Sport is a major part of life at Hall School Wimbledon and plays an essential role in the physical, emotional and social development of every girl and boy. We are justifiably proud of the facilities, support, expertise and talent provided by the Games and PE Departments.
The school seeks to develop the physical potential of every child through a varied and challenging curriculum. We compete in county, district and national tournaments as well as having weekly fixtures against local schools, such as Harrodian, Ibstock, Ursuline and Hill House among others.
In the Junior School, every day begins with an aerobics workout or a run. The children train together, competing against themselves, to clock up laps towards their 100K Challenge – many of our pupils run over 100 kilometres in the course of the school year.
The school hosts two annual cross-country tournaments for local junior schools; the spirit of HSW is evident in the way that boys and girls cheer for each other. We also have mixed football teams and girls from HSW are privileged to do their training with the England women’s football development squad. HSW is one of the few schools to train Ball Boys and Ball Girls (BBBGs) for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships each year.
In the Senior School, all pupils take part in circuit training sessions before the start of the school day. The core objectives of circuit training are to increase muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Pupils practice planks, rope skipping, jumping, squats, sprints and step ups. These movements are very important for the lower, upper and full body exercise.
Pupils also engage in a number of Games lessons. Years 7, 8 and 9 have two double periods and a single period of Games each week and Years 10 and 11 have a double and a single period.
Sports on offer at HSW
- Cross Country
Our Sports Ground is at Oberon Playing Fields, a nine-acre playground with a pavilion. It is located less than one mile away from the school on Lindesfarne Street, Wimbledon. Most of the school’s games and sporting activities, including Sports Day, take place on this site. The Oberon site is being currently redeveloped to accommodate even more facilities including:
- Three full size playing pitches
- Tennis and netball courts
- Cricket square
- Athletics track
- Astroturf pitch