Southern Cross Tennis Coaches are up to date with the most recent tennis coaching methods, able to help every tennis player reach their maximum potential and enjoy each lesson. Come meet our tennis coaches and see what they can do.

Meet the Southern Cross Tennis Coaching Team

Combining his passion for the game and his unique unparalleled motivation, Jesse has developed programs for all ages and skill levels, designed to bring out the star in you. Jesse commenced full-time tennis coaching at the age of 15, while remaining to continuing to play at a very competitive level. Jesse then chose to put all his energy and focus into being the best tennis coach he could be.

Due to working full-time and the physical and mental demand tennis coaching requires. By 16 Jesse had stopped full-time training, but his love for the game continued and still shows, as he plays doubles with the juniors at open tournaments. Jesse has been a full-time coach since the age of 15 and by the age of 21 had already received his TA Club Professional Certificate in tennis coaching and founded Southern Cross Tennis. Jesse now coaches some of Queensland and Australias top junior tennis players and has produced players as young as 15 years of age playing in the Junior Australian Open. Jesse is currently applying for his elite tennis coaching qualification.

TCA Development Coaching Certificate

TA Qualified Club Professional Certificate

TA Certified Club Professional Certificate

Senior First Aid Certificate

Blue Card Holder

Level 3 Sport and Rec. Certificate

Southern Cross Tennis Owner/Founder

Coach of Australian OJT title victors

Kelvin Grove School of Exellence for Tennis Elite Coach

At only 21 years old Jessica had completed her Tennis Australia Club Professional Coaching Certificate. Having started coaching when she was only fifteen years old, Jessica has had numerous years of tennis coaching experience. Before coaching, jessica was an elite junior tennis player. This experience instilled her love for the game as Jessica started putting her love into coaching. Starting with young kids, Jess quickly moved through all levels and ages of coaching. With experience of all levels of playing and coaching Jess is a very valuable member of the Southern Cross Tennis team and head coach at Eatons Hill State School.

TA Certified Club Professional Certificate

Senior First Aid Certificate

#6 in Australia junior tennis player

TA Qualified Club Professional Certificate

Eatons Hill Head Coach

TA Jnr Development coach certificate

Rob started playing as a young child and he continues to play at an elite level with very positive tournament results now coming from men’s events all around the world. With a very intense passion for the game, motivation and a unique game-style, Rob is an important member of the Southern Cross Team. Training all his life and coaching for over five years he has never missed a day! His constant commitment to all students and to his own tennis game is an admiral trait that ensures he is respected by all. Rob completed his TA Junior Development coaching course in 2012 and is looking to advance his knowledge by undertaking his Club Professional Course in the near future. Rob is currently the head tennis coach at the Samford Tennis Club.

SCT Head Coach – Samford

TA Junior Development Coach

Australian Ranked Junior and Senior

First Aid Certificate Holder

Blue Card Holder

Played tennis around the world as a career

Coach Kelvin Grove School of Excellence for Tennis

Jarrod has been involved with tennis since a very young age. His fitness and energetic personality make him one of the most respected and wanted coaches in Brisbane and Samford. Jarrod went to the Kelvin Grove School of Excellence for Tennis and became a very strong tennis player, with several scholarship offers to take him to the USA for college tennis. Soon after school completed, Jarrod has been working part-time as a tennis coach and training full-time with his tennis. At the age of just 17 Jarrod had already received his TA Junior Development Coaching Certificate.

TA Qualified Jnr Development Certificate

Senior First Aid Certificate

Blue Card holder

College tennis scholarship player

Level 4 Sport and Rec. Certificate

Alan Ross has had a vast tennis career, which has seen him play all over the world. Alan was the number 1 ranked open men’s player in QLD for 5 years, he also toured France where he played in several money tournaments reaching a high of 704 in the world and managing to play in the Australian open in both juniors and senior draws. Having trained with the likes of Pat Rafter, the Drapers and Mal Anderson, it’s not hard to understand why Alan Ross has had such success in his playing career. Alan has also been the head tennis coach of the Kelvin Grove State College tennis excellence program since 2008 and takes great pride in producing our future champions.

TA Qualified Club Professional Certificate

Career High 704 in the world

Senior First Aid Certificate

Career High 24 in the world (Juniors)

Former number 1 QLD open men’s player for 5 years

Head Coach Kelvin Grove School of Excellence for tennis

Matthew has been involved with tennis since a very young age at Eatons Hill State School. He development steadily through all the tennis programs and, at 17, decided to become a tennis coach and teach the same programs that taught him. At the age of just 17 Matthew had already received his TA Junior Development Coaching Certificate and was coaching tennis players at Eatons Hill under the guidance of Jessica creating popular, enjoyable programs for the students.

TA Qualified Jnr Development Certificate

Senior First Aid Certificate

Blue Card holder

Stephanie was the first elite player at Southern Cross Tennis and has been a part of the programs since she was only eleven. Stephanie is renowned for her energy and voice projection on tennis court which is paralleled to none. Steph has a bubbly personality and the kids can’t wait to see her every week. Steph is currently running the pro-shop and part-time tennis coaching.

SCT assistant coach

SCT hitting partner

College tennis scholarship player