Welcome to Carisbrooke Tennis Club’s coaching team

Carisbrooke is proud to have one of the strongest coaching programmes in the county, led by Head Coach Jack Simpson and supported by Club Coaches Sam Preston and Jonny Cloke.

The trio have had highly successful tennis careers, with all winning multiple county titles and being selected for the Leicestershire men’s summer and winter county teams.

The club offers a full and varied seasonal coaching programme for juniors and seniors, including group sessions and individual one-on-one lessons.

Our coaches teach young players from Mini-red, orange and green level right through to performance-level standards.

We also offer weekly cardio tennis, doubles masterclass lessons and group sessions for beginners.

See our latest coaching programme for the period January to April 2020 here.

Head Coach Jack Simpson


Head Coach Jack Simpson is a Level 4 Performance Coach

My role at Carisbrooke as Head Coach is to oversee the junior development programme, the junior performance programme and the adults’ programme. 
I have been coaching for more than ten years now in a number of different environments and have now established myself in club coaching. I graduated from Stirling University in 2008 where I was on a tennis scholarship, obtaining a degree in Sport and Business Studies. In my four years there I developed a lot as a player, while also coaching at the Scottish National Tennis Centre alongside my studies. Working alongside some high-profile coaches and players has had a great influence on my coaching to this day. 
Once back home in Leicester I completed my Level 4 senior performance coach qualification and took over as Head Coach at Carisbrooke in 2012.
I also continue to captain the Under-14s boys and Under-18 boys’ Leicestershire county teams. 
I work with players of all ages and standards. From total beginners to county champions and players competing nationally. I continue to represent the senior men’s county team and captain Carisbrooke’s 1st team in the Leicestershire Premier League, which has won the title three times in the past four years, and in league one of the National Club League. 
Please feel free to get in touch with me for with playing or coaching queries. 

Contact Jack via mobile on 07816 067 652 or on email

Club Coach Sam Preston

Club Coach Sam Preston is a Level 3 Development and Performance Coach
I have been working as a tennis coach for 13 years now, coaching players of all ages and abilities .
For the past two years I have focused on performance coaching at Carisbrooke and have also been fortunate enough to spend time on court with the Midlands coaching team assisting with the delivery of regional camps and weekly regional training at the county centre of excellence at Loughborough University.
I am a lifelong tennis enthusiast who has played the game since I was five-years-old, playing at club, county and national level. I still compete for the Leicestershire county men’s team with my team-mate Jack Simpson, who I now work with on the coaching team at Carisbrooke. 
See you at the club soon!
Contact Sam via email at

Club Coach Jonny Cloke

Club Coach Jonny Cloke is a Level 3 Development and Performance Coach

I have been playing tennis for most of my life and have been coaching for more than ten years.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about the sport and enjoy bringing the most out of my players.

Jonny has won numerous titles at the Leicestershire County Closed Championships, including several doubles crowns in both the mixed and men’s draws.

He has also represented the county men’s team and recently helped Carisbrooke reach the National Club League finals at Bournemouth.

Contact Jonny via email at

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