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Tennis NSW is the largest of the eight state and territory member associations and currently supports 500 Clubs, Associations and Court Operators and over 100,000 registered participants.

It is Tennis NSW’s role to coordinate, manage and promote the sport of tennis in NSW and in doing so, support and service our Members. Our core purpose is to help everyone in NSW have fun playing tennis for life (more people playing more tennis for longer).

The Tennis NSW organisational structure is based around six key business units with access to a shared services team provided by Tennis Australia (TA) based in Melbourne, VIC.  A number of the NSW teams also include TA staff based in NSW which are integrated into the structure as well.

The key departments and business units in NSW are as follows:

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Darren Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

E: [email protected]

 

Karen de Ridder

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

E: [email protected]

 

Chris Woodland

Head of Tennis Development

M: 0401 791 189
E: [email protected]

Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie

Head of Tennis Operations & Pathways

E: [email protected]

Clare Serafini

Head of Marketing, Communications & Member Engagement

P: (02) 9024 7635
E: [email protected]

Matt Allen

Head of Policy, Integrity & Risk

E: [email protected]

Nikita Sayle

Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Programming

(Maternity Leave)

E: [email protected]

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

Tiarnna Spice

Membership & Communications Manager

P: (02) 9024 7621
E: [email protected]

Brock Waugh

Marketing Manager

E: [email protected]

Elliot Vesely

Digital & Marketing Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Madeline Kennan

Member Services & Communications Coordinator

E: [email protected]

SYDNEY METRO

Daniela Scivetti

Regional Tennis Manager – Metro Sydney

M: 0400 479 068
E: [email protected]

Nathan Keys

Tennis Development Officer, Sydney North & North West

E: [email protected]

Meagan Mannix

Tennis Development Officer – Metro North

E: [email protected]

Anthony Napoli

Tennis Development Officer – Sydney South & South West

P: 0456 227 905
E: [email protected] 

Mairead Cleary

Tennis Development Officer – Sydney, Inner City & Eastern

E: [email protected]

Dane-Lucas Kovacevic

Tennis Development Officer – Metro Sydney

E: [email protected]

NORTHERN NSW

 

Sonia Close

Regional Tennis Manager – Northern NSW

M: 0417 352 478
E: [email protected]

 

Ellie Ryan

Tennis Development Officer – North West

M: 0466 252 216
E:[email protected]

Robert Fitzgerald

Tennis Development Officer – North East Upper

M: 0434 518 471
E: [email protected]

Kylie Hunt

Tennis Development Officer – North East Lower

M: 0488 095 836
E: [email protected]

CENTRAL NSW

Andrew Yapp

Regional Tennis Manager – Central NSW

M: 0422044584
E: [email protected]

Kathy Barber

Tennis Development Officer – Hunter

M: 0411 898 340
E: [email protected]

Tanya Murdoch

Tennis Development Officer – Central Coast

M: 0413826927
E: [email protected] 

Dylan Dwyer

Tennis Development Officer – Central West

E: [email protected]

SOUTHERN NSW

 

Shaun Mulraney

Regional Tennis Manager – Southern NSW

M: 0403 046 400
E: [email protected]

Kristina Pejkovic

Tennis Development Officer – South East

M: 0429 062 914
E: [email protected]

Colin Thompson

Tennis Development Officer – ACT

M: 0468 552 775
E: [email protected] 

Paul New

Tennis Development Officer – South West

M: 0402 722 267
E: [email protected]

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Gavin Cowan

Business Operations Manager

M: 0466 955 203
E: [email protected]

Madeleine Farac

Project Leader Business Operations

M: 0456 255 329
E: [email protected]

Matt Edwards

Digital & Special Projects Manager

M: 0437 668 276
E: [email protected]

Paul Conroy

Tennis Delivery Channels & Training Manager

M: 0466 317 251
E: [email protected]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Brett Pettersen

Infrastructure & Planning Manager

M: 0416 095 042
E: [email protected]

Sonia Popat

Infrastructure & Planning Project Officer

M: 02 9024 7615
E: [email protected] 

COACH DEVELOPMENT

Kathy Fahim

Coach Development Manager NSW & ACT

M: 0466 949 435
E: [email protected]

Chris Charlton

Coach Development Coordinator NSW & ACT

M: 0466 865 106
E: [email protected] 

Margaret Parker

Coach Membership Administrator

E: [email protected]

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

Patrick Landy

School Development Manager

M: 0478 664 450
E: [email protected]

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

Casey Dellacqua

Women & Girls Lead

E: [email protected]

Kyah Jones

Inclusion & Diversity Manager

E: [email protected]

TENNIS OPERATIONS & PATHWAYS

Susan Harris

Pathways Manager

P: (02) 9024 7606
M: 0478 490 944
E: [email protected]

Anna Silva

Pathways Programs Coordinator

M:0460 963 689

E: [email protected]

Katina Geale

Officiating Development Coordinator

E: [email protected]

M: 0481 913 818

Allira Smith-Connor

State Pathway Coordinator

M: 0499 564 176

E: [email protected]

Chloe Hule

Regional Pathway Coordinator – Metro

M:0467 055 526

E: [email protected]

Karen Muller

Regional Pathway Coordinator – Southern NSW

M: 0444 538 524
E: [email protected]

Micaela Angeloni

Pathway Administrator

E:[email protected]

VENUE OPERATIONS & MAJOR EVENTS

Dora Rosa

Venue Operations Manager

M:
E: [email protected] 

Jessica Parrot

Business Services and Venue Operations Coordinator

M:  0426 443 445
E: [email protected]

Marie Christofides

Event Operations Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Anthony D’Agata

Event Operations Coordinator
ATP CUP

M: (02) 9024 7639
E: [email protected]

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

  • National Development Squad Head Coach: Ben Pyne
  • National Development Squad Operations Manager: Greg Royle
  • Talen Programs Assistant Coach: Jessica Moore
  • National Development Squad Physical Performance Coach: Matthew Smith
  • National Inclusion Coach NSW: Steve Manly
  • Tennis Australia National Lead Tours, Camps College and Wellbeing: Nicole Kriz

TENNIS WORLD AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK TENNIS CENTRE

Tennis World Manager NSW, ACT & NT: Tim White
Tennis World NSW, Head Coach: Sam Scowen
Customer Service Coordinator: Tijana Bogdanovic
Leagues Coordinator, Tennis World NSW: Simon Keogh

TA SHARED FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tennis NSW have a shared financial services arrangement with Tennis Australia.  The staff listed below are based in Melbourne, VIC but provide financial services to the Tennis NSW business.

  • TA Head of Finance:
  • TA Finance Business Partner: Lauren Gerassimou
  • TA Accounts Receivable:
  • TA Payroll Accountant: Laura Karmiste
  • TA People & Culture Representative: Sarah Smeaton