Welcome to Polacks Tennis Coaching

Polacks Tennis Coaching is based at Englands Park Tennis Courts, Mildura Street, Coffs Harbour Jetty. We also coach at Nambucca Heads and Valla Beach and run tennis programmes at the following schools - Boambee Primary, St Augustines Primary and Bishop Druitt College.

Tony is the most qualified and experienced coach on the North Coast of NSW. He is a fully qualified Tennis Australia High Performance Coach. In 2018, he was awarded by Tennis NSW as the Coach of the Year for Excellence in Talent Development. He has been Head Coach of the North Coast Junior Squad for over 16 years. In 2016, he was recognized by Tennis Australia by being selected as a Premium Talent Development Coach. He was one of ONLY 10 who were selected throughout Australia and the ONLY coach who was from a REGIONAL area. All the other 9 were based in metropolitan cities. He was also selected to be coach of the 2016 NSW State 14 yrs Girls Team to compete in the Australian Teams Carnival. Two of the girls that he coaches were selected in that team which was a first for a regional NSW coach.

Polack's Tennis Coaching now have TWO other fully qualified coaches working in the business. Both are qualified with Tennis Australia as Junior Development coaches. Vanessa Kovac is one of the only qualified lady coaches on North Coast. She is doing a great job in cardio and developing our younger ones with great technique and a solid base with which to improve. Damien Phillips is in the top 4 in Australia in his ID Tennis. Damien relates very well to all our Blue, Red and Orange Ball little ones. His patience and ability to make learning fun is a strength of his.

We offer a wide range of tennis programmes from beginner to advanced players for all ages – 4 to 74 years. We currently, have more juniors ( 6 in all ) and one adult, who have now progressed to competing at National titles. This is more than any other regional tennis programme in Northern NSW. We have a proven record of being able to develop a child's tennis from being a good north coast player to being able to compete with the best in Australia.

We provide high quality programmes for any age or level of player, from beginner to professional circuit player.

Our belief is that if children do not learn the correct mechanics of the swing patterns of each stroke early their games will break down when they reach 13 or older. Our aim is to give every junior the base to reach their full potential – where ever that may be. The better a child can play, the more enjoyment they will get from the game.

Our programmes provide the pathway in all aspects of a child’s tennis (technical, tactical, physical and psychological) to progress from beginner to tournament player or anywhere in between.

[ABOVE] Tony receiving the award for developing the best elite junior program for Academies of Sport in NSW from Jackson Hills and Stephen Healy (President of Tennis NSW)


  • Fully qualified Tennis Aust. High Performance Coach     ( highest coaching qualification in Australia )
  • 2016 Selected by Tennis Aust. as a Platinum Talent Development Coach; Only 10 selected in Aust and Tony is ONLY REGIONAL one in Australia 
  • 2016 Selected as Coach for the NSW State 14 Girls Team for the Aust Teams Carnival in Melbourne
  • 2016 1st Regional NSW coach to coach 2 girls selected in same NSW State Team for Aust Carnival
  • 2013 Selected by Tennis Aust. as Talent Development Coach
  • 16 years as Head Coach of North Coast Junior Squad
  • Selected by Tennis NSW as running and developing the best elite programme for Academies of Sport in NSW.
  • Coached numerous National Top 10 Australian juniors
  • Runner up Aust over 40 Veterans singles – Newcastle
  • Played & coached in USA, France, Belgium and Germany.

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