with friends and family
We have a wonderful community of senior players who play most mornings and nights and have been playing at the Brookfield Tennis Centre for decades and bring much laughter and character to our Centre.
Roanne Lemmon-Warde (Club Professional Coach)
Roanne began playing tennis at the age of 7. She was ranked top SA junior girl from U12 to U18. She was selected for the South African Junior team to tour Europe and participate in various overseas tournaments including Junior Wimbledon, French Open, Italian Open and numerous other tournaments around the world. She was awarded a full tennis scholarship to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Roanne has 15 years coaching experience. She coached in the USA, Germany, South Africa and now in Australia. She managed and coached various State Teams in South Africa.
She has been coaching tennis for 7 years in Australia. She is also employed as a Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach as well as being a Super 10’s coach.
Roanne currently plays Fixtures in the top division of the Brisbane Ladies Tennis League with Sharon, as well as playing in the some AMT or Seniors tournaments.
Costa Skopelitis (Club Professional Coach)
Costa began playing tennis at the age of 4. He went onto become the top ranked South African Junior from U12 to U18. He was invited to be part of the Super Squad that trained under Craig Tiley in the USA after completing his schooling. He was the number 1 Men’s Amateur player in South Africa from 2005 to 2006.
Represented SA in 2006 Kia Amateur Australian Open World Finals in Melbourne.
He has 24 years coaching experience. Costa has done the majority of his coaching in South Africa as well as coaching various players on the ATP tour as SA’s National Men’s Super-Squad coach. He has also coached in the USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
He has coached players competing at the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon . He was the National coach for junior overseas squads that travelled to Europe and USA (1994 – 1995). Before Emigrating to Australia, Costa was the Owner and Head Coach of Star Tennis Academy in SA (1994-2017).
John Lemmon-Warde (Junior Development Coach)
John played tennis growing up and participated in numerous junior tournaments in South Africa.
John has been coaching tennis for the last 6 years in Australia. John has a Junior Development Coaching qualification through Tennis Australia and is also a Tennis Australia Super 10’s Coach.