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1805, 2021

63rd Annual TCAV Gold Junior Age Championship, 14-18 April 2021

By |May 18th, 2021|Tournaments|0 Comments

On 14-18 April 2021, we held our 63rd Annual TCAV Gold Junior Age Championship under new Tournament Director Shane Scrutton.

We were blown away by the 236 players with over 350 matches in 12 events over 3 iconic Victorian tennis venues, Eaglemont Tennis Club, Donvale Tennis Club and MCC Glen Iris Tennis Valley Tennis Club.

A special thanks to our tournament sponsor Tennis Warehouse.
Winners & Runner-Ups
16 & Under Boys Singles: Nicholas Miloi, Luke Cripps
16 & Under Girls Singles: Jessica Board, Sienna Vidackovic
14 & Under Boys Singles: Diordan Macababbad, Dimitri Bagaric
14 & Under Girls Singles: Ava Beck, Minami Tan
12 & Under Boys Singles: […]

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, […]

1810, 2020

TCAV Update to members regarding tennis (October 18 2020)

By |October 18th, 2020|General News|0 Comments


Dear TCAV members,

We are excited today in relation to the news that Premier Daniel Andrews announced during his press conference – tennis can reopen.

While it was stated tennis can return at 11.59pm tonight – this particular statement will be guided by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) directions as derived from the Restricted Activity Directive from Department Health Human Services.

We acknowledge that Tennis Victoria have been in discussions with State Government and we are working closely with them.

We are seeking this definitive information in regard to what we can and can’t do in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we strongly advise you to maintain contact with your clients and ensure that your COVID-19 protocols are up to date.

Therefore, before returning to the court, the TCAV recommend all coaches have in place the COVID safe ‘Return to Tennis’ protocols, that include the following:

All Covid plans are up to date with current dating
There has been definitive clarity from your local council and club on approved operations (tennis participation/coaching)
Coaches have issued themselves and all staff members (if required) with Permitted Worker Permits (PWP) which can be accessed via this link here
Note: any worker who lives more than 25km from the tennis courts will require a PWP.

At last, we can do what we love to do – Play Tennis! As always, let’s make sure we set the example within the sporting community by the professional manner in which we safely return to the court.

See below the communication from Hume Tennis that may be of use guiding your communications with clients over the next few days:

Dear Members & Friends,

We are sure you have heard the announcement from Premier Dan Andrews today, with the great news that tennis clubs in Metro Melbourne are permitted to open from 11:59pm October 18th.

Whilst we are ecstatic about the announcement, we do still require official clearance from Hume Council to re-open the facility (possibly the earliest from Tuesday). We will endeavour to update you on when the courts will be open for play as soon as we receive the green light.

In preparation for re-opening, we want to remind you of the COVID-safe practices and policies Hume Tennis needs to have in place and for players to follow:

Players from two households or up to four per court if from same household. 
No hiring of equipment i.e rackets, balls, ball machine. 
Inside community facilities closed (this includes toilets & change-rooms but these amenities will be made available from next step – 1st November). 
Court hiring is to be booked via the Book-A-Court website.
A parent is allowed to enter facility with their child who is having a lesson if they are under 18 years old. 


Tim Connelly

TCAV President


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 […]