Earlier this year a wonderful young coach sadly and unexpectedly passed away rocking the tennis community. Michael was incredibly fit, committed to becoming the best coach possible, and working under the guidance of our 2014 George Gilmore Club Coach of the Year AJ Muscillo.

Michael narrowly missed out on the 2014 Rookie Coach award and AJ again nominated him for the 2015 award. The TCAV were delighted to be able to reward Michael for his outstanding rise and contribution as a young coach and we believed it a was fitting that he share the award with another outstanding winer Ebony Miles.

It was wonderful to see AJ and wife Laura at the awards night to witness Michael’s beautiful parents receive the award on Michael’s behalf in front of many of the most influential coaches in Victoria’s tennis history.

Congratulations to both Michael, his family, and Ebony for winning this prestigious award.