To contact the Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club
Call 0409 935 936 during business hours
Write to PO Box 127, Albert Park, VIC 3206.
To apply for join, read more on the Membership page.
A Q&A WITH NICOLE BRUCE-SMITH ON COACHING AT THE APLTC.
How long have you been coaching at APLTC?
I have been coaching at the club for 26 years. At a guess l have coached over 3000 people here.
What nights do you offer junior coaching?
- Monday 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 3.30pm - 5.45pm
- Wednesday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
- Thursday 3.30pm - 8.30pm
- Friday 3.30pm - 7.00pm.
And then there’s an hour of private coaching later.
How many in each lesson?
There are between four and eight students in the After-School Term Coaching Group while private lessons have one or two in a lesson.
I also run week-long holiday programs which are very popular. Usually, it’s the younger players in the morning and then the older kids in the afternoon. We finish the week with a competition and a party.
What happens at the Saturday morning coaching sessions?
On Saturday I start at 8 am and go through with classes to noon. Anyone can join in. It is a turn-up and play arrangement and you don’t have to commit to each week. The club subsidises it so it’s only $5 a session.
- 8.00am - 9.00am: Total Beginners
- 9.00am - 10.00am: High Beginners
- 10am -11.00am: Intermediate
- 11am -12noon: Advanced
Is there a “right” age to begin lessons?
When the child is able to take instructions and concentrate for a full lesson.
Are you available to coach “senior” players?
Happy to. Just contact me for availability.
Oldest player you’ve coached?
I’m a Tennis Australia Qualified Tennis Coach and each year I organise the Junior Club Championships during Term 4 over the Melbourne Cup long weekend. On average there are normally 100 entries. It’s a lot of fun.
0403 610 547
Tennis Australia Qualified Tennis Coach.