Director & Head Coach

John Playle

  • 16 years coaching experience of all abilities in the UK, USA and Australasia.
  • Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
  • National Talent Development Coach
  • Head Coach at Hobart Tennis Academy
  • Tasmanian State Squad Coach
  • Tasmanian Teams National Coach
  • National Talent Camp Coach
  • State Talent Camp Coach
  • Wilson Elite Staff Coach
  • Super 10’s Coach
  • MLC Tennis Hotshots Coach


Assistant Coach

Edorado Persichetti

  • Certified ITF Coach
  • Qualified F.I.T Coach (Italian Tennis Federation)
  • Assistant High Performance Coach
  • Former ITF Player

Assistant Coach

Joanna Jones

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
  • Assistant High Performance Squad Coach
  • Junior Development Squad Coach

Assistant Coach

Harry Bourchier

  • Assistant High Performance Squad Coach
  • Talent Development Clinic Coach
  • Current top 30 ITF Junior in the World

@ Hobart Tennis Academy

“Great players, coach and club. Hobart Tennis Academy is the best place to train in Tasmania.”

Erin Fazackerley-tennis player