My training set up in short...
My name is Henry Jefferson and I’m eleven years old. I am a performance tennis player at Sutton Tennis Academy in South West London. I usually train for ten hours a week including squads, coaching and strength & conditioning. I have been playing since I was four.
I love tennis and really look forward to every single session. I live about 20 minutes away from the academy and have many friends there. We have nine indoor acrylic courts and eight clay courts. We also have the benefit of a junior S&C gym, as well as onsite physio and access to sport psychology. The centre also hosts national and regional tournaments every year.
I have one tennis coach and one S&C coach, both help me develop my game in the right way to reach my full potential, as well as building my power and strength to prevent injury. I also get good support from my school, which allows me to train and play competitions in school time.
I compete regularly in U12 regional and national tournaments in the UK, plus Tennis Europe and County Cup team tennis. I have attended an U12 LTA National Camp and train weekly with the LTA South East Regional Squad.