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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 […]

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 […]