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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 […]

2304, 2020

TCAV apology

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

TCAV wishes to apologise that our website and Facebook have not been updated for a significant period. Our new Board member Luke Devlin (see seperate post) is rebuilding the site and we hope to be more proactive going forward. Although President Julie Fidler on behalf of the Board has been sending you regular updates particularly in reference to the COVID-19 implications we we wish to use this medium far more regularly in future to keep members informed and updated.

TCAV does however want to let all members know we are being very proactive liaising with both Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia […]

2304, 2020

Welcome Luke Devlin and thank-you AJ.

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

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 […]

1009, 2019

TCAV Awards night 2019

By |September 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The annual TCAV Awards night on Sunday 25th August at Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club saw many amazing coaches in multiple categories recognised and rewarded for their work and commitment to tennis.
There was a large and decorated contingent from our membership there to witness the presentations and passionate speeches and stories from each of the award winners.
To name just a few of our wonderful TCAV family in attendance were life member and former President Judy Bull, TCAV Legends Don Tregonning, Norman Cahill, and Ian Barclay, TCAV Hall of Fame inductees Lois Plowman, Rupert Ferdinands, Elizabeth Little, Will Coghlan, Terry […]

208, 2019

Become a USPTA International Member

By |August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We encourage all of our members to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to join the USPTA. USPTA and TCA were the innovators and have lead the way in coach education, coach welfare, support services, and advancing the industry in the best interests of our respective members over decades. USPTA have welcomed TCAV into their world and we are looking for ways of optimising this relationship for your benefit.
For a very reasonable fee and no additional certification TCAV members can join the USPTA as an International Member.
It is very powerful to add your USPTA membership to your profile and marketing […]

208, 2019

2019 TCAV Award winners chosen

By |August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCAV award winners for the 2018-2019 award period have been chosen. This year we again had incredible nominations highlighting all the wonderful programs and services our members are providing in the community.
We have a new Hall of Fame inductee, a new Legend, and our fourth winner of the prestigious Ian Occleshaw Award. They will join our George Gilmore Memorial Trophy winner (Most Outstanding Club Coach), Rising Star,
and Rookie of the Year award winners at RSYLTC on August 25 from 5pm to 8pm.
All members and guests are welcome to support and congratulate the winners. There are always amazing stories from […]