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Stefan Woolley

Founder & Head Coach

- Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach

- As of 2020, currently privately coaching multiple nationally ranked players, as high as No.1 in age birth year and within the Top 100 overall. Players currently competing in OJT, AMT and ITF 

- 8+ years coaching experience with performance players

- Multiple players already signed with elite U.S Colleges on pathway to Pro Tennis

- Multiple players already competed internationally in ITF Juniors and ITF Futures.

Stefan is currently looking for more enrolments of keen competing players of all ages. No age or rank cut off, only required to be open to our unique and holistic approach to performance tennis. Contact Stefan today for information about our performance program and for a free trial.

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Andrew Peake

High Performance Coach

Andrew is a full time professional tennis coach who has a passion for developing player’s games to their full potential. He has been involved in the game of tennis for over 30 years both as a coach and player.  Andrew established his successful coaching business back in 1995 and it is still operating today.

Andrew worked alongside and 1995 Australian Tennis Coach of the Year Anthony Lett for 4 years whilst he was establishing his own business during that same time period and successfully completed his Level 1 Coaching Certificate in 1995 under the guidance of the TCAV.

He has held numerous coaching contracts throughout tennis clubs both in the Northern & Western suburbs of Melbourne and other club contracts including the area of Macedon Ranges.

Andrew also obtained his Tennis Australia Club Professional qualifications from 2008 onwards and completed his Level 2 Coaching Certificate with Tennis Victoria back in 1999.  In 2018 he was awarded a Level 3 High Performance Certificate by the AATC.

His expertise in coaching relates specifically to teaching and training players to have a clear mind and being able to focus 100% during all tennis sessions. He has worked with young beginners to high level nationally ranked tournament players.

Key Achievements

  • Macdeon Ranges Victorian Zone Squad for seven years, including 3 winning seasons.

  • Development of a 2 court church club into an eight court council club and increasing junior teams and players from under 30 to over 150 in a two year period.

  • Successful operation as tournament director of many Tennis Victoria sanctioned tournaments.

  • Involvement in nearly every Tennis Australia on court and off court coaching program since 1999 including Hot Shots, Mum’s In Tennis, Get Your Racquet On, Tournament Planner, Milo Tennis, Tennis in Schools, Coaching Conferences & Professional Development workshops.

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Danijela Mijic

Senior Coach

Danijela is a full time professional tennis coach, working at POWA Tennis multiple days a week. She has been involved in the game of tennis for over 25+ years both as a coach and player. 

An elite player, Danijela reached a Junior Australian ranking inside the Top 50. She played out a full scholarship at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia, USA. Danijela placed 3rd in the national championships in Hawaii. Currently ranked 5 in the world in her age group on the ITF Young Seniors, as well as being nationally ranked in Australia.

Danijela has a particular strength of being able to apply her exceptional coaching methodologies to all ages. She is passionate about enhancing players technique and how to utilise it in tactical outcomes. Lessons also involve education about the game of tennis and the value that it can bring to your life.

Danijela is Tennis Australia Junior Development Qualified, holds a BA Psychology (Honours), Diploma in Life Coaching, Cert III in Education Support and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

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Wes

Neylon

Senior Coach

Wes is a part-time professional tennis coach, working at POWA Tennis multiple days a week. This is to balance with his current playing career and study.

 

An exceptional player, Wes has competed in national tournaments since the age of 10 and is currently ranked amongst the top males in the country. He represents Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club in the top Grade 1 Winter Pennant league.

Wes has a particular strength of being able to engage new players with the game due to his passion for the sport. With his knowledge covering all fields from playing, coaching, fitness, sports science and health he is known to provide exciting lessons with reference to all categories that make a tennis player. 

Wes is able to further enhance teenage and adult players by teaching them the importance and correlation of fitness in the modern game of  tennis. 

Wes is Tennis Australia Level 1 Qualified and is currently completing a degree in Exercise and Sports Science at RMIT.

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Summer

Rodriguez

Jones

Senior Coach

Summer is a full time professional tennis coach, currently working at POWA Tennis part-time. This is to balance with her playing career and study in Early Childhood Education. She has been involved in the game of tennis for 15+ years as both a player and a coach.

Summer still competes in national level tournaments, is still highly ranked in Australia and has been inside the Top 400. Summer represented Mornington Peninsula region at the Annual Regionals Tennis Event and won the 18s singles and Open mixed. In 2016, she won the Women's Pennant Player of the year.

No coincidence with her study in Early Childhood Education, Summer is exceptional with the youngest kids of 3+ years old that we have trying tennis for the first time. Every kid coming for the first time cannot wait to come again! Summer's skill set is not limited to only Hot Shots, she also creates an extremely personable experience for teenage and adult players who she coaches privately. 

Summer also coaches the high school tennis team at Mentone Grammar. Testament to her incredible teaching skills with kids, she is a volunteer during the Australian Open Kids Days.

Summer is Tennis Australia Junior Development Qualified, studying a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, and holds a Cert IV in Education Support.

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Alex Demiri

Senior Coach

Alex is a full time professional tennis coach at POWA Tennis. He has been involved in the game of tennis for 15+ years as both a player and a coach.

Alex still competes in national level tournaments and travels as a Coach on POWA Tennis trips to various regional tournaments where he teams up with our players in doubles.

Alex works with the widest demographic of players at POWA, coaching those as young as 4, up to beginner adults. Alex also has years of experience working with Special Needs players, particularly players with autism. Alex is extremely well received in this space due to his patience and understanding of all our players varying needs. Alex also runs the Saturday morning coaching and makes the time to watch all the players competing for the club. 

Alex is Tennis Australia Level 1 Qualified and is studying for his Junior Development Qualification.

Tom 

Neylon

Senior Coach

Tom is a part-time tennis coach, currently working at POWA Tennis multiple days a week. This is to balance with his playing career and study. Tom is aiming to receive a scholarship for tennis at U.S College.

Tom competes in national level tournaments and is ranked within the Top 250 players in the country. He represents Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club in the top Grade 1 pennant league.

Tom is exceptional at adjusting to the specific requirements of all players. He uses practical and personal examples in his lessons that have proven outcomes. Kids learn and have fun through visual activities, whereas adults benefit greatly from hitting with him during their lessons in open drills.

Tom trains with Head Coach - Stefan Woolley and is a player in the top POWA Squad offered.

Tom is Tennis Australia Level 1 qualified.

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