St Swithun’s and Delgado Tennis make ace sporting offer

A new partnership between the Hampshire school and Delgado Tennis aims to establish one of the top five school tennis academies in the UK

A Hampshire independent girls’ school is set to add to its sports offer by teaming up with Delgado Tennis.

Come the summer, pupils at St Swithun’s in Winchester will be able to join after-school, weekend and school holiday group sessions with top level coaches. Senior students, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to undertake more advanced levels of training, in areas including match play, technical and tactical skills, and strength and conditioning.

“Our ambition is to establish one of the top five UK school tennis academies at St Swithun’s,” said Paul Delgado, the owner of Delgado Tennis and brother of Jamie Delgado, the former tennis professional and coach to Andy Murray.

“We are aiming to develop keen and experienced tennis players of all ages through the school and, through our holiday provision, to extend elite coaching provision to the local community, including adults.”

His sentiments were echoed by the head of St Swithun’s, Jane Gandee.

“We have several international sportswomen across a number of sports amongst our student body, and hopefully tennis will soon be one of them,” she said.

“We welcome Paul Delgado and his team.”

Pic: Paul Delgado, director of Delgado Tennis

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