Academy Program Enrolment

Academy Program Enrolment

The MastaStroke Academy Program is a program designed to develop players for State, National and International Competition. This Program complements and works in cooperation with the Tennis Australia National Academy and the Tennis West Academy.

All players participating in this program should have a high level of commitment and attention to detail as well as qualifying under the selection criteria. The coaching staff reserve the right to select athletes into the second tier Talent Development Program.

To participate in the MastaStroke Academy Tier 1 Training Program, the Dalkeith Tennis Club should be the athletes primary training venue. Any second program should be an official Tennis Australia or Tennis West program. Athletes that qualify for National Championship events are expected to participate in these events where ever possible.

Academy Training Hours

Tier 1 By arrangement and in coordination with National/State Academy Training programs
Talent Development Thursday: 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm (noon)

Strength & Conditioning

By Arrangement

Talent Development Green/Orange Tuesday: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Strength & Conditioning

By Arrangement

Our Coaches

John Thorpe

John Thorpe

Director
Matthew Carle

Matthew Carle

Junior Tennis Director

Selection Criteria

Players are eligible for selection by satisfying a set criteria. Please consult the coaching staff regarding updated criteria. The final criteria point is required for all Academy members. All athletes will be working toward a clear national standard. The following is a guide for Tier 1 selection.

  • Athletes have played in National Championship events in 12/under, 14/under or 16/under (or equivalent Platinum Event) in the most recent 12 months.
  • Hold a minimum UTR relevant to birth year.
  • Have achieved State Team selection in either, Bruce Cup, Rod Laver Cup, Margaret Court Cup or Pizzey Cup.
  • Dalkeith Tennis Club is the athlete’s Primary Training Venue. Any second training program should be an official Tennis Australia or Tennis West Training Program.