Meet the Team

The coaching team at Max Tennis will always bring the best out of every player. With regular training, up-skilling and constant reviewing of their performance, the team is always on the ball with new teaching methods and the latest research.

The Coaching team at Max Tennis are all:

  • Tennis Australia Qualified/Trainees
  • Possess current First Aid Certifications
  • Have Police/Working with Children checks
  • Possess an in depth knowledge of stroke mechanics and tactics
  • Know how to get the best out of their students

Click on each of the Team members to find out more about them

 

Andrew leads this dynamic team by way of example. His on-court professionalism and personality combined with his off court attention to detail sets the standard. He has coached everyone from the beginner tennis player to full time tennis players.

Andrew’s program design skills and leading biomechanical analysis skills ensures a great program underpins all coaching lessons that are run at Max Tennis. Combining his Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Qualification, Sports Science Degree and years of experience, the coaching programs are always evolving and integrating best practices.

Andrew is currently one of 16 Tennis Australia ANZ Hot Shots Mentors, a Tennis Australia Coach Education Course Facilitator and regularly plays senior roles within Tennis Australia’s Player Development programs. He has been voted as one of the Top 3 Coaches in Australia on 3 occasions in the Australia Tennis Awards (Newcombe Medal). 

Name: Oliver Rowston

Favourite aspect of being a coach: Being involved in my favourite sport everyday. Watching players improve and progress. It’s very rewarding!

Favourite Player: Gael Monfils

Someone outside of tennis that inspires you: Bruce Lee

If you could choose any doubles partner…Fabrice Santoro!

You’ve just won the Australia Open – how do you celebrate? 

Thank my family and my team that helped me get there. Savour the moment!

If you didn’t become a tennis coach/player…what would you be now?

Most likely a creative field…graphic/web design or maybe a screenwriter

Name: Vince Mellino

Favourite aspect of being a coach: Inspiring students to better themselves using tennis as a tool for life, watching them develop and grow into capable and confident tennis players and people.

Someone outside of tennis that inspires you: My year 7 PE teacher inspired me towards my career

Who’s your favourite superhero? Master Yoda and Batman

What’s your favourite tennis match? Wimbledon 2001 Mens Final. Ivanesevic vs Rafter. So much emotion!

If you could choose any doubles partner…would love to play with one of the Bryan brothers

You’ve just won the Australian Open – how do you celebrate?

I’d run up into the stands to my support crew then run around whole stadium doing a victory lap and high fiving all the fans on the way.

If you didn’t become a tennis coach/player…what would you be now?

Would probably be in the fruit business. Possibly a community worker, counsellor or teacher.

Name: Dan Curran

Favourite aspect of being a coach: Enjoy helping people and giving back to a sport I love

Favourite Player: The great Roger Federer … of course

Someone outside of tennis that inspires you: My dad

If you could choose any doubles partner… Sam Groth .. cause his serve would give me easy volleys and make me look good!

You’ve just won the Australian Open – how do you celebrate: I’d do my “special dance”

If you didn’t become a tennis coach/player…what would you be now? Dippin’ Dots Flavour creator!

Name: Aidan Syms

Favourite aspect of being a coach: Meeting the kids and making them laugh  

Favourite Player: Roger Federer

Someone outside of tennis that inspires you: My Poppy

If you could choose any doubles partner…Lleyton Hewitt

You’ve just won the Australian Open – how do you celebrate: Throw a party to celebrate with the people that helped me

If you didn’t become a tennis coach/player…what would you be now? Working at a nursery or starting an apprenticeship