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.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, physical trials have been cancelled and replaced with video interviews.
Download an application form here
In zone applications for Year 8 in 2021 must be received by Friday 11 September 2020.
Applications are to include:
- Application form (see above)
- Confidential Referee Statement (see below)
- Latest school report
- Video (due date, information and link will be provided once all the above has been supplied by 11 Sept 2020)
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 confidential referee statement form here
Applications for out of zone students have now CLOSED and communication has gone out to the applicants as to the new process for trials, as the ones planned for Friday 8 May 2020 have been cancelled.
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 email@example.com