Sanctuary Cove Tennis
Each has unique International coaching experience - all coaches are qualified & Blue Card Holders to work with children. More coaches and info below.
Our Elite athletes play tournaments all over Australia often with Stella results!
Yoko & Jeff with Kei Nishikori
Yoko hails from Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture) which is one of the strongest tennis areas in Japan, Kimiko Date and Kei Nishikori both grew up in and around this tennis engine of Japan. Yoko has been a teaching pro for over 20 years and has great skill teaching young children. She has a real love for the game which helped drive her to become one of the top players in her area. In 2006 she started bring Japanese tennis players to Australia so they could be exposed to our training and tournament system to gain valuable overseas experience. She soon became well known on the Gold Coast as a coach and agent for Japanese players wanting an Australian tennis experience.
Steve Eckstein ranked #1 in the World Vets ITF Mixed Doubles with the help of his wife and former WTA player Ding Ding. Steve has been top 10 singles and doubles Vets ITF during 2018 and is training hard with Head Coach Jeff for even big things in 2019!! Ding & Steve have been big supports of Activa over the past 3 years and it has been a real treat for kids to meet the ex #1 player from China Ding Eckstein who has often come and hit with our top players.
Commenced Jan 2016
Director & Founder of the Sanctuary Cove Tennis. A truly well rounded coach with rare experience playing & coaching all over the world. Ex ATP touring pro and coach to many highly ranked ATP players. Previously State Coach of WA & Nth Germany. Jeff has been a fulltime teaching pro for over 30 years at both development and elite level. After a successful playing career he became Head Coach of Schleswig Holstein (Nth Germany) in charge of post junior development. On his return to Australia he was installed by Tennis Australia as State Coach of Western Australia and was put in charge of many Australian Junior Tour teams managing some of Australia's top juniors around the world & also held Head Coaching positions in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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