Tennis Academy

Course Details

Age: 7-10 & 11-14

Cost: £160

Junior – Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a twenty shot rally or serve? We give you a racquet and the foam balls, you bring along a smile and bags of enthusiasm and energy. You will be able to rally with friends and challenge an adult to a game at the end of the 5 day course.

Senior- It is a chance for those with some experience of the basics to improve their game and hone their skills. We will work on rallying, serving and competitive play. Why not come along and try some teamwork – doubles, and drills like dingles and red rover will help you improve your game rapidly.

Tutor Profile

An avid fan of all the racket 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.

Charles Harcourt has been a professional tennis coach since 1997. He has coached at Cambridge L.T.C (1997-2002), Hills Road Tennis Centre (1999 to date) and Cocks and Hens L.T.C (2011 to date). He has been The Perse Upper School coach since 2011. Charles has been Professional Tennis Registry qualified since May 1997 and an Annual PTR conference attendee since 2006 at Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

Andy Lingley is a DCA qualified coach with 23 years of full time coaching experience. He has been teaching Tennis at the Perse Upper School since 2014 and is the current Head of Tennis at the Upper School as well coaching at the University of Cambridge and the Cocks and Hens tennis club.

Kyle Wingate has a strong love for tennis as a coach, player and a fan. He has represented Cambridgeshire tennis as a junior and now competes regularly in division 1 Cambridgeshire Tennis Local leagues. At University Kyle was Tennis Club President. Whilst studying a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology, Kyle was appointed the University Tennis coordinator where his role was to create a positive learning environment for students and children from the local schools. He has coached at numerous clubs in Wales, Surrey and Cambridgeshire.

Samy Fennich Fully qualified LTA coach with over 20 years experience coaching at club level and schools for all levels and ages, currently head coach at Milton and Hills Road sport centre, Samy has been running tennis camps and workshops as well as tutoring overseas in China.

Josh Marlow currently oversees the implementation of strength & conditioning across the senior school. In previous positions, Josh has provided small group strength & conditioning sessions for young tennis players at Easton College tennis academy. He holds both a BSc and MSc in Strength & Conditioning science, amongst other qualifications. Josh has a keen interest in the development of the student athlete, and in particular to tennis, has attended LTA workshops regarding the physical demands of tennis on the young athlete.

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Week 1 11-15 July