Shrewsbury Riverside’s tennis programme provides world class coaching that is open to all students, regardless of their age and skill level. Led by Thai global tennis superstar Paradorn Srichaphan ATP Singles #9 and Australian Number 1 Junior – Jed Gould, the programme caters to each individual's needs and we are proud to offer a pathway designed to help them reach the highest possible level.

At Shrewsbury, we aim to inspire and support every pupil on their athletic journey by helping them become robust, well rounded sports performers and providing them with the skills and mental strength to excel in their sport. As a student progresses through the programme their training shifts from participation to performance. In order to ensure we provide the best possible training for our student athletes, each will receive personalised progress reports, individualised training plans, fitness assessments and tournament schedules.

key contact: jason bilinkewycz

director of sport 


key contact: jed gould

head of tennis



Each phase of the programme provides a framework from which to build upon and ensure continual progression. It is important for us to ensure students are not left out along the way and feel empowered to be able to join the programme at any age throughout their schooling life. 

phase 1: Foundation

The focus of the tennis foundation stage is fun and participation. Our coaching team wants their students to love tennis as this drives a desire to develop their skills and increase their focus. Open game learning gives students the chance to explore a large degree of movement and body control. This allows them to understand natural on court movements and how to best direct and make contact with the ball. 

phase 2: Development

The development stage focuses on more specific movement patterns and training gradually shifts to developing grips, technical swings and on court positioning.  Students begin to experience match conditions with more structured games, allowing them to better understand their own capabilities and the areas they can focus on to continue their development. 

In the development stage students are introduced to age appropriate exercises to develop their agility and strength and understand the importance of injury prevention. Students start to discuss and understand the psychological aspects of playing tennis in a competitive format and how we can incorporate this into their training programs. 

phase 3: Performance 

In the performance stage students are excelling in tennis as a chosen sport and have the ability to play tennis at a National level or above. They are competing in tournaments and training in blocks revolving around scheduled competitions and fixtures. 

Training focuses on all aspects of development - technical, tactical, physical and mental. Within this, depending on the students age, ability and personal goals for tennis their training is individualised for their specific needs for personal growth. 

phase 4: High Performance / Peak

High performance athletes have the mental and physical maturity required to compete at the highest level of tennis. They exhibit the highest levels of technical, tactical, physical and mental tennis skills. 

These student athletes are working towards playing college tennis at the highest level and have a goal of progressing onto a professional sporting career. Their academic and training schedule will reflect this as will the intensity of their training on and off the court. 






Shrewsbury Tennis Academy is designed for students with significant talent and passion for the sport, and who are prepared to commit significant time alongside their academic subjects in order to develop their ability in the sport to a point where application for US College scholarships is a realistic goal.

The programme is designed to balance academic and sporting development. Through a mixture of performance coaching, academic support and college counselling, and provision of performance opportunities, the academy programme is truly designed for Shrewsbury's Scholar-Athletes. 

The academy - provided at additional cost and aimed predominantly at students in Key Stages 4 and 5 - provides specialised support for performance development, academic and college counselling, strength and conditioning and more. Entrance into the Academy Programmes are subject to the schools normal admissions process, and Academy-specific enrolment procedures.


On Court Training
(inc Video 
18 hrs Per Week

Across 5.5 days per week 

AM - Squad Sessions - technical development

PM - Match Play / 1:1 coaching

Tennis Coaches
Sports Psychology2 hrs per weekSessions delivered across the week by sports psychologistSpecialist tennis psychologist and tennis coaches
individualised s&c programme3-4 hrs per week

Individualised training programme

Individualised performance testing

Guaranteed access to S&C facilities

S&C Coaches
reports & monitoringTermly

Progress report

Training & tournament schedules

Performance profile

Tennis & S&C coaches

sports nutritionOngoing

Specific meals and diet

Nutritional monitoring & support

Nutritionist & catering team


Additional 1:1 coaching packages are available at additional cost



Educational supportOngoing

Individualised academic support

Reduced academic programme (if required)

SHR Tennis Tutor
us college adviceOngoing1:1 US Specific Higher Education supportCollege Counsellor
sporting pORtfolio adviceOngoing

Individualised needs assessment 

Individualised coaching framework

Specific UTR ranking tournament

College recruitment specialist
additional support


Specialised training block & tournament schedules

Additional 1:1 lessons if desired

SHR Tennis Tutor





Enrolment into the Tennis Academy programme is subject to the standard academic entrance assessments of Shrewsbury International School. For those students applying to join the programme from outside the school, they must therefore complete the standard application and assessment process. This is described on our admissions pages here: 


Admission into the Tennis Academy programme is subject to an additional assessment process, which requires student athletes to evidence a certain level of ability and ambition in the sport. This will be evaluated by the Sports Department and Academy Coaches, and may involve the following:

  • Tennis – results and rankings
  • Tennis – video footage
  • Fitness – testing required
  • In person or video meeting with parents and student

To apply to the Academy Programme, or to find out more, please contact our Director of Sport, Mr Paul Rotheram:

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6:15 - 7:45

On court training

Tennis Coach

7:50 - 8:45

Lesson 1


8:45 - 9:40

Lesson 2


9:40 - 10:00

Break - Personalised sport specific snack


10:00 - 10:55

Lesson 3


10:55 - 11:50

Lesson 4 (PE - Approx 4 times /wk)

Strength & Conditioning session


Tactical match preparation or

Sports Psychology session


S&C Coach

Tennis Coach

External expertise (online)

11:50 - 12:00



12:00 - 12:55

Lunch - Personalised sport specific food


13:55 - 13:50

Lesson 5


13:50 - 14:45

Lesson 6


15:00 - 17:00

Tennis Training

Tennis Coach

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