Tennis Victoria in partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation, supports Regional Academy of Sport network throughout country Victoria. Tennis Victoria provides resources and works closely with the Regional Academy network to deliver tennis programs that complement each athletes existing weekly program with their private coach in their local environment.
The Academy tennis programs play an important role within the junior player development pathway for aspiring athletes beyond local training environment.
There are 6 Regional Academies of Sport in Victoria. They are Barwon, Bendigo, Gippsland, Southwest Sunraysia and WestVic in Ballarat. Each Academy is aligned within Tennis Victoria’s 11 country regions. Each Academy tennis program has a maximum of 16 athletes all aged 11 up to 18 years of age.
Academy athlete positions are offered to athletes for a full calendar year and are invitation only (either by direct invitation or through an athlete selection trial day). The tennis programs are delivered by Tennis Victoria’s network of Regional State coaches provide a range of benefits and support including
Dates and venues for the 2013 selection trials for each Regional Academy of Sport tennis program are now confirmed.
You can find more information regarding the Academies tennis programs here.
Tennis Victoria recognises the playing and training opportunities that the Academies provide aspiring players as they play a pivotal role within the Tennis Victoria junior player pathway.
Below are the details and links to each academy that Tennis Victoria currently supports:
Barwon Academy of Sport
Head office – Geelong
Region covered – Barwon
Executive Officer – Cameron Loftus
Ph: (03) 5224 9110
Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport
Head office – Bendigo
Regions covered: Goulburn & Loddon Campaspe
Executive officer: Graham Gordon
Ph: (03) 5444 7700
Gippsland Regional Academy of Sport
Head Office – Newborough
Regions covered – Central and East Gippsland
Executive Officer – Judi Buhagiar
Ph: (03) 5127 0163
Southwest Academy of Sport
Head Office – Warrnambool
Regions covered – Southwest
Executive Officer – Glenn Singleton
Ph: (03) 5564 8567|
Sunraysia Regional Academy of Sport
Head office: Mildura
Regions covered – Northern Mallee
Executive officer – Deanna Kennedy
Ph: (03) 5021 3464
WestVic Academy of Sport
Head Office – Ballarat
Regions covered – Central Highlands and Wimmera
Executive Officer – Rob Ward
Ph: (03) 5327 9890