We have a set of rackets that can be handed out but pupils should bring their own if they have one. During the week we will split pupils by their prior experience of tennis to ensure everyone has a productive time!
Pupils are required to wear appropriate tennis clothing and shoes. We also recommend bringing a drinks bottle, hat, sun cream and wet weather clothing.
Natasha Cottingham is a teacher of geography at The Perse Upper and is an avid fan of all the racket sports. Natasha has two half blues in tennis from Oxford, captained the Oxford second team and played for the Oxford first team at squash. She also captained her college badminton, squash and tennis teams for three years whilst dabbling with real tennis along the way.
Samy Fennich is a fully qualified LTA coach with over 21 years experience coaching at club level and schools for all levels and ages. samy is currently head coach at Milton and Hills Road sport centre and has been running tennis camps and workshops, as well as tutoring overseas in China.
Andy Lingley is a DCA qualified coach with 25 years of full time coaching experience. He has been teaching Tennis at The Perse School since 2014 and is the current Head of Tennis at The Perse Upper as well coaching at the University of Cambridge and the Cocks and Hens tennis club. Andy coordinates the tennis summer school and will coach on many of the weeks.
Josh Marlow currently oversees the implementation of strength and conditioning at The Perse Upper. In previous positions, Josh has provided strength and conditioning support for teams and athletes alike over East Anglia and is a keen basketball player himself. He holds both a BSc and MSc in Strength & Conditioning Science, amongst level one coaching and refereeing certificates with Basketball England. Josh has a keen interest in the development of the student athlete, and in particular to basketball, having been his lifelong passion.
Daniel Nicholes is a passionate and enthusiastic sportsman. He is Head of PE and Assistant Director of Sports at the The Perse Prep school. Daniel is a professional sports coach with Level 2 qualifications in football, cricket, rugby, netball and gymnastics.
Gemma Turner has been playing netball for over 10 years with her local club and a level 2 coach and umpire. Gemma just wants to share her passion of netball with others as it is her favourite sport. Gemma also works at The Perse Prep as a Sports Teaching Assistant.
Liam Woods is Head of Middle School and a teacher of mathematics at The Perse Upper. He has taught in five different schools teaching across the full secondary school age range, and has led young mathematicians through Challenges and Olympiads to national success, with the aim of making mathematics an active, creative and enjoyable problem-solving experience. Liam coaches our Sixth Form 1st X1 and has coached football throughout his teaching career to different age groups. Liam continues to play 7 a side competitively across Cambridgeshire and also has a passion for racket sports, playing badminton and tennis in local leagues.