Our Coaches

Perth tennis coaches – junior and adult specialists

Tennis Factory pride itself on the quality of its tennis coaching and people, employing only the best Perth tennis coaches. Our Perth tennis coaches are fully insured and have police and Working with Children checks. Our senior staff hold Tennis Australia coaching qualifications or an overseas equivalent.

Matt Bull

Matt-Bull

Director

Matt is one of only three Tennis Australia Master Club Professional coaches in WA and is recognised by Tennis Australia as one of the top Club and Tennis Hot Shots coaches in Australia – the only WA coach to have been nominated for both categories at the Australian Tennis Awards, and to have won one of the awards.

Originally from the UK, Matt has been based in Perth since 2001. After four years as Head Coach at Nedlands Tennis Club from 2004 to 2008 he left and moved Tennis Factory to Onslow Park Tennis Club in Shenton Park. In 2018, Tennis Factory expanded their award-winning tennis coaching programs to East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club. This move means customers can enjoy Tennis Factory coaching programs both north and south of the river.

Matt is regarded as a leader in the tennis coaching industry for his vision and drive to help tennis clubs grow their membership and thrive, becoming valuable places for local communities to go to play and socialise. On-court he is passionate about getting as many people as possible playing the game and to help them become the best players they can be, commensurate with Tennis Factory’s slogan ‘Building Better Players’.

Jack Baldwin

Jack-Baldwin

Head Coach

Jack spends his time between Onslow Park and East Fremantle tennis clubs. Jack’s primary role is to manage the quality of the tennis programs and lessons delivered at each venue and to ensure that our customers are happy.

Jack has been a Tennis Australia Club Professional coach since 2013 and a full-time coach since 2010. Jack recently re-joined Tennis Factory after a very successful stint as Head Coach at Maylands Tennis Club. Having run his own business and club for this period Jack has the skills delivering on the court and the knowledge off the court having done an amazing job at helping Maylands Tennis Club develop their coaching program from non-existent to very healthy numbers of players.

Jack is an incredibly popular tennis coach particularly with adult and junior beginners and intermediates due to his positive and friendly personality. Jack has a particular passion for the 8-12 year old developing performance player.

Shaun Moore

Shaun

Competitions Manager

Shaun is very organised and manages all competitions and tennis tournaments run at both venues – this includes management of pennants, junior club championships and our Tennis Hot Shots competitions. Shaun is also the Tournament Director of the East Fremantle Junior Tennis Classic in December, which is an iconic junior tournament having been on the Perth tournament calendar for over 40 years.

Shaun holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Events, Sport and Recreation Management and is currently completing his Tennis Australia Club Professional coaching qualification.

He predominately works with our Development groups, Squads and conducts private lessons with beginner to intermediate players.

Ben Cribb

Ben

School’s Coordinator

Ben manages our Schools Partnerships including coordinating Sporting Schools In-schools’ Programs, Red Ball, Gala Competitions and getting our Schools Programs into all schools.

Ben spends his time between East Fremantle and Onslow Park and is a qualified Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach. Ben has recently moved to Tennis Factory following 8 years as a Senior Coach at WA’s largest hard court tennis club. Ben thoroughly enjoys coaching all ages and abilities in any lesson style, including private lessons, Hot Shots & Cardio Tennis. Players of any age and skill level will benefit from Ben’s expertise, whilst his friendly and approachable manner will make it a fun and enjoyable experience. Get in contact with Ben for racquet restringing services or for advice on the best string/tension to suit your game.

Mitchell Turner

Mitch

Performance Manager & Strength & Conditioning Specialist – Onslow Park only

Mitch is our Strength and Conditioning guru who puts our junior performance players through their paces each week. Mitch assists Josh with our Performance program on-court, not only on the fitness aspects but the playing too.

He has a Masters of Exercise Science and is currently completing a PhD with his thesis on ‘On and off court factors that influence tennis performance’.

Mitch is available for private tennis lessons with performance players.

Glen Popovsky

Glen

Senior Coach – Onslow Park only

As a junior player Glen represented Western Australia on numerous occasions. He won many State titles in the junior ranks and was a top 10 National Junior. Glen’s love for the game saw him compete on the Asian and European circuit. Glen was a number 1 State League player for many years and was also a regular Hit-up partner at the Hopman Cup.

Glen is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach and loves coaching players of all ages and abilities.

Blake Wager

Blake-Wager

Senior Coach

Blake is a skilled and passionate tennis coach, with over seven years’ experience within the tennis coaching industry. Blake is a Tennis Australia accredited Junior Development Coach.  He is energetic, has great people and organisational skills, and is adaptive in working with all styles of play. He is dedicated to providing young tennis players with a positive experience of the sport so as to develop a love for the game. He has the ability to engage and enhance the skills of junior and senior tennis players, and is always excited to make improvements to your game. Blake has competed as high as division 1 in Tennis West’s Saturday Men’s Open League Pennants.

Off court Blake holds Cert I, II, & III in Sport & Recreation.

Alec Rose

Alec-Rose

Senior Coach

Alec is our English import. He comes from over the pond with 10 years’ coaching experience. Alec completed his LTA level 3 Pro licence at 18 years of age and has been working as a fully qualified coach, with all abilities and ages, since 2008.

Alec started coaching in the UK for his local tennis club, whilst also coaching tennis at one of the best private schools in the country. Whilst working for a local tennis club, Alec turned a dying junior program into a great success. He also spent 2 years working at a performance academy and several months in America where he taught tennis at Camp Vega in Maine.

Alec’s favourite player is Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Iain Stewart

Iain

Assistant Coach – Onslow Park only

Iain has been playing and coaching with Tennis Factory since 2009. A qualified Tennis Australia Junior Development coach, he specialises in our Hot Shots Development level players.

Iain is well loved and is available for junior private tennis lessons for players in the beginner to intermediate level.

Our Assistant Coaches

Neil

Neil Hay

Junior Development Coach

Fraser

Fraser Emms

TA Community Coach

Nic-Mitchell

Nic Mitchell

Apprentice

Our Trainee Coaches

Bella

Bella Setterfield

Community Coach

Julia

Julia Newport

Community Coach

Ashley

Ashley Setterfield

Community Coach

Our Junior Coaches

Annabelle

Annabelle Volery

Brendan

Brendan Jones

Liam

Liam Halgate

Sam

Sam Yeats

James

James Bushnell