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Why choose Stirling?

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Scotland is a relatively small country and accounts for approximately 10% of the UK population. Scotland consistently over achieves and this is particularly the case in performance tennis. For almost 20 years Scotland has been a significant strength within British tennis producing unrivalled success at elite level, mainly through brothers Andy and Jamie Murray, both reaching world number one in their respective events and Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid.

Double Olympic singles champion, twice Wimbledon Champion and US Open Champion in 2012, Sir Andy Murray OBE became a Doctor of the University of Stirling in recognition of his services to tennis in 2014.

The current crop of Scottish tennis players performing on international stages includes; Cameron Norrie, Jonny O’Mara, Maia Lumsden, Aidan McHugh, Ali Collins, Jacob Fearnley and Connor Thomson to name a few. Three full-time professional players, ATP title winners; one Pro Scholarship Programme player; one Women’s Programme Player and three previous National Age Group Programme players – a terrific return that can be increased significantly with the infrastructure and opportunities surrounding the GB National Tennis Academy.

University of Stirling, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence

As Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, the University of Stirling are at the forefront of helping and inspiring talented athletes to fulfil their sporting and academic potential.

The GB National Tennis Academy at the University of Stirling is a programme within a wider performance environment, with national programmes in curling, golf, swimming and triathlon hosted within the campus. Stirling has produced some of the finest British and Scottish talent in history with many students having successfully competed in world stage events such as both the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games and World and European International Championships for their respective sports.

Clean sport

Tennis Scotland believes in clean sport and the principles of athletes being able to say, it is ‘100%me’.

World-class biomechanics

Discover more about the world class biomechanics support available for players at the National Academy in Stirling.