Alongside cricket, tennis is a major games option for all pupils in the Summer Term. Tennis players enjoy use of fantastic on-site facilities, with three floodlit, all-weather Astroturf courts and two pristine grass courts available.
The tennis club perform well on a busy fixture list against other strong sporting schools. Regular competition pits Shiplake up against Oratory, Radley, St Edward’s Pangbourne and Reading School, to name a few. Regular matches are played on most Wednesdays and Saturdays of the Summer Term.
Training sessions take place throughout the week with a combination of coaching from Shiplake staff and professional external coaches. In the winter months, boys and girls are offered the opportunity to develop their games with the friendly Service Line Coaching team. This is a great way to prepare for the season ahead.
Each year, 1st team pupils relish the prospect of taking on a staff team; a contest of experience versus youthful energy! Tennis players often have the opportunity to join College sports tours visiting destinations across the globe, including a recent trip to Barbados in April 2016.