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Beck Meares

Beck Meares

Head Coach
Having a passion for instilling the love of the game in each of her students, Beck is known for her record developing complete players.
Niamh Macfarlane

Niamh Macfarlane

Coach
Niamh first picked up a tennis racquet at the age of 4 and enjoys the challenge of perfecting her sport. Niamh competes on the Australian Tournament circuit and has been Runner-Up in two State Tournaments and was Doubles Champion in another. Niamh attends St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and has won the St Margaret’s cup the last 3 years. Niamh coaches the red ball groups and enjoys passing on her experience to the younger players.
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Josh Barber

Coach
Josh is a student at Kelvin Grove State College and the Tennis School of Excellence. Josh has played tennis since the age of 8 and he competes regularly on the Australian Tournament circuit. Josh has several Junior titles to his name, such as the 2015 Champion of the HEAD Queensland State Age Tournament. Josh holds an Australian Ranking of 301. Josh will be commencing the Level 1 coaching course later this year.
Rob Da Cunha

Rob Da Cunha

Coach
Rob has devoted his life to sport, aspiring to be a professional player or coach within the Sports and Exercise industry. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy from the University of Birmingham, Rob found a real passion for Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation. Rob has worked previously as a sports therapist for West Bromich Albion Ladies F.C and as a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Therapist at Charlton Athletic F.C. Football and Tennis have always been Rob's favourites. He played up to a County/District level of Tennis in the UK, playing within ‘The Sutton Tennis Academy’, as a scholarship player. In 2015, Rob graduated from the University of East London with an MSc Strength & Conditioning. He first came over to Australia on a working VISA to kick start and focus on cementing a career with the S & C industry. Rob combines his wealth of knowledge in performance enhancement, corrective exercise, rehabilitation, conditioning and strength training with his love for tennis to maximise player potential out on the court. Roberto Da cunha MSc, BSc (Hons) ASCA Level 1 Coach LTA Level 1 & 2 qualified Coach Advanced First aid certified

Darcy Meares

Coach
Recently graduating from Mary Mackillop College, Darcy represented her school in numerous sports. Finishing Runners Up in the Queensland Catholic School Netball Cup finals and receiving Most Valuable Player are just a couple of career highlights. Darcy received Gold Awards for her contribution to other school sports such as cross country and basketball. Her leadership qualities were rewarded with the position of School Prefect. Darcy loves working with children and helping them develop their tennis skills.

Sally Clark

Coach
Having recently graduated from Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Sally is now pursuing a sporting tennis scholarship in America in the coming months. Sally has played tennis competitively for an impressive length of time and wishes to pass her experience and love for tennis to those she coaches.

Matt Hulme

Coach
Matt is working towards a College Scholarship in the United States. He is a recent graduate of Brisbane State High School where he played in the first tennis team for 3 years, 2 of those years in the number 1 singles position. Matt has competed in many Australian tournaments and achieved a Australian ranking in the top 200. He made the Queensland team in 2015, where we played in Hobart and placed 3rd.

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Kaden Hensel

Kaden Hensel

Head Coach
As a Grand Slam player and winner of 12 professional titles Kaden draws on experiences from the highest echelon of tennis and is dedicated to sharing these experiences and knowledge with his students.
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David Jeflea

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David Jeflea has a wealth of tennis experience and knowledge and is a huge ...
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Daniella Jeflea

Prep School Head Coach
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David Hodge

David Hodge

Head Coach
With experience at every level, David is the perfect coach for any player looking to maximise their game.

Will Smith

Coach
In his second year of study of Exercise and Nutrition Science at the University of Queensland, Will has been passionate about sport as long as he can remember. Amongst his favourites are cricket, rugby and tennis. Our players can't wait to get onto the court for a lesson with Coach Will.

Melissa Hay

Coach
As a student studying Physiotherapy, with a love for sport and helping others improve, Melissa looks forward to encouraging and developing tennis skills in young players.

Yurika Yamamura

Coach
Yurika is a second year Economics student at the University of Queensland. Yurika's experience as a player on the tennis court herself, and her love of working with children, make her the perfect fit for our players. Yurika always looks forward to having fun on the court!
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