Torrens Valley Christian School wins most outstanding tennis school in Australia

Torrens Valley Christian School is celebrating a historic victory, having been awarded the coveted 2023 Newcombe Medal for Most Outstanding School at the Australian Tennis Awards.

This prestigious honour recognises the school’s exceptional commitment to fostering a thriving tennis community among its R-12 students.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring home this prestigious award,” says Emily Brookes, Principal of Torrens Valley Christian School. “This win is a testament to the dedication of our students, coaches, and staff who have poured their hearts into building a vibrant and successful tennis program, and creating a safe environment for these students to flourish.”

Torrens Valley Christian School’s winning formula is built on several key pillars:

  • Regular internal tournaments: Providing students with competitive opportunities to hone their skills and build sportsmanship
  • Hotshots Tennis programs: Introducing young children to the joys of tennis through a playful and engaging curriculum
  • Curriculum integration: Dedicating space within the curriculum for students who want to excel in tennis alongside their academic studies
  • Partnership with Hope Valley Tennis Club: Collaborating with experienced coaches like Josh Crowe to provide students with top-notch training and facilities


Sue Schubert, Tennis Coordinator, and Josh Crowe, Hope Valley Tennis Club Coach, with TVCS students at a recent internal tennis tournament.

This victory marks the culmination of three consecutive years of being nominated for the Most Outstanding School award, showcasing the school’s unwavering commitment to nurturing its students’ tennis talents

“Tennis is not just about winning matches,” says Sue Schubert, Physical Education and Health Teacher and Tennis Coordinator at Torrens Valley Christian School.

It’s about building teamwork, resilience, and a love for the game. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to experience these benefits, and we’re proud to offer a program that caters to all levels and aspirations.

Torrens Valley Christian School’s win is not just a celebration for the school, but for the entire Adelaide tennis community. It serves as an inspiration to other schools and clubs to invest in nurturing the next generation of tennis champions.

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