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The 2018 Program is currently running


Program Coordinator: Ellen Gordon

Head Coaches: Derek Cagney and Richard Nichols


The HAS tennis program is closely aligned with Northumberland Region Tennis/Tennis NSW and will act as a stepping stone for athletes to make the transition between being a successful club and school athlete, to that of a senior athlete who will be part of experiences such as, state and national representative teams, and state and national competition. It is part of a broader group of regional academies that would serve a similar purpose, helping feed talent development programs at a state and national level.


We do not want to compete with your home coach, but rather provide education that may otherwise unavailable to the local club. 


Program will look as follows:


Education & Training Component


April 7th - Orientation

  •          Functional movement screening
  •          Strength & Conditioning
  •          Yoga and Spin session


May 12th – Newcastle

  •          Functional movement screening follow up, identifying weakness, strengthening programs
  •          Hitting Session
  •          Nutrition
  •          Sports Psychology – goal setting, anxiety over coming adversity


June 2nd/3rd – Wyong

  •          Tennis Australia run training event
  •          Pathway management advice
  •          Tennis Australia drills and strategy
  •          Tennis Australia Coaches


7-9th September - High Performance NSW Academy of Sport training camp

  •          Sawtell
  •          Northern Inland, North Coast, Far West Academy squads in attendance


3rd- 4th November – Teams event training session – Venue TBC

  •          Final session
  •          Functional movement screening final with results
  •          Tournament style round robin event in teams format


Tournament Squads


We will form a travelling squad and compete as a team at the following events:


At each tournament we will have a team area allocated and our head squad manager will conduct team warm-ups, team support, advice on tournament strategy, nutrition through the days etc.


April 27-29th

  •          Academy games / 2018 Forster Jnr Open Grom JT
  •          Entry fees covered by HAS


9-13th July

  •          Country Champs – Forster
  •          Entry fee covered by HAS


2nd-4th October

  •          TopSpin AMT/JT Newcastle


13-15th October

  •          Cessnock JT Bronze


All athletes will also receive a 12 month gym membership to Planet Fitness and  will have opportunities to join regular Yoga, Pilates, spin and general classes through-out the year.


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the program:

  • training sessions to further develop skills;
  • targeted event competition; 
  • access to a network of specialised coaches;
  • personal development/athlete education sessions
  • strength & conditioning/FMS program.



  • Age group: 12-18 years (born between 2000-2006);
  • Both male and female;
  • Reside* within the Hunter Region and **Northumberland Region;
  • Attend school within the Hunter Region/Northumberland Region;
  • Financial member/registered with Tennis NSW;
  • Currently competing at regional level


* If you reside outside of the Hunter Region/Northumberland Region and your regional academy does not offer a tennis program, you are eligible to apply for the HAS program. ** Northumberland Region covers the area from Gosford through to the Upper Hunter Region and Dungog.


2018 Hunter Academy of Sport Tennis Squad


Paris Cagney
Oliver Custer
Isaac  Elson
Kira Hosoi
Mika Hosoi
William Irvine
Nickolas Mandicos
Saskia Maurushat 
Stevie McDonagh
Ella McLeod
Kirra Morris
Austin Murray
Lachlan Murray
Tylah Nicholls
Liam O'Neil
Alexa Page
Adrian Pozo
Millie Warham
Isabella Warham
Zachary Watson
Harley  Watson