top of page

The Tennis Guru

Established in 2002, The Tennis Guru operates a State and National award winning tennis program at Warrandyte Tennis Club, South Warrandyte, St. Mary's Tennis Club (Greensborough) and St. Mary's Primary School. We also offer school programs at St. Thomas PS, Apollop Parkways PS, Greenhills PS, Greensborough PS, Milgate PS & Anderson Creek PS.

We offer coaching programs for Ages 3 to Adult and special events such as Holiday Clinics and Holiday Tournaments. Whether you just want to enjoy a healthy pursuit and hang out with friends or you're striving for excellence at an elite level we have a program for you.

​​The Tennis Guru has an enviable trophy cabinet of State and National coaching awards:

·       Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria Club Coach of the Year

·       Newcombe Award - Club Coach of the Year (R/U)

·       Newcombe Award - Hot Shots Coach of the Year (R/U)

·       Tennis Victoria - Club Coach of the Year (R/U)

·       Tennis Victoria Most Outstanding School - St. Mary's PS

About: About
About: About

Covid-19: What we are doing to minimize the risk to participants:

We are taking the Covid-19 danger extremely seriously and have put a number of processes in place to minimize the risk of infection for our student and our coaches.

  • We are following the Department of Health and Human Services advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • We are also following the guidelines set out by Tennis Victoria

  • We are also following the guidelines set out by Banyule and Mannigham Councils.

  • All of our coaches have also completed the Covid-19 infection control training course.

  • We have also produced a video showing the way we are minimizing the risk for all sessions. (see button below)

  • We have also produced a document containing our Covid-19 procedures.

Meet our Coaches

Any coaching program is only as good as the coaches.

At The Tennis Guru we have experienced and enthusiastic staff. All of our coaches are:

  • Registered by Tennis Coaches Australia

  • Have current Working  With Children Checks

  • Have current National Police Checks

  • Have completed the Tennis Australia Child Safety Course

  • Most are also First Aid Qualified

Right pic.jpg
About: About Me
Left pic.jpg

Craig Haslam

Tennis Australia - Club Professional Coach

35 years coaching experience
Tennis Australia Pilot Coach - Hot Shots & Cardio Tennis
Bachelor of Science (Phys Ed)
ATP Satellite Player
US College Tennis Player
Australian High School Team Member

Current First Aid


Alistair Tudor

Tennis Australia - Junior Development Coach

15 years coaching experience

Current First Aid

Tennis Racket and Ball

David Wildsmith

Tennis Australia - Club Professional Coach

35 years coaching experience
ATP Professional Satellite Player
Current First Aid


Jack Taylor

Tennis Australia - Junior Development Coach

Bachelor of Exercise (Sports Science) & a Diploma of Sport (Business Management)

20 years coaching experience

Current First Aid

Jack was a state ranked junior having played Nick Kyrgios & Luke Saville in national events. Jack also played in the State championship school team on 3 occasions. Jack played Grade 1 pennant and continues to play Grade 2 pennant today.

Tennis Racket

Daniel Amato

Tennis Australia - Club Professional Coach
10 year coaching experience

Current First Aid

Tennis Racket

Jarryd Wildsmith

Tennis Australia - Registered Coach

5 years coaching experience

Tennis Racket

Angus Davey

Tennis Australia - Registered Coach

2 years coaching experience

Ball on Tennis Court

Violet Sinclair

Tennis Australia - Registered Coach

2 years coaching experience

Club Champion player and member of our Section 1 Team.

Ball on Tennis Court

Ruby Maycock

Tennis Australia - Registered Coach

2 years coaching experience

Former Australian Open Ball Kid

Ball on Tennis Court

Laetitia De Fraga

Tennis Australia - Registered Coach

1 years coaching experience

Member of our Section 1 Team.

About: Classes

Client Testimonials

I like the rallies, the kids are fun to be with...the coaches are fun, friendly and make us laugh! I really like learning about the forehand/backhand and volleys. When it is hot, I love being sprayed with the hose. I feel really comfortable going, we are always encouraged and I will be joining again next year

Zhara (10yr old student)

The Mums and Tots program allowed me to take up tennis again after not playing for many years. My son loved learning to play tennis on the court next to me and for once I could exercise without the hassle of juggling child care. With quality coaching added to the mix, I now am enjoying the game of tennis again


Charlotte told me yesterday how great a coach you are, very organized, interesting lessons and engaging teacher. She feels she’s learnt more so far this year than in the whole year last year. Keep up the good work.


I started tennis lessons with Craig 2 1/2 years ago having not played tennis before. I have enjoyed learning the proper technique from the start and feel stronger and more competent for doing so. Craig always keeps the class upbeat and interesting. He is passionate about coaching as well as understanding towards family life. It has been a great experience for me and I would (and do) encourage others to have a go.

Lee Thiele

Craig has taught my children tennis from when they started school, they had so much fun that I too joined the club. Craig keeps himself up to date with current tennis technique and passes it on to his pupils. He changes his lessons from week to week and makes sure you are learning with people of a similar ability.

Dannie McLellan

The thanks goes to you Craig. What a great effort! Thanks again Craig – you deserve a medal!


When we found out that Craig was the new coach at Warrandyte we immediately enrolled two of our children with him. Craig has a wonderful way with the kids, teaching the skills while at the same time making it a lot of fun. They really enjoy the lessons and now we have all three of our children enrolled for lessons. They have all developed so quickly under Craig and his assistant’s tutelage. The other activities Craig organises such as the Friday Night Comp, Holiday Tournaments and the Movie Nights enhance the lessons and give us parents a chance to be involved at club level. We recommend Craig and the Warrandyte Tennis Club to any families looking for a home for their kids to start and develop their tennis lives

Stephen and Tania Rose

Craig has been coaching me for the last 3 years and I have found that he is encouraging and enthusiastic. He motivates us by organizing in- house competitions, plus holiday tournaments. As a coach he is understanding and helps you improve your game.

Noah (14 year old student)

About: Testimonials
AO 2 -orig.jpg

Contact Us

0488 722 538

  • Facebook

Thanks for submitting!

About: Contact
bottom of page