Transition Tennis Team

Jake Dunn- Head Coach and Owner

Club Professional Qualified Coach

Venues: Lara TC, Drysdale TC

Coaching Experience: Started coaching in 2007 at the Warrnambool Indoor Tennis Centre. Then moved to Ballarat at age 18 for university where he coached at the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre and Buninyong Tennis Association

Coaching Highlight: Working with Zoe Hives who currently has a world ranking inside the top 250 under Peter Joyce.

Playing Experience: Started playing tennis at the age of 4 in Warrnambool. Has represented the South West in Regional Events. Jake has also played Tennis Victoria Grade 1 Pennant for Centre Court Indoor.

Playing Highlight: Playing for the Country All Stars in Tennis Victoria Premier League

 

Taj Cayzer- Coach Leader

Venues: Drysdale TC, Lara TC

Coaching Experience: Taj joined the Transition Tennis team in 2020. Taj coaches all levels of Hot Shots and Teen Tennis groups and started his coaching journey at Centre Court Indoor.

Playing Experience: Taj has a very successful Junior career winning multiple National Points tournaments and being a top 10 16/u player in the state. In recent times Taj has started to make the transition from junior to senior tennis winning the Open Singles at the 2021 Tennis Victoria Inter-Regional Championships against the best players from country Victoria.

 

 

Ben Weber- Junior Coach

Venues: Lara TC

Coaching Experience: Ben started coaching in 2019 with Transition Tennis coming through our trainee program.

Playing Experience: Ben plays Saturday morning Tennis Geelong competition for Lara TC and won a Premiership in the 2019 Winter Competition. Ben also plays some National Points events around the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Smeaton- Junior Coach

Community Coaching Course

Venues: Lara TC

Coaching Experience: Blake started coaching in 2019 with Transition Tennis coming through our trainee program.

Playing Experience: Blake plays Saturday morning Tennis Geelong competition for Lara TC and won a Premiership in the 2019 Winter Competition.

 

 

Jak Caddy- Junior Coach

Venues: Lara TC and Hamlyn Park TC

Coaching Experience: Jak started coaching in 2019 with Transition Tennis coming through our trainee program.

Playing Experience: Jak plays Saturday morning Tennis Geelong competition for Lara TC and Association Junior League representing the Geelong region.

 

 

Yvette Harman- Trainee Coach

Venues: Lara TC

Coaching Experience: Yvette started her traineeship in 2020. Yvette is looking forward to learning about being a tennis coach and working with the younger kids in the Hot Shots program. 

Playing Experience: Yvette started playing tennis when she was 3 at Centre Court before moving to Transition Tennis at Lara TC in 2017, one of the first to be apart of the Transition Tennis program at Lara TC. Yvette started playing competition when she was 8 years old and has since represented the Barwon Region in the Association Junior League competing in Melbourne. Yvette also represented Grovedale TC in Girls Section 1 during the 2021 Winter Competition season.

 

 

Jack James- Junior Coach

Venues: Drysdale TC

Coaching Experience: Jack has been a tennis coach since 2018 starting his coaching journey at Ocean Grove TC. He joined Transition Tennis in 2021 as part of our Drysdale coaching team. Jack is looking forward to coaching with Transition Tennis for the coaching structure, organisation and support to help build his coaching skills. Jack coaches our Hot Shots and Teen Tennis program and is always smiling and excited to be on court.

Playing Experience: Jack started playing tennis at age 5 getting coaching in Ocean Grove before starting competition at age 9. Jack made his way up through the sections playing his last junior competition season in Section 2 for Ocean Grove.

 

 

Samuel Caddy- Trainee Coach

Venues: Lara TC

Coaching Experience: Samuel started his Coaching Traineeship in 2022 coaching alongside our Head Coaches at Lara TC.

Playing Experience: Samuel has been playing Saturday morning competition for Lara TC.

 

 

Alex Grace- Trainee Coach

Venues: Drysdale TC

Coaching Experience: Alex started his Coaching Traineeship in 2021 coaching alongside our Head Coaches at Drysdale TC.

Playing Experience: Alex has represents the Drysdale TC in Tennis Geelong competition.

 

 

Sam Duff- Trainee Coach

Venues: Drysdale TC

Coaching Experience: Sam started his Coaching Traineeship in 2022 coaching alongside our Head Coaches at Drysdale TC.

Playing Experience: Samuel has been playing Saturday morning competition for Drysdale TC.