Weekly programme: Universities have tennis clubs which are run by the students for the students. Many of our top universities also have a full time Head Coach and assistant coaches. They all play a role in organising weekly programmes for all players to play. Team training and physical conditioning is par for the course, with the most comprehensive programmes offering up to 20+ hours of programmed activity per week. Universities with performance programmes have an excellent offer with the most advanced programmes offering twice daily team training and full sports science support.
Competition: There are currently 360+ BUCS teams competing nationally playing over 12,000 matches a year. There are opportunities for all levels in our development leagues and weekend competitions for all levels.
The separately organised annual BUCS Individual Championships is the National Championships and beyond this, players have the opportunity to compete in Pro-Series, GB Tour and BUCS Individual Championships.
The National Premier League with its’ Super Weekends for the top six university teams at the National Tennis Centre and Loughborough. The standard is high with the top players from each university often having an ATP or WTA ranking.
Workforce development: In addition to playing and competition opportunities, there are also fantastic opportunities to develop transferable skills through our workforce development programmes.
We support university tennis programmes to develop and strengthen their workforce offer and capture universities’ potential in supporting the future British Tennis workforce through formalised programmes in coaching, tennis development, officiating, event management, etc.