We conduct a vast variety of innovative and progressive developmental tennis coaching/competition programs and pathways for all players but in particular, the youth, to grow grassroots tennis. Futures Tennis is committed and strives for quality delivery by: 1] providing an environment that fosters implicit learning 2] implementing only approved International Tennis Federation [I.T.F.] teaching methodologies and 3] by providing exemplary customer and professional advise.
Futures Tennis Academy has operated as a leading Australian tennis coaching company for a period of thirty years. The company commenced in 1986 after Company Director, Wes Horskins, returned from playing the ATP world circuit for six years. Whilst over-seas Wes coached for two years at the prestigious Hazza Del Algarobbo Tennis Centre on the Costa Del Sol in Spain.
After resettling to Melbourne Wes pursued his coaching career by first completing the T.C.A.V. Club Professional Coaching Course and then later became qualified as a Master Club Professional, the highest qualification in Australia. Wes’ role is now to mentor Futures Tennis coaches and guarantee quality control for all coaching programs.
Futures Tennis is the only academy in Australia to be recognized as the nations best academy in two coaching categories "Hot Shots" 2011 and ""Club Coach" 2012 and to have won the "Most Outstanding Tennis Club" in 2016 by Tennis Australia.
Wes is the Director of the company. FTA also employs a Marketing Manager and Operations Manager. FTA has ten full and part time coaches, two of those being Head Coaches. All coaches are Tennis Australia Qualified, some having run their own businesses, while others are from interstate or over-seas. FTA has international coaches from France, Germany, Spain and New Zealand. F.T.A. coaches attend regular Tennis Australia Professional Development seminars to update knowledge of the latest teaching techniques and coaching philosophies.
To be the most respected grassroots tennis operator and coaching academy in Australia
Futures Tennis designs and implements a vast variety of innovative and progressive developmental tennis coaching programs and pathways for all players but in particular, the youth, to grow grassroots tennis. Futures Tennis is committed and strives for on court quality delivery by: 1] providing an environment that fosters implicit learning 2] all coaches being qualified and professionally developed to the highest standards and 3] exemplary customer service and professional advice.
To achieve this objective Futures Tennis maximizes and leverages our strategic alliances with Local, State and National Governing bodies and participates and promotes grass roots programs such as: Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis, Mums and Tots, Tennis in Schools, School Partnership, Community Play, Kids on Court and the Australian Open Kids Day programs to offer and increase the widest possible participation.
FTA is passionate about tennis and believe it to be the most equitable and inclusive of all the Worlds Sports. Tennis is the only sport: which all nations play, of all colours; of all religions; from the very young to the very old; with equal numbers of both genders; including the gay and lesbian; or the indigenous; can be played by both a team or individual; or even by a male with a female; one can play at world level with millions watching, or by oneself against a wall; it offers equal pay, recognition and opportunity for both genders; it can be played indoors or out and does not require more than just a racquet and a ball; it allows equal prospect for success regardless of one’s natural born size or physique; it has recognized and established International competition pathways for the both intellectual or physically challenged and provides, at the same time, an inmeasurable benefit to society, both physically and socially, by way of healthy lifestyle and family and community cohesiveness.
Yet for what is such an inclusive sport, with a tradition and history spanning and evolving over a hundred years, tennis still manages today to challenge, as it did when first invented, every aspect of human endeavor – physically, mentally, tactically and technically.
For all of these reasons, we believe tennis is the greatest of all sports and we pledge to promote and foster the game with this believe and passion at every opportunity.