About

the academy

Established in 1996 by Cathy and Gordon Birt, Set Point Tennis Academy celebrates 25 years of excellence in tennis coaching. Teaching toddlers to adults, the Academy team creates a caring environment that helps players grow, develop their skills and enjoy tennis.

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"Having travelled the world both playing and coaching for many years, it is lovely to be back on my home ground coaching local players and seeing them enjoy the sport ."

Cathy Birt

Cathy birt

Founder of Setpoint Tennis Academy. Former international and Wimbledon tennis player. Cathy was the Great Britain Under 21 Champion three times, ranked eighth in Great Britain and reached a world ranking of 150. She was head of women’s tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and is an LTA qualified professional tennis coach (level 5 highest qualification).

 

tom dixon

Tom has played international tournaments in Europe and Africa, and is an LTA qualified professional tennis coach (Level 3). 

"Ranging from toddler tennis to adults and everything in between, I enjoy coaching all levels of tennis from beginners and competition level players."

Tom Dixon

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Jasmine Ferguson

Former international tennis player and was ranked number 1 in singles and doubles as a junior. She reached the top 10 in Great Britain, and a world ranking of 331. Jasmine is an LTA qualified professional tennis coach (level 3).

"My passion for tennis is as strong today as when I was on tour. I really felt like I wanted to give something back which has led me to coaching all standards of players."

Jasmine Ferguson

Gordon Birt

Founder of Setpoint Tennis Academy and former international and Wimbledon tennis player. Gordon coached the South African Junior Team, the British National Squad and eight international players who ranked in the top 20 in the world.

"If you fail to prepare, be prepared to fail."

Gordon Birt