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1912, 2018

James Cooper recalls his TCAV sponsored trip to USTA USPTA conference

By |December 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

James Cooper was the lucky TCAV member to travel to a USTA/USPTA Conference in New York. James won the annual TCAV draw which affords the winner $3000 to put towards further education at an international conference. Due to the close relationship we share with USPTA and the incredible hospitality they provide we encourage the winner to engage in a USPTA conference.
Please click below to read James’summary of his amazing professional development experience.

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1909, 2018

Rob Peterson retires from TCAV Board

By |September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV Life Member Robert Peterson resigned from the TCAV Board of Management at last Sunday’s AGM held at the Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre. Rob made another stirring speech again demonstrating his unwavering passion for tennis, tennis coaching, and the TCAV. Rob has served diligently and productively on the Board for almost 20 years managing multiple portfolios including membership, finance, tournaments, sponsorship, and as secretary.
In his speech Rob recounted the joy of being awarded Life Membership and what it meant to him. He also recalled the great lifelong friendships tennis afforded him and the pure fun and exhilaration of just competing […]

1809, 2018

Peter Owen visits USPTA World HQ in Lake Nona

By |September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV Board member Peter Owen visited the USPTA World Headquarters and USTA National Campus in Lake Nona Orlando after attending the USPTA/USTA Tennis Teachers’ Conference in New York City as part of the 2018 US Open.
The USTA National Campus boasting 101 courts and state of the art training facilities and the USPTA World HQ opened their doors in January this year.
Amy Buchanan Director of Membership and Certification was very kind to give Peter a comprehensive tour of the incredible facilities and an insight into the operational framework and future direction of USPTA.
TCAV members are reminded that through the wonderful […]

1809, 2018

Lisa Hartnett to join Board

By |September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV is delighted to welcome Lisa Hartnett to the TCAV Board of Management. Lisa will replace Life Member Robert Peterson who has retired from the Board after almost 20 years of outstanding and committed service.

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 beating Billie Jean King. Both her father and uncle played internationally.

As a junior Lisa was a regular in the Victorian state teams and represented Australia. After finishing school Lisa entered the US College System and qualified for the NCAA Division […]

1609, 2018

Thank you to USPTA

By |September 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV would like to thank the wonderful USPTA Team who made us feel so welcome at the recent USTA Tennis Teachers Conference in New York City as a lead in to the United States Open. Many TCAV members attended the conference including President Julie Fidler, Board members Rob Peterson and Peter Owen, Richard Foley, Mark Sheppard, Mark Stevens, Dan Donnelly, and prize winner James Cooper among others.
USPTA CEO John Embree together with President Gary Trost (originally from Dubbo!) and several other USPTA dignitaries including Feisal Hassan hosted a table of international coaches at a famous Manhattan restaurant. Included on the […]

2407, 2018

Kooyong royalty feature at TCAV Awards night

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The annual TCAV Awards night on Sunday night at Royal South Yarra provided many highlights, great stories, words of wisdom, and plenty of laughs.
Kooyong and Royal South Yarra legend Cedric Mason became the third ever winner of the prestigious Ian Occleshaw Award following his Spirit of Tennis Award at the Tennis Victoria Annual Awards.
Former Ian Occleshaw Award recipient and inaugural TCAV President Frank Sedgman paid tribute to Cedric in a very entertaining speech.
Cedric responded in turn by paying tribute to the late great Ian Occleshaw and sharing many wonderful anecdotes and wise words. As always the perfect gentleman.
The TCAV also […]

507, 2018

Ian Occleshaw Award to be announced

By |July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The TCAV Board of Management is excited to soon announce the latest recipient of the prestigious Ian Occleshaw Award. The recipient is a true gentleman, character, and absolute icon of tennis in Victoria.
This award was struck soon after the passing and in memory of our inaugural TCAV Legend. The award is to be presented to a person, coach or otherwise, who has committed an outstanding act or made a significant contribution to tennis coaching or to the game of tennis in the spirit and to the standard of the late great Ian Occleshaw.
Only two other very special people have been […]

2905, 2018

Notice of AGM 2018

By |May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Please add to your diary the date of the upcoming TCAV AGM.
It will be held at 5pm on Sunday 16th September at the Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre.

2905, 2018

TCAV members heading to USTA USPTA conference in NYC August.

By |May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As previously notified but as a timely reminder TCAV members (Club Pro or above) can become a USPTA international member without any further education or certification.
If you would like more details please feel free to contact Rob Peterson on 0412722348 for further information. This is a wonderful opportunity to associate and engage with the oldest and largest professional coach organisation in the world.
Several of our members are venturing to New York City in late August to attend the combined USTA and USPTA conference at the Grand Hyatt above the glorious Central Station and lead into the 2018 US Open Championships […]

2905, 2018

TCAV Awards night announced Sunday 22th July 2018 at RSY

By |May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The TCAV will in future hold our annual awards night in July. There is a clutter of Awards later in the year and TCAV management have taken the opportunity to find a clear space around Wimbledon to recognise the achievements of our members. The timing will also enable us to nominate our prestigious TCAV George Gilmore Memorial Trophy winner for the Newcombe Medal category of Most Outstanding Club Coach.
This year we will be inducting a new member into TCAV Hall of Fame.
We are excited to announce the Awards night this year at 5pm on the evening of Sunday 22nd July […]