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Set Point Tennis Academy has been based in Thames Ditton for the past 21 years where it has provided coaching of the highest quality to both the local community and to international players of 7 different nationalities.

Our aim has been to encourage players, both juniors and adults, to achieve their full potential by offering innovative coaching services and consultancy at competitive prices.


Both Cathy and Gordon Birt, the founders of the Academy, have played and coached at the highest international level, thereby offering expertise seldom found in Great Britain.



For information on our free taster coaching session for Toddlers Tennis, please 'click' on Forthcoming Events.



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S.P.T.A are proud and privileged to announce a new addition of 2 former players to our coaching team.

Jasmine Ferguson (nee Choudhury) and Tom Dixon have both played internationally on the world professional circuit and hence provide further valuable experience to our team of coaches.

This means that all 4 of our coaches are former international players, something other academies are seldom able to match. As so often happens in most academies, very few of their coaches have ever reached anything like international standard as players themselves…..a factor so important as they generally have very little idea of the path their pupils need to follow should they wish to play professionally.

Jasmine played internationally on the W.T.A. tour achieving her highest ranking in singles of 331 in 1998.

July 2017


Accompanied by Tom Dixon, our best junior players, Oliver Skirrow and the Dunn sisters, Rebecca and Emily, travelled to Tennis Club Steinbach, just outside Frankfurt where they had expert training on the European clay courts, They played in 2 regional tournament competitions, and were kindly housed by German host families. Congratulations are in order as all 3 players acquitted themselves very well by winning several matches in the tournaments.  Special congratulations to Emily who won her age group in the second tournament. Steve Askey and Tom should be thanked for taking the group and teaching the players how to compete on the red European Clay courts. Above all, grateful thanks to Laurence for organising an opportunity of a life-time.

2017 Triangular Camp & Trophy in Newquay

The Triangular event between the German Club TC Steinbach, the Ace Tennis Academy in Newquay and our own academy  took place for the 10th successive year the 30th of July to the 6th of August in Newquay, Cornwall.  Apart from integrating with players from other countries, the week of drills, running on the beach, practice matches, pizza and pasta party, football, surfing, go-carting, pasties in town, fastest serve challenge, Pro-Am and the Annual Triangular Trophy was an exceptional opportunity for our players!  Special thanks to Steve Askey and Matt Trudgeon Academy for, yet again, organising the event. Also, special thanks to the families hosting our children free of charge.