The Tennis Plus Family


John Birrell

Business Owner/ Professional Head Coach

-Tennis Australia Junior Development, Advanced Level 2 & Level 3 Master Coach Club Pro Qualification
-20+ Years of Coaching Experience
-10 Years Coaching in Europe
-Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach
-Tennis Australia Club Pro
-Has Coached numerous WTA & ATP Professional Players

Ros Birrell

Business Owner/ Manager

- A lifetime of tennis experience
- Teaching and Physical Education Degree
- International Teaching Portfolio
- Killer Coffee Maker
- Never Misses a Lob (EVER)

Gavin Vickers

Head Junior Development Coach/ Performance Elite

-Tennis Australia Junior Development, Advanced Level 2 & Level 3 Master Coach Club Pro Qualifications
-20+ Years Coaching Experience
-Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA Certified)
-Junior and Open National & International Play Experience
-Head Coach at BBC, a leading National Tennis Program

Glenn Hamilton

Performance Elite Coach/ Junior Development

-French Level 2 Coaching Diploma
-Former Head Coach of the Elite Junior Program at the Nick Bollettieri Academy in Paris
-20+ Years of Coaching Experience
-Bilingual (English & French)
-Lived, Competed & Coached for 11 years in France
-Founder & Head Coach of Tennis Blue International Training Academy (Hope Island) & Pro-One Tennis Academy (Runaway Bay)
-Twice recognised as QLD Coach of the Year
-15 Years of Experience of Tennis Tours to Europe

Wes Pope

Head Junior Development Coach/ Adult Tennis

-Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach & Advanced Level 2 Qualifications
-22+ Years of Coaching Experience
-Pro Shop Assistant 
-Tennis Gold Coast Doubles Winner 2005, 2008, 2013
-2014 Tennis Gold Coast Coach of the Year
-Held Head Coach & Pre-Academy Director positions at several Tennis Centre
-Strung over 10,000 racquets, including restrings for Anna Kournikova, Justine Henin & Venus Williams
-Top 15 Ranking Open Men's Singles QLD

Chiaki Ito

Junior Development Coach/ Hitting Partner

-5+ Years of Coaching Experience
-Worked Full Time at Nagoya Green Tennis Club Japan
-Previous Top 100 Female Player in Japan
-Previous player across Japan for Juniors, High School & University
-Tokai Japan Tennis Champion 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Singles & Doubles
-Current Pennant 1 Fixtures Player

Jamie Atkinson

Junior Development Coach/ Performance Elite

- Over 20 years coaching experience. 

- NZ Club Professional Coach 

- USPTA level 2

- Former owner/Head coach of Atkinson Tennis Academy (10 years) 

- International experience: South Africa, Germany, Cayman Islands.

- NZ National teams event coach

- Regional representative coach

Eray Mashar

Junior Coach

- Specialises in the fundamentals for juniors from 3 years and up
- Tennis Australia Junior Development Coaching Qualification

Josh Ryan

Junior Tennis Coach

- Top 100 Australian Tennis Player
- College Tennis Competitor
- TA Community Coaching Cert

Cade Birrell

Junior Coach - In Training
Top Australian Player

- Working towards his Junior Development Tennis Coaching Qualification
- Top 150 Australian Ranked Tennis Player

Tommy Hamilton

Junior Coach - In Training
Certified on-site PT

- Working towards his Junior Development Tennis Coaching Qualification
- Top Australian Ranked Player
- Cert III Fitness
- Cert IV Fitness
- French Speaking
Owner/Operator HYPD Training GC

Sheree Pirika

Pro Shop / Admin Assistant

- Pro Shop Extraordinaire
- Best taste in music for any situation
- Passion for wellbeing and positive vibes!

Alfie Birrell

Professional Ball Chaser

- Bestest Little Boy Award
- Cert III in Photogenics
- Will. Steal. Your. Food

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