The University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre (hpc) is Southern Africa’s first elite performance sports facility. Launched in 2002 and having celebrated our 14th year in existence, the Centre is the training ground for tomorrow’s sporting champions and the venue of choice for sports professionals and enthusiasts alike.
The hpc is situated on the Hillcrest Sports Campus. These facilities annually attract international athletes as well as local sporting bodies for training camps or specific team preparation. The hpc has become the preferred location for Team South Africa pre-departure camps, as well as the preferred centre of specialisation for a significant number of national federations.
Within the sporting environment this sporting initiative has been endorsed by several national federations who host their academies at the hpc. The hpc offers academy programmes for a number of sporting codes.
In addition, the TuksSport High School was created by the high performance centre (hpc) to provide high school learner athletes with a unique opportunity to live out their passion for sport in a distinctive sporting milieu. TuksSport High School distinguishes itself by offering quality education to South African and international high performance athletes, and does so within a flexible structure. The structure creates optimal training opportunities, without compromise to the academic development of the learners/athletes.
The hpc is a valuable asset, not only to the University, but also to all up and coming athletes who make use of our sport science support.