Kelly Cooper is the Head Coach at the Hawthorn Tennis Club. Kelly offers group and private lessons for players of all standards, squad training, detailed technical coaching and holiday clinics. Kelly also organises HTC's junior competition teams.

Our coaching program is fortunate to have two major supporters:

  • PRINCE

  • McDonald's (providing encouragement awards for junior players)

Please contact Kelly with any coaching enquiries.

Coaching Team


Kelly Cooper (Head Coach)

TCA High Performance Coach

Kelly has 28 years of coaching experience and has been in the business independently for 24 years, running various clubs in Melbourne. Kelly was previously a world ranked professional WTA player in both Singles and Doubles. She has played 20 years of State Grade Pennant for various clubs in Melbourne as well as currently playing in the Australian National Team (+35 years). Kelly has coached and managed U10, U12, and U14 Australian teams over the past 7 years at both national and international levels.

Aniket Ghaskadvi

TCA Club Professional

Aniket has coached a variety of standards ranging from beginner to high performance, both junior and senior players, for over 9 years.

Aniket has a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a major in Sports Nutrition and Sports Coaching through Deakin University.

Aniket travelled with the Junior Davis Cup and State Teams in India, as well as officiating for the Commonwealth Games. Aniket reached a career high of 700 in the world and in his junior years was ranked in the Top 10 in India.

Aniket is a very warm natured individual who is enthusiastic, highly motivated, and has a great rapport with juniors and senior players alike.

Patrick Gould

TCA Junior Development Coach

Patrick has been training and coaching alongside Kelly and the other coaching staff for the past 8 years. Kelly also coached Patrick in his junior years.

Patrick is a very enthusiastic tennis coach and has a great rapport with children of all ages and standards.

Patrick is currently studying a Bachelor of Sports Management.

Mathieu Soliman

TCA Club Professional

Mat has been coaching for the past 10 years in France and overseas. He has played a very high level of junior and senior tennis.

He has coached various age groups (from juniors through to adults) and standards from beginner to high performance.

Mat is a highly motivated and enthusiastic coach who aims to achieve the most out of the players ability and works closely to ensure they achieve their future goals and continue to improve.

Chad Bhuller

TCA Junior Development Coach

Chad has had 6 years coaching experience and has been working with Kelly for the past 2 years across Hot Shots, squad coaching and private lessons.

During year 11 and 12 he attended a Sports Development School which focused on not only playing and coaching tennis but also a variety of sports coaching.

Chad has played a high level of tennis in his junior years and now continues to player ranking tournaments in Australia as well as Victorian Pennant. He is a very warm natured person who is an enthusiastic and highly motivated coach.

 

 

 

 

** Please note that it is a condition of our coaching contract, that there is to be no coaching occurring at the Club unless it is by our Club Head Coach, Kelly Bisinella, or employees of the Head Coach.