Annabel Croft Tennis Lessons and Academy

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National Tennis Centre, Roehampton

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy was the first tennis academy to take up residence at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton in 2009. The academy is now the largest tennis operator in residence at the centre with over 400 regular players attending our classes each week.

The tennis facility is the home of British Tennis and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and is the premier tennis centre in the country. It offers players and parents state of the art tennis facilities both indoors and outdoors which regularly play host to training camps and competitions for the elite tennis players in the country including players such as Andy Murray, Jo Konte and the British Davis Cup team.

Players participating in the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy will be largely based on the acrylic courts in front of the main building, as well as using the indoor courts where applicable. Parents bringing their children to participate can watch classes well-appointed viewing areas and have access to the excellent Deuce Café for refreshment on weekday evenings and weekends.

The NTC offers ample parking (although this can busy at peak times) and is a completely gated facility with comprehensive security measures – all adults are asked to sign in on arrival – giving parents a safe environment in which to bring their children to tennis classes.

Parents Note!

Places for our NTC weekly programme are still available!

May Half Term Holiday Camps run from 30th May until 2nd June for players aged 4-13yrs

All new players receive a free no obligation trial to have a go on court at the NTC in 2017







Click on the tabs below to find out more about the Annabel Croft Tennis programme at the NTC

The tennis programme run by ACTA is one of the largest in the area and offers opportunities for players of all ages and standards to learn and improve their skills on court. The programme runs from Monday to Sunday for at least 36 weeks of the year, tracking the term dates of the majority of local schools. The week offers regular coaching classes for all standards and age groups throughout the week and on Sundays. Saturdays is dedicated to match play classes for our performance ACE Squad players. Sunday afternoons is shortly to be offering competitions and match play opportunities for players too.

The NTC programme offers classes for all age groups with a range of classes on offer on each day. Here is a guide to whats on offer for summer 2017:

  • 4pm-5pm Little Hitters Classes (3-7yrs)
  • 4pm-5pm Junior Beginners & Improvers (7-9yrs)
  • 5pm-6pm Junior Classes (all levels) (7-10yrs)
  • 5pm-6pm Development Beginners & Improvers (10-13yrs)
  • 6pm-8pm Development Classes (all levels) (10-13yrs)
  • 6pm-8pm Transition Classes (all levels) (13-17yrs)

Further information about the classes on offer and what each level of play can offer your child can be found by clicking here.

Performance tennis (ACE Squad) is scheduled at the NTC from Tuesday to Thursday and is generally held on the NTC’s indoor tennis courts. Classes run from 5pm-9pm throughout the week depending on a players age and standard. For full information on the performance ACE squad programme, please click here.

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at the NTC features a large and highly experienced coaching team that have been chosen to cover the range of ages and abilities that the programme covers. The coaching team is headed and managed by Steve Cockell who is one of the owning partners of the business and has been involved in the development of the academy since its foundation. In addition, Sophie Cockell, Steve’s sister is head of the academy performance programme (ACE Squad) and oversees all of the development of our budding future stars both on and off court.

Further details of all our academy coaches can be found below. The academy has a policy of only hiring UK accredited tennis coaches to be part of the NTC team. In order to achieve this, coaches must be at least a level 3 coach (there are 5 levels) and must undertake training and development on an annual basis to keep up to speed with the changing nature of tennis in the UK. They must also hold a current DBS certificate, safeguarding and first aid training as well as relevant insurance.

Steve Cockell

Sophie Cockell

Ross Grover

Alex Harvey

Russell Smith

Francesco Robarts

Rob East

Beatha Roper-Rice

Price List 2017

NTC Academy Weekly Course 12 x 1 hour sessions £286.00pp Booking Request
Academy Weekly Course (1.5 hours) 12 x 1.5 hour sessions £429.00pp Booking Request
NTC Match Play Course 10 x 1 hour sessions £135.00pp Booking Request
NTC Match Play Course 10 x 2 hour sessions £202.50pp Booking Request
NTC Junior Club Night (Friday 7-8:30pm) 12 x 1.5 hours £260.00pp Booking Request

ACTA offers a range of holiday coaching courses which are extremely popular at the National Tennis Centre for a range of players and standards. The courses run throughout the year and regularly host over 40 players each week. ACTA takes pride in making sure our camps are not a babysitting service! The numbers of players in each camp is restricted to 6 per coach* and the programme has been specially designed to maximise each player’s improvement throughout a 15 hour weekly programme. The camps are perfect for players that need some extra coaching to help with their development or are not able to attend any of our weekly lessons.


Mini Holiday Course (4-6yrs)   5 x 3 hour sessions   £180.00pp per week / £40 per day (minimum 3 day booking)   Booking Request

Junior/Development Holiday Course (7-15yrs)   5 x 3 hour sessions   £215.00pp per week / £50 per day (minimum 3 day booking)   Booking Request

Teenage Tennis camp (13-16 yrs)   5 x 3 hour sessions   £215.00 pp per week /£50 per day (minimum 3 day booking)   Booking Request

Elite Match Play Holiday Course   5 x 5 hour sessions   £260.00 per person / £60 per day    Booking Request

For full details of our NTC holidays courses for 2017, please click here to be taken to our dedicated pages.

*1:6 is the targeted teaching ratio but due to the variety of playing standards, sometimes these ratios can change to 1:7 or 1:8 per class.


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Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, Mortlake Business Centre, 20 Mortlake High Street, London, SW14 8JN