How do you choose the best club and coaching program for your tennis?

I started my tennis career at the age of about 9 at my local tennis club – and ended up playing tennis all over the world. 

So I know exactly what kind of program and environment is needed for players to reach their potential. A supportive, encouraging, and positive one. 

Since 2002, I’ve been Head Coach of Eaglemont Tennis Club, winning both the inaugural 2012 Tennis Victoria Club – Coaching Excellence Award and the 2015 TCAV Club Coach of the Year Award.

We’ve produced some of the best junior tennis players in Melbourne – Tom Ciszewski, Jemma Carbis, Cooper White, Ted Williams and Alex Scrutton among a few. Just as important is the friendly club environment we’ve been able to create that has made Eaglemont Tennis Club one of the strongest tennis clubs in Melbourne.

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