Meet the Sanctuary Cove Tennis team

Merandah Parr

Director & Development Coach

Development Coach


Pro Level 1 Coaching Qualification
Cert III & IV in Fitness
Dip Accounting
Working with Children Blue Card

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. She has coached for two of the leading tennis academies in Brisbane and also at Pro Experience Royal Pines for Roger Tyzzer (former coach of Lleyton Hewitt, Alician Molik and Liz Smilie).

She has extensive business management experience and established a solid career as a Construction Project Manager. Her passion for tennis has always been her top priority and now she is able to combine her skills and love of tennis as our Director and Development Coach.

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.

Off the court she is responsible for all the administration, management and class bookings ensuring Sanctuary Cove Tennis provides quality coaching and customer service.
 

Dr Stephen Parr

Elite Program Director

Level 3 High Performance Coach


Level 3 High Performance Coach
PhD, M.Sc, CSCS
Working with Children Blue Card

High Performance Specialist with over 35 years Coaching Experience
Career High Singles Ranking of 380
Experienced in coaching all levels of play from developing motor skills of Children to Coaching World Ranked Professionals and Touring Players.
Trained, lectured or consulted for many professional athletes, teams and organisations including Tennis Australia, The Victorian Institute of Sport, The Northern Inland Academy of Sport, The Australian Coaching Council, Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ), NSW and Qld Netball, NSW Rugby, NSW Track & Field, Australian Fitness Network and Network New Zealand, and the elite athlete program at John Paul College Brisbane.
Produced 8 x video productions and authored 3 x books on athletic performance.
Worked with athletes at all levels and ages in a large range of sports, and has invented a range of equipment that is now used globally to enhance the physical training of athletes.
Involved in the development of a gross motor skill acquisition program for the Tennis Professionals Association for the introduction into the Schools K-6 curriculum.
Consulted to Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) for the development of a movement based skill acquisition program for their Physical Education curriculum.