Meet Our Powlett Reserve Team
Operations DirectorSenior Coach
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
Managing DirectorSenior Coach
Tina is the Managing Director of The Victorian Tennis Academy and has worked in the tennis industry for 24 years, working with VTA for 20 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. She enjoys coaching players of all ages and abilities and drives development through her extensive knowledge of the game. Her lessons are high energy fun based and she is a role model to many.
Will is a highly charismatic, energetic and engaging tennis professional based at Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre. Having gained his LTA level 3 coaching qualification in the UK, Will is now developing his coaching career further in Australia with the VTA team and Tennis AustraliaEthos: Anybody can be coached – “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Customer Service Coordinator
Sarah is from a strong tennis background, as her mum is a high-performance coach. She has spent her life immersed in the tennis world and is passionate about encouraging everyone to give it a go, regardless of age or ability. Sarah is a vibrant professional, with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and PR. Having spent the last 7 years in the Travel and Tourism Industry across Sales and Marketing roles, she is excited to apply her skills and knowledge at VTA. Ethos: Healthy mind and healthy lifestyle are vital in today’s fast paced society.
Jose is a Tennis Australia qualified coach and holds a ITF level 2 tennis coaching certificate along with a degree in Physical Education. Jose is patient, enthusiastic and polite, his infectious energy ensures students have a good time during lessons and feel comfortable while learning. He has 12 years of experience working with both beginner and advanced students. Jose joined the VTA team 2019 Jose and wants to continue developing his career as a career coach in Australia. Ethos:“Life is like tennis, until the match is over, you always have a chance to keep trying”
Oliver earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Administration while playing college tennis in the United States. He has experience coaching both in the U.S. and Australia and is passionate about helping all ages develop their game. Besides training prospective college tennis athletes prior to their U.S. departure, Oliver is currently completing further qualifications with Tennis Australia to continue to expand his coaching knowledge.