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Special Interest - Special Interest (High Performance) Tennis

Special Interest (High Performance) Tennis is offered to students in years 8-11 in conjunction with a number of state sporting associations. The program has a strong focus on individual skill development and preparing players for competing at the elite level.

Qualified coaches, with the support of specialist staff plan and deliver the program.  Students will study elements of nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and have opportunities for SASI talent discovery. Tournaments and competitions at school, interschool, club and state level are an integral part of the course.

Students blend practical lessons with theoretical 'strands' that lead to further study.

The strands are:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Science
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Science (biomechanics)

Students will have opportunities to:

  • Participate in State and National level sporting competitions
  • Visit elite sporting facilities
  • Learn from professional athletes
  • Collaborate with professionals in the Human Performance field
  • Link with local sporting clubs
  • Work in conjunction with specific community organisations, leading to specific pathway programs.

The curriculum is designed to provide a direct pathway to Stage 1 and 2 PE and or Scientific Studies in the SACE.

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component and an interview. Students need to demonstrate experience playing a minimum level of division 4 tennis.

Download an application form here

Trials will be held on Friday 8 May 2020 at the school. Bookings are essential.

A written reference from a club coach is required to support the application as well as a copy of a current academic transcript.  Download a referee statement form here 

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Tennis Program are available to students outside of the zone.

This program will incur a subject levy to cover coaching, travel and equipment. Information about uniform requirements can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact the Health and Physical Education Coordinator at Seaview High School on 8377 8000 or email leigh.charlesworth262@schools.sa.edu.au