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1810, 2020

TCAV Update to members regarding tennis (October 18 2020)

By |October 18th, 2020|General News|0 Comments


Dear TCAV members,

We are excited today in relation to the news that Premier Daniel Andrews announced during his press conference – tennis can reopen.

While it was stated tennis can return at 11.59pm tonight – this particular statement will be guided by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) directions as derived from the Restricted Activity Directive from Department Health Human Services.

We acknowledge that Tennis Victoria have been in discussions with State Government and we are working closely with them.

We are seeking this definitive information in regard to what we can and can’t do in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we strongly advise you to maintain contact with your clients and ensure that your COVID-19 protocols are up to date.

Therefore, before returning to the court, the TCAV recommend all coaches have in place the COVID safe ‘Return to Tennis’ protocols, that include the following:

All Covid plans are up to date with current dating
There has been definitive clarity from your local council and club on approved operations (tennis participation/coaching)
Coaches have issued themselves and all staff members (if required) with Permitted Worker Permits (PWP) which can be accessed via this link here
Note: any worker who lives more than 25km from the tennis courts will require a PWP.

At last, we can do what we love to do – Play Tennis! As always, let’s make sure we set the example within the sporting community by the professional manner in which we safely return to the court.

See below the communication from Hume Tennis that may be of use guiding your communications with clients over the next few days:

Dear Members & Friends,

We are sure you have heard the announcement from Premier Dan Andrews today, with the great news that tennis clubs in Metro Melbourne are permitted to open from 11:59pm October 18th.

Whilst we are ecstatic about the announcement, we do still require official clearance from Hume Council to re-open the facility (possibly the earliest from Tuesday). We will endeavour to update you on when the courts will be open for play as soon as we receive the green light.

In preparation for re-opening, we want to remind you of the COVID-safe practices and policies Hume Tennis needs to have in place and for players to follow:

Players from two households or up to four per court if from same household. 
No hiring of equipment i.e rackets, balls, ball machine. 
Inside community facilities closed (this includes toilets & change-rooms but these amenities will be made available from next step – 1st November). 
Court hiring is to be booked via the Book-A-Court website.
A parent is allowed to enter facility with their child who is having a lesson if they are under 18 years old. 


Tim Connelly

TCAV President


401, 2017

More images from 60th celebration.

By |January 4th, 2017|General News, History, Awards|0 Comments

401, 2017

TCAV 60th birthday. Great history…great achievement!

By |January 4th, 2017|General News, History, Awards|0 Comments

The TCAV is one of the world’s longest standing professional coach organisations…and very proud of it.
A fantastic representation of our membership both past and present and many distinguished guests attended this wonderful event in December at the Kooyong LTC, the birthplace of our Association back in 1956. It is not easy to condense 60 years of extraordinary history into one evening.
Our inaugural President Frank Sedgman recounted wonderful stories after being presented with the prestigious Ian Occleshaw award. The indefatigable and charismatic Ian Barclay eloquently introduced by Ann Quinn was installed as our fourth ever legend and Terry Stone of Grace […]

211, 2016

Thank you to Craig Miller

By |November 2nd, 2016|General News, TCAV Board|0 Comments

The TCAV Board would like to thank Craig Miller for his service to the Board. Craig’s good nature, wisdom, and lateral thinking we’re very valuable in helping the TCAV cause to continue to move forward.
We wish Craig all the best in his many endeavors.

2810, 2016

A message from the President

By |October 28th, 2016|General News, Awards, TCAV Board|0 Comments

Hello my fellow TCAV members.
I am honored to have been re-elected President at our recent 2016 TCAV AGM.
I have attached above my Presidents report for 2015/16 and hope to add more value in the ensuing year.
I thank those in attendance at the AGM for awarding me Life Membership.
I am very humbled to follow in the footsteps of many of my mentors, and it is greatly appreciated.
Board members Tim Connelly, Robert Peterson and Richard Bruce-Smith were all re-elected for a further 2 year term.
Craig Miller opted to stand down from the Board this year after completing his 2 year term […]

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.


109, 2015

Sally Peers wins TCAV AMT Platinum

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

Congratulations to Sally Peers for winning the TCAV AMT Platinum event at Dendy Park defeating a gallant Lizette Cabrera in the final. Also to Sasha Alexandra Bollweg and Alana Parnaby for taking out the prestigious doubles event.

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.


1506, 2015

USPTA Partners with Tennis Coaches Australia – Victoria

By |June 15th, 2015|General News, TCAV Board, Members|0 Comments


USPTA Partners with Tennis Coaches Australia-Victoria
Associations to work together to provide educational resources to tennis-teaching professionals

HOUSTON – In an effort to expand its international reach, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with Tennis Coaches Australia – Victoria (TCAV) in an effort to provide additional resources and promotion to tennis-teaching professionals, as announced on Tuesday.

Both associations will work together to exchange information on education, best practices and management for their respective memberships.

“USPTA has always welcomed international tennis-teaching professionals into our organization, and this partnership will allow us to offer our services and benefits to those teaching pros in […]