Performance Tennis

Our performance programme is designed to be a legitimate dual career pathway. 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.

A performance programme in which athletes will benifit from opportunities to train in our world class facilities and work with coaches with a track record of developing players to the highest level.  Our core values of consistency, commitment and being coachable are key ingredients in our reputation of developing athltetes as people, performers and players, and work with them individually with support from our inter-disciplinary team. 

Our performance offer:

  • Up to 20 hours of on court squad and individual training 
  • Strength and Conditioning sessions 4 x a week (gym and on court)
  • Individual development plans
  • Performance support including physio, nutrition and performance analysis
  • Experienced coaching team
  • Individual tournament schedule and support
  • Performance lifestyle support

University team achievements

  • Womens BUCS National League and Cup champions 2021/2022
  • Mens BUCS Championship Cup champions 2021/2022
  • Michael Shaw and Lloyd Glasspool BUCS Doubles champions 2021/2022
  • Michael Shaw BUCS Single bronze medallist 2021/2022
  • Abbie Breakwell BUCS wheelchair gold medallist 2021/2022
  • Mens 2's BUCS trophy winners 2021/2022
  • Womens 2's BUCS trophy runners up 2021/2022

Individual player achievements

Lloyd Glasspool - ATP Doubles ranking 19

  • French Open quarter finalist 2022
  • ATP 500 Hamberg winner July 2022

Abbie Breakwell - ITF wheelchair ranking 33

  • Nottingham ITF Future Series singles and doubles champion July 2022
  • ITF Futures doubles champion in Spain and Italy June/July 2022

Olivia Nicholls - Alumni - WTA doubles ranking 62

  • Lyon WTA 250 runners up February 2022
  • First main draw Grand Slam Wimbledon 2022

Julian Cash - TASS player coach (ATP doubles ranking 104)

  • Ilkley and Surbiton ATP challenger champions June 2022
  • First senior draw Grand Slam appearance at Wimbledon 2022

Katarina Stresnakova - 2022 Graduate (WTA Singles rank 782 / doubles rank 530)

  • Nottingham 25k doubles champion April 2022
  • LTA British tour premier winner Nottingham April 2022

Michael Shaw - 2022 Graduate (ATP singles rank 1885)

  • LTA British tour winner Penarth May 2022
  • Selected to represent GB Universities team against AELTC March 2022


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 sport scholarships to help with the cost of training and competition.

Find out more and apply for a scholarship here