At Sanctuary Cove Tennis, you will get to meet some of the country’s leading tennis coaches. Whether you are new to tennis or have been playing a long time, having highly-talented tennis instructors guiding you every step of the way can make a huge difference in your skill development. We make sure that you’ll get the kind of tennis coaching that you will grow to love.

Each tennis coach in our team has a strong background in the sport. Our programs cover all ages and skill levels, we provide both adult tennis lessons and childrens tennis lessons. To make the most of your training and your love for tennis, consider using high-quality tennis racquets and other items from our exclusive tennis shop. Following are the coaches you can Contact if you want to experience our one-of-a-kind tennis coaching programs.

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.
Dr Parr heads Sanctuary Cove Tennis high performance program for full time athletes.

Jeff Schneider

Performance Coach

Level 2 Club Professional


Level 2 Coaching Qualification
Level 1 Strength & Conditioning
Working with Children Blue Card

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

Yoko Schneider

Development Coach

Graduate Tennis Pro


Level 1 Coaching Qualification
Working with Children Blue Card

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.