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Matt Deverson - Director of ETI

Tennis Australia Master Club Professional

VENUE MANAGER - SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL TENNIS CENTRE - CALOUNDRA

Matt has been the Head Coach and Venue Manager of the Caloundra Tennis Centre since 2002. He is a former State & Nationally ranked player who due to a shoulder injury then decided to use his extensive playing experience to forge a very successful coaching career.

Matt has completed the Tennis Australia Master Club Professional course. Qualified also as a Sports Trainer which includes qualifications in Sport Psychology, Physical Fitness, Nutrition and Gym Programming further adds to Matt's wealth of knowledge and ability to develop and oversee some of Qld's and Australia's best young talent.

Matt is a Tennis Australia Cardio Tennis Provider, Tennis Australia registered ANZ Hot Shots Deliverer and is recognised as a Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach. Matt is the driving force behind ETI's Elite Program, with tournament trips and player-evaluations all part of the program. Matt is AASC qualified and delivers our Active After School Programs in various schools around Caloundra. In 2012 Matt was voted onto Tennis Qld's Coaches Local Advisory Board and has overseen the completion of Caloundra's new 20 court Regional Centre. Matt is also heavily involved in the Region as a current member of the Sunshine Coast Regional Tennis Assembly Junior Committee and is the Current Coach of the Sunshine Coast JDS Rep Team. Matt is also a QLD State Teams Selector.

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MICHAEL POULOS - DIRECTOR OF ETI

Tennis Australia Club Professional

VENUE MANAGER - SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL TENNIS CENTRE - CALOUNDRA

Mick was the owner/director and head coach of Complete Tennis, one of Australia's largest tennis providers, comprising of Wollongong, Bowral and Moss Vale Tennis Centres in NSW since 1993. In 2016, Mick made the move to QLD to become a valuable business partner in Elite Tennis International.

Mick has completed the Tennis Australia Club Professional course and has extensive coaching and playing experience with players of all levels. Mick was voted NSW coach of the month in 2010, and elected to the NSW Local Advisory Board in 2011.

Mick is a Tennis Australia Cardio Tennis Provider, Tennis Australia registered ANZ Hot Shots Deliverer and is fully comitted to Elite Tennis International's extensive Tennis in Schools program.

Mick has a wealth of tennis knowledge that he brings to ETI and our students.

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TRENT DREW

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

Trent is a fully qualified Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach. Trent trains in ETI's full-time program and is aiming to make a life in tennis. Trent has many hrs of hot-shots coaching and delivery and specialises in our In-School coaching program along with assisting in the delivery of our Elite Squad Program.

Trent also specialises in hitting sessions for all levels of players.

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JOE FLANNERY

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach - Trainee

ASSISTANT COACH / ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Joe has been with ETI since January 2018. Joe is training full time, with a work ethic second to none. Joe has become a fantastic coach and popular role model for all here at ETI.

Joe coaches all standards of players and also specialises in hitting sessions for all levels.

Come and try Joe's awesome Adult Cardio Sessions.

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ANDREW STEFFEN

Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

Andrew started with ETI with our January clinic 2021 and has already become a valuable member of ETI's full-time coaching staff. His coaching experience is extensive and we look forward to what he can do with our up and coming keen juniors

Andrew coaches all standards of players and also specialises in hitting sessions for all levels.

 

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JENNY METZLAR

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

Jenny is an integral member of the ETI Team. Possessing an extensive coaching background she is able to deliver friendly, professional and understanding coaching to all levels of students.

Jenny will be assisting the ETI team in developing its strong junior base and implementing junior pathways into fixture and tournament play. As a valuable member of the ETI Coaching staff Jenny will continue to drive the ANZ Hot Shot program specialising in Red Ball Development as well as assist in talent identification of students for both Elite Squad and Private Lesson Programs. Jenny is AASC qualified and has delivered our Active After School Programs in various schools around Caloundra as well as running before school programs in various schools.

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SHAYE FAULKNER

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach - Trainee

ASSISTANT COACH - BScSEx

Shaye Coaches for the love of tennis as a language; where just one shot, achievement or magnificent rally can say 1000 words.  Shaye strives to share the game of tennis in an environment that puts smiles on faces, drives discovery, learning and enjoyment of healthy competition.

Shaye is committed to continuously developing her coaching knowledge in the direction of bettering her students, having attained a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science, minoring in Exercise Science, Advanced Coaching and Performance Enhancement. Shaye is an active Exercise and Sports Science Australia member, is a Level 1 Sports Trainer via Sports Medicine Australia and holds her Certificates III & IV in Fitness. Shaye is currently undertaking qualifications in Wellbeing Coaching and Mentoring in Sports and is also looking to develop through Tennis Australia pathways.

Alongside 15 plus years of experience and representing the Sunshine Coast region during her junior years, Shaye utilises her depth of knowledge to implement a holistic approach to coaching. Applying coaching techniques that are driven by academic research, to enhance fundamental movement patterns, promote situational adaptability and tactical cognition.

Shaye is a highly motivated, patient, and knowledgeable coach who genuinely cares about her student’s development and love of tennis.

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JAROD SARGENT

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach - Trainee

TRAINEE COACH / PRO-SHOP STAFF

Jarod, with his infectious enthusiasm, loves being around the game of tennis. His friendliness in tennis clinics, group lessons and in the Pro-Shop is first class.

Jarod is studying law at university and his one true love is Roger Federer. Don't mention the name-Djokovic!!

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EVA WILKINSON

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach - Trainee

TRAINEE COACH / MATCHPLAY SUPERVISOR

Eva is a valuable member of the ETI Team. She is currently working in Red Ball lessons and Matchplay as well as supervising the Orange Ball Matchplay

Eva has completed the Emerging Leaders Program here on the Sunshine Coast and has earned her Community Coaching Certificate

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FRANZ REIHER

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach - Trainee

PRO-SHOP STAFF

When Franz is on the Pro-Shop roster, things will get done. Franz is a conscientious and hard working member of our team. You will see Franz's smiling face at the Pro-Shop most days and he competes in Tuesday singles comps and Fast4 on Thursday nights.