Dean Close School and David Lloyd,Gloucester have recently joined forces in a new tennis partnership that will see theSchool making use of the indoor courts at the Brockworth based club, during the autumn and winter months.

This initiative will bring a new focus on talent identification through the involvement with the professional coaching team at David Lloyd,Gloucester, which will feed into their LTA Accredited All Stars Tennis programme.

Colin Bennett, Racquets Manager at David Lloyd,Gloucester said, “We are very excited to be working with such a great school, with a fantastic tennis pedigree. By utilising our team’s vast coaching knowledge and on court experience we look to add value and credibility to the existing programme, and hopefully identify some real talent along the way.”

Dean Close School has witnessed a dramatic growth in the provision of tennis at theSchool under the leadership of Director of Tennis,Matt Yemm and his team ofexcellenttennis coaches. With over 300 tennis lessons being delivered at theSchool on a weekly basis throughout the year it is no wonder that the development and successes of the boys and girls within the programme has been so evident. With tennis being played from reception in thePre-Preparatory school all the way up to theUpperSixth in theSeniorSchool, the programme iswell positioned to supportpupilsfrombeginners all the way through to nationally ranked performance based players.

Director of Sport at Dean Close Greg Baber-Williams,said,“It is without doubt that this partnership will allow us to increase our current provision to ensure that our pupils have access to the very best facilities and supportthroughoutthe year. For all of our pupils who aspire to challenge themselves in the performance/elite levels of the game, this will help to provide the clear framework and pathway for this to be a reality at theSchool. We are delighted to have forged this relationship with David Lloyd Gloucester and look forward to seeing the rewards of this venture.”

For all enquiries about tennis opportunities at Dean Close School, please direct your communications to Director of Tennis, Matt Yemm –mjyemm@deanclose.org.uk. For all enquiries about Tennis at David Lloyd, Gloucester please contact Racquets Manager, Colin Bennet –Racquets.Gloucester@davidlloyd.co.uk