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University tennis is what we know. We specialise in bringing the best possible tennis advice and programs to local and international University students in Australia.

We know you may only be at University for a short time, so we’re great at maximising your learning and minimising your cost.

Receive lots of bonuses as part of the UTA Membership Program. Included free with any group lesson registration.

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Parkville
Melbourne University
Melbourne University has four plexicushion courts and an active tennis club at Parkville.
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Bundoora
La Trobe
University
La Trobe University has five hard courts and an active tennis club situated at Bundoora.
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About Us

Our mission is to make University tennis a fun and engaging activity, while implementing innovative coaching and business principles. Through our work, we hope to see tennis at University be looked upon as a valid pathway for beginners through to pros.

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Meet Our Coaches

Nick Gissing

Director
Nick is the founder and director of the University Tennis Academy. He is a club professional coach, and has extensive experience through many positions within the tennis industry.

Junaid Hossain

Head of tennis at Melbourne University
Junaid has an extensive playing and coaching background, including playing division 1 college tennis in the USA. He runs the coaching program at Melbourne University.

Alex Minicozzi

Head of tennis at La Trobe
Alex has extensive experience working in large academies in Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as playing and coaching in the US College system.

Ashgarvin Singh

Melbourne Uni Assistant Coach
Ash has coached internationally and has an extensive playing background, including being a hitting partner for professional players.

Tyler Tranquille

Melbourne Uni Assistant Coach
Tyler has a strong playing background, and a qualified coach. He is an assistant coach at Melbourne University and runs various classes.

Nadia Grlj

Assistant Coach
Nadia is a former American College player, and is studying to be a Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. She runs the Developmental Matchplay sessions at Melbourne University.
Testimonials
  • Anonymous
    "Junaid is awesome (what he currently does which is make you feel welcome always)"
  • Anonymous
    "Junaid is the ultimate coach, he has a good sense of humour, and teaches out of passion of tennis rather than something to pass time."
  • Anonymous
    "I had a lot of fun playing tennis again and really enjoyed the classes under Junaid. Classes were extremely fun, had a lot of variety and did not feel stressful at all. Really looking forward to classes next year."
  • Anonymous
    "Very fun, informative, challenging but within our limits being beginners."
  • Anonymous
    "Every lesson was planned out well, drills were planned according to theme."
  • Anonymous
    "Junaid is a fun, outgoing, friendly and approachable coach and i've had lots of fun training under him"
Lesson Prices
UTA Memberships
Group lesson
Learn and make new friends
$21.50

/ hour lesson

  • Register for 6, 12 or 24 weeks
  • Access to UTA Membership
  • 10% off for Uni tennis club members
  • Maximum 5 per group
  • New weekly topics
  • Video analysis week

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Private lesson
At a time that suits you
$90

/ hour lesson

  • Half price if booked with a friend
  • Booked at a time that suits you
  • Tailored lesson program specific to you
  • Discounts if bought as a package (5 or 10)
  • Extensive video analysis
  • Racquets available to hire

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Doubles Match Play
Learn how to compete
$15

/ session

  • A pathway to more advanced competitions
  • Doubles matchplay
  • 1.5 hour sessions
  • Learn a new competition tactic each week
  • Coach at every session to help you
  • Racquets available to hire

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UTA Reward Partners

Sport Physiotherapy

Rebound Sports Physiotherapy is a boutique physiotherapy practice in Abbotsford (just a short tram ride from Melbourne Uni). They offer comprehensive services in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, with complementary services such as clinical Pilates, remedial and sports massage and dietetics.
UTA members receive 50% off their initial consultation. Ask us how!

Junior Tennis Lessons

Gripping Potential are a leading provider of junior tennis lessons across the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. They offer a premium range of programs for kids aged 3-16, and operate out of a number of different venues, including La Trobe University.

For more information or to sign up, contact John from Gripping Potential at john@grippingpotential.com.au or on 0419 188 908

Questions?
    • Do you have to be a University Student or Staff member to participate?

      Absolutely not. Our program is open to anybody, and caters for all ability and experience.

    • Do you have to be a member of a University Tennis Club?

      No. We work closely with the tennis clubs at each University, and would recommend you join as they’re all really cool, but you don’t have to be a member. However, if you are a member, you’ll receive 10% off the price of group tennis lessons with us.

    • Do you have to have played tennis before?

      No. Many of our participants have never played before, but have come to the right place to learn. We specialise in teaching those with little to no experience. We have classes tailored to all levels and  playing experience and also limit group classes to a maximum of 5 people, meaning you get a more individualised experience.

    • How much do lessons cost?

      Our lessons are cheaper that most around Melbourne. Our 6 week program is $139 (just over $20 per hour), with 12 weeks of lessons being $258 if you sign up at the start of the semester. Don’t forget though, if you’re a member of the University tennis club, you save 10% on these prices (over $25 off).

    • What happens if it rains?

      For a full explanation of class cancellation, we’d recommend you view the terms and conditions. Basically though, we’ll let you know as early as possible if the class won’t go ahead due to poor whether. We will then either reschedule the entire class to another week or time that suits everyone, or allow you to come to a pre-existing class at another time that suits you.

    • How do I know which class I should join?

      We have a guide available here that will help you make the decision. We also work closely with the tennis club during their ‘Grading Days’, which involves prospecting participants coming down to the courts and having a hit. These days are completely free and available for everybody.

      Even then, if we begin lessons and find that you’re better suited to a different level, we can generally be really flexible and simply put you in a more appropriate class the following week.

    • Do we need to have our own racquet?

      No. We can supply you with a racquet each lesson. We would suggest you take the plunge and buy your own one eventually (something we’ll be happy to help you with), but for any lesson you need a racquet, we’ll lend you one.

    • How many people per class?

      We limit our standard group classes to 5 people. Some class may even run with only 4 in them. There will be occasions however, where we’ll be required to have six in a class when doing makeup lessons due to poor whether. We try to avoid this.

      Private lessons are just for you, unless you want to split the cost with a friend.

      Cardio tennis typically has 8 people, but due to the nature of the class may run across two courts.

    Still got questions? Get in contact with us