SOPHIE COCKELL is a Level 4 Performance Coach and LTA Tutor. She has been teaching tennis for almost 20 years and has experience in all areas of the game from mini tennis through to performance juniors. Having a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology she specialises in a hands on approach working closely with clients on their goals and expectations as well as their technical training. She currently works with some of the top juniors in the region and works for Surrey Tennis with the junior county teams. She specifically focuses on the under taught area of doubles and is passionate about teaching the tactics and strategies that makes doubles such a fun to play throughout your life.
Through her passion for doubles Sophie has developed a specialised doubles programme, S.C. Tennis Doubles School, for junior and recreational level. It focuses on correct positioning, court coverage and tactics that will help young and recreational players take their game to the next level. She teaches this to both her regular clients and also hosts one day clinics and 3 day training camps in The Algarve, Portugal. Sophie will also visit UK clubs to show players and coaches her method so that they can share and replicate within their club. This programme will shortly be available online.
Sophie is also the Surrey ambassador for 'She Rallies' and is passionate about helping Judy Murray and her team getting more girls involved in tennis by offering female only sessions for all girls of all ages to encourage them to stay in the game. She runs female only squads and recreational sessions with a team based, fun theme throughout.