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Award winning coaching team

Collectively, our coaches have over 100 years of professional tennis experience.

We are recgonised as the premier coaching facility in NSW – winners of the Tennis Australia NSW Coaching Excellence award. All our coaches are fully qualified, Police Checked, WWCC screened and up to date with their First Aid.

Meet our coaches
25+ Years

Steve Loeffler

Tennis Director

Steve has been running tennis centres for over 25 years. He is a former professional player and can still hit a mean forehand! Steve was a top ranked Australian Junior Player before playing professionally in Europe on the ITF circuit. During his time in Europe Steve played for teams in the Dutch and German Premier Club Tennis Leagues.

 

20 + years

Lucy Wood

Marketing & Programming

Lucy has been involved in Tennis professionally since her Junior career where she reached an ITF Ranking high of 170, and a WTA ranking of 690. Following her junior career Lucy received a full scholarship to play tennis at Tulane University in NOLA, USA. During her time at Tulane University the team were ranked as high as 13 in the NCAA Division 1 rankings. They played in the NCAA finals in 2001 making the sweet 16.

Lucy has been coaching tennis for over 20 years and is a qualified Tennis Australia Tennis Coach and LTA coach.

25+ Years

Piotr Haczek

Performance Coach

Piotr is a former professional polish tennis player. With his vast coaching background he brings a wealth of experience to White City Tennis. He is a Tennis Australia qualified coach and during the Australian summer of tennis he is a SBS sports reporter sharing his extensive knowledge with SBS Poland listeners.

10+ years

Danielle Harmsen

Performance Coach

Danielle has been coaching tennis full time since she stopped playing on the WTA tour. In addition to being ranked in the top 200 in the world, Danielle has participated in Premiere League Club tennis in Holland & Germany. Danielle standout tennis result was beating WTA top 4 player and Grand Slam Semi-finalist Jelena Dokic.

 

6+ years

Lapo De Marzi

Performance Coach

Lapo is a former player and professional touring coach from Italy who joins us following 6 years working and travelling with WTA number 26 Camilla Giorgi. In addition to working on the WTA Tour, Lapo has worked with players of all ages and abilities at several Italian tennis Clubs.

A great addition to the White City Tennis team, Lapos love of tennis is infectious! “I Love Tennis and i’m dedicating my life to it. I love to stay on court for hours teaching and trying to inspire people of all ages. My challange is to take my players and make them the best both on and off the court!”

5+ years

Javier Espinoza

Senior Coach

Javier is a former player from Chile, he participated in National tournaments throughout his Junior career and while at University. His degree was in teaching and physical education.

Javier loves to see the progression in his students over the course of their coaching. Working with them to achieve their goals is very rewarding.

3+ years

Tom Buchanon

Senior Coach

Tom has been playing Tennis since the age of 5 and is a Tennis Australia Certified Coach. He was the captain of the Scots 1sts and a member of the GPS team. His current UTR is 10.35 and throughout his junior career he has participated in the NSW State Championships as well as the Grass Court Nationals.

10+ years

Andrea Clementini

Performance Coach

Andrea is a professional tennis coach originally from Italy. He is also a former top level Italian player, participating in Serie A1 in 2013 and Serie A2 in 2015. He is an ITF  level 2 certified tennis coach and an ITF level 1 certified coach in Padel. Andrea also has a Masters Degree in Sports Management.

Andrea began coaching tennis at 19 years old. He has experience coaching all levels from beginner to advanced players. Andrea worked primarily at tennis clubs and academies in Italy, but he also worked at the world renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy – Spain.

 

10+ years

Harry Gardner

Senior Coach

Harry has over 10 years coaching experience in the UK and Europe. Harry represented his school and University in the 1st grade tennis teams. He is passionate about helping players or all ages and abilities develop a love for tennis.

In addition to his high level of tennis, Harry is actually the English National Real Tennis Champion U16.

30+ years

Phil Gilbert

Senior Coach

Phil has over 30 years experience coaching tennis. He has played competitive division 1 club tennis since his teenage years. Phil has also won the club championship A1 event on 2 occasions.

10+ years

Kara Day

Kara is part of our Administration team. She has been running the operations at tennis centres in Australia and the UK for more than 10 years.

5+ years

Brian Burke

Brian is part of our Administration team. Brian has a strong tennis background as a member of the famous Fitzwilliam Tennis Club in Dublin he has played and coached tennis since he was a junior player. Brian also holds a degree in Industrial Mathematics.

Join our team

Are you a tennis coach or enthusiast looking for work in the tennis industry?

We are often looking to expand our team. If you would like to join a friendly award winning tennis centre we would love to hear from you!

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