What is Highgate Performance tennis?

The performance element of our junior coaching programme is known as HPT and is aimed at juniors who have experienced group and individual coaching before and have also competed in local tournaments. This is an invitational coaching programme and an assessment is done by one of the HPT coaches to determine whether HPT is the right option for your child. If this isn’t the case then a squad within the Development programme will be offered.

HPT is a successful performance programme that has produced numerous county and national standard juniors both in Mini Tennis and full ball tennis. We currently have 3 national juniors and several county players within our programme training 2, 3 or 4 times a week.

How do we measure success?

  • Success for this programme is not measured on titles or rankings
  • We strive to produce players who have the potential to go on and earn money from the sport and emphasis is always put on improvement not on winning
  • Junior scene although useful is not the end goal for our players
  • We produce players who “play to win” rather than “play not to lose”
  • We create an environment which teaches children the importance of discipline, strength of character and dealing with disappointment and success
  • We aim to teach children to be better people and learn life skills that will stand them in good stead in later life

Courses / Squads

We offer squads for both mini tennis and full ball tennis. Each player will be assessed and advised which squads are best for them. See our HPT squads here.