Montagu Tennis AcademyNationally recognised centre of excellence for tennis
The Montagu Tennis Academy was founded over a decade ago under the banner of St. Peter’s Tennis Academy by Keiran Montagu. What makes the Academy unique is that all the success achieved has occurred coaching and training on playground tennis courts, in a multi-purpose sports hall and a covered barn. The Academy has housed many of the finest juniors and seniors in Gloucestershire aged from 7 years to adult.
The Academy has achieved success individually for players, as a Club and most notably as a School as part of the St. Peter’s teams.
Successes of the Tennis Academy have included:
Top 8 in the UK Under 15 Boys National Schools 2014-2017
6th in the UK Under 18 Boys National Schools 2014
5th in the UK Under 18 Boys National Schools 2015
Under 18 Boys ‘B’ team Top 24 in the UK 2015
12th in the UK Under 18 Girls National Schools 2016
12th in the UK Under 18 Girls National Schools 2017
11th in the UK Under 18 Boys National Schools 2017
11th in the UK Under 18 Boys National Schools 2018
11 County Schools titles (all ages and both genders)
4 County/Regional Boys Club titles (all ages)
2 European ranked juniors
1 ITF World ranked junior (male)
1 National Junior Champion (male)
2 Nationally funded players
18 Junior County Singles Champions
8 American University Tennis Scholarships
The Montagu Tennis Academy prides itself on the fact that the Coaching Programme is tailored to the needs of the individual at their different ages and stages of development. Coaching Provision is in the form of the following:
Performance Group Training
Tennis specific Strength and Conditioning
Director of Montagu Tennis Academy
Keiran has a significant background in sport as a player and a coach. He represented Gloucestershire, the West Midlands and Great Britain Catholic Schools as a junior tennis player and went on to captain the University of Liverpool where he achieved a degree in History. During his time in Liverpool, Keiran also reached the Last 16 of the British Students Championships on two occasions.
The creation of St. Peter’s Tennis Academy occurred under Keiran’s leadership and the school rose from beginner level to the 8th ranked school in the UK over a 10 year period.
In 2010, Gary King was welcomed to St.Peter’s with a track record of producing outstanding tennis players. He spent many years as the Head Coach of Batchwood High Performance Centre where he worked with a number of National Champions and International juniors. Gary is a student of the game and has spent time with some of the great coaches of the World including; Nick Bolletierri and Bob Brett. Over a 10 year period, Gary helped Keiran develop the Academy into a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence for tennis. He specialises in coaching all levels from beginners to International juniors.