ABOUT YARRA TENNIS COACHING
Yarra Tennis Coaching has been the official coaching provider at Eaglemont Tennis Club since 2002.
In that time it has grown to be one of the most established and respected tennis coaching programs in Melbourne, with Head Coach Shane Scrutton recipient of both the TCAV and Tennis Victoria Club Coach of the Year awards. Scrutton has combined his teaching and coaching experience to develop programs that are accessible and designed to get the most improvement out of every player.
Yarra Tennis Coaching has also participated in the Sporting Schools program at local schools in the community for the past 7 years, offering tennis to children in primary school an introduction to tennis.
In 2022 YTC has one of the most experienced coaching staff of any coaching program in Victoria with the addition of former professional player (and 1992 Australian Open girls singles winner) Jo Limmer, and Simon Watson, who each possess 30 years coaching experience.
YTC also offers apprenticeships and work experience to students interested in gaining coaching experience.
"Every session needs to be about improvement – no matter how small. And kids learn best in a positive, encouraging environment where they are taught that it’s not their ability or level that is valued – it’s their effort. And that is our philosophy – teaching kids to love the game will keep them in the game."
SHANE SCRUTTON - 2022.
“My tennis career began with Shane many years ago when I first started lessons at the age of four. He taught me the art of ball tracking, technique and love of the game. Equally important, throughout the years he has mentored and shown me in example the meaning of sportsmanship."
"In the time that I've been coaching at Eaglemont Tennis Cub, I've combined my teaching experience and professional playing ability to make tennis coaching my profession.
I am proud to have been the winner of the Tennis Victoria Club Coaching Excellence Award (2012) and the TCAV Club Coach of the Year award (2015), as well as having represented Australia in the 2019 World ITF seniors teams tournament.
My goal is to teach the skills of the game in a simple, uncomplicated way that helps players improve and develop confidence."