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The College Tennis Academy is for Good Shepherd students.

The aim of the program is to:
• Provide opportunities for individual growth through sport
• Provide a supportive environment for young athletes to develop
• Develop individual technique through quality coaching
• Provide opportunities for students to enter competitive tennis locally and further a field
• Develop a squad of players who can train together, play together and progress together under the supportive guidance of an experienced coach

Jon Porter - Head Coach
Jon Porter was appointed Tennis Academy Head Coach from 2009. Jon has over 27 year's experience coaching in Sydney and overseas. Jon is an ATPCA Level 2 coach and has coached several juniors through to state and national level.

Beginners Squad
Great starting point to tennis for children aged from 5 to 7 years. Players will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of tennis using a games based approach.
Development Squad
Technical skills will continue to be developed, while tactics, scoring and match play will be introduced. Scoring and match play will be introduced.
Intermediate Squad
Graduates from Development Squad. Players will work on consistency and to continue technical development. Players will be encourage to play competition for the school.
Advanced and Elite Squad
For tournament players. Focus on fitness, stroke production, strategy and demanding drilling sessions. Players must be selected for these squads.

All sessions need a minimum of 5 students and will be booked on a term by term basis. For more information about coaching please phone Jon on 0417 254 027. To register for sessions email John on tennis@gslc.qld.edu.au

Competitive Tennis
Students who would like to represent the College in competitions should contact Mr Carey at the College by email careys@gslc.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 5455 8640. The Noosa District competition caters for a wide range of age and ability, players representing the College do not have to be attending "Academy" sessions.

Good Shepherd came runners up in the inaugural Sunshine Coast Primary Teams Tennis Challenge held at Kawana Tennis Club. GSLC 1 defeated first seeds Bokorina SS in the semi finals to set up an exciting final against Matthew Flinders. In a close match that went down to the final rubber Flinders won by 3 games.
GSLC2 who were defeated by Flinders in the first round went through to win the Plate competition.

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