Tennis is extremely popular and successful at Dulwich College. It is predominantly played in the summer term, however pre-season training begins before Easter and the U14’s enjoy an annual four-day overseas tour to San Sebastien for some gruelling tennis on the red clay. Squads train throughout the summer term 2-3 times a week at Dulwich College and Old College Tennis Club with LTA accredited coaches.
Fixtures are run for all year groups (Year 3 to Year 13) with almost 100 boys competitively representing the College each year and many more playing on a recreational basis. The season begins for many with a block fixture against Charterhouse followed by two weekends of competitive tennis in the Independent School League. Throughout the season, boys compete regularly in a league against the top schools in and around Surrey. These are supplemented by additional friendly fixtures and tournaments including the Eton Pairs, Aegon Team Tennis Schools National Cup, and the Independent Schools’ Tennis Association Championships.
Competitions including House Tennis, Internal School Ladders and Parent & Son days are always highlights of the season and allows boys to showcase and utilise the skills they have developed throughout the term.
Tennis is a sport for life and the challenges it presents means it is widely considered to benefit our Physical, Social and Cognitive development more than any other sport.