Play­ers ace a big one

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A small Cock­burn tennis club has wel­comed back a big name as it con­tin­ues to fos­ter a love of the sport in the next gen­er­a­tion of play­ers. Re­port,

COCK­BURN Tennis Club has wel­comed the re­turn of its for­mer coach, Mike Gill.

Gill, the owner of Mike Gill Tennis Academy, had 26 years of coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in Eng­land, Spain and the United States be­fore de­cid­ing to move to Aus­tralia and open his own academy.

He said he helped hone the tennis skills of more than 190 play­ers through the academy pro­gram, rang­ing from young chil­dren new to the sport through to ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

Cock­burn Tennis Club pres­i­dent Bron­wyn Hal­ley said they were ex­cited about his re­turn.

“Mike was the Cock­burn Tennis Club coach pre­vi­ously and he was well re­spected and liked,” she said.

“He had a prior re­la­tion­ship with the club and we were very much in need of a good coach who has a gen­uine pas­sion and com­mit­ment to the game, which is why we asked Mike and his team to join us again.

“His mo­ti­va­tion and pas­sion for ju­nior tennis are one of the many rea­sons that we are proud to have him as our coach.

“The fact that he has also won 2018 WA Tennis coach of the year is an added bonus.”

Email cock­burn­ten­nis­clu­[email protected] or call 0478 113 253 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d488581

Head coach Mike Gill (front) with Cock­burn Tennis Club pres­i­dent Bron­wyn Hal­ley and Tennis West par­tic­i­pa­tion leader Paul Old­field.

Cock­burn Tennis Club’s new coach Mike Gill.

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