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On the Court with Tribal Tennis

30th November 20

Tribal Tennis has been a key part of our extra-curricular programme for many years. Catering for KS1 and KS2 pupils, the club focuses on developing technique, preparing for competitions and learning new skills. Advanced coaching methods improve children’s tactical and technical tennis knowledge, whilst incorporating fun and exciting games along the way. The team at Tribal Tennis aim to inspire a higher level of learning from the children by challenging them to build their skills in new and exciting ways.

Let’s meet the coaches…


Trixi Gurjao

Trixi started playing tennis at her local tennis club in Enfield at the age of four. It was here that her love for the sport began, and she has never wanted to leave the court since! Trixi has continued playing tennis, progressing through the ranks, competing and captaining the women’s first team at Roehampton University. In 2012, she began working at summer camps for her local club, where she worked with children of all different ages and abilities, before progressing to an assistant coach role.

Trixi joined Teddy and Tribal Tennis as a coach in 2019, seeing this as a great opportunity to develop her coaching skills. She has shared her passion for the sport, as well as her ‘winning ways’, with the children she teaches – you can see her club medal for this year’s Ladies Singles in the photo below.

“I’ve loved playing tennis ever since I can remember, and I know that passion developed highly due to the coaching I received back then. Now I am in a great position to teach the future generation of tennis players and bring about that same passion.” – Trixi


Mark Gibson

Mark has been a keen sportsman since the age of nine, showing a great enthusiasm for all sports through his junior years, including climbing, badminton and rugby. He now has the ‘tennis bug’ and will not put down his racket!

Mark began coaching during his time at sixth form, and then during his studies: Sport Psychology & Coaching Sciences at Bournemouth University, where he gained further insight into his own coaching philosophy. Mark started as a Teddy Tennis coach back in 2015, and has since gained experience teaching KS1 and KS2 at Tribal Tennis, seeing this as another challenge to develop his skillset as a coach.

“I believe that delivering enjoyable and educational sessions go hand in hand, when facilitating a child’s growth and development.” – Mark