Tennis Coaching Team

Our World Class team of Coaches are all LTA Accredited, which means they have up to date DBS and First Aid Certificates, Safeguarding training, and regularly attend CPD courses to continually develop their knowledge and skills.

The Team:

Rob Ellis  Tennis Director and Founder

Rob has a BA (Hons) in Sports Management and has successfully managed Tennis Programmes across the UK since the turn of the Millenium.   Rob launched Cambridge Tennis Academy in July 2015 and is passionate about running an inclusive Tennis Academy, giving everyone the opportunity to learn and play tennis.  Rob is an LTA Accredited + Level 5 Master Club Coach and won Cambridgeshire LTA Coach of the Year 2016.

Milly Smith  Tennis Co-ordinator

Milly joined the Cambridge Tennis Academy team in October 2018.  Milly loves anything admin and has over 10 years PA and Events experience.   

Alex McLaren  Head of Performance

Alex has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since January 2017.  Alex is an LTA Accredited + Level 3 Coach and is passionate about helping players of all levels reach their full potential.  Alex won Cambridge Tennis Academy Coach of the Year 2018.

Jordan Marnoch  Head of Development

Jordan has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since April 2017.  Jordan is an LTA Accredited + Level 3 Coach and is passionate about creating a fun and inclusive environment for players to learn.  

Maggie Lindsay  Tennis Coach

Maggie has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since March 2016.  Maggie is an LTA Accredited Level 3 Coach and is currently studying Sports Science at Birmingham University.  Maggie is available during the school holidays and is passionate about making tennis fun for all ages and abilities.  Maggie won Cambridgeshire LTA Young Volunteer of the Year 2015.

Jimmy Lindsay  Tennis Coach

Jimmy has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since July 2016.  Jimmy is an LTA Accredited Level 2 Coach and is passionate about helping players improve their all round game.  Jimmy won Cambridge Tennis Academy Coach of the Year 2017.

Anna Emmerson  Tennis Coach

Anna has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since September 2016.  Anna is an LTA Accredited Level 1 Coach and is passionate about making the experience of learning tennis as fun as possible.  Anna won LTA East Region Young Volunteer of the Year 2016.

James Desmet  Tennis Coach

James has been coaching at Cambridge Tennis Academy since October 2016.  James is an LTA Accredited Level 1 Coach and is passionate about helping players improve their tennis playing level.  James was the number 7 ranked tennis player at 14&U in South Africa.