Coolum Tennis Club



Coolum Tennis Club’s contracted coach is  Andrew Ash.     Andrew commenced his tenure with us on January 1, 2012 after submitting an outstanding proposal for coaching and club development services. He continues to implement wide ranging coaching opportunities and support club development.

Arguably, the Professional Coach is the most valuable asset for any successful tennis club. Service Providers are more than court hirers, they are an integral element of successful tennis club operations.

The Service Provider, being autonomous and self employed, comes at no cost to the club, yet has the capacity to be one of the most important assets of a club. Through the Service Providers professional marketing and advertising for coaching he will bring to the club many potential members, though ultimately, it is the club that has the responsibility to ensure there are high standard facilities and a myriad of programs and services to convert potential members into actual members.

What Andrew Ash has brought to Coolum Tennis Club:

Andrew Ash has a deep involvement at State and National levels through his positions as TQ State WheelchairTennis Coach. He is an ambassador and Mentor for the Tennis Australia MLC Hot Shots and Cardio Tennis programs, he is a contracted coach facilitator for Tennis Australia coaching courses, is one of
5 coaches nationally who sit on the Tennis Australia National Coach AdvisoryCouncil and also sits on the Tennis Queensland Local Advisory Group. These connections with Australia’s peak tennis sporting bodies and associated programs bring a sound knowledge of the industry and current trends. Ash Tennis is closely aligned in terms of ethics and values with Tennis Australia’s Code of Conduct which is embedded in the Ash Tennis philosophy and operating model.

Andrew has gained coaching and operational skills in the United States, Scotland, England and Spain. He has home-grown Australian experience acquired in country Victoria and in Brisbane. He has extensive formal qualifications – including the United States Professional Tennis Association Pro 2 coaching qualification; Tennis Australia’s Club Professional
coaching qualification; Tennis Australia’s Junior Development coaching qualification; and a Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation management. Andrew has taken this international and local knowledge and his formal qualifications, and translated it to the success of Ash Tennis.

Ash Tennis has been providing management support services to the Greater Brisbane Junior Tennis Association (GBJT) since 2010, in addition to running the Junior Development Series (JDS) Tournaments for the Metropolitan Region in 2011.

Ash Tennis  brings to Coolum Tennis Club, a unique combination of skills and experience to provide a suite of programs and value for money services and maintain a collaborative approach with industry partners.

Programs to be offered include but are not limited to:

§  Fundamental motor skill development program

§  Junior and Adult Group Coaching (including Adult Learn to Play)

§  Adult social tennis fitness classes(gameFit)

§  General entry access

§  Junior Squad Training

§  School holiday programs

§  School program services (eg school coaching sessions and competitions)

§  Competition Squads

§  Private Coaching

§  Programmed recreation/family days

§  Community events and functions

§  Seniors groups match play development

§  Elite athlete support services including Sports Testing

§  Corporate sport programs/competitions

§  Cardio Tennis

§  Seniors social programs

§  Disability coaching programs

§  Disability competition programs

Competition activities will be designed to:

*Provide  MLC Tennis Hot Shots for children (aged 5-12 years).

*Provide management and oversight of
the Clubs involvement in junior competition including encouragement to
represent the Club in the various Noosa District competitions and tournaments.

*Provide encouragement to members to
be involved in adult competition including junior members where appropriate.

*Provide a pre-fixture training
program for juniors and seniors.

*Assist the club in procuring funding
from state Government or other agencies to support the travel costs of junior
players in their involvement in regional and interstate tennis tournaments.

Skills Development activities will include; 

*Attendance at social tennis at the club for at least one hour per fortnight on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and engage with members to give advice and support in the development of their tennis skills and ensure members are aware of the opportunity to obtain formal coaching.

*Participation in and contribution to special days organized by the Club including, Club Championships, the Annual
Maroochydore Challenge, the Coolum Classic Wheelchair Tournament, Patrons DayTournament and the Club’s Christmas party.

As can be seen these services cover all age and skill sets from 3 year olds up to seniors, offering a variety of entry point for all players to commence playing and get what they want from the game-whether that be social, fitness, skill acquisition or
competitive.  All of our programs use appropriate balls, courts and equipment (ie blue, red, orange, green and yellow),
thus allowing all players to ‘play’ earlier.

A discount will be offered to junior members of 20% for coaching services for booking into group lessons during
school terms and 15% for each group booking during a subsequent school term.
For private and individual lessons, and for all members, a discount of 20%
shall be offered where three lessons are booked in advance and a discount of 15% shall be offered for casual and/or single lessons.

Supplementary services

1.      Retail:  Ash Tennis, supplies an equipment sales service in a pro-shop
in the clubhouse in space provided by the Club during the hours of 9am to 5.30
pm. weekdays, 7.30 pm to 12.00 pm on Saturdays.  A 15% discount will be offered to members for all products and
services available through the proshop.
These discounts, and the level of the discounts, are directed towards membership benefits and the recruiting of new members through coaching activities. The target for additional membership specifically from this source is a minimum of 20 new members per annum. With a wide assortment of brands and products there will be something suitable at an appropriate price point for everyone. Customer payment options are via cash, cheque, eftpos or online banking.

2.      Racquet Restringing:  As part of the supplementary services, a discount of 15%  is offered to members for racquet restringing unless a higher discount is offered to members as a ‘members only’ special for limited periods. An example of this would be say a 25% discount to members offered only during the Australian Open.

3.      Café:
A small canteen offering, cold drinks and ice creams serves as an attraction to potential participants and help to nurture the
community and social aspects of the Centre.

Club Development

Andrew Ash  participates in various Club Development activities including;

*Educate and encourage all pupils on correct dress and court etiquette.

* He will be available for consultation in the selection of players for competitions, club championship and event seedings, should the Club’s committee request such assistance.

*Assist in the coordination of club promotional activities (i.e. open days), as
outlined in the services description.

*Embrace Tennis Australia strategies and management tools where relevant.

*Seek to provide, at all times, the full depth and breadth of tennis services available in consultation with the club, i.e. tournaments, competitions, organized social play, pro-shop, kiosk etc.

Andrew may be contacted  by e-mail at | or by phoning his mobile: 0421391505.