What's the Yarra Tennis difference?
We’re more than just a tennis coaching program. We’re a tennis community.
Yes, Yarra Tennis Coaching is recognised by Tennis Victoria for it’s ability in bridging the tricky gap between kids starting tennis, and getting good enough to play competitively. After all, since 2002 we’ve been able to consistently develop players from a beginner level into club competition, and keep them there. Right up to the elite level.
But we’ve also made Eaglemont Tennis Club a friendly, supportive and encouraging place to play tennis – and that’s what we are most proud of.
That’s the Yarra Tennis difference.
“My tennis career began with Shane many years ago when I first started lessons at the age of four. He taught me the art of ball tracking, technique and love of the game. Equally important, throughout the years he has mentored and shown me in example the meaning of sportsmanship. Today I have an Australian Ranking of 168 and I’m fifth in the State of Victoria for my birth year. Coach (Shane) Scrutton is a team mate, coach and mentor. He assists me in technique, tactical knowledge and fuels my love of the game. I would not be the tennis player and person I am today without the on-going support of Coach (Shane) Scrutton.” Tom Ciszewski
Since 2002, I’ve been the Coaching Director and Head Coach of Yarra Tennis Coaching. My team’s coaching programs have won both the 2012 inaugural Tennis Victoria Club – Coaching Excellence Award and the 2015 TCAV Club Coach of the Year Award. With over 30 years of coaching and playing experience, I also write a regular tennis blog on topics like developing the growth mindset and improving player confidence and decision-making ability.
We have built an exceptionally strong connection with Eaglemont Tennis Club (see our club/coach success story ) which provides playing opportunities for all ages and abilities. That’s why we have 150 juniors playing in the club’s weekly Saturday morning NEJTA junior competition and 9 Tennis Victoria pennant teams.
Players like Tom Ciszewski, Jemma Carbis and Alex Scrutton have followed our pathway to become some of the top juniors in the state.
We also contribute to grassroots tennis and sport in the local community, with free clinics to a number of schools and kindergartens, and participation in the Sporting Schools program.
So whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your skills or a player looking for a high performance environment, we have the track record, coaching experience and club competition, to do just that.
And that’s the Yarra Tennis difference. If you’d like to join any of our programs or would like a free session with me or one of my coaching team, then call me on 0414 373 586 today.
PS .. watch out for my drop shot.