Sport

Pre-Prep and Kindergarten pupils enjoy weekly sessions of Swimming, Dance and PE. 

"swimming lessons and ballet timetabled for everyone all year; tennis coaching and football from year 1." the good schools guide

In swimming the children follow the ASA Swimming Scheme and the weekly sessions of Dance culminate in two performances, one at Christmas and one in the Summer term.

There are also a variety of after school clubs and additional sporting activities availble to the Pre-Prep (Years 1 and 2) which include: rugby, football, rounders and netball.

Tennis
Year round tennis coaching is popular at Farleigh and the majority of children start playing tennis at a young age. The lessons take place during the children's lunch break, and these start in the Autumn term for Year 2 and in the Summer term for Year 1.

Farleigh follows LTA Mini Tennis guidelines. What is LTA Mini Tennis?

  • Children between 3 and 10 years old can get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the LTA, sponsored by Highland Spring.
  • With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport with all the fun and energy of the real thing.
  • There are four stages of LTA Mini Tennis: Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.

The children in the Pre-Prep focus on the Red Award Scheme with over 50% achieving their first certificate by the end of Year 2. There is also the LTA Mini Tennis Rally Awards Scheme, designed to help mini players learn in stages and take part in exciting exercises with regular rewards, which encourage them to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.

Tennis at Farleigh is not all about finding the next Wimbledon champion; the emphasis is on everyone having the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game. The standard is high for school level and it is very rewarding to see our pupils represent their senior schools in the top teams when they move on.