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Our Team

Our mission is to help all players reach their goals on the tennis court and build communities that keep players in the ‘game for life’

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Managing Director

Tennis Australia Master Club Pro, ATPCA Master Pro, ITF and British Nero cert. coach

Dave has been involved in tennis for 24 years. He has managed and organised many roles in various tennis centres through his career. After a brief & successful junior career he pursued other sports to excel in boxing and surfing and after a few years found his way back to his true passion in tennis and has never looked back.

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Head Coach

Jeremy has been playing tennis for the past 17 years and began coaching at the age of 16. With many tournament wins under his belt and a number one junior title in NSW for two years straight, Jeremy is no stranger to an intense competition.

Jeremy moved onto a lead performance coaching role at Sydney Olympic Park at a young age before relocating to Alice Springs to further his business management skills and provide various opportunities to outback Australia.

Here he became a Head Coach for Tennis Alice Springs for two years and scored himself two Alice Springs Open titles.

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senior coach

My name is Adam Walters and I’m currently studying Economics and Finance at Macquarie Uni whilst coaching tennis. Currently I’m number 4 in NSW for 18 year olds and have multiple wins over top 100 Aus players. I enjoy piano and reading when I’m not playing, coaching, studying or eating! I had spent my whole life in Newcastle until i decided to move to Sydney for uni, but with Dave moving home and having known him for the better part of 10 years, as well as uni moving online, the decision to head back home only made sense. I look forward to these next few years and I’m always up for a casual hit, some drinks or a few sets at the courts!

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senior coach

Top 100 AR player. Top ranked mensplayer in the Hunter Valley.

Rene coaches as he enjoys seeing consistent improvement in all level players on and off the court. As a current player, in this current climate, Rene brings to much value towards the development of our players.

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Born in country Victoria in 1951, Paul moved to Melbourne in 1967 into the State Squad under harry Hopman and Wimbledon champions Neil Fraser & Frank Stedmund at Kooyong. With a handful of state titles under his belt – Paul went on the world tour in 1971 and 1972, playing come of the worlds top players of the era including John Newcombe, Tony Roach and Bjon Borg.

 

When Paul came back to Australia he took up a State coaching job in 1974 at 2 large clubs in Melbourne and coached there for 20 years.

 

After a break from the court – Paul chose country life and moved to Dubbo where he recommenced coaching in 1994. He increased the standard of junior and adult players with nationally ranked juniors and national champions.

 

Paul has now been in coaching in Newcastle for 5 years and we are beyond fortunate to have him on our team.

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Director

Director of DCTA and head coach at Mosman Prep School with David Comyns, Stuart is an ATPC level 3 Master professional with over 15 years of coaching experience and is a former top 100 Australian ranked player. Stuart was the operator of Roseville Tennis Academy from 2012-2017 and operated Matchpoint Tennis in Killara from 2007-2017. Stuart has a passion for training academy level juniors and facilitating tournament trips.

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Director

Tom has been involved in tennis from a very young age. He competed to a high standard reaching inside the top 100 of most age groups back in the UK, including men’s open. He studied at Loughborough University, captaining the men’s first team and combined his time playing and studying with coaching. He is level 3 (UK) qualified and ATPCA level 3 master professional and has vast experience of coaching players of all abilities.

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 Head Coach

Lloyd is a Scottish tennis coach with 8 years of coaching experience. As a player he represented his county from the age of 13 and traveled Britain playing tournaments reaching the top 10 in his age group. He captained the Stirling University teams and played an important role on the committee.

 

His coaching journey started in Edinburgh where he ran the Junior programme in a David Lloyd tennis center. Along with creating and implementing the coaching programme he also had a group of players that were touring Britain playing tennis europe events. Lloyd’s summers were spent heading up tennis programmes in various 5* greek hotels before he ventured down south to lead the adult programme in wimbledon park.

 

For lessons with Lloyd please call: 02 4006 8333

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Senior Coach

As a player Joe was one of the strongest in his age group reaching number 1 in the U.K. nationally at both Under 16 & Under 18 age group and competing internationally. His exceptional playing level at a young age saw him get an offer of a scholarship at the University of Utah (America), where he graduated with a journalism degree.

 

Following his time in the States, Joe went home to the U.K. and completed a Masters degree in business entrepreneurship and management at the University of Nottingham.

 

Following his graduation Joe transitioned into coaching, where he has a proven track record of developing players. He has coached a wide range of abilities from total beginner to travelling with players to ITF events and Tennis Europe tours.

 

For lessons with Joe please call: 02 4006 8333

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Senior Coach

Steven has recently moved to Sydney from the UK. He has played tennis from a very young age and went on to reach the top 50 in the country as a junior, whilst representing Kent in the U14/18’s county cup team and reaching Road to Wimbledon finals.

 

He went to the States on a tennis scholarship, graduated in 2018 with a BA in Business Management, and has since obtained a level 3 (UK) coaching qualification, coaching players of all ages and abilities.

 

As a coach, Steven is passionate about seeing the players he works with develop. He has extensive knowledge on the tactical side of the game and is always looking to impart that wisdom on his players.

 

Steven is available for private lessons, to book please call: 02 4006 8333

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Senior Coach

Our Team is Qualified

Tennis Coaching

Building better players.

Our highly qualified coaches, who have accumulated vast amounts of experience over their coaching careers use the most up-to -date and thorough coaching methods in order to cater for the needs of every player.

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