Discover the family behind the Devonshire Tennis Academy
The Devonshire Tennis Academy is a family-run tennis coaching academy, born out of a love for tennis, coupled with Devonian family values, where our love of coaching is matched only by your child’s unique love of learning!
Rob and Naomi Cook both grew up in North Devon and moved away to pursue their separate career paths. After living and working on the outskirts of London for over twenty years collectively, they both knew that there was no place like home for their family.
Together they had grown a prestigious tennis club in Middlesex from around one hundred junior members to just over four hundred active players, along with growing two small humans.
Following the birth of their second child Naomi and Rob made the rather easy decision to return to North Devon with their family, what better place to bring up their children, where better to set up a family-run tennis company which caters for all levels of player: all ages and all abilities.
Rob enjoys the performance side of coaching, having played to a high level and still delivering a devastating serve, he coaches juniors and adults alike to achieve their fullest potential, on & off the court. Whether you are a novice tennis player or an experienced baseline dominator - Rob will deliver the kind of session that will leave you wanting to perform better for yourself, wanting to achieve better results on court and thirsty for more.
Naomi relishes every opportunity to connect with a new player, with two small humans hot on her coaching heels, she knows that finding a teaching style to suit the individual is key. As a creative person from a theatrical background, Naomi can turn any tennis court into a stage, any player into the hero of the piece and any activity into a measure for measure, pitting mentality against racquet and athlete against opposition.
At the Devonshire Tennis Academy we pride ourselves on delivering an extensive range of professional tennis coaching on the newly refurbished courts at Park Lane Tennis Club in Rock Park. We are also launching on-site tennis and gymnastics coaching at numerous schools in the local area and as if that weren’t enough we will also be offering tennis and multi-activity camps during the school holidays making use of the excellent facilities at Braunton Academy.
We are confident that, together with you, the Devonshire Tennis Academy will be a place where a shared passion for sport and the wellbeing of our children is what unites us all.