Tennis as a subject is offered from Year 8 to 10 and to those Year 11 students (National High Performance Academy (NHPA) squad members with Tennis SA) who are able to meet specific criteria regarding skill level and playing ability. There are two different practical coaching groups operating within the curriculum.

Group 1
Recommended for students involved in NHPA squads with Tennis SA
  • 2 x 1 hour coaching sessions per week for 8 weeks each term.
  • 1 theory lesson per week.
  • International students may apply for entry to this group - acceptance will depend on playing ability.

Group 2 – Extended Program
  • 3 x 1½ hours coaching sessions per week for 8 weeks each term.
  • Physical program to be completed in own time
  • 1 theory lesson per week.

It is an expectation that students will play tennis for the school in the Saturday morning school competitions and participate in any tournaments conducted by the South Australian Secondary Sports Association as part of their course. They will also be expected to participate in at least three other tournaments at some stage during the year - these may be at a local, state or national level.

Students are assessed in their practical skill development and acquisition of tennis knowledge and will receive accreditation for 20 SACE credits at the successful completion of Year 10.

Students involved with National High Performance Academy squads with Tennis SA may be able to attain extra SACE credits with Tennis at Year 11. Students can apply for Self Directed Learning credits for Stage 1. This can be done through the Pathways Counsellor. SACE accreditation will apply.

Tennis Contact Person: Ms S Dansie