With one of the most successful coaching  pathways in Melbourne, Yarra Tennis Coaching do a lot more than just teach tennis.

After 30 years of playing and coaching tennis all over the world, I’ve discovered you need two things to become a better tennis player. Expert coaching to develop your game, and competition at the right level to challenge your game.

And, after all, it’s a sport.  So you’ve got to make it fun.

Since 2002 we have taught hundreds of juniors and adults how to learn, improve, compete and, above all, enjoy the sport of tennis.

It’s a pathway that has turned Eaglemont Tennis Club into one of the strongest tennis clubs in Melbourne. It’s why Tennis Victoria considers us a best practise case in the way a club and coach partnership can work.

We’ve also won the 2015 TCAV Club Coach of the Year Award and the 2012 Tennis Victoria Club Coach of the Year Award .

And we’ve coached some of the best junior tennis players in Australia and China.

Like to learn more? Contact me on 0414 373 586 to see what our pathway can do for your tennis.

It’ll be fun too.

Shane Scrutton

Head Coach Yarra Tennis Coaching, Tennis Australia Master Club Professional Coach, Dip. Ed. B.SC (Journalism), Mens Australian 35-and-over singles champion (2006) Mens Victorian 45-and-over singles claycourt champion (2017)

How can we help your tennis?

We make tennis easy to learn with our pre-school tennis starter Wilson peeWee Program (ages 3-5)

We teach the essential skills to play junior competition with our Shot Champs Program (ages 6-10) 

We provide junior squad training in a competitive environment with Junior Development Squads and Turbo Squads

We give adults of all ages and standards tennis coaching and improvement with our  Women’s TennisFit & Adult Cardio Tennis programs

We run progressive and structured Tennis-in-Schools programs via the Sporting Schools program at East Ivanhoe PS, Banyule PS, Kew High and Alphington Grammar Schools

We offer Half day School holiday Tennis Camps

“When you’re playing a match you’re not just challenging your opponent. You’re really challenging yourself. The ability to remain calm under pressure, to not panic, to take your time, to hang in there when it seems everything is going wrong from a bad line call to a terrible bounce to a desperately unlucky net-cord. As a coach, that’s what you really need to understand. And unless you’ve been there yourself, I think it’s difficult to truly get that.”

Shane Scrutton



“What a great program the Eaglemont Tennis Club delivered us this year. We have been working with them for over ten years and they continue to improve and progress their programs they run for us. Shane who runs our program as well as his other coaches have all done a magic job! Thanks a lot!”

Blair Runnells – Alphington Grammar School PE Coordinator