The Berkhamsted Prestige Tennis Academy is a Mini Tennis Performance Academy that looks to attract young players who show potential from an early age. We then look to maximise this potential with a well-balanced training programme that allows the players to develop technically, tactically, physically and mentally. We install into all our players that hard work, commitment and a desire to learn are the keys to success.
We are always on the lookout for the next Wimbledon champion and run talent ID sessions on a regular basis, as well as scouting players who are training in our red futures and schools programme. We then look to fast-track these players who we feel have something about them into our BPTA Competition Programme. This is not necessarily the players who hit the ball well or the hardest, but the children who show good levels of coordination and athletic ability with a real passion for the sport and a willingness to learn.
The BPTA is headed up by Oliver Culwick. Oliver is an LTA Level 4, senior performance coach specializing in Under 10 performance tennis. Oliver has many years of experience in this area and has coached players to county, regional and national level within this age group.