Why a new program?
To create champions. After a successful period in developing the National Academies and the AIS Pro Tour program, which is an on-the-road travelling program, the next step is to further expand and focus on the ongoing development of our younger talent.
This is where the Talent Development Coaches program comes in. You, the private coaches, will have an opportunity to be part of a unique team across the country and will assist in delivering a targeted approach to developing our next group of champions.
What are Talent Development Coaches?
As part of the Project Talent, Tennis Australia will recognise excellent, passionate coaches who specialise in the development of under12 year olds.
These coaches are a vital element in the athlete development pathway and now have the opportunity to be recognised as a Talent Development Coach.
How do I get recognised as a Talent Development Coach?
To be recognised and gain access to the exclusive benefits, you will need to meet the following criteria:
Tennis Australia has appointed four Talent Development Coach Mentors – Ian Barclay, Bill Bowrey, Rob Kilderry and Gary Stickler. These mentors share their wealth of experience; provide support and assist Talent Development Coaches.
Giving you every assistance
In addition to the Talent Development Coaches, Tennis Australia is appointing Talent Development Coach Mentors. These mentors include some of Australia’s former greats and will assist with the work of the Talent Development Coaches in each state.
Why engage the private coaches?
The private coach is a critical component of building the base for the future. One of the many challenges in developing tennis potential is the lack of athletes choosing tennis as their primary sport.
It is Tennis Australia’s objective to increase the number of young athletes choosing tennis and, more importantly, to provide them with a focused program for development.
By recognising and increasing the number of private coaches who focus on developing under 12 year olds, we will be able to provide more resources and a coordinated approach. With this approach, Australia will have increased success in developing players.
What are the benefits?
As part of this recognition, there are a wide range of benefits exclusively available to Talent Development Coaches. If successful, you will become part of a passionate and committed team of coaches from across the country who are helping to develop a new generation of internationally competitive tennis players. These players will become Australia’s future champions.
The following Queensland coaches are Talent Development Coaches under the scheme as set by Tennis Australia:
|Lisa Ayres||Morningside Tennis Centre|
|John Birrell||Queens Park Tennis Centre|
|Graeme Brimblecombe||LifeTime Tennis|
|Zoran Dikosavljevic||Sunshine Coast Grammar|
|Clint Fyfe||TFP Academy - [email protected]|
|Sean Fyfe||Performance/Lifetime Tennis|
|James Griffiths||Pure Tennis Academy|
|Glenn Hamilton||Tennis Blue|
|Wayne Hannah||Tennis Townsville|
|Allan Harris||Allan Harris Tennis Coaching|
|Arron Klumpp||Arron Klumpp Tennis Coaching|
|Matthew Limpus||LifeTime Tennis|
|Damon Lucht||Pure Tennis Academy|
|Roger Marquass||Gold Coast and Albert Miami|
|Scott Rawlins||Queensland Tennis Centre|
|Terry Saunders||The Southport School|
|Greg Smith||Matchpoint Tennis|
|Gary Stickler||LifeTime Tennis - [email protected]|