WAKEHURST TENNIS | OUR TEAM
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OUR TEAM

COACHING CREW

Our coaches work as tight-knit team focusing on each player and comparing notes on how we can improve their game.

Our support staff are the glue to our business – you will be greeted by them and chat to them on the phone. They are there to help and support you so please say hi next time you’re at the centre.

Michelle Jaggard

“I’ve been around tennis all my life! I was a professional top 50 player on the WTA Tour & No 1 Australian Junior & won the Australian Open 18/u Junior Singles, Wimbledon Junior Doubles, three WTA Events & nine ITF Professional Events. I competed in all grand slams as a junior & represented Australia in the Federation Cup. Over past 20 years, I’ve coached talented juniors, headed up school tennis & multi-sport programmes & mentored elite athletes.”

Michelle Jaggard-Lai

PROFESSIONAL HEAD COACH
Gershwin Lai

“I commenced my career as a professional soccer player in Europe. After retiring, I coached both tennis & soccer combined with physical fitness programmes for professional players. During the past 25 years, I’ve trained elite players on the WTA/ATP tours using my extensive knowledge & playing experience to challenge & enhance their game & I've coached a diverse range of players from beginners to elite at Wakehurst Tennis.``

Gershwin Lai

DIRECTOR/PROFESSIONAL COACH
Cathie Sweeney – Wakehurst Tennis

``After studying journalism at university in South Africa, I focused on photo journalism with an interest in sport. I also became a qualified tennis, football and futsal coach at an elite level. In football, I coached NSW Premier League teams and my passion for futsal led me to State and Australian women’s teams for world cups and competitions. For 20 years, I have coached tennis at an elite level, where I enjoy working with kids and initiating school programmes.”

Cathie Sweeny

PROFESSIONAL COACH
Hans Zeegers – Wakehurst Tennis

``I have over 30 years of experience coaching tennis from beginner to tournament level players of all ages in South Africa, Germany and Australia. As a Sports Physiologist, Tennis Australia Master Club Professional Coach, Hotshots and Cardio Tennis provider and a certified First Aider, I am passionate about providing an holistic approach that covers all the fundamentals needed to master the game of tennis.``

Hans Zeegers

PROFESSIONAL COACH