2509, 2015

New Orleans tour in full swing!

By |September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bourbon street and the Riverside Hilton are alive with the TCAV Aussie contingent enjoying true southern hospitality. Twenty TCAV coaches ranging in age from 17 to 77 (yes 17-77) have ventured to New Orleans to participate in the 2015 USPTA World conference.

After 27 hours of flying our President Julie Fidler, Hall of Famer Ian Barclay, Board Member Dylan Edgley, Rookie of the Year Tim Shackleton, our female guns Giselle, Danielle, and Ebony, Pat Coburn and Helen from NT, the Complete Tennis crew, the Toptenn Tennis crew, Mark Stevens, and other leading coaches arrived ready to burn the candle at both […]

2509, 2015

TCAV tour group hit Mercedes Super Dome for Saints season opener

By |September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our illustrious touring group enjoyed an action filled day at the state of the art Mercedes Benz Super Dome at the home of the New Orleans Saints.

The Super Dome was where so many tragically sought refuge after the destructive Hurricane Katrina hit exactly ten years ago.

Despite a spirited comeback the Saints couldn’t quite overcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the pulsating NFL season opener.

2509, 2015

Julie meets with USPTA President and CEO.

By |September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President Julie Fidler met with USPTA President Tom McGraw and CEO John Embree during the TCAV tour to the USPTA World conference. John was brilliant in working with TCAV Secretary and Life Member Robert  Peterson to form a partnership between two of the worlds longest running and most progressive sports coaching Associations.

This partnership has created an opportunity for all TCAV members with a Club Pro qualification or higher to become a USPTA International member and share in the resources of the world’s largest tennis teachers organisation.

TCAV encourages all members to take advantage of this amazing membership benefit and opportunity.

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109, 2015

Our President reports on TCAV AMT $10 000

By |September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2015 TCAV  $10,000 AMT Platinum received 151 singles entries alone which was up by 10% from 2014.

Our very loyal Tournament Director Lyn Gillen was complemented by our very own TCAV member Andrew Hutchinson as Referee.

The tournament overcame a total washout on day 3 and was able to complete all finals on day 5 as hoped.

Breakpoint Analysis again provided valuable daily Match Filming by Nick Gissing and Tom from Body Knots Studio provided daily sports massage to players.

Spiro from ‘Mineral Drink Light’ provided tastings of his new Sports Drinks each day and gave a tub of this product to each of our […]

109, 2015

Dayne Kelly defeats Mark Polmans in TCAV AMT

By |September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized, General News, Tournaments, Members|0 Comments

Congratulations to Dayne Kelly on winning the TCAV AMT Platinum at Dendy Park on August 29. The level of tennis was phenomenal. Jeremy Beale and Marc Polmans captured the doubles title. Well done to all competitors, officials, and volunteers who made it another great tournament.


3108, 2015

18 days until New Orleans World Conference

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized, General News, Members|0 Comments

Almost ten years to the day since the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina the TCAV touring party of 20 coaches will embark on a once in a lifetime tour to the USPTA World tennis conference in New Orleans. The trip will start with a day at the season home opener between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bat Buccaneers. Our TCAV delegates will be sending us plenty of news stories and images from the tour and conference. Stay tuned.

3108, 2015

Legend, Life Member, and Hall of Famers attend AGM

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized, General News, Members|0 Comments

The TCAV AGM was held at the Elsternwick Park Tennis Club on August 23rd.

Please read attached minutes and President’s report in subsequent post. It really was a productive year for our Association as described in Julie’s report true to our mantra of “Coaches supporting Coaches”

It was fantastic to see a full showing of the TCAV Committee of Management, members from across metro Melbourne and as far as Nagambie, together with luminaries such as Hall of Fame inductees Colin Price and Ian Barclay, and Legend Norman F. Cahill.

Most stayed to enjoy finger food and the odd refreshment from the Breakpoint Bar.


904, 2015

Join us in New Orleans in September!

By |April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV New Orleans Conference Flyer 2015 

WOW. This is a trip of a lifetime ALL coaches should consider. Soon we will be announcing a exciting relationship being forged between TCAV and USPTA. As part of this all coaches are invited to venture to New Oleans for the USPTA World Conference. See attached flyer.

Several members have already committed to this amazing deal and where else could you have more tax deductible fun than on Bourbon street New Orleans. Come on spoil yourself, expand your experiences, build your networks, increase your knowledge, and party like it’s 1999.

904, 2015

Ian Occleshaw sadly passes

By |April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized, General News, History, Awards, Where Are They Now, Tributes, TCAV Board, Members|0 Comments

It is with great sadness that we must announce that TCAV Legend Mr. Ian Occleshaw passed peacefully 0n March 29th.

The funeral was held in the Boyd Chapel on April 1 at the Springvale crematorium. It was a beautiful service attended by family, friends, and broad representation from across the tennis community. Our hearts, thoughts, and best wishes go out to Marie and family.

Ian affectionately known to all as “OCC” or “Mr Occ” was the most influential tennis figure in Victoria for over 50 years. His profile can be viewed on this site however Ian’s achievements are well known. He, together […]

312, 2014

Danielle Borle wins US trip in TCAV draw.

By |December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Danielle Borle was the first TCAV member drawn out of the hat at the TCAV awards at Kooyong. Danielle therefore wins $3000 from TCAV to put towards the USPTA conference in New Orleans next September or the USTA conference at the US Open in New York.

The winner is asked to give a report back to the TCAV on their learnings and any innovative coaching methods or tools they discover on their wonderful journey. Craig Miller’s report from this year can be read below.

USA Tennis Teachers Conference Report 2014