DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
David is an award winning Professional Tennis Coach, well respected in the Australian Tennis Community.
He is a Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach and an accredited ATPCA Level 2 Advanced Pro Coach.
Born and bred in Albany, David grew up on the tennis court with his family very active at local clubs. He worked hard as a junior at both Tennis and Soccer and represented WA in soccer at under 17s and 19s level.
Moving back to Albany in 2001, he has had a successful career in both coaching and playing, including coaching 15 WA Representatives. He has also won several Tennis Coaching Awards with Tennis WA, Tennis Australia, the Australian Sport Commission as well as being recognised as a business leader winning the ACCI Young Business Person of the Year award.
He has been selected as the WA Team Manager for various trips, and now runs several Local, State, Interstate and Overseas Tennis Tours throughout the year.
David enjoys his regular Golf as well as Soccer, both playing (Rovers Vets, GSSA) and coaching (Albany Junior Soccer Association Representative Teams at Football West Country Week 2015 (RU), 2016 (W), 2017(W), 2018and Port Albany PF (League and Cup double, 2019) as well as being a massive fan of the Fremantle Dockers, Perth Football Club and Millwall Lions FC.
- ATPCA Accredited Level 2 Advanced Pro Coach
- Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach 2014 – 2018
- Coach of Abbi Gibson – 2016 Bruce Cup Australian Singles Champion
- Coach of 15 WA Representatives
- Foundation Cup Winning Coach
- Tennis Australia Development Coach
- TCAWA Accredited Coach
- 2013 WA Hot Shots Coach of the Year
- 2012 WA Club Coach of the Year
- 2001 TCAWA Rookie Coach of the Year
- Multiple times club champion and champion of champions winner
- National Talent Development Camp Coach 2014
- WA Team Manager 2008-09
- Coach of Australian junior, USA 2015 Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl,
- 2003 TCAWA Jnr Coach of the Year
- 2013 National 5★ Coach of the Year
- 2013 ACCI Young Business Person of the Year
- D’Arcy Slater Cup Winning Coach
- High Performance Program Coach
- LGSTA Regional Coach
- LGSTA Junior Co-Ordinator
- Junior Coach of 2 USA College Scholarship Athletes
ATA SENIOR COACH
We are very happy to announce John Peacey is joining our ATA Coaching team for 2020!
🏆✅Since moving back to Australia from the US, John has been coaching at Peppermint Grove TC!
🏆✅ John is also the Captain of their men’s State League team!
🏆✅John spent 4 Years division 1 USA college tennis representing University of Tennessee Chattanooga playing number 1 and captaining the team in 2016
🏆✅2015 Academic All-American Athlete
🏆✅2012 Fiji ITF Doubles Winner
John is available for group and private lessons from February onwards.
Contact John through this page or via or social media!
ATA ASSISTANT COACH
Nels has been with ATA as a tennis player for many years and started his coaching career in 2016. He has completed the Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course and has been personally coached as a player and coach though ATA.
Nels has represented WA in the Australia Made Foundation Cup as the No 2 player in the Country WA Team as a 13 year old. Nels is also a several time Junior and Senior Club Champion at the Lawley Park Tennis Club.
Nels had an outstanding 2018 / 19 season winning ALL 4 LPTC TITLES – The Junior Singles, The Senior Men’s Singles, The Senior Men’s Doubles and the Senior Mixed Doubles – We don’t think this has ever been achieved at any club in the region before!
ATA ASSISTANT COACH
Jarrod started working as an assistant coach in 2018 at Merrifield Park Tennis Clubs and the GSG Schools Hot Shot programs. Having come through the ATA High Performance Program, Jarrod is one of the regions top senior players and has been one of WA’s top juniors since he was 10.
Jarrod has travelled through WA and VIC/NSW on various tours. Jarrod is also a numerous time Club Champion and Champion of Champions winner.
ATA ASSISTANT COACH
Daly has been on the tennis court since he could walk. He has lived most of his life on the tennis court and he has played, trained and travelled Australia for tennis as a player, a spectator, a supporter and a fan.
Daly is a WA D’arcy Slater Foundation Cup Winner (21017) and has been personally trained by ATA coaches Michael Offerman and (David), and is looking forward to continuing gaining experience as a tennis coach from when he started assisting in 2017 and into the future.