804, 2021

2021 TCAV Gold Junior Age Championship 14-18 April 2021

By |April 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV look forward to hosting our first tournament for 2021, the 2021 TCAV Gold Junior Age Championship being held on 14-18 April. Proudly sponsored by Tennis Warehouse Australia.

We are excited to see the talent on offer with over 200 of Australia’s best junior players participating in 12, 14 and 16-and-under boys and girls singles and doubles at 3 en tout cas venues; Eaglemont, Donvale and Glen Iris Tennis Clubs.

All TCAV members and friends are invited to attend and watch some of the best juniors in one of the most prestigious junior tournaments on the Tennis Victoria calendar. To view events, […]

510, 2020

Vale Vic Wood

By |October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vic Wood Tennis Tribute     01-10-2020      Age 81

Born on January 21st, 1939 Vic Wood was a lifetime tennis player and coach from Narre Warren, Victoria.

In 1966 he was a foundation member of the Bennettswood Tennis club where he became the part time club coach along with his wife, Bev from 1979 to 1992. He was responsible for developing many top players and future coaches and led a tennis tour of 10 juniors to the USA in 1991. He was the BTC Singles Club Champion 7 times from 1970 to 1976

In 1978 Vic became President of Blackburn South Tennis Club for two […]

309, 2020

Farewell Don Cameron

By |September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV mourns the the passing of Hall of Fame inductee Don Cameron. Don’s full profile can be seen on this site but he is fondly remembered as a true gentleman and great coach launching and shaping the careers of many young players and future coaches. Don became a TCAV Advanced Coach (Club Pro) in 1973 and later went on to become a Level 3 (High Performance) Coach.

Don was the Head Coach at Geelong LTC from 1973 to 1987 and then the Manager/Coach at Geelong Indoor Tennis Centre from 1987-1997. Don also took pride in being the Coach of the Korean Davis […]

408, 2020

COVID-19 update

By |August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Although it has been an extremely disrupted and challenging period we congratulate all of you who continue to navigate and innovated through this ongoing nightmare.  It is soul destroying to have slowly built our businesses back up to something functional to be the hit with a sledgehammer again. Julie Fidler our President has been sending members updates as we continually work with all levels of government and health and sporting authorities to get the best result for coaches during this time.

Sadly we have must again cease operation as stage 4 restrictions are applied. This is an unprecedented event frustratingly outside […]

408, 2020

TCAV Award applications closed

By |August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The extended period for TCAV award nominations 2019/20 officially closed at the end of July. TCAV has received many brilliant applications for each of the award categories and the Board will vote from the shortlist at our upcoming virtual Board meeting next Tuesday 11th August. Julie will personally contact all winners within 24 hours.

Good luck to all applicants and thank you for enriching the reputation of our coaching community.

607, 2020

TCAV Awards applications 2019-2020 extended.

By |July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear Clubs and Coaches,
Applications for the following awards have been extended to midnight July 31:

– George Gilmore Memorial Trophy for Most Outstanding Club Coach

– TCAV Rising Star

– TCAV Rookie of the year

Please refer to the following link for criteria:

Award Criteria

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation we are unable at this point to announce the date or venue for our Awards night but please make your submissions before July 31.



1205, 2020

May 13 update…return to tennis!

By |May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear TCAV family,
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. It has hit everyone very hard and hope both you and your staff were able to access the Job Keeper and Job Seeker programs.
Great news after the Premier and DHHS announced the relaxation of SOE legislation.
Below are two important links for you to interpret. I suggest in all of your communications to Council, Clubs, and clients that you include the words Daniel Andrews hammered in his address…safe, cautious and appropriate.

As can be seen from the links we can do individual or group coaching on each […]

605, 2020

James Sheppard

By |May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The entire TCAV family mourns the tragic passing of James “Jimmy” Sheppard at age 25. James was an incredibly talented tennis player and an accomplished and rapidly developing coach as recognised by him being honored with the 2017 TCAV Rising Star Award.

The Sheppard family have remained loyal to the TCAV with Mark, Annette, Tim , Sam, and James all making an outstanding contribution individually and collectively to tennis and the tennis coaching industry.

At the time of his passing James was an incredibly popular, immensely respected, and truly dedicated coach at the Willison Park TC in a remarkable and passionate family […]

2804, 2020

COVID-19 update

By |April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hi all TCAV loyal members,

I trust everyone is holding up ok in these brutal times. We are very aware of the level of suffering and distress and again inform you that TA can provide TCAV and TACM members professional counselling and support where necessary.

Despite a couple of uninformed social media posts TCAV, TV, and TA are collectively and individually working around the clock to pull tennis out of this mess. This is not a local issue with a quick fix. It is an unprecedented extremely complex global disaster that requires a spirit of cooperation across every individual, community, agency and […]

2304, 2020

TCAV COVID-19 update April 2020

By |April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The TCAV wishes to explain to our members our position on COVID-19 and its consequences on our industry. As importantly we wish to advise on progress made and preparation in train to have coaches back coaching and restoring their lives and businesses as soon as possible. As stated below this could be as early as May 12 in some capacity so be ready.

Everyone is suffering and we genuinely feel the pain of our colleagues. I trust everyone has done their homework and completed all necessary paperwork and satisfied conditions to access Job Seeker and Job Keeper where eligible. PLEASE be […]