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Each has unique International coaching experience - all coaches are qualified & Blue Card Holders to work with children. More coaches and info below.

Jeff Schneider

  • Director Head Coach
  • Yoko Schneider

    • Director/Coach Japanese Liason

  • Steve Parr

    • Senior Coach

    Academy Athletes

    Our Elite athletes play tournaments all over Australia often with Stella results!


    Super proud of our all our players this year who have some excellent results at tournaments and league matches. Special congrats to the players below (4) who Qualfied for the Australian Junior Camps 2017 (Showdown) in Melbourne early December - good luck to all of you! Also well done to Director/Head Coach Jeff Schneider who has been selected as QLD manager of the 14s Girls team at the showdown (National Championships Melb) this year.See channel 7 gold coast story on our top players..


    Taiyo Yamanaka 全日本Jrチャンピオン 山中太陽

    We welcome Japan's #1 16s Boy Taiyo Yamanaka to our academy. Taiyo spent 10 days with us to get a taste of the Gold Coast training and QLD tournament experience. He played the KDV AMT QLD Claycourt Championships in May - Qualified and won thru to the 1/4 finals going down to eventual winner Gavin Van Peperzeel 1-6 4-6. He enjoyed the training & tournment so much he changed his schedule to come back from his ITF Junior Tournaments in Taiwan to play the Brisbane Platinum AMTs June/July. Taiyo will be training at Sanctuary Cove from Mon 18th June in preparation for the tournaments everyday from 5pm with our elite squad. #taiyoyamanaka #山中太陽
    Taiyo recently returned for the Pro Circuit Sept Qld and Darwin tough just to get into the Q draw but took his chances when he did Qualifying for Cairns! Below are some updated photos
    Olivia Gadecki had a whirl wind junior Fed Cup tour of Europe winning 2 ITF Tournaments (doubles) Holland & Italy along with reaching the semi final and final in singles too! Also great effort from Olivia playing #2 singles (junior Fed Cup) and helping the team get thru the group stage only to have to sit out the 1/4 final against USA (eventual winners) with a knee injury...Well done Olivia what a stella tour! Photos below & check out our facebook page now for all the up to date news and photos.


    ATP Asia Circuit HK

    Yoko & Jeff with Kei

    Yoko Schneider

    Yoko Schneider Director
    Junior Coach / Japanese Liason

    Yoko hails from Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture) which is one of the strongest tennis areas in Japan, Kimiko Date and Kei Nishikori both grew up in and around this tennis engine of Japan. Yoko has been a teaching pro for over 20 years and has great skill teaching young children. She has a real love for the game which helped drive her to become one of the top players in her area. In 2006 she started bring Japanese tennis players to Australia so they could be exposed to our training and tournament system to gain valuable overseas experience. She soon became well known on the Gold Coast as a coach and agent for Japanese players wanting an Australian tennis experience.

    Steve Parr

    Senior Coach

    Merandah Parr Junior Coach

    Pro Level 1 Coaching Qualification, Cert III & IV in Fitness, Merandah has been coaching for over 8 years. She began playing tennis at the age of 9 and competed in many tournaments as a junior. Her passion for tennis has always been her top priority and now she is able to combine her skills and love of tennis. Merandah enjoys coaching beginners and kids focusing on creating a fun atmosphere. Her specialty is applying a structured program including fitness and movement with drills to engage the kids and help them gain a love for the sport.

    Head Coach

    Commenced Jan 2016

    Head Coach

    Jeff Schneider - Director Head Coach

    Director & Founder of the Sanctuary Cove Tennis. A truly well rounded coach with rare experience playing & coaching all over the world. Ex ATP touring pro and coach to many highly ranked ATP players. Previously State Coach of WA & Nth Germany. Jeff has been a fulltime teaching pro for over 30 years at both development and elite level. After a successful playing career he became Head Coach of Schleswig Holstein (Nth Germany) in charge of post junior development. On his return to Australia he was installed by Tennis Australia as State Coach of Western Australia and was put in charge of many Australian Junior Tour teams managing some of Australia's top juniors around the world & also held Head Coaching positions in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast

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