Anyone for beachside tennis? Award-winning Evolve Tennis Academy is a Beaches’ favourite for good reason  – offering everything from lessons, to school holiday camps, birthday parties, court hire and comps.

Love for tennis runs in the blood of Evolve Tennis Academy’s directors, Scott Fletcher and Ryan Maloney. This hardworking and enthusiastic duo operate Northern Sydney’s number one tennis destination for coaching, court hire and competitions.

“We are both Northern Beaches born and bred, and grew up playing tennis as youngsters,” Ryan says. “We travelled the world playing tournaments and enjoying many life experiences because of tennis, and thought, ‘how best can we give back to the next generation?’ Hence, we started coaching and in early 2010, Evolve Tennis was born.”

Over the past decade, Evolve Tennis Academy has expanded to five locations across the Northern Beaches including clubs in Collaroy, Avalon and Belrose, and in-school programs at St. Lukes Grammar, Dee Why and Narrabeen Sports High. Their highly qualified coaching team boast 200+ years of combined playing/coaching experience and Evolve is proud to have more Level 3 coaches than any other coaching business in Australia.

“We currently coach over 2600 players weekly, ranging from juniors competing at National level, National Veterans Champions and your grassroot Hotshots Champions,” Ryan says.

Evolve Tennis Academy’s open door policy means that all levels, abilities, and ages are welcome. Their core programs start with Pee Wees (2-5 years) and Hot Shots (5-10 years), and competition and squad training are available for ages 10+.

Adults can also get involved with squad and group training, cardio tennis, pro-ams, and wheelchair tennis. These are great ways to improve your skills or add pace to your first serve, whilst meeting new friends and getting fit.

“We believe our diversity of services that cater for every standard and age of player is a core part of giving back to the community,” Ryan says. “We want everyone to feel welcome at our tennis academy.”

Whether a junior or senior player, beginner or advanced, you can also take advantage of Evolve’s private coaching. This is the key to fast tracking your tennis development and will have you smashing goals in no time.

Evolve Tennis Academy’s Collaroy site was just recognised as the ‘Best Metro Tennis Club in NSW’ by Tennis NSW; the first club to hold the honour on the Northern Beaches.

“We love being a part of the Northern Beaches as we both grew up here and love the area, coupled with sport being such an integral part of Northern Beaches families lives,” Ryan says.

Summer is the perfect time to give the game a go or sharpen up your swing, while soaking up the sun and getting sociable. What Ryan is most looking forward to about the holiday season is, “Good weather, and a cracking Australian Open that encourages all Australians to get on court and play our wonderful game.”

Find out more about Evolve Tennis Academy’s programs here, including birthday party bookings and school holiday camps.

Evolve Tennis Academy

Phone: 9971 0644


By Melissa Woodley

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