Education and Tennis Overview for 16+

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
Barnet & Soughgate College (AASE equivalent) Free A Levels or BTEC at no cost 6 hrs free 1-2 hrs Free L1 and L2 tennis Free Physio
WimX Vocational Sports Pathway Free Sports-related qualifications 6 hrs free 1-2 hrs  
Freedom Learning A Levels or BTEC 6 hrs free 1-2 hrs 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

Barnet & Southgate College

WimX have developed educational  partnerships in order to allow players to complete their 16-18 education, while still playing 10+ hrs per week and gaining some valuable evenign time at home with family.  BSC  promise a degree of academic flexibility so they can get a bulk of their training completed during the daytime.  

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.

1. Player Pathway Apply now for 2022 – Limited spaces!  – Watch our video here

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.

2. NEW – YOUTH COACH TRAINING SCHEME   Apply now for 2022 – Limited spaces! – Watch our video here

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.

We will:

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

Other schools

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.

University Degrees – UEL Scholarship Program

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 info@wimx.org.uk

Padel Scholarships - first in UK to be offered!

We are delighted to be offering Padel scholarships with both of our educational partners, BSC and UEL from October 2022.

We are looking to replicate the success of our tennis offer with free training, coaching qualifications and workforce opportunities.

We are the first  in the UK to offer Padel Scholarships but with it being the fastest growing sport in the world, and on the rise in Britain, this is the time to get involved.

All are welcome to our Padel trials . Please book on the links below to register where you can see the dates:

BSC at Hazelwood Tennis Clubbook now

UEL at Stratford Padel Clubbook now

WimX Career and Gap Years

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.

Education and Tennis pathways

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.