- Education and Tennis Overview for 16+
- Freedom Learning
- School & College Partnerships
- WimX Career and Gap Years
- WimX Vocational Sports Pathway
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence
- University Degrees – UEL Scholarship Program
- Tennis and education pathways
Options for all 16+ players include tennis and education programs as well as full-time. See the table for more detailed information including the subsidised and FREE training packages for serious tournament players and where these programs can lead to at aged 19+.
Clink on the links in the table below for more details on each option
|16-18 SCHOLARSHIPS at WimX Academy|
|PLACE OF STUDY||QUALS||TENNIS||Individual S&C||Other support|
|Barnet & Soughgate College (AASE equivalent)||Free A Levels or BTEC at no cost||6 hrs free||2 hrs free||Free L1 and L2 tennis Free Physio|
|WimX Vocational Sports Pathway||Free Sports-related qualifications||6 hrs free||2 hrs free|
|Freedom Learning||A Levels or BTEC||6 hrs free||2 hrs free||Bespoke work based qualification package|
|Any Other school||N/A||4 hrs free on package of 8 hrs for £40 pw||2 hrs for £20|
Clink on the links in the table below for more details on each option
|18+ OPTIONS at WimX Academy|
|18+ Options||Annual cost||DETAILS|
|WimX Touring Team||£2950||Designed for those playing professional tournaments, this includes 1.5 days training per week with individual S&C and program management. Experienced tour coaches will attend at least 10 tournaments per year with tour team players and the schedule will include ITF futures, British Tours and other selected events.|
|Career Year Full time||£4500 – £9000||Improve your tennis and your CV. with 10 -20 hrs training per week plus 3 work-related qualifications with mentoring support and work experience (eg tennis coaching, S&C, gym instructing)|
|GAP YEAR||Varies||Take year off after sixth form and do full-time training with whatever education options you desire (even none)|
|Career Year B&S College||FREE||After your sixth form studies, take any vocational qualification offered by the college and get up to 6 hrs free tennis|
|UEL Scholarship Program||Dependent on scholarship||A flexible option to improve your tennis (whatever your level) within a professional environment whilst studying for an undergraduate or post graduate degree.|
|Tour Player Package||£3600||Limited to tour level players with ATP/WTA rankings or LTA ratings of 2.1 and higher this package is for 30 weeks and includes 16 hrs training per week|
WimX have a unique education partner in Freedom learning. With Freedom, it is possible to take GCSEs in just 2 -3 hours per week and certain A level subjects in just 3-4 hours per week of classroom time. This allows the students to have enough time for 18-22hr per week of training and still have time for recovery and family social time. Students often take GCSEs over just 1 year but can still do up to 9 subjects. Freedom is an option from 12-13 years old but in some cases they will arrange education for younger players if the need arises. Freedom also offer a re-take service. so if your GCSEs or A-levels didn’t go as well as planned you can have another attempt. Specific University access courses or course with UCAS points can also be taken so this whole program leads naturally on to the University of East London Tennis Scholarship Program or to an American tennis scholarship. For more information on our education partner please visit the Freedom website.
WimX have developed school partnerships in order to offer a middle ground between staying in conventional schooling and squeezing in 8 hours per week and going to Freedom and playing 20+ hours per week. These school partners promise a degree of academic flexibility to players taking GCSEs or 16-18 subjects. Both these programs make it possible to train for 8+ hours per week.
Barnet and Southgate College
Barnet and Southgate College are our lead further education partner and really go the extra mile for the tennis scholarship students. A TASS Dual Career accredited institution, not only do they offer flexibility on the school timetable for A levels or BTEC studies, they financially co-support the individual tennis program, fund the L1 and L2 coaching qualifications and provide physiotherapy and additional strength and conditioning support to their student athletes. There are two clear pathways available which can also be combined for the right candidate.
This program provides up to £6000 of support and spaces are limited. It is designed for those who are committed to competing and really want to improve their game while studying during their sixth form studies. It is linked with the University Scholarship provision and players will have a support team around them to help them achieve their goals.
Their are two tiers of support based on entry point which provide between 3-8 hrs training per week.
This program naturally leads on to the University of East London Tennis Scholarship Program or to an American tennis scholarship.
Open to players of all levels, this improved workforce pathway includes training to improve your own game as well as a specific coach training program to make you the best coach you can be. It is made up or work experience, funded coaching qualifications and coach training.
This is designed for 16-18 year players who are looking to become a coach. Clubs and programs can nominate a person for this scheme or players can apply direct. All training will take place in off peak times so the youth coach can do the work experience and still train at their own club.
There is no rating restriction for this scheme but places are limited. The youth coach would have to enrol with BSC as a full-time student.
Fully fund the coaching qualifications
Develop an ILP and provide bespoke coach training
Provide full time education (A levels or BTECs)
Do all the training in off peak times
Arrange work experience if necessary
Spaces are limited so apply now
WimX are currently in discussions with other schools to develop a partnership which provides academic flexibility for players aged 11-16 and updates will be posted here.
Improve your tennis and enhance your CV! Whether you have finished your 16-18 education and are not ready for work or university, or finished university and wish you played more tennis, or if you just want to pursue a different career path – contact us to help you build a bespoke tennis program around earning work-based qualifications. This is an ideal way to have a year of playing tennis as you will gain qualifications as well as a higher rating! There are three options for your career year:
Full time year – 20 hrs per week bespoke program and up to 4 qualifications for £9000
Part time year – 10 hrs per week bespoke program and up to 3 qualifications for £4500
Full time with Barnet and Southgate College – if you are aged 18 you can take any BTEC or A level subjects and get up to 8 hrs tennis per week as part of your study program.
Register your interest with us.
This is a perfect solution for players aged 16-19 of all standards who want to keep improving their tennis but also to start gaining work experience while they study work related vocational qualifications in a supportive environment. Many of the qualifications packaged up have UCAS points so this can be a good way to access the UEL Scholarship program as you can improve your ratings and therefore chance of scholarship.
This scheme is no longer available to tennis players until at least 2020. But don’t worry in the meantime you can still get your free 10 hours of training by signing up with Barnet and Southgate College or going on the WimX Vocational Sports Pathway.
Combine professional tennis and/or develop your coaching career with a university degree – click for more information In 2012, WimX and UEL applied for and gained LTA performance university status and began its performance program. It was originally created to provide an alternative to choosing the USA option or going full- time. Our students are able to study undergrad, masters or doctorate degrees. The program we have set up allows complete academic flexibility and the ability to combine a university degree with a professional training and touring program. However, we also pride ourselves on working with all levels of player to maximise their tennis development and we offer career guidance and support for life after University. So whether you are a budding pro player, looking to maximise your potential, or to continue to your tennis training post sixth form or post USA college, our program can provide a supportive training environment led by Andrew Foster, a former top 150 ATP player. For more information on combining pro tennis with university click here. There are up to 50% scholarships and bursaries available with tennis training as part of the package. For more information on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below how easy it is to combine tennis and education within the WimX structure. If you are a committed performance player, WimX will work to maximize your time available to train for tennis. WimX host tennis and education open days throughout the year to discuss all of these options in more detail. Our next one is around our sixth form offer and is on March 30th and you can register for that here.