The Academy will open in April 2019 in order to be fully operational by September 2019. Barry Collis will support Lee in delivering this initiative.
Tennis facilities at Saint Felix will improve as the business evolves and Lee will lead tuition provision across the whole school. Indoor and outdoor class lessons will be available, as well as high performance individual lessons, other individualised coaching, school holiday lessons/camps and adult lessons.
Lee has recently developed a strong reputation locally at Beccles Tennis Club, including coaching Saint Felix pupils, following his repatriation from Thailand where he developed national champions and the profile of tennis at the British International School, Phuket.
Lee is a certified RPT coach and his leadership will elevate Saint Felix to become the first UK registered RPT centre. RPT (Registro Professional de Tenis) was founded in Spain in 1989 and is now widely regarded to be global leader in the provision of tennis tuition. RPT coaching takes a highly technical approach to the sport, ensuring that players develop the strongest possible technique from an early age.
Lee’s appointment is expected to lead to significant pupil recruitment locally and from overseas, enabling Saint Felix to compete strongly against other top tennis schools within the UK.
Lee looks forward to meeting with parents and pupils shortly to discuss his plans further.