Tennis Coaching

Coolum Tennis Club’s contracted coach is Andrew Ash. Andrew commenced his tenure with us on January 1, 2012 after submitting an outstanding proposal for coaching and club development services.

He continues to implement wide ranging coaching opportunities and support club development.Arguably, the Professional Coach is the most valuable asset for any successful tennis club.Service Providers are more than court hirers, they are an integral element of successful tennis club operations.

The Tennis Service Provider, being autonomous and self employed,comes at no cost to the club, yet has the capacity to be one of the most important assets of a club. Through the Service Providers professional marketing and advertising for coaching he will bring to the club many potential members, though ultimately, it is the club that has the responsibility to ensure there are high standard facilities and a myriad of programs and services to convert potential members into actual members.

What Andrew Ash has brought to Coolum Tennis Club:-

Andrew Ash has a deep involvement at State and National levels through his positions as TQ State Wheelchair Tennis Coach, and TennisAustralia National Junior Wheelchair Tennis Coach. He is an ambassador and Mentor for the Tennis Australia MLC Hot Shots and Cardio Tennis programs, he isa contracted coach facilitator for Tennis Australia coaching courses, is one of5 coaches nationally who sit on the Tennis Australia National Coach Advisory Council and also sits on the Tennis Queensland Local Advisory Group. These connections with Australia’s peak tennis sporting bodies and associated programs bring a sound knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Ash Tennis is closely aligned in terms of ethics and values with Tennis Australia’s Code of Conduct which is embedded in the Ash Tennis philosophy and operating model. Andrew has gained coaching and operational skills in the United States, Scotland, England and Spain. He has home-grown Australian experience acquired in country Victoria and in Brisbane. He has extensive formal qualifications – including the United States Professional Tennis Association Pro 2 coaching qualification; Tennis Australia’s Club Professional coaching qualification; Tennis Australia’s Junior Development coaching qualification; and a Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation management. Andrew has taken this international and local knowledge and his formal qualifications, and translated it to the success of Ash Tennis.

Ash Tennis has been providing management support services to the Greater Brisbane Junior Tennis Association (GBJT) since 2010, in addition to running the Junior Development Series (JDS) Tournaments for the Metropolitan Region in 2011. Andrew Ash is the Tennis Queensland State Wheelchair Tennis coach, as well as sitting on the organising committee for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Queensland Open Wheelchair event.

Ash Tennis brings to Coolum Tennis Club, a unique combination of skills and experience to provide a suite of programs and value for money services and maintain a collaborative approach with industry partners.

What Andrew Ash has brought to Coolum Tennis Club:-

Fundamental motor skill development program, Junior and Adult Group Coaching (including Adult Learn to Play), Adult social tennis fitness classes(Game Fit), General entry access, Junior Squad Training, School holiday programs, School program services (eg school coaching sessions and competitions), Competition Squads, Private Coaching, Programmed recreation/family days, Community events and functions, Seniors groups match play development,Elite athlete support services including Sports Testing, Corporate sport programs/competitions, Cardio Tennis, Seniors social programs, Disability coaching programs & Disability competition programs.

Competition activities are designed to:

  • Provide MLC Tennis Hot Shots for children (aged 5-12 years).
  • Provide management and oversight of the Clubs involvement in junior competition including encouragement to represent the Club in the various Noosa District competitions and tournaments.
  • Provide encouragement to members to be involved in adult competition including junior members where appropriate.
  • Provide a pre-fixture training program for juniors and seniors.
  • Assist the club in procuring funding from state Government or other agencies to support the travel costs of junior players in their involvement in regional and interstate tennis tournaments.

Skills Development activities include:

  • Attendance at social tennis at the club for at least one hour per fortnight on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and engage with members to give advice and support in the development of their tennis skills and ensure members are aware of the opportunity to obtain formal coaching.
  • Participation in and contribution to special days organized by the Club including, Club Championships, the Annual Maroochydore Challenge, the Coolum Classic Wheelchair Tournament, Patrons Day Tournament and the Club’s Christmas party.
  • As can be seen these services cover all age and skill sets from 3 year olds up to seniors, offering a variety of entry point for all players to commence playing and get what they want from the game-whether that be social, fitness, skill acquisition or competitive. All of our programs use appropriate balls, courts and equipment (ie blue, red, orange, green and yellow), thus allowing all players to ‘play’ earlier.
  • A discount will be offered to junior members of 20% for coaching services for booking into group lessons during school terms and 15% for each group booking during a subsequent school term. For private and individual lessons, and for all members, a discount of 20% shall be offered where three lessons are booked in advance and a discount of 15% shall be offered for casual and/or single lessons.