Academy Program Enrolment

Academy Program Enrolment

The MastaStroke Academy Program is a program designed to develop players for 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 must have a high level of commitment and attention to detail as well as qualifying under the selection criteria. The selection criteria for the Tier 1 component of the program is detailed below. The coaching staff reserve the right to select athletes into the Tier 2 and Tier 3 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
Tier 2/3 Tuesday/Thursday: 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm (noon)

Strength & Conditioning

By Arrangement

Talent DevelopmentGreen/Orange Wednesday/Friday: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Strength & Conditioning

By Arrangement

Our Coaches

John Thorpe

John Thorpe

Director
Matthew Carle

Matthew Carle

Junior Tennis Director
Jake Shaw

Jake Shaw

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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 compulsory 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 birth year ranking both State and National under the Tennis Australia Ranking guidelines
  • 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.