High Performance Tennis

Applications for 2025 High Performance Tennis are now open.

High Performance Tennis (HPT) is a Special Interest Program on offer at Seaview High School. Currently the HP Tennis Program caters for students in Year 7-10.

The program has two HP Tennis classes (A and B) which cater for varying levels of ability. Both classes will utilise an external tennis coach, qualified through Tennis SA, for practical training sessions, with the support of specialist staff. Students are allocated to classes based on the following criteria:

  • UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) – https://www.universaltennis.com/
  • Future potential and commitment to develop into a High Performance Tennis Player
  • Academic school results (GPA)
  • Engagement in school lessons (School Values – Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Resilience)
  • Initial application for the HP tennis program
  • Coaching staff professional judgement

At the end of each year, our coaching staff and teachers will review the two classes and students may move between each of the classes, based on the above criteria.

The program has a strong focus on individual skill development and preparing players for competing at the elite level.

Students 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’ including:

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

Students 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 Physical Education and or Scientific Studies in the SACE.

Please see sports brochure for more information and details on how to apply.

High Performance Tennis Brochure

High Performance Tennis Application Form

CRS (Confidential Referee Statement)

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component, written responses and an interview.
Students UTR ranking will be taken into consideration during the selection process. 

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the High Performance Tennis Program are available to students transitioning to high school from outside the school zone.

This program will incur a subject fee to cover coaching, travel and equipment.

At least one confidential referee statement is required to support the application, as well as two most recent school reports, proof of age (birth certificate or passport) and proof of address – either a rental agreement (minimum of 12 months remaining on the lease) or contract of sale or rates notice in resident’s name or gas or electricity bill in resident’s name.

Applications close on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. Trials will be held at Seaview High School on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 (Week 9, Term 1).

Students are expected to remain as an active member in the High Performance Tennis program for a minimum 3 year period (unless exited due to not meeting the requirements of the probation process).

For further information please contact the Health and Physical Education Coordinator at Seaview High School on 8377 8000 or email dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au