Meet our passionate and dedicated team of coaches at Rise Tennis Yeronga.
With experience at every level, Jake is the perfect coach for any player looking to maximise their game.
Jake grew up on the Sunshine Coast and began playing tennis at the age of 6. He now competes regularly on the Australian Tournament circuit. Jake completed his Junior Development Course in 2017 and looks to use his knowledge and passion for the game to motivate players to develop their tennis skills.
As a student studying Physiotherapy, with a love for sport and helping others improve, Melissa looks forward to encouraging and developing tennis skills in young players.
Sam began playing tennis at the age of 10. He grew up playing competitively throughout Queensland, competing in Local and State tournaments. While playing high school tennis, Sam developed a passion for coaching, in particular Junior Development. While completing high school, Sam devoted his time to gaining his coaching qualifications and coaching juniors for four years.
After high school, Sam went on to become a US College athlete. He represented Ventura College (California) where he played number 4 and then transferred to Cornerstone University (Michigan) where he played number 2 on the roster. While playing College Tennis Sam majored in Marketing Communications with a minor in Sport Coaching. While in the US, Sam was coaching adults and juniors at MVP Athletic Complex Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sam combines his wealth of tennis knowledge and passion for the game to maximise players potential out on the court. Sam has a strong desire to coach tennis at all levels and help players develop and enjoy the game.