- Futures Tennis has been recognized by Tennis Australia as a national multi-award winning Newcombe Medalist.
- We have thirty years of experience and history.
- As one of only fifteen nationally recognized Hot Shots mentors we are considered "Hot Shots" specialists.
- Among our venues we have the largest community club in Victoria offering modern facilities with a vast selection of services & programs.
- Convenience & comfort! We're large enough to cater for your every need, but small enough, to know you by name.
National & State Awards
2010 Winner Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria "Club Coach of the Year"
2011 Winner Victorian Tennis Awards "Most Outstanding - Hot Shots Excellence"
2011 Winner Australian Tennis Awards "Most Outstanding - Hot Shots Excellence"
2012 Winner Australian Tennis Awards "Most Outstanding - Club Coach Excellence"
2016 Winner Australian Tennis Awards "Most Outstanding - Club/Centre East Malvern Tennis Club"
Futures Tennis prides itself on developing junior tennis players. Through their love of the game we find Mums and Dads want to become involved. From their family, other families start playing. Consequently, like branches on a tree, we grow. Our goal is to develop family friendly community tennis hubs where people come to meet and play the greatest game on Earth. Tennis requires a range of "life skills" to play at all level. Thus we believe we enhance peoples lives through playing our great game.
We believe Tennis is the only sport that develops the whole person. Why? We understand tennis is about developing the technical & tactical skills along with the physical and mental skills, but it is also so much more. It is also as much about developing the social, emotional and behavioural skills of a player. Tennis is a truly unique sport! It can be a team sport, or an individual sport, equally as popular for boys and girls. You umpire it by yourself, with your opponent. You play with and/or against the same and the opposite sex e.g. mixed doubles. The game is based on standard, not age, therefore you play with and against all age groups. You can play it with the entire family, all year round, with minimal equipment, indoors or out. It is played by virtually all countries, world wide, including their own diverse cultures, religions and ethnicities. It is the most inclusive of sports with a rich and long history of bringing people together, all over the world, for your entire life AND, since 1973 we have had equal pay, right back when a young aboriginal girl called Evonne Goolongong from outback Australia became the first mother to be crowned the number one player in the World.
This is why we love the game! This is how we make kids love the game!
Futures Tennis Director, Wes Horskins, is a Tennis Australia Master Club Professional, the highest qualification in Australia. He is a former ATP player and played in the Australian Open singles and doubles main draw. He is one of only fifteen National Hot Shots ambassadors. Wes also has a Diploma of Education, was nominated by his peers as the Chair for the National Coaches Advisory Group for all Victorian Tennis Coaches and was a member of the Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria board for ten years. He has either played or coached tennis for his entire life.
In 2016, East Malvern Tennis Club, won the Most Outstanding Club in Australia at the Australian Tennis Awards and is the largest Community Tennis Club in Victoria with close to 1200 members.
We have been at Futures Tennis Academy for more than 6 years now and we love it. The coaches are terrific with children, kids develop the correct techniques from the beginning and they are taught all aspects of the game. I would recommend this academy to any child that wants to learn how to play tennis.
Our family of three have all been coached by futures tennis at the east malvern club for about 5 years now. We all love it! The professionalism, dedication & skill of the coaches is second to none. Coaches are always enthusiastic, punctual and relate to both kids and adults alike. They are keen to help us improve our technique and strategy of the game, whether beginners like our kids or a more advanced adult like ourselves.
Hi Futures Tennis, James was rapt with his new racquet from your Pro Shop and his coaching this term! We are so glad we joined. He said he wants to become a champion now - not bad for a 5 year old! Please past on our sincere thanks to Wes and his coach.
Thanks wes & team for equipping our son with a love of the game like us & a great technique that will put him in great stead throughout his life - tennis is a fabulous sport & life skill we can all enjoy as a family.
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