TCAV BOARD


President

Tim Connelly

In 2020 Tim was voted in unanimously as the TCAV’s new President, succeeding Julie Fidler who stepped down from the role after many years of dedicated service to the TCAV. Tim’s company Complete Tennis manages the Hume Tennis Centre which won the Newcombe Medal for the Melbourne Open Wheelchair tournament in 2017, and is one of the largest tennis facilities in Victoria. He has also won the Newcombe Medal for Coaching Excellence. Tim is committed to leading the TCAV through an exceptionally challenging time for all Victorian coaches and promoting the philosophy of ‘coaches promoting coaches’.

0412 697 380           tim@completetennis.com.au

Dylan Edgley

Dylan is a Tennis Australia Club Professional and the Head Coach at Hawthorn South TC, and Our Ladies TC in Surrey Hills. Dylan has been a successful business owner for over 20 years and is involved in sponsorship and fundraising for the TCAV.

0411 133 935          ballistictennis@bigpond.com

Greg Gunn

Greg has been a long term member of the TCAV, winning the TCAV Club Coach of the Year award in 2008 after being nominated by the Fountain Gate Tennis Club. Greg coached the Scotch College Firsts tennis Team from 2015 – 2018. Greg has worked throughout Europe on escorted tennis tours with Tennis Euro, has done extensive work with Tennis Players with Disabilities, and works and support several aspiring players from his Academy.

0418 836 647             greg@gunntennis.com

Lisa Hartnett

Lisa comes from a long line of family tennis players. Her mother, Deidre Catt, played for Great Britain and reached a top 12 world ranking and both her father and uncle played internationally. As a junior, Lisa was a regular in the Victorian state teams and represented Australia. Lisa entered the US College System and qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Championships. During her years on the professional circuit she competed at the Australian Open and played club tennis in Switzerland and Germany. Lisa is a Club Professional Coach and has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science. She has managed several Victorian teams, has coached tennis in the US and in Europe and has run the Pro Tennis Academy at Mitcham and Donvale Tennis Club for over 25 years. Lisa runs the TCAV membership area and is particularly interested in the promotion of female coaches to the coaching profession and mentoring of younger coaches.

0407 050 060         coaching@protennisacademy.com.au

Warren Maher

Warren is a former professional tennis player who achieved a world highest singles ranking of 98 and played in every Grand Slam singles and doubles draw during an illustrious playing career. He has had a lifetime of tennis experience and has run one of the biggest tennis centres in Melbourne (Boroondara Tennis Centre) for over 25 years. Warren brings a wealth of tennis experience to the TCAV board as a player, coach, business owner and administrator, as well as a vast network of contacts he has developed in that time.

0419 506 131        warrenmaher@hotmail.com

Julie Golightly

Julie has been a professional tennis coach for over 30 years in the Bellarine Peninsula and is particularly eager to provide a voice and representation for regional and female tennis coaches in Victoria. She has worked as a Tennis Victoria Regional Development Officer and has a wealth of experience in working with clubs, committees and schools.

0418 145 028         tennisfanatics@bigpond.com

Mitch Hewitt

Mitch has been involved in his family coaching business for over 30 years and brings to the board many years of education and training, having been a primary and secondary teacher, holder of a PhD in Pedagogy (Teaching and Coaching styles) and current role as Adjunct Professor and lecturer at Canberra University and the University of Southern Queensland. Mitch has a particular interest in Coach Education, having been a Coach Educator at Tennis Australia for 20 years, and in the TCAV working collaboratively with Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria for the advancement of its members.

0431 287 133          mhewitt@tennis.com.au

Shane Scrutton

Shane is the club coach at Eaglemont Tennis Club and has been the Head Coach at Yarra Tennis Coaching since 2002, winning the TCAV Club Coach Award in 2015. Shane has many years experience as a player, coach and tennis parent, and is interested in providing value to the TCAV membership, developing positive relationships with clubs and committees, and expanding the role of club coaches.

0414 373 586         yarratennis@gmail.com