All members of the GIANT Coaching Team have a passion and enthusiasm for both playing and teaching Tennis. Watch out, it might just rub off on you...
Aidan is a co-founder and Director of GIANT Tennis, and the Head of Coaching.
Aidan has extensive experience in all levels of tennis coaching from Hot Shots program to traveling and coaching young people on the junior Australian Pro Tour. Aidan is a Tennis Australia certified Club Master Professional coach, Cardio Tennis and ANZ Tennis Hot Shots approved coach. Aidan played College Tennis in the USA, toured Europe playing tournaments and has achieved high level results in singles and doubles. Aidan through his playing and coaching experiences, has developed our programs to ensure current methodologies and all GIANT Tennis students have a vision to reach their personal tennis goals.
Brandt is a co-founder and Director of GIANT Tennis.
He has extensive experience in all levels of tennis coaching, from the Hot Hits program to squad and tournament play students. Brandt is an Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (ATPCA) Advance Professional Level 2 Tennis Coach. Bachelor Degrees in Business and Computing also hold in him good stead to manage the administration of GIANT Tennis.
Brandt has also played and coached senior football over a 13 year career, which brings a lot of experience on and off the court to GIANT Tennis.
Steve is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach, entering his 40th year of professional tennis coaching! He is a well respected and proficient member of the Bendigo coaching scene, having coached at the BTA for the past 21 years.
Highlights over that time include coordinating 10 tennis camps to the Gold Coast and taking a touring team to France in 2016.
Steve is looking forward to developing his coaching skills as he joins GIANT Tennis and continuing with his positive influence on the development of local students.
Paul has played tennis within country Victoria for many years and just recently completed his Tennis Australia qualifications. Paul has coached at the South Bendigo Tennis Club for a number of years, and is keen to pass on the latest teaching methods to students at GIANT Tennis.
Kieran has been a Tennis Australia certified Club Coach for a number of years. He has been the head coach at South Bendigo, where he was instrumental in building student interest and capacity to make it an active and popular club. Kieran has taken a step back, but will continue to be involved with South Bendigo TC and will assist and provide expertise and experience to the GIANT Tennis program in the years to come.
Jordan started playing tennis at the age of 13 and has developed his power game to become one of Bendigo's top male players, leading South Bendigo to the 2018/2019 Premier League title.
Jordan has coached with the Bendigo Tennis Academy for the past 4 years, and is currently studying Exercise Science at Latrobe University. He is excited for new opportunities with GIANT Tennis and keen to put his studies into practice, coaching and developing exercise programs for students as he helps lead the GIANT Squad programs in 2020.
Keeley first started playing tennis at the age of 4 and worked her way up to competing in National Level events, and participating as a member of the Evonne Goolagong development program.
She has been coaching with the Bendigo Tennis Academy whilst undertaking studies in Physical Education teaching. Keeley is passionate about passing on the joys of Tennis to hot shots level and indigenous students, with long term goals of teaching PE in the Northern Territory.
Katie first started playing Tennis 9 years ago, participating in squads and originally coached by Kieran, she is now a keen GIANT Tennis student. Katie recently completed VCE and the Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course. She will be working along side our senior coaches to further develop her coaching skills and is keen to meet and have fun with all of the GIANT Tennis students, with longer term career goals aimed at helping people improve themselves in the sports and/or health industry.
Tanika has played tennis for over ten years, initially coached by Kieran and progressing to the GIANT Tennis coaching and squad programs. She is super lovely with our little GIANTS and continually growing in confidence as she regularly teaches "the GIANT way" under the guidance of Brandt and Aidan.
Tristin recently completed the Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course, and has joined the GIANT Tennis Coaching Team to support our senior coaches at our Castlemaine venue. With personal goals of being a pro tennis player, he is thrilled to be able to give back to the Tennis Club and Community that has supported him since taking up Tennis at age 9.
Georgia has been an enthusiastic squad member and loyal GIANT Student for a number of years. Set to commence VCE studies in 2021, she is keen to learn from our senior coaches, and excited for the challenges as she works to support the development of our young players on their GIANT Tennis journey.
With nearly 10 years of tennis playing experience under her belt, Shoni is a talented and motivated student and squad member. She's eager to pass on the joys of tennis and help others improve, whilst also developing her own coaching skills under the guidance of our senior GIANT coaching team.