FAQ

The TEAMBATH-MCTA core training programme runs for 38 weeks per year, from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. In addition to this our coaches travel extensively, both abroad and in the UK, to watch players compete. Training is also provided outside these core times in preparation for priority tournaments.

All TEAMBATH-MCTA players receive a weekly training schedule with a combination of individual, group and Strength and Conditioning work. The amount will vary from week to week based on the player’s needs and school timetable.

Elite 11’s: Tennis and Strength Conditioning training for 1.5 or 2 hours per day across 4 or 5 days each week, based on age.

Junior Performance Academy: Tennis and Strength Conditioning training for between 3 to 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.

Touring Pro’s: TEAMBATH-MCTA touring professionals have bespoke programmes using Bath as their training and preparation base. lusivity. Players are TEAMBATH-MCTA players, part of the programme.

Access as a part time player: TEAMBATH-MCTA can work with players on a part time basis, to compliment their home training programmes.

TEAMBATH-MCTA has players from Mini Red through to Grand Slam competitors.
Elite 11’s: Up to 11 Years
Junior Performance Academy with or without education: 12-21 years
Touring Pro: 16+years

Coaches devise a tournament plan with each player, which is monitored and reviewed continually. Very often Coaches will watch or even pastorally manage the players at events. Last year TEAMBATH-MCTA coaches spent more than 400 days at tournaments working with our players.

All players will have to fit into existing training groups. As a guide players should be competing at a minimum in Grade 3 national domestic events. Player need to attend a trial at Bath to assess if and how we can work with them.

TEAMBATH-MCTA expect players who wish to join have the ambition to try to become professional tour players. We do not expect all players to achieve this. We will commit to helping players who are fully committed to training and competition…

Cost vary depending on which school a player attends, whether they are accommodated with host families and whether they qualify for any scholarship at either the school or the Academy. As a guide annual training is £10,300 and if accommodation is required it is approximately £25-35 per night.

Included in fees: Tennis coaching, strength conditioning training, facilities (8 indoor acrylic, 8 outdoor acrylic, 2 green clay, gym, pool, hydrotherapy and ice bath suite, track, and dojo), integrated physiotherapy, transport between school and the training facility. Not included in fees:  tournament expenses, medical insurance, accommodation and education costs, personal tennis equipment. There are various funding streams for GB players, which TEAMBATH-MCTA will deduct from training fees.  Cost vary depending on which school a player attends, whether they are accommodated with host families and whether they qualify for any scholarship at either the school or the Academy. As a guide annual training is £10,300 and if accommodation is required it is approximately £25-35 per night.

Included in fees: Tennis coaching, strength conditioning training, facilities (8 indoor acrylic, 8 outdoor acrylic, 2 green clay, gym, pool, hydrotherapy and ice bath suite, track, and dojo), integrated physiotherapy, transport between school and the training facility. Not included in fees:  tournament expenses, medical insurance, accommodation and education costs, personal tennis equipment. There are various funding streams for GB players, which TEAMBATH-MCTA will deduct from training fees.

TEAMBATH-MCTA has long standing links with 3 leading Schools, both state and independent, all situated within a couple of miles of the University. The Schools are focused on providing support to the athletes whilst equipping them with GCSE’s and A Levels within a strong mainstream academic experience.

Established systems are in place to provide support to performance players. Players receive up to 20 hours of training per week. These include:

  Academic Mentors within School
  Supervised Study periods
  Reduced GCSE and A Level curriculum
  Authorised absence for tournaments
Ralph Allen www.ralphallen.bathnes.sch.uk
Monkton Combe www.monktoncombeschool.com
PriorPark College www.priorparkcollege.com

The independent Boarding Schools accept both day and boarding students. They can offer bursaries for those players that the Academy endorses. For general information about all the Schools please see the websites.

TEAMBATH-MCTA and the Schools devise a fixed weekly training and education timetable for each player to follow. The Academy transports the players between School and Tennis sessions each day. Tennis Players are expected to achieve on both fronts. Some Players prefer the enhanced flexibility that distance learning can provide. Education provision that is a choice the player and parents must make together based on individual circumstances. We do not have any links with any provider.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is delivered to those players (aged 16-18) who are eligible and wish to pursue an additional qualification. For information about AASE go to:
www.lta.org.uk/players-parents/Careers-in-tennis1/Advanced-apprenticeship-in-sporting-excellence/ Bath is one of the UK’s leading Universities. Performance Players can combine their Tennis within our Academy whilst studying for a degree. For further information of courses go to:
www.bath.ac.uk/study/

Accommodation options for players include relocation, private rental, boarding houses (for those who attend independent Schools) and host families. All our Host families are CRB checked and most have previous experience of hosting Tennis players from our Academy. Our host families are sourced through our links with the Schools and University sports community, not the public at large. Most host families have their own children of a similar age.