Montagu Tennis AcademyNationally recognised centre of excellence for tennis
The Montagu Tennis Academy was founded 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 houses many of the finest juniors and seniors in Gloucestershire with ages ranging 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:
6th in the UK Boys Under 18 Boys National Schools 2014
8th in the UK for all school tennis 2014 and 2015
5th in the UK Boys Under 18 Boys National Schools 2015
Under 18 Boys ‘B’ team Top 24 in the UK 2015
Top 8 Schools in the UK Under 15 Boys 2015
12th in the UK Girls Under 18 Girls National Schools 2016
10 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)
2 Nationally funded players
17 Junior County Singles Champions
6 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 has risen from beginner level to the 8th ranked school in the UK over the past 10 years.
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. Since his arrival, Gary has 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.
Danny has an LTA tennis (UKCC) Level 3 qualification, and is also qualified under the Portuguese Tennis Registry, as well as USPTR (USA) certified. Throughout his childhood, Danny’s main sport was tennis and he competed nationally and internationally. He also received a tennis scholarship to a university in the United States, where he represented the tennis team and studied Sports Management. More recently, in the last 5 years, as a coach, Danny has been instrumental in the success of St Peter’s High School Tennis and has travelled to national and international events with the junior players.