Girls take tennis as their major sport during the Trinity term, playing a full fixture programme against other schools.  In addition, boys’ and girls’ teams are entered into the Schools’ National Tennis Competition for which Dean Close has had a good record of success over recent years. Dean Close has eight all-year-round hard courts with an additional 20 all-weather courts available throughout the Trinity term.  There are four qualified coaches including Matt Yemm, an LTA level 3 coach, who has over 16 years’ experience. In addition to the regular sports programme, pupils (and parents) of all abilities are offered 1:1 and group lessons all year round.


  • 1:1 or 1:2 lessons for pupils aged 4-18 of all abilities consisting of technical development, tactical awareness, physical conditioning and psychological preparation
  • Mentoring and guidance to all players
  • Support players with their external pathways
  • Video analysis
  • Integration into the regional performance centres programme
  • Internal box ladder so pupils can play matches all year round
  • Indoor facilities
  • Group lessons for pupils and parents
  • 1:1 or 1:2 lessons for parents of all abilities