff and families of affiliated schools (as indicated by the centre throughout the year)
  • School to be able to state they are affiliated to Exeter University Tennis Centre
  • Automatic entry into the pupil referral accumulator reward scheme (every six pupils enrolled on the Exeter Tennis Centre term time courses for a minimum of one term, equates to one hour school delivery that the school can claim)

Additional services available on request

  • Teacher training courses can be devised for specific requirements and to fit into your specific timeframe  
  • The opportunity to buy in the services of an Exeter Tennis Centre tennis coach for additional school delivery
  • Option of setting up a breakfast, lunchtime or after school tennis club at your school
  • Coach attendance at your school’s Activity Weeks, Sports Days or Summer Fetes if requested
  • The team at Exeter University can assist you with organising and running your intra –school competitive opportunities
  • Opportunity to utilise the indoor courts at Exeter University at preferential affiliated school rates
  • Tennis leader courses can be set up and delivered to pupils aged 14 upwards
  • Advise training and delivery (if required) on alternative tennis delivery methods for secondary schools such as cardio tennis, and touch tennis
  • Guidance on schemes of work, lesson planning and tennis equipment sourcing
  • Training and match practice for your representative tennis teams
  • Staff team building touch tennis events

Becoming an affiliated school

Any school in the Exeter area is eligible to become affiliated with, subject to the availability of our coaches and agreement to our key expectations:

  • Teacher present for all school tennis sessions
  • All sessions will run with a qualified and licensed LTA tennis professional from our centre. All coaches already have CRB or DBS checks
  • Allow us to provide information each term on further tennis opportunities at Exeter Tennis Centre and our satellite club Victoria Park to go in your school newsletters, emails and school bags
  • School to include tennis information provided by Exeter Tennis Centre a minimum of once a term on the schools newsletters. This is to help raise awareness of our community work and help promote our partnership working with your school
  • Promote to pupils the schools tennis festival and competitions and wherever possible enter teams

If you are interested in becoming an affiliated school, please contact us on 01392 723699 or email c.e.wallace@exeter.ac.uk for further information.