Gareth Keating has joined the team at Shaw Park and Everton Tennis Centres. After a decade of overseas travel as a tennis coach and player, Gareth has returned to Brisbane to manage the Shaw Park & Everton Tennis Centre tennis programs.
Originally a top ranked Australian junior, Gareth was offered a scholarship to attend a University in the States where he studied Business Marketing. After completing University he worked as a club professional at various centres and resorts in America. Later he was offered a position in France where he coached and travelled with a group of ATP doubles specialists. This year he worked Travis Parrott and Jaroslav Levinsky at the Brisbane International, Sydney International and also the Australian Open.
We are delighted to have a coach with the experience of Gareth working at our centres and schools. Our students and coaches are benefiting enormously from his input.
Mr Brian Savins, Princial of Clayfield College has announced that Clayfield College has selected Shaw Park Tennis Centre as the venue for all future school tennis home matches. In addition, tennis professionals from Shaw Park Tennis Centre will be training and managing the school tennis teams throughout the year.
Mark Bloomfield from Shaw Park Tennis said “we are very pleased to have to have Clayfield College select us as their tennis provider. We are committed to raising the standard and profile of tennis at the College”.
Shaw Park Tennis will also be conducting private training sessions for students at Clayfield College. For more information about the school tennis program please call us on 32661660.
Sixteen students from Shaw Park and Everton Tennis Centres were invited to demonstate their skills to the public at a special “Hotshots” presentation during the Brisbane International in January.
Our players were joined on court with specialist doubles players from Australia, Ashley Fischer (ranked 53 in the world for doubles) and Stephen Huss (ranked 46). Ashley and Stephen are currently the highest ranked Australian doubles pairing with Stephen winning the mens doubles crown at Wimbledon in 2007.
Ashley and Stephen spent over 45 minutes playing doubles with all our students, they gave advice, autographs and then joined in for a special photo shoot.
Hotshots is a new modified tennis program operating at Shaw Park and Everton Tennis Centres. The program uses modified equipment to teach students the game of tennis faster.
For more information about our Hotshots programs please call us on 3266 1660 or 3353 2018.
New social tennis sessions at Shaw Park
Now is a great time to get into tennis. Shaw Park Tennis Centre has announced a range of new social tennis times that provide players with a variety of convenient session times.
Under the supervision and guidance of our tennis pro’s come along and meet some new people and play tennis in a non-competitive social environment. Whatever your standard or age – all players are welcome. Prices start from $12 per session and include tea, coffee and mroning tea. Come alond and have some fun. Bookings are not necessary.
Monday 9.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am
Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Shaw Park Tennis Centre 128 Shaw Rd Wolloowin ph 32661660
Find out about our next holiday tennis programs!!!!
Next school holiday we are holding our popular tennis clinic at Shaw Park Tennis Centre. The clinic will be co-ordinated by our senior coach Dominic Andrews assisted by our team of tennis professionals.
Our clinics are very popular and places fill fast. They are perfect for players all abilities aged between 5 and 15 years old. Our last holiday clinic was a huge success with 40 students participating over three days during the break. Students enjoyed a variety of tennis coaching lessons and programs and also a tournament. Our younger players has their own “mini-tennis olympics”. Everyone was a winner with prizes and great food as the reward for three days of hard work and play.
Our next clinic will he held at Shaw Park Tennis Centre for three days on Tuesday 6th, Wed 7th and Thursday 8th April. For more information please contact eith Shaw Park Tennis Centre on 32 661 660 or Everton Tennis Centre on 3353 2018. Easter Clinic Enrolment Form.
Record Super League Teams at Shaw Park
Shaw Park Tennis Centre is proving to be very popular with the local tennis community as it maintains the largest number of teams nominated for the Tennis Brisbane super league competition.
Milton Rothman the CEO from Tennis Brisbane said that “Shaw Park Tennis Centre is the largest single contributor of super league teams from any tennis centre in Brisbane. They (being Shaw Park & Everton Tennis Centres) contribute over 100 teams to the competition which represents more than 20% of the total team numbers. Shaw Park Tennis Centre is the single largest contributor of teams from all centres in Brisbane with over 70 teams playing from that centre alone”.
Mark Bloomfield owber of Everton Tennis and operator of Shaw Park Tennis Centre said, “We are very happy with the response to our marketing efforts over the past few months. Shaw Park Tennis Centre is starting to become well established in the local community and players are flocking to join. Many new players are returning to tennis and enjoying the new competition formatrs and modern facilities at Shaw Park”.
For more information about the fixture programs running at Shaw Park Tennis Centre please click here.
Shaw Park Social Tennis Proving Popular
Monday night social tennis at Shaw Park is proving to be popular with between 30 and 50 players participating each week. No matter what your standard, our Monday night social tennis is a great way for players to ease themselves back into tennis.
The social tennis night commences each week at 7pm and involves a unique combination of tennis coaching and social doubles. In the first hour, players move from court to court where the receive an hour of professional tennis instruction from our tennis coaches. After 8pm players are broken into groups and play social doubles until 10pm. Fees are only $15 and bookings are not necessary.
New players of all standards are always welcome!!!!
For more information please call our office on 3266 1660.
Looking for a great way to stay fit and learn new skills?
Our Head Coach Rob Daly has commenced a new program at Shaw Park named CARDIO TENNIS. Cardio Tennis is huge in the United States, it combines a high intensity cardio workout with a tennis lesson to provide a unique way of getting fit while learning a new skill.
Rob has spent many years coaching overseas where these programs are popular. Rob says people are looking for something that is different to the usual group gym class or personal training. They are looking for a program where they can learn new skills and improve their existing ones.
Classes are currently running Wednesday mornings at 9.30 and also Wednesday Evenings at 7.30. The cost is only $15 with no bookings necessary. Please call our office on 32661660 for more information.