Meet the Current Board of TCAV

Julie Fidler
Julie FidlerPresident
M: 0407 683 367

Our President since 2008 Julie is a long serving member (19+ years) of the TCAV Board, and is passionate about its cause, future direction and prosperity.

Julie was awarded Life Membership in 2016. She is the seventh Life Member of the Associations 60 plus year history.

Julie was a touring player and one of the well known and respected Peters tennis family.

She is Head Coach at Victory Park Tennis Club and has been a qualified TCAV Club Professional for 30+ years.

Julie has travelled interstate and overseas with hundreds of junior players and now specializes in Mental Training.

Robert Peterson - Consultant
Robert Peterson - Consultant Consultant to Business Affairs, Finance, Tournaments & Membership liason with Tennis Australia
M: 0412 722 348

Robert Peterson has retired from the Board but remains active as a valuable consultant. Rob has been a member of the TCAV since 1981 and served on the Board from 1999 to 2019. He was made a Life Member of the TCAV in 2012 in recognition of ‘his outstanding contribution’ to the TCAV.
He is a former Victorian Schoolboys Champion and was for over 22 years the Club Professional at Heathmont Tennis Club. Robert is now working for Futures Tennis Academy based in East Malvern. He has attended a number of Tennis Conferences in the USA and has been responsible for the TCAV establishing a formal relationship with the USPTA for the benefit of both associations and particularly for TCAV members.
Besides the portfolios listed under his photograph he looks after the Constitution and Annual General Meeting.
He is passionate about the TCAV and the contribution it has made to the game of tennis in Victoria.
Peter Owen
Peter OwenTennis Vic Liason, Awards
M: 0418 172 542

Peter is the immediate past President, a Master Club Professional, USPTA Elite Professional, and a founding member of the National Coach Advisory Group. Peter in 2018 has returned as a Director of Tennis Victoria after originally serving from 2013 to 2015. He has been a full-time teaching professional for almost 30 years as Director of Toptenn Tennis Promotions and more recently Tiebreak Enterprises managing the national award winning Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre. Peter also won the Newcombe Medal for Coaching Excellence Club.

Peter is passionate about Coaches having the support and tools to make coaching a career. He also is passionate about recognising the achievements of our Members and is managing the web-site. Please fell free to supply him with relevant content.

Tim Connelly
Tim ConnellyEthics & Social, Tournaments

Tim Connelly is a long serving Board Member and holds the Ethics and Social Portfolios. Tim’s company Complete Tennis manages the magnificent Hume Tennis Centre which won the Newcombe Medal for the Melbourne Open Wheelchair tournament in 2017. He also has won the Newcombe Medal for Coaching Excellence Hotshots.

Richard Bruce-SmithBoard Minutes and Tournaments

Richard is the full time professional at St Andrews Tennis Club.  He looks after the Board Minutes and assists with the running of TCAV tournaments.  He is an all-rounder on the Board and yet another member passionate about all things tennis.

Dylan Edgeley
Dylan EdgeleySponsorship, Finance, Tournaments

Dylan is a Tennis Australia Club Professional and the Head Coach at Hawthorn South TC, Koonung Tennis Club, and Our Ladies TC in Surrey Hills. Dylan has been seeking some sponsorship opportunities for the TCAV.

Greg Gunn
Greg GunnBoard Member

Greg has been a long term member of the TCAV. Greg shared the TCAV Club Coach of the Year award in 2008 after a glowing submission from the Fountain Gate Tennis Club.

Greg coachedthe Scotch College Firsts tennis Team from 2015 – 2018

Greg works throughout Europe on escorted tennis tours with a company called Tennis Euro, has done extensive work with Tennis Players with Disabilities and works and support several aspiring players from his Academy.

Lisa HartnettTCAV Membership and TA Liaison

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 1 Championships. During her years on the professional circuit she competed at the Australian Open and played club tennis in Switzerland and Germany.

Lisa is a Club Professional Coach and has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science. She has managed several Victorian teams, has coached tennis in the US and in Europe and has been a head coach at other tennis clubs.

Luke DevlinMedia Manager

The TCAV Board on behalf of our members welcome Luke Devlin to our Board of Management. Luke is a caring, intelligent, passionate, ambitious, and outstanding young coach who adds an important dimension to our Board.

Luke is a Director of the Racquet Lab, a TA Master Club Professional, a Lead Instructor on Tennis Australia’s VIC and TAS accreditation courses, and the 2018 TCAV “Rising Star” award recipient for the most outstanding coach 30 years and under.

Luke will take charge of rebuilding our website and Facebook and providing regular communication via these mediums.

The Board also wishes to thank AJ Muscillo for his service to the Board and wish him well for the future.