Goodwin Tennis is an independent tennis coaching academy located on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Operating from Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills and Laurieton, our family of tennis professionals teach skills and promote fitness for all ages and abilities. From coaching the advanced player to On Court Cardio workouts, we're all about improving your active lifestyle in a social and healthy environment.
By combining tried and tested coaching techniques with cutting edge modern practices, we like to think that we offer a range of lessons and activities that are fun, engaging and effective.
Our approach involves adapting our style to suit the needs of the individuals and groups we coach - be they 8-year-olds or 80-year-olds, beginners, pro-ams or seasoned players.
While we take tennis coaching very seriously, we like to have fun with it and find that our approach is highly valued, based on the regular feedback and testimonials we receive.
At 11 years of age, Matt discovered his love for tennis. Originally from the UK, he pursued his dream of becoming a tennis pro by playing competitively up to 6 times a week.
Emigrating to Australia in 1995, Matt settled in Port Macquarie with his family and progressed through the junior ranks with grit and determination. Playing with Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt in the Under 18’s Australian Championships remains a career highlight!
Channelling his enthusiasm from playing to teaching tennis was a natural progression. As a highly ranked player with over 10 years of coaching experience, Matt’s energy for helping his clients learn is contagious. With accreditation as a Master Tennis Professional with the Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (ATPCA), Matt’s teaching style is dynamic, fun and practical.
Still driven to be competitive, Matt currently holds the title of NSW State Champion 2019 for Men’s Singles 40-45, is currently ranked 5th in Australia and 154th in the world (International Tennis Federation) for his age group.
Paul, better known as Foxy, to his friends and clients, has been playing tennis for nearly half a century!!
Having coached for over 28 of those years, Foxy brings great knowledge and experience to Goodwin Tennis. He lives & breaths the game!
Foxy is an ATPCA Graduate Professional and has many tournament and competition wins under his belt which he continues to add to year by year!
Foxy has coached all over NSW including Penrith, Cowra, Bathurst and finally settling in wonderful Port Macquarie where we were lucky enough to bag him!
Foxy's main aim of coaching focuses on improving technique and gameplay as well as ensuring everyone has fun! Foxy is a hit with the little kids who adore him and for anyone whos aim of lessons is to be able to play social tennis - Foxy's your man!
Behind every good business, there’s an awesome multitasker looking after the day to day operations. Lucky for us, we have one of the best!
With a strong background in marketing and events, Laura is an effervescent member of our team. She’s the friendly voice you’ll hear when you call us. The efficient one to answer your online enquiries. And the tech-savvy one who looks after our social media and website.
Originally from the UK, Laura is also partner to Head Coach Matt and mum to their little boy
Rio. The ultimate multitasker, she’s currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences while juggling her business role with being a mum and a student like a champ.
With not a lot of time to spend at the courts, Laura brings a great balance of professionalism
and fun to Goodwin Tennis - a true asset in customer service and everything that goes on
behind the scenes!
Simon is part of the furniture at West Port Macquarie Tennis Club! We luckily inherited his expertise when we took over the coaching there and we're so grateful to have him on our team! Simon is invested in the game and plays in our weekly leagues. He is an ATPCA Advanced Professional and a truly valued member of our team.
Julian, or as we affectionately call him - Julz, has a love of tennis that shines through! He continues to better his knowledge of the game and coaching so that he can bring our clients the most up to date techniques in a fun environment!
Julz is an ATPCA Advanced Professional and also a Tennis Australia Community Coach. Julz prides himself on delivering the best possible lessons and we are very lucky to have him coach for us!
Mark is an experienced tennis coach who has just returned to coaching recently and we were lucky enough to snatch him up! He is an ATPCA Graduate Professional and our Serve Specialist!! Not one to shy away from a good competitive match, Mark plays in our weekly leagues and other TNSW tournaments. He is also a regular social player, always aiming to improve his game in real-time situations.
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