NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 – ACADEMIC STUDIES WITH TENNIS COACHING
This is a unique opportunity for students to gain qualifications for entry to university alongside structured tennis coaching which could lead to students pursuing careers in professional tennis.
The Tennis Coaching takes place at the Manchester Football and Tennis Centre. There are both floodlit indoor and outdoor courts.
Whether you’re aiming to be the next Wimbledon champion, or looking to develop your tennis skills to play ay the next level, our coaches are experienced at working with all abilities. Coaching will follow the latest Lawn Tennis Association guidelines and sessions are delivered by licensed and registered LTA coaches.
A combined philosophy that has developed from bringing the benefits of elite sports training to both sports performance and academic studies. We call it the 5 Rs; Routine, Rigour, Responsibility, Resilience and Reflection and they are skills which benefit the students for the rest of their lives, in sport and work.
Students will be able to choose from the following educational pathways depending on prior attainment and level of English if not from the UK.
Dependent on subjects we may accept students onto the second year of A Level if they have already completed their first year elsewhere.
Students wishing to access the One Year International Foundation Programme must already have the equivalent of the first year of Level 3 study in their home country and an overall IELTS for UKVI score of at least 6.0.
Most subjects can be taken with this option.
These pathways will equip students to apply to a wide range of universities to pursue Science or Business related courses which could link to their sporting aspirations or they could apply for courses unrelated to sport. The subject combinations and qualifications offered allow students great flexibility as they move forward. Students will be taught in small classes (a maximum of 12 in each) and follow the routine and rigour of all Abbey College Manchester programmes.
Students who wish to only access a course for a shorter period of time should contact the college to find out the subjects that are available.
Further details about international entry requirements can be found by clicking here.
Our Tennis Coaching sessions will be delivered three afternoons a week programme by professional and experienced coaches. Our student athletes will develop beyond the game with focus on integrating the development of tennis skills “on court” with the development of life skills “off court”.
Please contact Admissions at Abbey College Manchester with the completed application form, with a covering e-mail stating that you wish to apply for the Tennis programme and give an overview of your Tennis experience to date. We will also require a copy of your passport and school reports. Admissions will arrange an interview and all the necessary support with the application onto the programme and with the subsequent visa application if applicable.
|Academic studies with Tennis Coaching||Full Year|
|UK/EU Students excluding accommodation*||£19,000|
|International Students including standard room accommodation at Clydesdale House||£35,000|
* The cost for UK/EU students who require accommodation is available from the college on request
**Accommodation for students aged 16 years and over is at Clydesdale House. Students under the age of 16 years will live with a host family.