Cost: £169 (Early-Bird: £152)
This course is a great chance to get to grips with many different racquet sports including tennis, badminton and table tennis. With lots of fun to be had and many skills to be acquired, the Racquet Sports course will improve hand-eye coordination, team work and speed. This is perfect for those looking to try something different, stay active and have lots of fun along the way.
The LTA have produced guidelines for running tennis, and as a result we are making some changes to this course to allow for pupils to be able to work in the required groups of 6. We intend to base all of the racquet sports around this guidance. The course tutor will continue to lead the session, but within each course we will subdivide the pupils into groups of 6, and each of those groups will have their own ‘coach’ in one of our Old Persean assistant tutors. We will continue to monitor advice from the LTA.
An avid fan of all the racquet sports, Natasha Cottingham 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 course for three years whilst dabbling with real tennis along the way. Currently she coaches the Perse’s first team girls when she isn’t teaching Geography.