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COACHING TEAM

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Florent Lachaut

Senior Coach

Flo has over 10 years experience coaching in France, the USA and Australia. 

Trained at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. 

Competed in the NCAA Men's College Tennis Division 1 in the USA.

Flo loves to share his passion for the sport with lessons catered to all levels. His coaching focuses on skills and lessons that can be used on and off the court; whether you are looking to learn the sport or become a future champion. Flo prides himself in challenging and bringing the best out of his players.

Matt Holschier
Senior Coach
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Matt enjoys seeing students of all ages and abilities improve, No matter your age or ability, matt will make sure you have a smile and a good run around.
As a player, Matt
- Represented Victoria throughout juniors ranging from the John Fitzgerald Cup in U13's to Pizzey Cup as a 16/17 year old. 

- Was picked in the Australian Merit Team in 2017 and 2018 in Pizzey Cup high schools competition. 

- Played for Geelong Lawn and won Grade 1 Melbourne Pennant

- Received Grade 1 Melbourne Pennant Player of the year

- Represented Geelong Lawn in their first years of Premier League

- Won multiple Grade A VTCA Country weeks with The Lecontes

Ned Simpson
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Tennis Coach

Ned began playing tennis at the age of 6. He grew up playing competitively throughout Victoria, competing in Local and State tournaments and, this past season, Section 1 Men’s Pennant.
·Ned has been fortunate enough to represent Victoria having developed many skills through local and regional tennis opportunities. While completing Year 11 and 12, Ned devoted his time to advancing his coaching qualifications and has been coaching for three years.
Ned combines his wealth of tennis knowledge and passion for the game to maximise players potential out on the court. Ned has a strong desire to coach tennis at all levels and help players develop and enjoy the game.

Amy Stevens

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Tennis Coach

Amy developed her tennis game throughout the Australian and ITF junior tours, traveling the world extensively and competing internationally. She achieved a world top 100 ranking in the Junior ITF circuit and competed at the Junior Australian Open before being recruited to play NCAA Women's Division 1 College Tennis in the USA.

She proudly represented Australia in the World University Games in China and France (2022-23). Now entering her fourth year in college, she is pursuing a double Bachelor's degree at Vanderbilt University. Amy continues to love the game of tennis and is passionate about sharing this love with players.

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Rhys McNabb
Junior Tennis Coach

Rhys started playing Junior competitive tennis at the age of 10. He regularly competes in elite junior tournaments over the state and is one of the highest ranked juniors currently playing for Geelong Lawn Tennis Club. Rhys is a passionate young coach who brings energy on the court to inspire developing tennis players.

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Vivaan Sachdeva
Junior Tennis Coach

Vivaan started playing tennis at the age of 8. He holds a deep passion for tennis, having played competitively himself. As a coach, Vivaan uses his passion and his tennis knowledge to maximise players potential on and off the court.

 

Vivaan first started coaching in Sydney with Rod Fahey tennis academy gaining over one year experience while working with kids of age between 4 and 15 at various levels. 

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Shia Tarac
Junior Tennis Coach

Always smiling and very approachable, Shia is keen to further build his experience and aims to be a fun and motivating coach!
 

Having gained experience helping during school holidays and group sessions throughout the school year, Shia is eager to teach young players tennis skills, building confidence and gross motor skills.

 

Shia has been playing competitive tennis and plays in the Junior Pennant Seasonal Tournaments since he was 10.

Lily O'Donohue
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Junior Tennis Coach

Lily joined our team at the end of 2023 but has been part of the club community for a number of years.

 

After recently completing Tennis Australia’s Community Coaching Course and spending a number of hours on court to perfect her coaching skills, Lily is ready to pass on what she has learned to junior players. Being a competitive player herself, Lily is eager to share her knowledge and experience to young players starting their tennis journey.

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Kevin Perera
Junior Tennis Coach

Kevin started playing tennis at the age of 7, He right away fell in love with the sport.

After gradually building his skills, confidence and mentality, Kevin started playing junior competition by the age of 10. Kevin is now at the stage where he wants to share his experience to younger tennis players and help them develop their tennis skills.

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Stephen Tomkins
Tennis Coach
Steve coaches all levels and abilities. As a competitive player himself, he enjoys seeing his players improve.
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Megan Markov

Tennis Coach

Megan coaches all levels and abilities. As a competitive player herself, she enjoys seeing her players improve.

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Charlotte Ingram

Tennis Coach

Charlotte coaches all levels and abilities. Charlotte enjoys seeing her players improve.

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Mehar Kohli

Junior Tennis Coach

Mehar coaches all levels and abilities. As a competitive player herself, she enjoys seeing her players improve.

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Klara Nuc-Kraljack
Junior Tennis Coach

Klara coaches hot shots junior players. She enjoys seeing her players improve while having fun.

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Minami Tan
Junior Tennis Coach

Minami coaches hot shots junior players. She enjoys seeing her players improve while having fun.

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Sam Patterson
Junior Tennis Coach

Sam coaches hot shots junior players. He enjoys seeing his players improve while having fun.

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Jake Peck
Junior Tennis Coach

Jake coaches hot shots junior players. He enjoys seeing his players improve while having fun.

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Taj Davies
Junior Tennis Coach

Taj coaches hot shots junior players. He enjoys seeing his players improve while having fun.

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Jack Bassett
Tennis Coach

Jack coaches hot shots junior players. He enjoys seeing his players improve while having fun.

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