Performance Tennis

The performance programme at Loughborough is designed to enable our student athletes to maximise all of the opportunities available to them both on and off the court. A strong team culture of focus, commitment and consistent best effort is a key ingredient in our reputation for developing athletes to be the best they can be.

We enable players to gain and balance a world class degree whilst offering an outstanding tennis programme suitable for players aspiring to and/or competing at WTA/ATP level.

We offer a comprehensive programme led by highly qualified and experienced coach/support staff, including:

Up to 20 hours a week of tennis (incorporating high quality team training & access to individual sessions)
Fully integrated Sports Science support
Compete weekly for Loughborough University in the BUCS leagues, cup and individuals
Training in a high performance sporting environment
Individual goal setting and annual planning
Specialist Strength & Conditioning support and programming
Access to leading Sports Psychologists
Physiotherapy Support
Performance Analysis

Our Performance Support Team has a vast shared experience of working with coaches and athletes at the very highest level.  Find out more about our team.  


  • WOMENS BUCS National League Champions 2019/20
  • Ella Taylor and Olivia Sofroniou BUCS Doubles Gold 2019/20
  • Ella Taylor and George Houghton BNP Paribas silver medallists representing GB Universities 2019
  • Nadia Rawson and Michael Shaw British Tour Winners 2019
  • George Houghton and Michael Shaw – Wimbledon Pre-qualifying Wild card play-off 2019
  • MENS BUCS National League and Cup Champions 2018/2019
  • World University invitation event – Chengdu – Champions 2018
  • Olivia Nicholls – WTA ranking 220 – Wimbledon Qualifying 2018
  • George Houghton and Michael Shaw ATP World ranked 2018
  • Joe Newman-Billington and George Foster British Tour winners 2018

Prospective students

To apply for a place or find out more information please email Head Coach, Tom Kisiel.


For our most exceptional performance Tennis players, we offer sports scholarships to help with the costs of training and competition.