The Delgado & Lee Pro Tennis Academy is based at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, offering both full and part time performance coaching. In 2018, we were selected as a LTA Regional Player Development Centre (RPDC) in the LTA Performance Pathway, one of only 11 centres across the UK.
With 4 indoor courts, 4 floodlit outdoor acrylic courts and 4 artificial clay courts, our high performance players train at one of the best facilities in the country. In addition to excellent tennis facilities and full boarding on-site, Bisham Abbey NSC houses the English Institute of Sports’ facility for world class athletes as well as being home to many GB governing bodies, such as GB hockey and GB rowing.
The LTA RPDC After School Junior Academy is an extension of our day time Pro Tennis Academy. We offer high performance tennis training between 7am - 8pm Monday-Friday, offering all players far more flexibility.
Term dates 2020 - 2021:
Autumn Term: WC 7th September - WC 14th December 2020
No lesson during October half term WC 26th
Spring Term: WC 4th January - WC 29th March 2021
No lesson during February half term WC15th
Summer Term: WC 29th March - WC26th July 2021
No lesson during May half term WC 31st
The Pro Academy runs over 3 terms for a total of 38 weeks
Mondays - Fridays and Saturday mornings up to midday
Our high performance Pro Tennis Academy has been designed by Martin Lee (former ATP top 100 player) and Jamie Delgado (current full time coach to World Number 1 Andy Murray). Our team work hard to adhere to our 3 main principles of "Intensity, Dedication and Enjoyment".
Martin has coached over 30 players that have gone on to compete at Junior Wimbledon. Having played to the highest level, which included representing the GB Davis Cup team and playing at all the Grand Slams, Martin is perfectly placed to pass on his experience to aspiring professionals. His team of coaches share his desire for excellence and professionalism. Martin spent his entire playing career training at Bisham Abbey, which allows him to understand precisely how to maximise the experience of developing your tennis at the National Sports Centre.
Pro Academy Tennis Manager
Pro Academy Head Coach
Our strength and conditioning program looks to equip our players with the athletic skills required to compete at the highest level of the game. Our philosophy is very much centred around long term athlete development and looks to expose our players to a variety of physical sessions from a young age. This helps them to explore their physical potential and sets the foundation for more specific training further down the line. We also encourage our players to take ownership of their physical training programs, which assists them in becoming more self-sufficient and prepares them for life on the road.
The Delgado & Lee Pro Tennis Academy at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre provides full time training and full time residential facilities.
Accommodation can be full or part time depending upon individual requirements.
Recently built new hotel rooms are on site as well as historic rooms in the iconic Abbey building.
We employ a House Parent who lives in at Bisham Abbey NSC and is responsible for the pastoral care and discipline of all our players while they are at Bisham Abbey NSC. We also have a team of coaches who stay on site to assist in this role.
During term time they are on call 24 hours a day if a player feels unwell or requires assistance in any way they are always available should the need arise. In addition there is the back up of 24 hour security and a controlled entrance and exit.
The Delgado & Lee Pro Tennis Academy is proud to partner with Claires Court Independent School, to ensure our full time players are able to access a top level education, without compromising the needs of an aspiring professional. Delgado & Lee Pro Tennis Academy players enjoy an exclusive discount with Claires Court for their education.
We are proud to partner with the following companies to ensure that all our players have access to the best education and support while pursuing their tennis ambitions.
"My son Sebastian joined living tennis after a meeting with Martin Lee exactly two years ago. November 2014.
During these two years his all-round development has been incredible both as a player and as a young man.
The physical transformation has been a credit to both Living tennis and Sebs enthusiastic input, slowly but surely they have nurtured his physical development to create the athlete he is today.
The coalition with Claires Court school has been a god send for Seb as he joined from a state school system that struggled to understand his needs and yet still appreciate his abilities.
The manner that Living Tennis and Claires Court communicate to ensure that each child achieves to the optimum of their ability both academically, physically and pastorally has been crucial in Seb maintaining a very grounded an appreciative outlook on his present and future career.
Most importantly for me is the living tennis ethos of permanent progress without pressure on the students.
Above all things that have helped Seb mature as a player has been the fact that each child is allowed to grow at the correct level for each individual whilst maintaining the competitive edge.
Whilst all the kids there feel part of a team they are treated completely as individuals in all aspects of their gameplay and personality and the Living tennis coaches never shy from communication with parents or guardians, whether positive or negative there is a constant narrative.
In all well done and thank you so much Living Tennis, more of the same please!"
NIK TONG - PARENT