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 in Year 7 to 10 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. Students in VCE spend approximately 11 hours per fortnight in the Tennis Program.

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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 Neale Fraser
  • Played the Pro Tour for 7 years
  • 1972 International Circuit, winning NZ Open Doubles
  • 1972-1980 John played in 8 Australian Opens
  • 1973 Australian Hardcourt Doubles Champion
  • 1981 Australian Team Coach, Nations Cup Dusseldorf
  • 1984 Head Professional/Rochusclub Dusseldorf
  • 1989 Coach of Leverkusen Bundesliga 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-Ongoing Manager/Head Coach Bayside Tennis School
  • 2020-Ongoing Coach of Luke Saville

Mark McGrath

  • Mark has been involved in training tennis players at the elite level for 20 years, working with the Australian Institute of Sport 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.
  • Travels with Daria Saville on the International Circuit as a strength and conditioning coach.

Daniel Walsh

  • Level 1 Tennis Australia Coach
  • Certificate IV in Sports Coaching
  • Level 2* Club Professional Coach with Tennis Australia
  • Bayside Tennis School coach since 2007
  • Director and Head Coach of Daniel Walsh Tennis
  • Over 15 years of private coaching experience both internationally and nationally
  • Coached students to multiple state titles, numerous College contracts and world rankings for over 15 years.
  • Travelling ATP Tour Coach in Turkey, China, Korea, UK (Wimbledon), Australia (Australian Open)
  • Coach of previous Number 1 Junior in the World – Luke Saville
  • Played professionally on the ITF Pro Circuit and ATP Challenger circuit worldwide
  • Platinum and Gold level (tournament winner)
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

James Wong

  • Former State Grade player
  • Coached top Juniors in Asia and Spain
  • Worked with some of Australia’s best Juniors
  • 12 years experience – Club Pro Qualified Coach

Vanessa Saragozza

  • Tennis Australia Level 2 Club Professional Coach
  • Tennis Australia Coach Developer/Facilliator
  • Director and Head Coach and Vstar Tennis Pty LTD
  • Former Coach at Maribyrnong Sports Academy
  • Former State Grade Pennant Player and Satellite Circuit Player

Dylan Vaughn

  • Level 1 ATCPA Tennis Coach
  • Level 1* Tennis Australia Coach
  • Certificate IV in Sports Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Grade One Pennant Player (10+ UTR)
  • Three years coaching experience and as an assistant coach.

Travis Chan

  • Level 1 ATCPA Tennis Coach
  • Level 1* Tennis Australia Coach
  • Certificate IV in Sports Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Three years coaching experience and as an assistant coach.

Grace Darcy

  • Top 20 Australian Junior
  • ITF World Ranking
  • U.S College Division 1 Scholarship
  • Captain of the Victorian Pizzey Cup Team
  • Two years coaching experience at Bayside Tennis Club