Foundation

GSC associate club Totteridge Tennis Club in association with the LTA visits schools in and around the London area such as Belmont and Mill Hill twice a year on talent ID days. 

Once the talented children have been identified, Totteridge Tennis Club coaches contact the parents of the children to notify them of their child’s talents, from there the children are then offered the opportunity to take part in tennis sessions at Totteridge Tennis Club.

The selected children are then monitored and the very best of these players are then offered a place at the GSC Gosling Tennis Academy in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Being one of the best training facilities not only in the UK but in Europe, this centre currently has some of the best tennis players in the world training at it’s world class facility alongside the best coaches and experts that Britain has to offer. On the team they have a strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist  who has worked with some of the best players in the world as well as developed training plans and models for the worlds leading tennis federations. On top of this many ITF, WTA and ATP world ranked players and tournament winners train at the GSC Gosling Tennis Academy, including rising star of the WTA Tour Timea Babos and former top 20 WTA star Eleni Daniilidou.

GSC have split the level of training and commitment in to three areas of Bronze, Silver and Gold with each level having a bigger outcome goal that must be matched by the players level of commitment.

Bronze

(Please note this is currently active and supported by the head of sport at all the three sites in the foundation) – Open to students in Belmont/Mill Hill.

To qualify for tennis Bronze the student must:

  • Be a regular member of a lunch time tennis session.
  • Be available for matches for the school.
  • Have a British Tennis Membership and rating.
  • Take the Lawn Tennis Association, UKCC1 tennis coaches’ qualification.
  • Sign up to the School’s values of ‘a profound respect for themselves, their neighbours and their environment.

Silver

To qualify for tennis Silver the student must:

  • Be a regular member of a lunch time tennis session.
  • Be available for matches for the school.
  • Have a British Tennis Membership and rating.
  • Take the Lawn Tennis Association, UKCC1 tennis coaches’ qualification.
  • Sign up to the School’s values of ‘a profound respect for themselves, their neighbours and their environment.’
  • To play at least three times a week at the GSC Gosling Tennis Academy as well as having at least one individual private lesson a week with a GSC coach each week.
  • Commit to gaining a Junior ITF Tennis World Ranking and all the dedication this requires to achieve excellence in the sport.
  • Participate in a full Mill Hill Education Curriculum.

Gold

(This player may receive a bursary from Mill Hill School and sponsorship with GSC Ltd.)

  • Sign up to the School’s values of ‘a profound respect for themselves, their neighbours and their environment.’
  • Sign up to GSC Tennis Academy philosophy: ‘Person first, player second’. In order to achieve this we place a higher emphasis on the development of key values and behaviours that we consider reflect a healthy, well balanced attitude to life.
  • To play in the full time programme with GSC Academies.
  • Have a top 10  world ranking on the Junior ITF Tennis Tour.
  • Have a tennis goal to reach the top 50 on the ATP/WTA Adult World Rankings.
  • Agree to wear patches on clothing, with GSC Ltd and Mill Hill School
  • Agree to sign up to GSC management agency as professional client and pledge to the GSC charitable foundation.