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 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’.

Matt coaches at Onslow Park Tennis Club and East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

Costa Skopelitis

Coach Costa

Head Coach at EFLTC

Costa has 30 years coaching experience. He is a registered Professional Tennis Coach with SATA. He was the Owner and Head Coach of Star Tennis Academy in Durban, South Africa (1994 – 2017) and Head Coach at Brookfield Tennis Centre (2017-2021).

Costa’s qualifications include:

  • Girls KZN squad coach (2001-2006) and Boys Elite KZN Squad coach (2008-2009)
  • National coach for junior overseas squads to Europe and USA (1994 – 1995)
  • Coached many SA’s top juniors most of whom went on to attend college scholarships in USA
  • Coached SA’s ATP players to prepare for Grand Slams, some of which include: Kevin Ullyett (no.4 ranked ATP World Doubles player and US Open and Australian Open Doubles Champion), Myles Wakefield (top 50 ATP doubles pro), Chris Haggard (top 20 ATP Doubles Pro), Damien Roberts (ATP singles and Doubles Pro)
  • Personal coach of Jeff Coetzee on the ATP Tour (1997-2000). Jeff was a SA Davis Cup player and ranked top 12 ATP world doubles player. 2 x Australian Open doubles semi finalist and Quarter finalist at US Open.
  • National coach for South Africa’s MTN Super Squad (ATP TOUR) including Wimbledon Junior Singles Champion Wesley Whitehouse, and Damien Roberts, Louis Vosloo and Justin Bower (1998 – 1999). Touring coach on ATP TOUR in USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

As well as the above he has coached players competing at the Australian Open, US Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Tennis Australia qualification: Tennis Australia Club Pro

Costa coaches at East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

James Williams

James Williams

Senior Coach & Competitions Manager

James manages all competitions and tennis tournaments run at both clubs – this includes management of pennants, junior club championships and our Hot Shots competitions.

James is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach. He has been involved in tennis for many years and some of our tournament players will know him as he is a prolific tennis official who can be found umpiring and officiating at tournaments and state league matches. James has run many tournaments and has also been the Club Captain at Hensman Park TC. If anyone knows the rules of tennis it is him, that’s why he is the perfect fit for the Competitions Manager role.

James coaches at East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

Harry Wilmott-Stanton


Performance Tennis Manager

Harry is a British tennis coach originating from the same town as Director, Matt Bull. Having started coaching at the age of 14 in exchange for tennis lessons and lifts to tournaments, Harry has 14 years of coaching experience. He grew up playing from the age of 3 years old in the academy environment and immediately transitioned into academy coaching. Much of his coaching experience lies working with competitive players, including several national level GB juniors and current NCAA athletes. Harry joins us from the Cairns International Tennis Centre where he played an important role in coaching some of North Queensland’s most promising juniors.

Harry has a Sports Coaching Bachelors degree and a Postgraduate in Sport Performance, both specialising in performance tennis, on top of an LTA Level 3 coaching licence. He was also mentored for 2 years by Julian Godfrey, former coach to Tim Henman and other ATP players.

Harry still competes regularly in WA and has played tennis all over the world representing the Isle of Wight, where his parents now live. In addition to this, he played national level university tennis whilst studying. Outside of tennis, you can find Harry on the beach or in the surf.

Harry coaches at East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club and Onslow Park Tennis Club.

Robert Ventin


Senior Coach

Rob is an LTA Level 3 tennis coach and has been coaching for 7 years. He played University level tennis whilst coaching the students and completing his Masters, before graduating and coaching full time. On top of his coaching and his studying, he also ran and managed junior competitions hosting up to 30 players and 6 assistants at a time. In 2020 Rob took on the Head Coach role at Sonning Lawn Tennis Club before making a change and heading to Australia to work for Tennis Factory.

Rob has had experience with players from as young as 3 years old, coaching all the way up to county level juniors. Having spent years dealing with groups and individuals of all levels and abilities, there’s no challenge Rob won’t tackle head on. A personal trainer as well as a tennis coach, if Rob’s not on court he’s probably in the gym.

Neil Hay


Senior Coach

Neil is an experienced coach having worked both in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Neil is a Tennis Australia accredited Junior Development Coach and is also a qualified social trainer with his focus on high levels of participation.

His energy and patience ensures that tennis is accessible for a wide range of students.

For adult players, Neil brings technical knowledge and a range of strategies having played tournaments and pennants. He has an interest in developing the overall game and the competitive spirit.

Iain Stewart


Senior Coach

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.

Iain coaches at Onslow Park Tennis Club.

Our Assistant Coaches


Nic Mitchell

Apprentice Coach

Certificate III Sport & Rec

Nic coaches at Onslow Park Tennis Club and East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

junior coach

Adam Acquarola

TA Community Coach

Adam currently studying Exercise & Sport Science

Maddie Y

Maddie Yeats

Tennis Australia Junior Development coach

Maddie coaches at East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

Our Junior Coaches