Since 2013, The McDonald College partnership with Voyager Tennis Academy has delivered a highly successful program that allows elite tennis players the opportunity to further develop their tennis careers whilst completing their academic studies. This program works with tennis students as elite performers with the same requirements as elite performing artists. The program allows for daily training in their area of performance whilst completing their secondary education at the highest levels.
2019 Most Outstanding School – NSW Tennis Awards
2018 Australian Schools Championships National Winner
The McDonald College sets aside two hours per day for performance training in addition to normal academic studies. When the performing arts students go to their classes our Elite Tennis students train at Sydney Olympic Park facilities in Homebush, which is a short 5-minute drive from the College.
Established in 2011, the vision of Voyager Tennis Academy is to help restore Australian tennis as a top participation sport with a strong level of play and to help youngsters use tennis as a vehicle to further their education via college scholarships. Lead coaches include, Luke Bourgeois, Ryan Henry, Adam Feeney, Andrew Thomas (former McDonald College student), Pete Thorne, Sam Humphrey and Rafael Barrozzi.
Currently, Voyager Tennis runs one of the largest player development programs in Australia and works with over 100 nationally ranked players across Sydney. It also has more than 40 program graduates who are currently in the United States on college tennis scholarships and many more following this pathway in the next couple of years.
2019 College Captain and Voyager Tennis Academy graduate, Micheal Zhang, obtained a perfect SAT score and received an ATAR of 99.8, allowing him entry into the prestigious Harvard University to study Applied Mathematics & Economics in the Class of 24′.
Voyager delivers Sydney’s first comprehensive tennis pathway taking students from recreational to elite players.
It is able to do this through a combination of its coaching expertise, learning techniques and state of the art facilities. Moreover, in order to raise the game of aspiring young players, at its Olympic Park facility it regularly arranges for them to compete against and alongside some of the best young players from overseas thus dramatically fast-tracking their development.
For more information on The McDonald College Voyager Tennis Academy program please call us on (02) 9752 0507 or use our Tennis Enquiry Form.
Tennis Open Day
Find out more about our pre-professional tennis program at our upcoming Tennis Open Day.
- Wednesday 11 August 2021 – POSTPONED. Please register to receive a link to a video and more information.
- Wednesday 27 October 2021
Itinerary for Tennis Open Days:
9.30am – 10.15am Presentation
10.15am – 11.15am On court viewing session
11.15am to 11.45am On court session (Optional)
From 11.15am School tours (Optional)
Guests will also have the option to book a Private Tour at a time that suits them, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
GET IN TOUCH
Would you like to book a Trial Day or send a general enquiry? Get in touch on the link below.