Ex-Davis Cup and Wimbledon Star Appointed Head of Tennis
The appointment of Josh Goodall as Head of Tennis at Downe House this September will bring this outstanding former Davis Cup and Wimbledon player to a permanent base, coaching pupils to the highest level and giving insights into what it takes to make it to the top of the game.
As a professional tennis player, Josh, who has worked as a coach at Downe House for the last two years, was ranked England no 2 after Andy Murray, at the high point of his career. He played on the international tennis circuit, travelling to compete in tournaments around the world.
Josh says, “I am extremely excited to be appointed as Head of Tennis. It is a great opportunity to pass on my philosophies and experience of the sport to the girls and to move tennis forward at the School. I am supported by an amazing team of coaches. More and more girls are taking up the sport and dedicating themselves to developing their game. We have seen huge developments here in the last few years thanks to the fantastic work done by my predecessor Tim Allen. He made tennis such a focus by recruiting the first team of ex-professional players as coaches at a UK school.
It is my ambition for Downe House to become one of the top schools in the country for tennis and we are well on the way. I am delighted to relinquish the travel of the international circuit for the courts of Downe House and to have this first class coaching opportunity to develop future players.”