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High Performance Tennis at UEL

UEL's Tennis programme is ranked no.1 in London and in the top 20 in the UK.


Tennis at UEL

The UEL tennis team rosters consist of WTA and ATP ranked players from Britain and all over the world. 

We have regularly medalled at the annual BUCS Championships, and carried home two gold medals in 2012 by way of Anna Fitzpatrick (women’s singles) and Johnny Parkes and Marshall Tutu (men’s doubles). Anna, a former junior Wimbledon semi-finalist, also represented Great Britain at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia in 2013. 

We focus on creating and providing the coaching, support, and environment where players can improve their games and climb the rankings.

Why UEL Tennis?


All Members of the High Performance Tennis Programme will receive:
  • Elite tennis programme consisting of 12 hours of on court coaching and support (See example schedule).
  • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
  • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning training and private access to scholar Strength and Conditioning facility Aqua East.
  • Active Recovery and Yoga Sessions.
  • Gold membership at SportsDock.
  • Lifestyle and Performance workshops.
  • TeamUEL Leisure and Gym Kit.
  • Access to of sports science support, including nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis.
  • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.

Applicants who make a successful sports scholarship application may be eligible for a bursary up to £6000 per annum (bursaries may be higher for exceptional applicants)

Weekly schedule

Please see below for an example of the weekly schedule tennis players at UEL have.

10-4pm Optional Strength and Conditioning* 
10-12pm On Court Session

10-12pm On Court - Doubles Session
5-6.30pm On Court - Tactical Session

2-4pm BUCS Match

1-3pm On Court Session
4-7pm Optional Strength and Conditioning*
10-4pm Optional Strength and Conditioning*
2-4pm On Court - Movement and Footwork

1-4pm On Court Session

*All players must attend minimum of 2 Strength & Conditioning Sessions per week.

Why London?

London may be steeped in history but it’s also a rapidly changing city at the cutting edge of business, science and art.

We are the world’s No 1 city for foreign companies expanding their businesses, and we have three times more European multinational headquarters than any other European city. It means there are rich opportunities for work placements and internships.

London is a city that offers something for everyone – iconic buildings and monuments, world-renowned galleries and museums, famous sports venues and theatres, well-known shopping districts and a vast choice of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.

All this will be right on your doorstep if you study at the University of East London. Central London is less than half an hour away from our two campuses by public transport – or just seven minutes if you travel by high-speed rail from Stratford.

For me, coming to UEL was the best decision because I found the perfect balance between sport and study, whilst being challenged on a daily basis.
Marie Prulhiere , UEL Tennis Scholar
Marie Prulherie Tennis

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