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We are delighted and very excited to announce that in September 2016 we will re-open our doors to a full-time tennis academy here at Everyball Tennis, Halton UK.
The Everyball Tennis Academy, Halton UK will offer full-time tennis training, academic and life 'schooling', as well as premier accommodation to aspiring players principally aged 12-18 years, all on-site at one of Great Britain's most forward-looking tennis clubs, Halton UK.
We already have a reputation for 'academy' excellence at Halton having run a full-time academy for several years between 2004 and 2013. During this time we produced players such as Julia Bone, Katy Dunne and Holly Hutchinson, all of whom competed at Junior Wimbledon. Katy Dunne completed her junior career with us by breaking into the world's top 10 and is now ranked inside the WTA's top 300. Not only did our players excel on the tennis court but also in the classroom where excellence was normal and many of our student-athletes have gone on to successful tennis and academic careers in the U.S Collegiate system or here at University in Great Britain.
As we re-open in September 2016 we aim to build on this tradition and will do so with our enhanced facilities and team that have been developed in the interim years, and with the support of our extremely strong umbrella organisation Halton UK that is the driving force behind this initiative. We are confident of developing a second-to-none High Performance Tennis Academy.
What makes us unique?
We are 'club based' with an extremely attractive family feel in which student-athletes immediately feel secure and at home. The academy sits on-top of a vibrant club with all it's different tennis and social activities and a developing multi-sport agenda. This gives us the best opportunity to then create a 'high challenge high support performance environment' with a superbly experienced and qualified team (leadership, tennis coaching, education and strength and conditioning) using our state of the art facilities as well as our unique natural surroundings to help develop our player's games, intellect, character and resilience.
We are not for profit (Halton UK is a registered charity) and therefore do not run our academy for commercial benefit; this will give us a significant 'value for money' edge for successful applicants. We have developed a unique 'further investment criteria' that may also help bridge any gaps in this area.
We are easily accessible; 40 minutes from London by train, close to main motorway links but in the heart of the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Chiltern countryside.
Tennis, S&C, education and accommodation all on-site with no worries around safety and security. We are re-designating and re-developing our existing facilities to ensure our education and accommodation offerings are priorities in academy life.
A clear ethos in that of 'everyball' and a set of coaching beliefs and values that keep us 'on purpose' at all times
At the heart of our academy will be our definition of winning: 'To identify, gather and mobilise all our resources to go as far was we can.'
This definition is supported by a range of practical behavioural models that we have developed and accumulated over the last 15 years and are regularly practiced through our sister organisation here at Halton, The Chiltern Institute of Learning, Development and Sport. Student-Athletes will regularly be exposed to this this valuable intellectual property as a significant 'value add' to their training programmes and form part of their 'life-schooling'.
March 2016: New Everyball Tennis website and Academy market launch with detailed information/pricing regarding all aspects of the Academy.
February - August 2016: application process open to players both domestically and internationally
September 2016: Academy opens for the business of 'being busy getting better!'
For more information on our plans and if you would like to consider applying to join the Academy for our September 2016 in-take, please contact Mike James above.