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Special Interest Tennis enrolment

Special Interest Tennis program entry requirements 

Traditionally to gain entry to the special interest program, prospective Australian students must have an Australian tennis ranking (ATR) for boys of 2000 or less and for girls 1000 or less. This ranking indicates that students are playing at a competitive level and have the necessary skills to successfully complete squad drilling. In addition to this, students intending to gain entry to Marryatville High School via the special interest program will need to meet the following criteria:

  • have a demonstrated commitment to engaging with the academic program from which they come
  • a letter of recommendation from their school principal or delegate that speaks to their character strengths
  • a willingness to be a role model for the Marryatville High School community
  • a nominated tennis referee such as a private coach or club president.ï‚·

 Tennis application form

 

Students who do not meet the Australian tennis rankings criteria but wish to be considered for entry into the program must meet the following:

Stage 1

The student will need to submit a letter of application, supported by a relevant testimonial letter indicating why entry should be granted. This application should be supported by video evidence, demonstrating an ability to drill successfully. Such evidence should clearly show the students ability to:

  • serve, volley and maintain a competitive rally on both the forehand and backhand sides
  • evidence of competitive play.

Stage 2

On court coaching assessment at Marryatville High School.

 

Student Expectations

All students enrolled in the special interest tennis program are expected to compete in Saturday morning tennis competitions for Marryatville High School during terms 1 and 4 and this involvement constitutes a part of their term assessment.

Students are expected to purchase the special interest tennis uniform, specifically, a Marryatville High School tennis shirt and jacket, as well as navy blue shorts and tracksuit pants.

 

For information about Tennis SA visit: www.tennissa.com.au