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 heavily involved at various local clubs. He worked hard as a junior at both Tennis and Soccer and represented WA in soccer in his late teens.
Moving back to Albany in 2001, he has had a successful career in both coaching and playing, including coaching 16 WA Representatives. He has also won several Tennis Coaching Awards with Tennis WA, Tennis Australia, the Australian Sport Commission as well as being recognized in Albany as a successful young 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) and 18s Port Albany FC (League and Cup double, 2019) as well as being a massive fan of the Fremantle Dockers, Perth Football Club and Championship side Millwall Lions FC.
- ATPCA Accredited Level 2 Advanced Tennis Professional Coach
- Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach 2014 – 2018
- Coach of Abbi Gibson – 2016 Bruce Cup Australian Singles Champion
- Coach of 16 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 15+ years
- LGSTA Junior Co-Ordinator 15+ years
- Junior Coach of 2 USA College Scholarship Athletes
General Manager / Graduate Tennis Professional
Nels has been with ATA as a tennis player for many years and started his coaching career in 2016. Hi is the second highest qualified tennis coach in the region (behind David).
In 2021 his commitment to the sport saw him spend 6 months travelling 800+km round trip each week to complete his Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach qualification. He has also completed the Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course as well as both the primary and secondary School Coaching Courses.
He is also a member Tennis Australia, the ATPCA as a Graduate Tennis Professional. He has also been personally coached as a player and coach though ATA.
Nels runs the ATA Tennis in Schools programs and junior coaching programs around the region. Nels also runs squads, cardio and private lessons.
Nels has represented WA in the Australia Made Foundation Cup as the No 2 player in the Country WA Team as a junior. Nels is also a several time Junior and Senior Club Champion at the Lawley Park Tennis Club.
Nels had an outstanding 2018/19/20 /21 season winning ALL 4 LPTC TITLES 2020 – 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!
Abbi started her tennis as a 5 year old player at ATA. She has since travelled all over Australia and parts of Europe playing Australian Ranking, National and ITF events.
Abbi is the only female Tennis Coach in the region. She is a fantastic mentor for all junior players and a role model for health and fitness as well as a leader in the WA sports community.
We don’t have enough room for all of Abbi’s tournament wins and achievements – however the major ones would be winning the Australian Junior Singles Championships, many Australian Ranking events as well as her impressive results (the best of all the Australian juniors) when she travelled and played through Europe!
Abbi conducts Private Lessons and Small Group Lessons out of Emu Point Tennis Club and is available 7 days a week..
Check out her Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Abbigibsontennis or contact her by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0499 158 165 or on Instagram abbigibson_tennis
ATA SENIOR COACH
We are very happy to announce John Peacey is joining our ATA Coaching team from 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
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 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 with our 8 and under and 10 and under groups and will continue to develop as a coach into the future.
Daly started 2020 in good form winning through to the MPTC Singles Club Championships where he lost to his uncle, Les Bairstow in the Men’s Singles Final!
ATA ASSISTANT COACH
The “Hillman” name is very popular in the sporting circles throughout the Great Southern. Tom has been on the court from a young age and helps with our coaching programs in both Kendenup and Albany..
Tom is a WA D’arcy Slater Foundation Cup Winner (21017) and has also had success at senior club level and at many tournaments.