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1009, 2019

TCAV Awards night 2019

By |September 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The annual TCAV Awards night on Sunday 25th August at Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club saw many amazing coaches in multiple categories recognised and rewarded for their work and commitment to tennis.
There was a large and decorated contingent from our membership there to witness the presentations and passionate speeches and stories from each of the award winners.
To name just a few of our wonderful TCAV family in attendance were life member and former President Judy Bull, TCAV Legends Don Tregonning, Norman Cahill, and Ian Barclay, TCAV Hall of Fame inductees Lois Plowman, Rupert Ferdinands, Elizabeth Little, Will Coghlan, Terry […]

208, 2019

Become a USPTA International Member

By |August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We encourage all of our members to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to join the USPTA. USPTA and TCA were the innovators and have lead the way in coach education, coach welfare, support services, and advancing the industry in the best interests of our respective members over decades. USPTA have welcomed TCAV into their world and we are looking for ways of optimising this relationship for your benefit.
For a very reasonable fee and no additional certification TCAV members can join the USPTA as an International Member.
It is very powerful to add your USPTA membership to your profile and marketing […]

208, 2019

2019 TCAV Award winners chosen

By |August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV award winners for the 2018-2019 award period have been chosen. This year we again had incredible nominations highlighting all the wonderful programs and services our members are providing in the community.
We have a new Hall of Fame inductee, a new Legend, and our fourth winner of the prestigious Ian Occleshaw Award. They will join our George Gilmore Memorial Trophy winner (Most Outstanding Club Coach), Rising Star,
and Rookie of the Year award winners at RSYLTC on August 25 from 5pm to 8pm.
All members and guests are welcome to support and congratulate the winners. There are always amazing stories from […]

1806, 2019

Nominations Open for TCAV Awards

By |June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear TCAV members,
The nomination period is now open for our annual TCAV Awards.
We invite members and clubs to nominate coaches for our TCAV Awards
Award information is available on this website.
Important dates:
Award period: 1st June 2018 to 31 May 2019
Nominations period: 1st June to 30 June
Nominations will be short-listed then winners will be Decided at our Board meeting on July 16
Awards night: 25th August at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club from 5pm to 8pm.

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 […]