Ackworth Tennis club is a growing friendly club which hires the courts on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturday afternoon and Sunday. There are weekly social sessions where all abilities are welcome to play. In addition to this the club also competes in the Wakefield and district league in the summer.

The schools Community Tennis Coach, Alice Robson, is head coach of the tennis club and runs weekly coaching sessions. To see the full coaching programme and more details about membership please see the club’s website:

Ackworth Tennis Club

Since its foundation in 1779, Ackworth has always been a mixed boarding school and currently about one-third of the Senior School boards. We have one boarding house with boys and girls living together – with separate sleeping areas of course! Our main aim is to provide a ‘home from home’ – a place where boarders can relax, feel safe, enjoy each other’s company, or at times find a quiet place to wind down or work, and somewhere where they can find support and help if they have any concerns or worries.

Ackworth has developed a flexible approach to boarding in response to parental and student needs. Some students only go home for the three main holidays, others go home most weekends. Some board for the whole of their time at Ackworth, others board for perhaps one or two years.