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Kelly Tennis

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At Kelly Tennis

At Kelly Tennis, we specialise in offering tennis coaching in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and cater for all ages and abilities. We offer private coaching, junior coaching, squads for more advanced players, a fun and active ladies program and much more… Our skilled, energetic and experienced coaches will work with you to take your game to the next level.

Coaches Bio

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Linda Kelly


Career Summary


Linda Kelly, Director of Kelly Tennis, is a seasoned tennis coach who has successfully operated in the Victorian Tennis industry for 35 years. This success has also been translated internationally in England, Spain, USA & Fiji.

During the last 35 year Linda has not only become one of Victoria’s leading tennis coaches but has also developed a tennis services business which incorporates all of her skills and networks.

One of her greatest skill is to identify with people of all ages and ‘get into their world’ while maintaining high technical standards and a fun and enjoyable approach to the game.

As an effective leader of people her effervescent personality is infectious and she uses this to focus around events and tasks so she can be relied on to achieve excellent performance from both herself and others.

She has a passion to succeed in every endeavor and a ‘can do’ attitude which brings with it results rather than simply a whole lot of activity. Testament to this is the number of successful Eastern Region competition teams that Linda has coached in her 21 years with the Canterbury Tennis Club.


International Coaching Experience

  • Ipswich-England
  • Marbella Tennis Resort – Spain
  • Newk’s Tennis Ranch – San Antonio Texas USA
  • Newk’s Tennis Resort – The Regent Hotel Fiji
  • Managed Newk’s Continental Cup attracting celebrity players from Australia,
  • England USA New Zealand and Japan.


2019 – Current                          Future Demand Coaching Team Balwyn Park Tennis Club          

1997 – 2019                              Director of Coaching Canterbury Tennis Club

1997 – 2012                              Head Coach Surrey Uniting Church Tennis Club

1983 – 1986                              Head Coach & Co Founder Knox Gardens Tennis Club


She has also coached at Box Hill North Tennis Club, Burnt Bridge Tennis Club, Inverloch Tennis Club, Phillip Island Tennis Club, Bass Tennis Club, Koala Park Tennis Resort Phillip Island


Professional Development and Associations

  • TCA Advanced/Certified Tennis Coach
  • TCAV Member since 1986
  • Small Business Management Certificate
  • Assessor for the TCAV Development and Advanced Practical On court Exams




Kelly Tennis is also very pleased to be a sponsor of Oxfam, Canteen, Kids Hope, Victorian Disabled Sports Association

Kelly Tennis is also involved with sponsoring many local schools/churches with fundraising events.

Our Coaches

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Linda Kelly


Linda Kelly, Director of Kelly Tennis, is a seasoned tennis coach who has successfully operated in the Victorian Tennis industry for 35 years.

We love what we do

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During your tennis lessons in Surrey Hills you will learn how to develop your all round game through correct technique on all shots. Your consistency, decision making and confidence will all improve as will your enjoyment of tennis.


We love seeing all our players, young or not so young, having fun at tennis!

Contact Us

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If you would like more information about our tennis coaching in Melbourne, you can call us on. 0418 773 988, email us on linda@kellytennis.com.au or alternatively you can contact us via our website. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to take your tennis to the next level!