There’s a very simple way to find out how good a tennis coaching program is.

Just find out the number of junior and adult teams at that club. Because the best way to measure the success of any program should be reflected by the number of players that program can progress/develop/encourage into playing club competition. 

I’ve been the club coach at Eaglemont Tennis Club since 2002, now the biggest junior tennis club in the Northern Eastern Junior Tennis Association with 20 junior teams in 2019. And Tennis Victoria have used us as a best-case example of what a successful club-coaching pathway looks like.

My attitude to coaching (read about it here) is built on the growth-mindset approach that is encouraging, positive and, above all, improvement (but without any bamboozling jargon).

So if you’d like a free assessment of your game, or like to join one of the fastest-growing tennis clubs in Melbourne, call me today on 0414 373 586.

One more thing – if you don’t think you’ve improved with a tennis class from me or any of my coaching team, I’ll give you a free lesson. Guaranteed.


Shane Scrutton

2015 TCAV Club Coach of the Year Award Winner 

2012 Tennis Victoria Club Coach of the Year Award Winner

Tennis Australia Master Club Professional (2013)

Australian Mens 35 and over singles champion (2006)

Victorian Mens 45 and over singles champion (2017)

Why is match play so important?

In my experience, players who play more than once a week tend to improve dramatically more than those who don’t.

And there is a big difference between just learning the technique of forehands, backhands and serves, and playing competitively where players are required to know how to score, call balls in and out, combine effectively with their partner, and learn how to win and lose (that last point being probably the most important).

That’s why I’ve added free additional match play sessions into our junior coaching program in 2019 – because tennis is a whole lot more satisfying when you’re getting better at it. And I’ve always thought that that is the really fun part of tennis.

Shane Scrutton