4 May 2024 | Tennis Victoria

Dear Affiliates of Tennis Victoria,

On behalf of the Tennis Victoria Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Kim Kachel has been appointed as the new CEO of Tennis Victoria.

Kim brings with him more than 7.5 years of experience as a Member Association CEO, previously as CEO Tennis ACT and most recently CEO Tennis Queensland.

During his time working in Tennis, Kim has successfully led strategic priorities at Tennis Australia including Project Talent including the establishment of Super 10s / Super 12s; whilst also creating and delivering the Talent Development Coaches program and Talent Development Camps structure.

In ACT, Kim developed and delivered a strong revenue diversification strategy and financial turnaround.  He secured significant funding from Government for new facilities and upgrades. In addition, he was also the Tournament Director of numerous Pro Tour events including six ATP Challenger events.

Kim comes with a comprehensive understanding of tennis pathways, initially as a junior player himself and later as a talent and high-performance coach with Tennis Australia.

Most recently, Kim has led Tennis Queensland in leveraging the Brisbane International and Billie Jean King Cup; engaged stakeholders across the state; undergone significant advocacy and lobbying for the Queensland Tennis Centre Master Plan in preparation for hosting the Olympics and Paralympics; developed a Complementary Formats strategy, and refreshed Tennis Queensland strategy amongst other projects.

Victorian Tennis is close to Kim’s heart having represented Victoria in Bruce Cup and honing his deep understanding of grassroots tennis as a player and coach across Victoria for many years.

The Tennis Victoria Board is extremely excited to welcome Kim back to his home state of Victoria and we look forward to him leading our committed team and stakeholders across the state.

We would also like to acknowledge the fantastic work of Adam Crameri as former CEO and most recently Tamatha Harding as Interim CEO.  Tam has done a brilliant job in stepping up since Adam’s departure and has ensured the team has continued to support our affiliates, coaches, schools and all stakeholders, in growing the sport.  Tam’s unwavering commitment to Victorian tennis, not just through this interim period, but the 24 years in the business is to be applauded. We thank her for her support of the Tennis Victoria Board and Staff through this interim period and for the support we know she will provide Kim to ensure a smooth transition.

Kim’s start date is still to be confirmed as he concludes his time at Tennis Queensland and relocates to Victoria.

Kind Regards,

Jacqueline Pirone
President, Tennis Victoria