Regional Player Development Centre

Culford School’s Tennis Academy is one of 14 Regional Player Development Centres in the UK.

Our aim is to work with players to establish a robust all court-game and prepare them to successfully begin playing national and international competitions.

Led by RPDC Head Coach, Mat Lowe, Culford provides a high-quality coaching environment which enables the best U14 players to train regularly with each other. 

About the Regional Development Programme at Culford

The Regional Player Development Centre is for players aged 10-14 years on the National Pathway. Working together closely with Culford's High Performance Tennis Programme, our aim is to send players to the LTA National Academies, at Loughborough and Stirling. 

Each individual journey is different and our tennis programmes reflects this. At Culford we are able to manage your child's timetable to create a bespoke programme that incorporate both their academic needs and tennis aspirations. This level of flexibility allows us to make the most of their time at Culford and create a competitive environment where the best players can train together, to help prepare them for national and international competition. 

Getting Involved - Next Steps

  1. Gain selection for the LTA National Pathway List.
  2. Contact Culford RPDC Head Coach, Mat Lowe.
  3. Follow up conversation.
  4. On/off court evaluation.
  5. Further discussion to see if the player fits the programme.

Find out more about player pathways on the LTA website here.