Lifestyle

We are dedicated to growing well-rounded individuals, on and off the court. Life skills are developed through our boarding environment, Be Kool programme and Academy culture.

We offer boarding at our Academy House to Full Time Players during term time. Accommodation for access players is available subject to availability.

“The Academy encourages you to be responsible for your actions on and off the court and independent thinking, which is an important transferable skill for my life after tennis.”

- Peter Bothwell, STA Pro Squad (centre)

Boarding

Houseparents

Our houseparents come with over 25 years of experience working with young players and aim to provide an environment that is their home away from home, whilst teaching essential life skills.

Nutrition

Three meals per day are provided, working closely with our Nutritionist to ensure players are being fuelled in the way that is needed for each individual to consistently perform and recover to a high level.

Activities

As well as a pre-set weekend activity schedule, the boarders enjoy a range of games at the house such as table tennis and basketball, in addition to the use of the garden and outdoor swimming pool to relax and maximise their down time.

Be KOOL Programme

Players participate in activities to widen their breadth of life experience in order to ‘Keep Options Open for Life’.

These opportunities range from learning to string your own rackets, to writing blogs for the website, to participating in nutrition workshops. Each player must complete a checklist of activities before ‘graduating’ from STA. Our programme is designed to provide student-athletes with the transferable skills to be successful in life.