“Shane is a better coach than anyone I’ve ever met“
Colin Carbis (father of Jemma Carbis, winner 2018 Victorian Claycourt 16-and-under girls singles and doubles titles)
Here’s a couple of questions to ask your club coach.
Firstly, how many junior teams does your club have? Because that’s the easiest way to determine the success of any coaching pathway. And secondly, how much direct contact does that coach have with you (or your child’s) actual tennis development?
I’ve been the club coach at Eaglemont Tennis Club since 2002, transforming it into the biggest junior tennis club in the Northern Eastern Junior Tennis Association with over 20 junior teams in 2019. And showcased by Tennis Victoria as a best-practise club and coach partnership.
So I’m one coach at one club with a team of coaches that I’ve trained myself to give us a competitive advantage over just about any club in Melbourne. My attitude to coaching (read about it here) means every session is about simply getting better at the game, with loads of enthusiasm and encouragement (but 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, call me today on 0414 373 586.
Tennis Australia Master Club Professional (2013)
Australian Mens 35 and over singles champion (2006)
Victorian Mens 45 and over singles champion (2017)
Why do you encourage all juniors to participate in the MatchPlay program?
Players who play more than once a week, improve dramatically more than those who don’t.
And there is a big difference between coaching, 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 matchplay sessions into our junior coaching program in 2019 – because tennis is a whole lot more fun when you’re getting better at it.