Brentwood School launches tennis academy

The independent school in Essex has recruited LTA level five licensed coach Mark Simpson-Crick to head up the initiative

Brentwood School will launch a tennis academy for students from reception through to sixth form this September.

The independent school in Essex has recruited LTA level five licensed coach Mark Simpson-Crick to head up the Brentwood School Tennis Academy, which it hopes will see students compete in the National Schools Championships, Schools Team Tennis and Independent Schools Tennis Championships.

Simpson-Crick has taught at the prestigious La Manga Club Tennis Centre in Murcia and he captained the England boys’ schools tennis team at the World Summer Games.

He will offer individuals development support with the sport for those of all levels and ages. The school hopes Britain’s future tennis talent is inspired by homegrown talents such as Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, the 18-year-old world number 333 who surprised pundits by reaching the fourth stage of Wimbledon this July.

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New coach Mark Simpson-Crick

 

Simpson-Crick will also establish elite coaching at the school to support and develop those with significant potential in the sport. “Spectacular performances are preceded by spectacular preparation!” he said.

Brentwood School is also running Tennis Academy summer camps in August, which are open to all-ability players aged between six and 14 years. 


Read more: School fees should not be a barrier to independent education, says Brentwood School

 

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