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Tennis is a popular sport for girls and senior boys. Junior boys can opt for the sport if they are of a County standard. Tennis is played on Astro turf surfaces and hard courts, providing up to 24 Astro Turf courts and 6 hard courts.

A coaching programme runs throughout the summer which caters for the most able as well as players of average ability. Our visiting coach and staff develop shot making, tactics and game understanding. Fixtures are played weekly against schools including Marlborough, Millfield, Bryanston and Sherborne. We also run singles and doubles tournaments, a house competition and a pupil and parent event. We regularly have 8 senior sides (4 boys and 4 girls) and 13 junior sides (8 girls and 5 boys) representing Canford.

Pupils have the option of further private coaching.  These happen around games times throughout the year and are available to all players.

We encourage pupils to develop their tennis to their highest level and Canford enters a number of external tournaments each year, in addition to the regular programme of school tennis fixtures.