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Hobart Tennis Academy

an advantage!


At the forefront of Australian Tennis Coaching.

As one of the leading tennis academies in Tasmania,

our programs offer players a unique advantage.


Great players + great environment

Developing the largest number of State and National players in Tasmania


Analyse your game

using the latest technology


A fantastic resource for
technique development


Climb that mountain!

take your tennis to the next level

Contact John today on 0400 971 961

Hobart Tennis Academy is at the forefront of Australian Tennis Coaching. As one of the leading tennis academies in Tasmania, our programs offer players a unique advantage. Our coaching team recognised both nationally and internationally can tailor lessons to meet the needs of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced players. Developing the largest number of State and National players in Tasmania we pride ourselves on specialising in high performance coaching.

Private/Semi‐Private Lessons

One-on-­one or two-­on-­one lessons are available with head coach John Playle and other academy coaches.
Lessons are designed to accelerate a players development through technical, tactical, psychological and physical analysis.
Private/Semi-­Private lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Group Lessons

A fun, social way of learning or developing tennis. Group lessons are a great way to accelerate development in an affordable manner. Our coaching team can tailor group lessons to all ages and abilities.

Squad Lessons

Squad lessons are designed for tournament players ranging from junior development through to ITF and AMT players. Our Squads incorporate 2 hours of high intensity training four times a week, focusing on tactical, psychological and physical aspects of the game through drilling and match play. Players are constantly monitored by coaching staff and given a comprehensive analysis of their game.


Two and three day clinics are held during the school holidays and certain training blocks throughout the year. Our clinics are tailored for junior development through to high performance players, catering for all abilities and ages. Each clinic focuses on developing match play through stroke production, tactics, rallying, sportsmanship and confidence in an enjoyable environment. Players at times are exposed to professional environments ranging from tournaments, training and workshops, giving each player an insight into professional development.

Our programs have been designed to meet the needs of all ages and abilities. Developing each player’s game to their full potential in a fun enjoyable environment is our number one goal.
Our coaching staff offer private, group, squad and clinic lessons tailored for beginners through to advanced players.

Tournament Pathway

Training and competition pathway for emerging young tennis players...

Technique Analysis

We use the latest digital technology to assist players in technique development. Features include recording players strokes, comparing these to reference strokes side by side and overlay. Time delay so players can view themselves and get immediate feedback, coaching reports produced as a video or PDF.

Why Choose Us?

Hobart Tennis Academy has a professional team of coaching staff with the knowledge and skills to guide emerging tennis players. Their programs provide a comprehensive and rigorous training regime.

John Playle and his team want you to share their passion for tennis in a relaxed and supportive environment.

The team at Hobart Tennis Academy is committed to supporting each player to reach their full potential. Patience and encouragement are essential in this process.

Our Skills

Player Development 90%
Dedicated Player Support 90%
Great communication 85%
Innovative 85%
Technique Analysis 95%

” Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. “

Norman Vincent Peale

A few reasons why you should choose Hobart Tennis Academy


“If you want to get active, better or serious see John Playle at Hobart Tennis Academy – making a difference to Tasmanian Tennis!”

Simon Youl-Nation Coach Tasmania

“John has been the tennis coach for our family for the past 7 years, coaching both kids and parents. His passion for tennis, patience and attention to technique is enabling Callum and Charlotte to develop their tennis games to their full potential. John is always willing to provide help whenever needed and he balances hard work on the court with a great rapport off the court.”

Hobart Tennis parent

” I, Harry Bourchier, Coach at Hobart Tennis Academy – have been working closely with John Playle (Head Coach Hobart Tennis Academy) during 2014, the time and effort he puts into his players exceeds what is required. I’ve been around the Hobart Tennis Academy environment long enough to know if the players keep taking in what is said their games will improve dramatically. I also know it is the best training culture in the country.” HB

Harry Bourchier - Hobart Tennis Academy testimonial