Tennis Coaching Staff at Forestville Tennis Centre

Tim has been playing tennis from the day he was old enough to hold a racquet, and has a passion for all levels of the sport, be it playing, coaching or watching, and is committed to ensuring all players develop and reach their full potential in the sport.

Currently in his 14th year of coaching, Tim has worked with players from all levels of the game, from the very beginner to the full time player, and currently works with several junior tournament level players.

Tim believes that tennis is a great sport for people of all ages, not just for the exercise, but for the challenge, the learning of new skills, the experience and the social interaction it provides all players. Tim is dedicated to ensure all students learn something new, enjoy their on-court experiences, and set goals for what they want to achieve from the sport, and in doing so, work hard with each student to meet these goals. 

 CREDENTIALS

  • TENNIS AUSTRALIA CLUB PROFESSIONAL COACH
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPORT & EXERCISE MANAGEMENT (UTS)
  • TENNIS AUSTRALIA LEARNER FACILITATOR
  • CERTIFICATE III IN SPORT COACHING
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
  • DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH OF THE TBTA PTY LTD.
  • HEAD COACH FORESTVILLE TENNIS CENTRE
  • COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE NSTA AND THE NORTH SHORE OPEN
  • OVER 15 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                              

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-2011 MEMBER OF THE KOOROORA 1.1 MENS BADGE TEAM
  • 2008-2009 MEMBER OF THE CHATSWOOD 1.1 MENS BADGE TEAM
  • 2006-2007 MEMBER OF THE CHATSWOOD 1.2 MENS BADGE TEAM
  • 2004 MEMBER OF THE UTS MENS TENNIS TEAM
  • 2001 MEMBER OF THE JOHN NEWCOMBE TENNIS ACADEMY AUSTRALIA
  • 2000 MEMBER OF THE NSW SCHOOLBOYS TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA
  • 2000 COMBINED SCHOOLS GPS FIRSTS
  • 1998-2000 SHORE SCHOOL #1

I started to play tennis at the age of 6 on my local clay courts in Italy. As my tennis progressed I started playing many competitions and tournaments all around Italy and Europe. From a young age I have worked hard to achieve my goals as a player. Through my developing years I made many great friendships, which I still have to this day and I did all this while keeping physically and mentally active whilst having lots of fun doing what I love, playing tennis.

My expertise (majoring in Psychology) helping other players during practice and in matches and my passion for tennis motivated me to start a coaching career. In 2006 during my College career due to major injury I had to give up singles play. It was during this time that I became an Assistant Coach at Brigham Young University, Utah in the highly competitive American College National Collegiate Athletes Association program. I had a desire to share my experience and skills with other players. Upon graduating in Psychology and terminating my College tennis experience in the States I moved back to Australia. I have now been coaching full time for the past 8 years all ages and levels.
At this stage I’m studying to become a registered Sport Psychologist as well as coaching full time and am looking forward to opening my own Sport Psychology practice very soon. I have been part of the Forestville Tennis Centre Team for 4 year now and I am very happy to continue my senior coaching position within the team as we share the same intense passion for the sport.
I would highly recommend this great game to everybody and I will do my best to help you pursue your goals as a tennis player, whatever they may be.

CREDENTIALS:

  • TENNIS AUSTRALIA CLUB PROFESSIONAL COACH
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, USA
  • SENIOR COACHING PROFESSIONAL AT FORESTVILLE TENNIS CENTRE
  • OVER 8 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • WTA CAREER HIGH SINGLES RANKING OF 729 (21 MAY 2001)
  • WTA CAREER HIGH DOUBLES RANKING OF 682 (22 OCT 2001)
  • COMPETED ON THE WTA TOUR IN TOURNAMENTS IN EUROPE, ASIA, USA AND AUSTRALIA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2003 AMONG JUSTINE HENIN, MARION BARTOLI, NADIA PETROVA, SAMANTHA STOSUR ROBERTA VINCI.
  • MEMBER OF BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, USA WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM BETWEEN 2004 AND 2008 ON FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP (NCAA)
  • NCAA RANKING OF #15 IN THE USA IN DOUBLES PLAY.
  • ITF JUNIOR RANKING OF #40 UNDER 16’S.

 

maria1I began playing tennis at the age of 5. I was glad my parents introduced the sport to me as I still very much love the game now. I started to play tournaments and travel around NSW at the age of 9 and in doing so, my passion for tennis grew. I believe that tennis is a sport for anyone as it gives people the opportunity to socialize, challenge yourself and enjoy physical activity.  As a coach, I strongly aim to assist and encourage each player to improve and achieve his or her goals in tennis. 

CREDENTIALS:

  • ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS COMMUNITY COACHING COURSE
  • JUNIOR DEVELOMENT COACH  

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:  

  • NSW METROPOLITAN HARD COURT 2003 CHAMPION GIRLS 10 & UNDER - WINNER 
  • G.D.T.A JUNIOR OPEN 2005 12 & UNDER JUNIOR DOUBLES - RUNNER UP  
  • EASTERN SUBURBS TENNIS ASSOCIATION 2004 JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS WINNER 12 GIRLS

Contact Info

  • Cnr Lanford & Melwood Avenues, Forestville
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  • Tel: 02 9975 5189

About Forestville Tennis Centre

  • The facility boasts 6 beautifully maintained artificial grasscourts with floodlights
  • A large well equiped club house with pro shop and kitchen
  • Cabanas at the rear of the courts and a BBQ area