2015 TCAV Club Coach of the Year Winner
2012 Tennis Victoria Club-Coaching Excellence Winner
2013 Tennis Australia Master Club Professional
How do you find out how good a tennis coaching program really is?
Maybe start with the basics – like how many players a can a coach progress into playing actual club competition.
Or how much coaching and playing experience do they have (and at what level).
I’ve been the club coach at Eaglemont Tennis Club since 2002, helping it to become one of the biggest tennis clubs in Melbourne with 500 members, 18 junior teams and a Grade 1 mens pennant team in 2019.
Tennis Victoria have used this relationship as an example of best-practise of what a successful club-coaching pathway should look like.
My Coaching Philosophy is based on the growth-mindset approach that’s encouraging, positive and, above all, about improvement.
Because the real fun in tennis is the satisfaction you get knowing you’re getting better, and that’s whether you’re 5 or 75. No bamboozling jargon either.
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.
And lastly, 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.
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.