Loughborough are delighted to partner with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), in hosting one of only two National Academies in Great Britain as part of the new LTA performance strategy.

The Loughborough University National Tennis Academy will deliver a pro-style, interdisciplinary training environment tailored specifically to prepare players for the demands of pro tennis.  The National Academy will provide bespoke programmes for a maximum of 16 players between the ages of 14-18 years old (although some players may join from age 11 in exceptional circumstances).

The National Academies are the first major transition point in the LTA player pathway, as a player moves from the National Performance Pathway to the Pro Tour Pathway. 

Loughborough University National Tennis Academy will plan and deliver a programme that provides a level of coaching and service provision that sets new standards within the sport and that transforms the development of future British champions – as people, performers and players.

Loughborough University are confident that we have the infrastructure, passion, commitment and expertise to create a truly world-leading and genuinely transformational training environment to optimise our player’s personal, academic and tennis development.

Download our Loughborough University National Tennis Academy Prospectus to find out more.

"The National Academies will be at the heart of our new player pathway for aspiring future champions. National Academies will offer our highest potential 11 to 18 year old players the opportunity to train together in a vibrant environment, nurturing their talent with the best coaches, science, medicine and welfare expertise in world-class facilities."

Simon Timson
LTA Performance Director


"Loughborough University is a name synonymous with sport. We are proud of having an illustrious history and our contribution to the world of sport. There is a global recognition of our athletes, facilities, coaching and research which was highlighted in the recent award of ‘Best Sporting University in the World’ in the 2018 global QS Higher Education league table.

The announcement of the new National Tennis Academy is an exciting time for Loughborough. The Academy will have the athlete at its core; and a comprehensive sport science and medicine support service to aid the players in their development, and empower the athletes to grow and learn through those experiences. Our elite multi-sport environment brings world class athletes, coaches and practitioners to Loughborough University on a day-to-day basis. This provides an invaluable and unique opportunity for our athletes to rub shoulders with and learn from some of the best athletes in the world.

Our National Academy team is committed to delivering an innovative and world class pathway for future generations of male and female tennis players, looking to attract the very best future talent. Our culture of excellence, unique sporting ecosystem and outstanding sports science and medicine research, combine to make Loughborough an ideal host for a National Tennis Academy and we look forward to working in partnership with the LTA to achieve shared objectives and support our players into the next stage of the performance pathway.

We are confident as one of the leading UK Sport Elite Training Centres and an institution that has extensive experience of hosting elite athletes, that we can provide a unique opportunity for the National Academy athletes, their families and the staff; combining a world class player development programme with the highest quality of education, pastoral care and personal development."

John Steele
Executive Director of Sport