British University Application

When you work with us at Tennis Smart, we look forward to helping you find the best university route for you. This may mean applying not only to US, but also to UK universities. As an advocate for the British university system, Tennis Smart is also here to help British juniors who are not ready to go pro and are not interested in moving abroad.

Tennis Smart is thrilled to join forces with many British universities whose tennis programs are not only well-established, but offer a magnificent environment for student-athletes to develop as tennis players as well as adults. We also know that facing the paperwork for your applications can be really daunting – including (maybe especially!) the Common Application essay and your UCAS Personal Statement.

The British universities Tennis Smart is currently linked with are:
Durham University

Durham University has a long standing tradition of excellence in tennis. Both the women’s and men's first team are regularly ranked within the top two teams in British University tennis.

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Northumbria University

Northumbria Sport has developed a high-performance tennis programme competing in both British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and National League competitions under the brand name of Team Northumbria.

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University of Stirling

University of Stirling are proud to support performance tennis in Scotland and have run a high performance programme since 1992.

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University of East London

UEL's Tennis programme is ranked no.1 in London and in the top 20 in the UK. The UEL tennis team rosters consist of WTA and ATP ranked players from Britain and all over the world.

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Cardiff Met Tennis

Cardiff Met has established itself as one of the leading universities for student sport in the UK. Cardiff Met Tennis offers excellent sports facilities and an extensive range of activities.

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Leeds Beckett University

We encourage all levels of players. Currently, there are six Men’s teams and three Women’s teams. Each team plays in the BUCS leagues and there are approximately ten league fixtures and a Cup competition per team.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews Tennis Club is continuing to develop very positively and build on its success in recent years. With a membership of just under 200, it is one of the largest sports clubs at the University.

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British University Tennis Scheme:

Tennis is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Championships and European University Competitions.

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Could one of these be you?
  • You’ve got loads of ideas, but just can’t get them down on the page the way you want to.
  • You would be OK with the writing, if you could just get the right idea to start you off.
  • You’re worried that your personal statement won’t stand out enough and showcase the real you.
  • You can’t get past the blank page to make your common application essay come alive.
  • You’ve got it all down on the page, but you’re struggling to fit it into the word count.
  • Spelling and grammar aren’t your forte and you need some help perfecting your essays.

Because Tennis Smart has heard from so many clients that these are real problems, we decided to do something about it. So we’ve teamed up with Sally Anderson from Elimo Editing to provide you with a service to help you to produce the best possible written pieces for whatever university applications you are completing.

Elimo Editing

Elimo Editing
  • In addition to years of editing and proofreading experience, Sally has done plenty of university applications and studying herself, with a Doctorate in Education and most recently, a Masters in Performance Psychology. With two sporting children now at university, she’s also got personal experience with the ins and outs of both the US and the UK university application systems.

Sally Anderson

Sally Anderson

Through discussion, review of your written pieces, suggestions for improvement, and careful editing and proofreading, now your university application can be the best we can possibly make it. Let the essay-writing commence!

Depending on which Division you are aiming for and whether British university is a path you also want to maintain, this initiative will automatically be added.