Established by Tennis Australia Qualified Club Professional Gary Sugden, BRTCA implements the latest cutting edge techniques and delivers a holistic tennis program targeted at the objectives and standards of all students.

Gary uses 35 years of coaching experience in all facets of coaching including club, state and international level.  Gary has put together a program that will create a pathway from beginner to elite level that will cater to all ages and standards.

The philosophy is simple:

  • Teach well
  • Learn  and understand well
  • Work hard together

and amazing results will happen!

girls-sec-2-team-sml Gary’s Students and Club Members Winning their Premiership in 2016 (Moorabbin Districts Junior Section 2)


Only fully qualified Tennis Australia coaches are in Gary’s team working only from Black Rock Sports Club.  



Assistant Coach Simon Cieplik (L) and Head Coach Gary Sugden (R)


All students deserve to be assessed first and then guided into the most appropriate structure so that their learning can always be optimized. No students will be allocated to a class over the phone. It is our pleasure to offer this service to our students.

Please contact Gary on  0423885619 or email to book in for your assessment session.


  • Hotshots – 5 years and up
  • Fundamentals  10 to 18 years – establishing technique and game play
  • Performance 10 to 18 years
  • High Performance  10 to 14 years
  • High Performance  15 years upward
  • Adult coaching – Targeted
  • Fitbit cardio – Game based (Weekday Mornings 9.30  – 10.30 am and Wednesday / Thursday Evenings)
  • Fitbit cardio – Drill  based (Weekday Mornings 9.30  – 10.30 am and Wednesday / Thursday Evenings)

BRTCA has a program to cater for all ages and standards. Each program is taught and therefore learned using a systematic approach established by Gary over decades of experience.

Gary uses a system of building blocks to achieve a strong foundation of technique and knowledge. A pathway is established and identified early on and from Fundamental Classes progression is made to Performance Classes and then to High Performance Classes.


Learning is paramount and close attention can only be given when the class size is small.

BRTCA coaches will recommend the ideal structure in your initial Assessment session.

 We look forward to joining you on your tennis journey! 

Please contact Gary on  0423885619 or email to book in for your assessment session.

Four en tout cas and two natural grass courts are available

Google Aerial View of the Club – its Courts, Bowling Greens and Clubhouse

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Tennis Court Usage

Tennis Courts are for the use of members and their guests and are not presently available for hire to the general public.

Courts are freely available during the Summer School Holidays when there is no competitive play or coaching classes.

Tokens to operate lights are available from Russel Barnes (0409 090 448) or the bar at $5.00 each (including GST) for 35-minutes lighting per court.

A new Tennis Program is coming in 2017 – stay tuned for updates but will include:

  • Cardio Tennis  – throughout the week. Contact Gary Sugden (Tennis Coach) on 0423 885 619.
  • Monday Night Mixed Social Competition – Contact Mike Letham at
  • Tuesday Night Mens Regional Competition – Contact Vince Vaughan at
  • Wednesday Night Adult Group Lessons / Cardio – Contact Gary Sugden (Tennis Coach) on 0423 885 619.
  • Thursday Night Mixed Social Competition – Contact Mike Letham at