The Specialist Tennis program offered at Applecross Senior High School was the first approved tennis program of its kind in Western Australia. The program is offered at our school to students in Years 8, 9 and 10 and Physical Education Studies (Tennis) in Years 11 and 12.
Selected students will complete two courses per year, one per semester. Each course involves four hours per week of both practical on-court, and theoretical instruction in all aspects of the game.
The Specialist Tennis program offers tournament participation, school representation, interstate and international travel and competition, lectures and instruction from former touring professionals and accreditation in coaching, umpiring and sports medicine.
The program has been formally endorsed by the Department of Education and Tennis West and caters for tournament players.
Students wishing to be considered for the course must pass a skills appraisal and be involved in regular coaching, pennant and tournament participation. Classes are strictly limited to twenty four students. Selection trials are conducted in March, May and August, or by appointment should vacancies still exist.
Applecross Senior High School tennis students have progressed to play on the ATP and WTA tours, gain USA College Tennis Scholarships, become accredited and highly respected tennis coaches, and participate in Men’s and Ladies State League Pennant Competition.2014 Specialist Tennis 2015 Specialist Tennis
Some Past stars:
Brydan Klein (2002) 2007 Junior Australian Open Champion, ITF Junior World #4, AIS Pro touring squad, ATP player (Currently ranked inside top 200). #7 ranked Australian Male.
Bojana Bobusic (2000 – 2004) Junior Wimbledon, Junior Australian Open participation, Member of Australian 14 and under World Youth Team, Junior Fed Cup Team, USA College Tennis Graduate University of California. WTA player (currently ranked #220). #9 ranked Australian Female.
Brittany Sheed (2008) WTA Tour competitor, member of AIS Pro touring team, AIS Scholarship holder, Junior and Senior Grand Slam competitor, Australian 18 and under National Champion 2007.
Ryan Sceats (1998 – 2002) Australian 16 and under representative, #1 ranked 14 and under junior in Australia, #1 player at University of Hawaii, USA College Tennis Scholarship. Current men’s State League competitor.
Nina Catovic (2007 – 2011) ) 2007 National Grasscourts runner up, #1 WA ranking and under, 2008 Herbert Edwards Cup Champion, ITF Junior circuit competitor. National Academy member. WTA points holder.
Matt Roso (2006 – 2010) #1 WA ranking 15 and under, WA State team representation 2007, Top 20 Australian 15 and under ranking. ATP player.
Rhys Johnson (2007 – 2011) 2007 State Open Age champion, #5 WA ranking 14 and under, Herbert Edwards Cup champion. Top 50 ranked Australian Male. WA State League Champion and Most Valuable Player. Current USA College Tennis Scholarship holder University of Vanderbilt, Tennessee. ATP points holder.
Some Present stars:
Astra Sharma (2008 – 2012) WA Pizzey Cup under 19 team 2008, #1 WA 12 and under 2008, 2008 Herbert Edwards Cup champion. 2 X ITF junior tournament winner. # 35 ranked Australian Female.
Scott Jones (2011 – 2012) # 4 ranked Australian U14 boy. Finalist U14 Grasscourt Nationals. National Academy member. Member of Australian U14 World Youth Team.
Applecross students have gone on to play on the ATP & WTA tours, gain USA college tennis scholarships, become accredited and highly respected tennis coaches, and participate in Men’s and Ladies State League Pennant.
Yr 5 parents are invited to attend an information evening re Year 7 2015 on Monday 29 July @ 6.45pm
Parents are invited to attend the launch of our new policy “A Shared Concern Approach to Bullying” on Thursday 20 June @ 6.45pm in the school staff room.
RSVP to Karen.Calway@education.wa.edu.au by 17 June.
Yr 10 parents are invited to attend subject specific sessions on Tuesday 18 June @ 6.30pm
Next meeting will be held on Monday 17th June @ 7.30pm in the staffroom.
Access from Links Rd.
All new parents are encouraged to attend.
The 2013 Calendar of Events can be found in the NEWS tab.
Term 2 concludes for students on Friday 5th July. Term 3 commences for students on Tuesday 23rd July.
In Terms 2 & 3 the shop is open each Monday 1pm to 4pm, and Wednesday 8am to 11.30am.
Due to the building project the main car park is now out of use. Parents are asked to drop off & pick up either on Ardessie St or Links Rd. The front driveway is NOT a kiss & drive zone.