Coaches


Meet the team

Our culture and passionate people set Prime Tennis apart from the field.

Our coaches are fully insured and have working with children checks.

Our senior staff hold Tennis Australia coaching qualifications or an overseas equivalent.

Principal Coaches

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Richard Sansom

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
  • 2016 finalist for the Australian Tennis Award for Coaching Excellence Club
  • 2017 finalist for the Australian Tennis Award for Coaching Excellence Club
  • Former Men’s State League Player
  • Developed 7 super 10 A’s regional athletes; 1 national super 10 finalist
  • 20 years coaching experience
  • Bachelor of Science UWA (Physiology/Pharmacology) and Masters in Finance
  • Previously competed in tournaments in the French Riviera – Winner of Tournoi open Tennis Club De Nice (2012)
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Georgie Perez

  • Adult Program Director
  • Currently Undertaking Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
  • Current Men’s State League Player (Finalist 2017 Mens State League Final)
  • Junior College Champion #6 at LCC, Texas 2009
  • Division II player, Top 30 #4 at MSCD, Colorado 2011
  • French Top 10 player 2001 & 2002
  • 15 years coaching experience
  • ​Master of International Business at EAE Business School Barcelona, Spain
  • ​Bachelor of Science in Marketing at MSCD Denver, USA
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Matt Wigham

  • LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach
  • Current men’s state league player
  • Over 15 years coaching experience
  • Hitting partner for WTA singles and doubles players ranked inside the top 100
  • 5 years working as University Tennis Coordinator for Sunderland and Northumbria Universities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy
  • Master’s degree in Psychology
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Caitlin Hindmarsh

  • Currently Undertaking Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
  • LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach
  • Super 10’s Coach
  • Current number 1 state league player
  • Competed internationally as a junior – represented GB at the European and World Championships
  • Won British Nationals Doubles, Finalist singles
  • Top 20 in Europe (14&under)
  • Played division 1 college tennis – Tennis scholar at the Northumbria University
  • Bachelor of science in Human Nutrition
  • Graduated with first class honors – granted academic scholarship for her achievements
  • Currently doing a masters in sports nutrition accredited by the International Olympic Committee.

Senior Coaches

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Rodrigo Saavedra

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
  • Over 8 years coaching experience
  • Former top 10 Chilean Junior Player 16s/18s
  • Masters in Nutrition specialising in Sports Nutrition
  • Won the Chilean National University Championships (2016)
  • Current Mens Division 1 Player
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Sam Chapman

  • Level 3 LTA Accredited coach
  • Sports and exercise Psychology Level 1
  • Played at the Junior HSBC Wimbledon finals.
  • Former U.K. number 3 ranking.
  • Former U14 & U16 top 5 ranked in the U.K.
  • National talent ID programme in the U.K. ( Top 24 players in the country invited)
  • 5 time county cup winner with Shropshire.
  • British tour winner (fast4)
  • County winner for all age groups singles and doubles in the U.K.
  • Competed in Greece for 3 months and trained at high level academy.
  • Captain of Tennis for Ellesmere college tennis academy ( finalist of the nationals schools Cup 4 times)
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John Peacey

  • Current Men’s State League Player
  • Over 6 years coaching experiance
  • Currently studying medicine at University of Western Australia
  • Division 1 College player University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Captain Brisbane Grammar School First Tennis Team
  • Extensive experience coaching / managing Manker Pattern Tennis Club

Assistant Coaches

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Chris Mitchell

  • Mens Division 3 Player
  • Over 6 years coaching experience
  • Certificate II in sports and recreation
  • Studying economics at UWA
Lochie Evans

Lochie Evans

  • Former Junior State League player
  • Super 10’s
  • First 8 CCGS
  • 3 years coaching experiance
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Lucille Miller

  • Current number 1 state league player
  • Winner 2017 Women’s State League Final
  • Represented WA’s State team 3 times (Bruce Cup and Pizzey Cup)
  • Applecross Senior High School Tennis Captain
  • Highest National women’s ranking – 136
  • Competed in multiple national events, National 14&under quarter finalist December showdown
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Brendan Jones

  • Pizzey Cup
  • December Showdown
  • First VIII Tennis CCGS
  • 3 years coaching experience
  • Men’s Division 1 Pennants
  • Double Degree in Law & Psychology at Curtin University
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Domenico Senatore

  • 3 years coaching experience
  • Former u18 top 5 player MTF
  • Tennis scholarship to Mill Hill high school, UK
  • Studying Mechanical Engineering at UWA
Mahaylia White

Mahaylia White

  • Western Series Unisport Tennis Champion 2021 & 2020
  • Slazenger Cup Finalist 2018
  • 2015 Perth Open Women’s Singles Champion
  • Women’s State league Player
  • Trained at IMG Tennis Academy
  • Trained at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy
  • 3x A Division IGSSA Tennis Winner for MLC
  • Double Degree in Psychology & Commerce at Curtin University
  • Played ITF 18/U juniors at 16
    – qualified & made r/16 @ Gold Coast
  • Played WTA’s Qualifiers
  • 3 years coaching experience
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Mary-June Quinn

  • Current Womens State League Player
  • Played Junior State League
  • Attended Applecross senior high school on the tennis program
  • Played super 10’s and went to Melbourne in 2017 as the number 1 player
  • Won the tennis and academic achievement Kent Yamazaki and Bob Brett foundation award 2021 at AXSHS
Ella Nurkic

Ella Nurkic

  • 2 x State League Womens WInner
  • State league womens MVP 2021/22
  • Applecross school national representative 2018-2021
  • Western Series Unisport Tennis WInner 2022
  • Karen Bucens award winner 2017/8
  • 3x SSWA representative Bruce and Pizzey Cup
  • Studying Physiotherapy at Curtin
Cait Watkins

Cait Watkins

  • TA Community Coach