Matt excited about the future of tennis at EFLTC
New Head Coach at East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club Matt Bull is excited about the future of tennis at the club. Matt, one of only three Tennis Australia Master Club Professional coaches in WA has just taken the reins from long-standing club professional Scott Marshall.Matt said “It was pretty daunting at the start considering the reputation the Marshall family has in WA tennis over the years and especially considering Scott’s Father before him, Arthur Marshall, was the first coach at the club in 1968. Thankfully since arriving I have had nothing but support from the club and its members”.
Matt’s tennis programs are nationally acclaimed with Australian Tennis/Newcombe Awards from Tennis Australia for Club Coaching Excellence and Tennis Hot Shots coaching excellence. Matt is well known in Australia tennis coaching circles for his pioneering work in Tennis Hot Shots (Tennis Australia’s kids started program), which uses smaller courts, smaller racquets and modified balls to enable kids to learn the game more easily.
“It was perfect timing when I arrived at the club as they were just re-surfacing their courts. One of the old hard-courts was earmarked to be turned into overflow parking, however I looked at it as the perfect place for us to put in 2 Hot Shot Red courts. The club were brilliant and said, ‘let’s do it’! Now we are only one of two clubs in Perth who have designated tennis courts for kids aged 5-8 years to play and learn the game”.