Players ace a big one
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.”
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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.