“Shane is a better tennis coach than anyone I’ve met”
(father of Jemma Carbis, winner 2018 Victorian Claycourt 16-and-under girls singles and doubles titles)
Yep, I’ve lost a lot of tennis matches.
Been beaten in Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, the U.S., and on some OBSCURE TENNIS COURTS all over the world.
Even lost a pennant final recently after winning the first set 6-0. Admittedly against a much younger opponent who was also cramping (and that was straight after a gruelling, three hour doubles match).
But you won’t hear any excuses from me (and I’ve won a few too).
And it’s this experience that gives me an edge. An edge which will help you improve your game – whether you’re a complete beginner, a club player, or aspiring junior.
It’s a bit of ‘I don’t care what you can’t do, just show me what you can do.’ AND LET’S GET TO WORK ON THAT.
This attitude to the game of tennis has transformed Eaglemont Tennis Club into the leading club in the Northern Eastern Junior Tennis Association with 20 junior teams. And it’s been recognised by Tennis Victoria as best practise for a club and coach partnership.
My growth mindset approach (an approach to learning you’ll find in my blog here ) has produced some of the best juniors in Victoria. Every session is about improvement, heaps of enthusiasm and encouragement, and fun (and no bamboozling jargon, guaranteed).
So you’re interested in learning more, or want a free assessment on your game, or like to join one of the fastest-growing tennis clubs in Melbourne, let me know.
Just watch out for my slice backhand.
Tennis Australia Master Club Professional (2013)
Australian Mens 35 and over singles champion (2006)
Victorian Mens 45 and over singles champion (2017)
“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!”
Blair Runnells – Alphington Grammar School PE Coordinator