Hyotei Academy (氷帝学園) is a private school located in Tokyo. It's tennis team, Hyōtei Academy Secondary Department (氷帝学園中等部 Hyōtei Gakuen Chūtō Bu) applies a strict stratification and merit system, which prioritizes ability only rather than emotion. If any regular loses a match, they are removed from their spot and only given a second chance in very rare conditions. The Hyōtei Tennis Club has over two hundred members. The team itself consists of eight regulars led by Keigo Atobe.
- Year Founded: 1919
- Student Body: 1652 (1021 Boys, 631 Girls)
- Tennis Team Membership: 215
- Coach: Tarō Sakaki
- Captain: Keigo Atobe
- Treasurer: Haginosuke Taki
- Assistant Treasurer: Munehiro Kabaji
HistoryEditIt should be known that Oshitari and Atobe were the strongest in the club since their freshman year as revealed in the Another Story OVA. The OVA also shows that Atobe Keigo, Oshitari Yushi, Akutagawa Jirou, Shishido Ryo and Mukahi Gakuto had regulars jerseys during their freshman year.
They suffer setbacks early in the story. They are first defeated by Fudomine during the Prefectural Tournament, having arrogantly sent 4 non-regulars to the matches, losing both doubles games as a result. After regular Shishido is crushed in 15 minutes by Tachibana in Singles 3, Fudomine advances to the semi-finals, and Hyotei crashes out. A full strength Hyotei then crush St.Rudolph in the 5th place consolation match, snatching the last spot to the Kanto Regional Tournament.
As a non-seed, Hyotei is drawn to face old rivals Seigaku in the first round of the Regionals, and loses, leaving them ineligible for the Nationals (with only the top four teams in tournament qualifying). They are all depressed until they receive a special invite due to Tokyo being chosen as the host city, and hence getting to invite one extra team. At the nationals they crush their first two opponents, including their second round opponent Shishigaku, Semi-finalists from the previous year. Having lost their top two players, Tachibana (to Fudomine ) and Chitose (to Shitenhōji ), Shishigaku stood no chance against a full strength Hyotei. At the Quarter-finals, Hyotei once again clashes with Seigaku, and after 5 hard and evenly fought matches, ultimately lose, ending their run in the Nationals.
After the Nationals, all 8 Hyotei regulars are invited to the U-17 Camp, a place where only High Schoolers had been invited to prior to this year.
Tennis Team MembersEdit
- Tsukimitsu Ochi November 1
- Keigo Atobe October 4
- Jirō Akutagawa May 5
- Oshitari Yūshi October 15
- Mukahi Gakuto September 12
- Ryō Shishido September 29
- According to Takeshi Konomi, Hyōtei's popularity was much higher than he expected, and it was for that reason that he chose to bring them back into the story. The Hyōtei team is one of the most popular teams in the entire series.
- In the official school popularity poll, they came in second only to Seigaku.
- The current headmaster is Sakuji Teruzane.
- Students can choose their own subjects.
- Subjects are divided into two categories “specialized” and “generalist”.
- Students of Hyotei Gakuen experience an exchange program with its four (4) sister schools around the world to give the students a better understanding of a multi-cultural society.
- Students are obligated to take public transportation means when going to and from school however, in the presence of a guardian or parent, a private transportation method can be arranged.
- Hyoutei’s curriculum also offers a lot of elective courses that can be taken starting their second year.
- The elective courses include: music, art, calligraphy, foreign languages and computer science.
- Out of all schools introduced in Prince of Tennis, Hyotei has the largest number of members in the tennis club, with approximately 215 members.
- Currently, no members of the Hyotei tennis club are able to use Muga no Kyōchi.