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Victorian Tennis Academy

The Victorian Tennis Academy (VTA) has been successfully operating in Melbourne for over 40 years and is now acknowledged as one of the leading providers of tennis services in Victoria, Australia.

Operating from three Melbourne locations and in selected schools, we’re committed to providing a welcoming and encouraging environment for players of all abilities.

About us

The Victorian Tennis Academy (VTA) is committed to providing outstanding tennis services to the Victorian community.

Our award-winning organisation is built on a foundation of professionalism and excellence: VTA actively seeks, in all its endeavours, to impart passion and commitment for tennis as a “sport for life” to members of the community.

We offer tennis coaching, competition, Cardio Tennis, social tennis, court hire, and pro shop services to players of all ages. Join us for a trial session today to get to know the team, facilities and VTA community at one of our Melbourne locations.

Community-Focused Tennis

Our Vision: To be Victoria’s leading provider of tennis services to the local community

Our Mission: To ensure all VTA participants grow into confident tennis players. We achieve this by providing first-class tennis services with a commitment to accessible, affordable and inclusive programs and services.

Our values: Are the standard by which we conduct ourselves. They underpin everything we say and do. They are core to our business; they are enduring over time and are non-negotiable foundations for our culture.

Service & Respect

Integrity & Trust

Teamwork & Accountability

Our Awards

We are proud to have received awards and accolades from the wider tennis community
Winners - Most Outstanding Club or Centre in Australia 2021
Winners - Most Outstanding Club or Centre in Victoria 2021
Finalist - Coaching Excellence 2021 Recognised by Tennis Victoria
Finalist - Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative 2021 Recognised by Tennis Victoria

Meet Our Leadership Team

VTA has an unwavering commitment to recruiting and maintaining high-quality compliant coaching staff. This is achieved through ongoing professional development and a values-based culture.

Rick Foley

Director
Richard is a Tennis Australia (TA) Master Club professional and the founder of VTA. He has a wealth of experience including as a
board member for Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA) and sitting on the board of the National Coaches Advisory. Rick has a Physical Education Degree and has been in the tennis industry for 40 years.
Ethos: Engage, develop and inspire people through tennis
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Tina Keown

Director
Tina is the Managing Director of The Victorian Tennis Academy and has worked in the tennis industry for 22 years, working with VTA
for 18 of those. She brings international experience as a player and coach. Tina is a TA Club Professional Coach, LTA Performance Coach and holds a National Diploma in Sport with Business Management. Based at VTA Oakleigh Tina is head of coaching and program delivery.
Ethos: Providing a skill set & positive environments to develop the next generation of player
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Jack Glennane

Director
Jack is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach (Cert IV) and TA FITBIT Cardio Ambassador, helping with training and
promotion of Cardio Tennis in Victoria. Jack has been with VTA for 10 years and is the Operations Manager overseeing the delivery of tennis at Fawkner Park and Powlett reserve. Jack maintains an active on-court presence, coaching a vast range of players and programs.
Ethos: Create an all welcome environment encouraging all standards, ages and abilities
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Brontë Goodwin

Venue Manager
Fawkner Park
Brontë is the Manager of Fawkner Park Tennis Centre and VTA Stonnington. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography
with Accounting & Business and brings a wealth of knowledge in the tennis business. Brontë has been with VTA for 6 years and as the Director of Girls Tennis, has worked to develop, build and drive female participation and tennis programs. She holds a TA Junior Development coaching qualification.
Ethos: To inspire active, happy, healthy, self-confident young women
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Roberto Rizzo

Venue Manager
Powlett Reserve
Roberto is a qualified TA Club Professional with more than 12 years of national and international coaching experience.
Born in Italy, Roberto started his journey as a full time tennis coach, whilst completing a Master’s Degree in Food Technology. Roberto brings his vibrant personality and enthusiasm to the court, thriving on the energy from the people he coaches. His passion for the game, along with his innovative teaching methods, make his sessions fun and engaging.
Ethos: As a tennis coach, I believe I can inspire and influence people in a positive way. I consider this a great responsibility.
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Laurence Blackman

Head of Coaching
Fawkner Park
Laurence is ‘Head of Coaching’ at Fawkner Park and is responsible for all on court areas of the coaching program and VTA team.
He is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach with 15 years of national and international experience. He has lived and coached in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and 8 years in Asia. Laurence’s experience and understanding of national and international coaching methodologies hold his developmental teaching methods at the highest level. He has a strong passion for continuously upskilling and learning new and innovative coaching techniques.
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Meet Our Leadership Team

VTA has an unwavering commitment to recruiting and maintaining high-quality compliant staff. This is achieved through ongoing professional development and a values-based culture.

Rick Foley

Director
Richard is a Tennis Australia (TA) Master Club professional and the founder of VTA. He has a wealth of experience including as a board
member for Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA) and sitting on the board of the National Coaches Advisory. Rick has a Physical Education Degree and has been in the tennis industry for 40 years.
Ethos: Engage, develop and inspire people through tennis
Read more

Tina Keown

Director
Tina is the Managing Director of The Victorian Tennis Academy and has worked in the tennis industry for 22 years, working with VTA
for 18 of those. She brings international experience as a player and coach. Tina is a TA Club Professional Coach, LTA Performance Coach and holds a National Diploma in Sport with Business Management. Based at VTA Oakleigh Tina is head of coaching and program delivery.
Ethos: Providing a skill set & positive environments to develop the next generation of player
Read more

Jack Glennane

Director
Jack is a qualified TA Club Professional Coach and TA FITBIT Cardio Ambassador, helping with training and promotion of Cardio
Tennis in Victoria. Jack has been with VTA for 10 years and is the Operations Manager overseeing the delivery of tennis at Fawkner Park and Powlett reserve. Jack maintains an active on-court presence, coaching a vast range of players and programs.
Ethos: Create an all welcome environment encouraging all standards, ages and abilities
Read more

Brontë Goodwin

Fawkner Park Venue Manager
Brontë is the Manager of Fawkner Park Tennis Centre and VTA Stonnington. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography
with Accounting & Business and brings a wealth of knowledge in the tennis business. Brontë has been with VTA for 4 years and as the Director of Girls Tennis, has worked to develop, build and drive female participation and tennis programs. She holds a TA Junior Development coaching qualification.
Ethos: To inspire active, happy, healthy, self-confident young women
Read more
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