Deal Parochial Wins ‘School of the Year’ in the National LTA Tennis Awards.

We are honoured and thrilled to announce that we were named as ‘School of the Year’ in the recent National Finals of the LTA Tennis Awards, which was streamed on YouTube.

Having been National Runners-Up in 2019 and 2021, we were hoping it would be third time lucky.  However, it was still amazing when our school’s name was read out as winners!

We understand that we are the first primary school to ever win this Award; this is wonderful recognition of our inclusive, year-round tennis programme, which continually thrives thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our children, parents, and staff.

We are so proud that every child in our school can learn to play tennis, no matter their age or ability. We feel that tennis promotes both physical and mental well-being (which was particularly important during the challenges of COVID), as well as teaches so many skills that are transferable to other sports and to life in general.

Thank you to all in our school community that work so hard to deliver our fantastic tennis programme.

Also, thank you to Deal Indoor Tennis Centre who have generously supported us since the early beginnings of our tennis programme back in 2016; although our use of this wonderful facility had to stop in early 2020 due to COVID, we are delighted to have now returned in 2022.

Finally, we would like to say thank you to the Kent LTA; we are very grateful for all their encouragement over the years, and we feel very lucky to be part of the Kent Tennis family.