Tennis Boarding Schools

Boarding school student yesterday, tennis star today


Tennis is one of a number of elite sports closely identified with boarding schools. Many schools provide excellent onsite tennis courts. Boarding schools excel at producing elite tennis players for several reasons.

Why boarding school is excellent for tennis

Given the fact that you are living at your school, you'll be able to play tennis and get instruction from your coaches and teachers for extended hours any day of the week. There's no worrying about having to catch the bus home for supper or school facilites closing early in the evening. You're just free to immerse yourself in tennis.

Another reason boarding schools and tennis go together so well is superb facilties. This is due, of course, to the strong financial backing many schools receive. For example, one Canadian boarding school campus boasts six tennis courts onsite. You can bet that there's almost always a court open.

"I loved my experience with sports at the school having played on the football, basketball and tennis teams. Being involved in sports taught me how to lead but also when to follow."

—Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner, UCC grad

Take a close look at the boarding schools below to learn about tennis programs they offer and facilities they feature:

Boarding school student yesterday, tennis star today

Some of the top tennis players in the world have attended boarding school where they got their start.

Here's a look at some of the best tennis grads produced by boarding schools the world over:

Tim Henman

Tim Henman is a former British number one tennis player who graduated from The Reed's School, a boarding school in his native England.

Henman started at Reed's at age 11, attending on a tennis scholarship. Told that he was "too small" and "too weak" with "not enough killer instinct," his rise to the top provides an inspiring story of perseverance. Henman's success helped spearhead a resurgence of interest in tennis among British youth.

Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray, a graduate of The Leys School in England, won the Wimbledon Doubles in 2007. He was the first Briton to win at Wimbledon in 20 years.

Nicole Arendt graduated from The Hun School of Princeton, going on to win 16 doubles titles in her career.

Barbara Potter, a Hall of Fame tennis player, graduated from the Taft School in Connecticut.

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Neuchâtel Junior College Neuchâtel Junior College
Crêt-Taconnet 4, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2002
Type: Traditional
Trafalgar Castle School Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Type: Liberal Arts
Lakefield College School Lakefield College School
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Type: Liberal Arts
St. Michaels University School St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 4P5
Type: Progressive
Trinity College School Trinity College School
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Type: Traditional, Waldorf
Branksome Hall Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
St. Margaret's School St. Margaret's School
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7
Type: Traditional
Appleby College Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Type: Liberal Arts
St. George's School St. George's School
4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1V1
Type: Traditional
Bond Academy Bond Academy
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
Type: Liberal Arts
Upper Canada College Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Stanstead College Stanstead College
450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
Type: Traditional
Bishop's College School Bishop's College School
80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Great Lakes Christian High School Great Lakes Christian High School
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Type: Liberal Arts
Landmark East School Landmark East School
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4
Type: Traditional
Brentwood College School Brentwood College School
2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1
Type: Progressive
The Bishop Strachan School The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Type: Progressive
London International Academy London International Academy
361 - 365 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
Type: Traditional
Alpine Academy Alpine Academy
1280 Whispering Horse Drive, Erda, Utah, 84074
Type: Traditional
Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1
Type: Traditional
Trillium School Trillium School
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
Type: Montessori
St. Andrew's College St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Type: Traditional
Rosthern Junior College Rosthern Junior College
410 6 Ave, Rosthern, Saskatchewan, S0K 3R0
Type: Progressive
Pickering College Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Type: Progressive
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
Type: Traditional
The Gow School The Gow School
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
Type: Traditional
Randolph-Macon Academy Randolph-Macon Academy
200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630
Type: Traditional
Rutherford Private School & Daycare Rutherford Private School & Daycare
37 Jacob Keffer Pkwy, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5N8
Type: Progressive, Montessori
Montverde Academy Montverde Academy
17235 Seventh Street, Montverde, Florida, 34756
Type: Traditional
North Broward Preparatory School North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Bodwell High School Bodwell High School
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 3S4
Type: Traditional
Ashbury College Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Ridley College Ridley College
2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
J. Addison School J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Type: Traditional, Montessori
King's-Edgehill School King's-Edgehill School
33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
Type: Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Fulford Academy Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Type: Progressive
Niagara Christian Collegiate Niagara Christian Collegiate
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Type: Traditional
Havergal College Havergal College
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Type: Liberal Arts
Rothesay Netherwood School Rothesay Netherwood School
40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
Type: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Buffalo Seminary Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, New York, 14222
Type: Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy London Blyth Academy London
441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
Type: Liberal Arts
Admiral Farragut Academy Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. N., St. Petersburg, Florida, 33710
Type: Traditional
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