The performance programme caters for players regularly competing at County level or above. The programme entails coaching, fitness and match play and is run by Head of Performance Matt Smith. Matt has a wealth of experience in performance tennis, as a player he reached a career high ranking of 275 and has coached national level players in both the U.K and America.
The performance players normally train at least 3 times a week and each session includes fitness. The fitness programme is run by our strength and conditioning coach Julian Dale.
The performance sessions are based on 4 key elements : technical, tactical, physical and mental. Every 4 weeks there is an internal group competition to assess player development and every 8 weeks there are fitness tests to assess fitness development.
Surbiton has 4 regional talent identified mini tennis players, 2 of these players have now gone on to reach national level talent I.D. We also have 8 players who attended county talent identification sessions. The current junior programme has more than 5 top twenty ranked tennis players in Surrey.
Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club is an LTA Performance centre. This gives Surbiton the opportunity to fund selected players and organise tournament visits. Surbiton also has access to the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
Surbiton fields teams in Aegon Team Tennis competition from 8 & Under up to 16 & Under. This gives our players the opportunity to compete against other clubs across Surrey in a team environment.
For more information or to arrange an assessment, please contact Matt Smith on 07518 747 218 or email below