Tennis Program

Bayside College in participation with Tennis Victoria takes great pride in presenting a unique opportunity to secondary school students from Year 7 to Year 12.

The Bayside Tennis School, located on the Williamstown Campus, is committed to providing a unique program which develops each athlete’s potential whilst pursuing their tennis dream under the direction of John Trickey (Program Director), while being placed in the College’s long standing and successful Academic Achievers Program.

Tennis students spend approximately 22 hours per fortnight in the Tennis Program (on court, competition, tactical, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology etc.) and 28 hours in the Academic Achievers Program.

The Academic Achievers Program offers a rigorous curriculum designed to challenge each student in a class of high achievers.

World Class Coaches

John Trickey

  • John won State Junior titles in all age groups from 12’s to 18’s
  • Trained 4 years in elite squads at Kooyong under Harry Hopman and Neal Fraser
  • Played the Pro Tour for 7 years
  • 1972 International circuit, winning NZ Open Doubles
  • 1973 Australian Hard Court Doubles Champion
  • 1981 Australian Team coach, Nations Cup Dusseldorf
  • 1984 Head Professional/ Rochusclub Dusseldorf
  • 1989 Coach of Leverkusen Bundesilga squad
  • 1989 International Touring coach with German Davis Cup players
  • 1994 Tennis Australia Touring Women’s coach
  • 1995 Australian Institute of Sport Women’s coach
  • 1998 Tennis Australia National Women’s Coach
  • 2003 High Performance coach
  • 2009 Master Club Professional
  • 2007-2018 Manage/Head Coach Bayside Tennis School
  • 2013-2016-2018 coach of Andrew Whittington

Mark McGrath

  • Mark has been involved in training Tennis Players at the elite level for 20 years. Working with the Australian Institute of sports and Tennis Australia
  • Qualifications – Bachelor of Education Grad Dip in Exercise and Sport Science, Post Grad Seminar in Treatment and Prevention of soft tissue Dysfunction, Dynamic Neuromuscular stabilisation courses A,B and C, DNS Exercise Courses 1,2,3 Advanced coach: Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Coach: Tennis
  • Trained the Awesome foursome, Chris Judd, Luke Hodge, Tom Mitchell and is currently working with the Hawthorn Football club
  • Mark worked with World Cycling and Tour de France champion Cadel Evans over a 13 year period

Daniel Walsh

  • Bayside Tennis School Coach for 10 years
  • Played the ATP Challenger and ITF Circuit in Australia and Europe
  • Coached multiple national level players and currently coaching Luke Saville, former two time Junior Grand Slam winner and number one Junior in the world

Thim Efthimiadis

  • Played the professional future circuits in Australia and Europe gaining ATP ranking
  • Level 2 coach at Bayside Tennis, Williamstown
  • Currently training 3 of the top 5, 12 year old girls in Victoria

Katherine Valos

  • Former champion Junior and Women’s pro circuit player
  • Number 1 Victorian Junior for 5 consecutive years and Number 3 Junior in Australia
  • Highest Australian Senior ranking of 48
  • Was a member of Bayside’s winning Asian Tennis League in 2015
  • Winner of numerous AMT Singles and doubles titles

Andrew Whittington

  • Number 6 World ranked Junior
  • Highest World Singles ranking of 160
  • Doubles World ranking of 72
  • Quarter finalist of the Australian Open doubles 2014
  • Semi-finalist of the Australian doubles 2017
  • Reached the second round of the Australian Open singles 2017
  • Qualified for Wimbledon Singles in 2017