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
  • 15 Years coaching experiance
  • 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

  • Ace level 2 Coach equivalent Tennis Australia Club Professional 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
  • 10 years coaching experiance
  • ​Master of International Business at EAE Business School Barcelona, Spain
  • ​Bachelor of Science in Marketing at MSCD Denver, USA
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Ryan Goodwin

  • Former Top 5 WA ranked junior player 14’s/16’s
  • 5 years coaching experiance
  • Former Mens State League Player
  • Competed in multiple national events
  • Played State tennis for WA – Bruce Cup, various team events and Pizzey Cup
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Caitlin Hindmarsh

  • LTA Licensed Level 3 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.
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Troy Hargreaves

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
  • Former ATP ranked singles and doubles player
  • Winner of over 15 men’s state singles titles
  • 2006 WA Open Champion
  • Represented Australia twice in the Asia/ Oceania Championships
  • 35’s Australian Men’s Singles Champion
  • 40’s Australian Men’s Singles Champion
  • Former ITF 35’s World number #6
  • Winner of 3 state league titles
  • 7x Hopman Cup trainer/ hitting partner
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Matt Wigham

  • LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach
  • Current men’s state league player
  • Over 10 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
Ben Wright

Ben Wright

  • MSc in Sport Coaching
  • LTA Level 3 Tennis Coach\
  • Former UK Junior National Player
  • Over 10 years coaching experience
  • Premier League Hockey Player

Senior Coaches

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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
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James de Klerk

  • ATPCA Qualified Professional Tennis Coach Level 1
  • 5 years coaching experience
  • Currently competing in mens pennants Div 3
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Hayden Litis

  • Certificate IV Sports Development
  • 7 years coaching experience
  • Current State League player
  • Competed in Australian national events for 14’s – 18’s
  • Trained and played State Tennis for WA

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
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Jack Ellis

  • Mens Division 1 Player
  • Over 5 years coaching experiance
  • Certificate II in sports and recreation
  • Studying engineering at Curtin University
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Tara Gilich

  • 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

Junior Coaches

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Lochie Evans

  • Former Junior State League player
  • Super 10’s
  • First 8 CCGS