Marryatville High School has been a Special Interest Tennis School since 1995. The program (established by an agreement between the Department of Education and Children Services and Tennis SA) allows students to combine school studies and high level tennis coaching with minimal disruption to their school work.
The students receive a broad academic education, specialist tennis coaching by accredited coaches during school hours, on the school’s six hard courts and two synthetic courts. Their theoretical study includes anatomy and physiology, fitness, diet and nutrition, relationships, sports injuries, drugs in sport and the psychology of winning.
Students participate in tennis teams in Saturday morning school competition, SSSSA teams and individual tournaments and at a national level in the School Sport Australia Tennis Teams Challenge. The Program also offers the opportunity to take a tennis pathway through scholarships at USA colleges.
To complement their school program training, the Next Generation Tennis Complex coaching packages are available to International students.
Program Assessment and AccreditationStudents are assessed in practical skill development, evaluation skills, attitude, co-operation and acquisition of tennis knowledge and receive accreditation for their studies for the South Australian Certificate of Education. Year 10 students receive 20 SACE credits.
The Tennis Co-ordinator and coaches manage the program so students are given ongoing support to maintain studies while training. Counselling support is also available.
Special Interest Tennis Program Entry RequirementsStudent can apply to the school for entry to the Program if they meet the following criteria: