Tennis

Tennis

The school’s tennis programme has grown in recent years with each summer seeing lower-school boys take part in competitive fixtures against local schools. In 2017, the U14 team progressed to the Regional Finals day at Loughborough University after an unbeaten season, ably led by captain George Parkes. The school has regularly recorded successful results against schools from around Birmingham, with a mixed fixture list including opposition from the independent, grammar and comprehensive sector.

The boys benefit from an active link with Sutton United tennis club, with head coach Paul Robinson leading multiple sessions here each week during the season. Teams operate at each year group from Year 7 to Year 10 and a specialist team from across the year groups contest the OVA cup each summer against school alumni.

House tennis is also offered and over 50 boys compete in this each summer. The house tournament offers a chance for players to shine and gain selection for the school teams. Fixtures incorporate both singles and doubles matches, taking place after school between Mondays and Thursdays.