Miami Grass Tennis Club | Gold Coast

Coaching

High Performance Tennis Academy

The High Performance Tennis Academy has a great team of coaches with experience of training players at the highest level.

Nick Watkins, Mitch Walden, Brett McFarlane and Josh Gorton, together with Cameron Becker-Jones and Ben Mitchell, train players at Miami Tennis Club on the Gold Coast, six days a week Monday to Saturday. They enjoy helping players of all ages and standards and have experience of training players at state, national and international level.

Nick Watkins established the High Performance Tennis Academy in 1999 to help elite players train full time and to reach National and International level. Samantha Stosur trained with Nick from the age of 10 until she turned 19, when she began travelling on the pro tour full time. When Sam is on the Gold Coast she trains with H.P.T.A

ACADEMY DIRECTOR : NICK WATKINS

Nick has been coaching since 1987, qualifying as the youngest coach in NSW. He began coaching on the Gold Coast in Feb 1991 at Surfers Meadows Tennis Ranch. Nick established the High Performance Tennis Academy in 1999 to help elite players train full time and to reach National and International level.

BRETT MaCFARLANE

Prior to joining High Performance Tennis Academy early 2007, Brett had been training elite players in Sydney for 5 years. He is a great asset to the academy, having success with his players at all levels.

JOSH GORTON

Josh joinedĀ  H.P.T.A in 2009 after competingĀ  in ITF satellite tournaments. With his easy going nature, Josh is a very positive influence on younger players. Josh also coaches children before school at several primary schools on the coast.

PRO SHOP MANAGER: MITCH WALDEN

Mitch started his tennis on the Gold Coast at the age of 5. At 15 Mitch began training with Nick Watkins to develop his tennis career. At 17 he commenced playing ITF Satellite tournaments where he did very well. Mitch is now an outstanding qualified coach and Pro-shop Manager.

Private Lessons

1/2 hour – $35

1 hour – $65

Group Lessons (maximum 4 players)

1/2 hour – $10 each

1 hour – $15 each