Tennis Lessons

School Holidays

Tennis Camps go for 3 or 4 consecutive days. Ages 5 to 16 yrs. There is usually a maximum of 10 children per group. Tennis Camp includes drills, callisthenics, doubles and sometimes singles play. The dates for the next school holiday period are:

15th to 18th April, 2024 and 22nd to 25th April, 2024                                                                                                   The cost is $170 per person per camp.


  • Please send some morning tea
  • Make sure your child is wearing a hat and sunscreen
  • There is no supervision before or after Tennis Camps
  • We reserve the right to cancel a day due to inclement weather. Please check with the office if it is wet.

School Terms

Term 2, 2024 will commence 29th April, 2024. Term 2 is a 9 week term for all lessons.

Beginner Class Lessons – from 6 years old

Monday to Thursday at 8am, 8:30am, 4pm and 4:30pm

Maximum 4 players per group. 30 mins

$17.50 per child payable by the term.

Maximum 3 players per group. 30 mins

$22.50 per child payable by the term.

Intermediate to Advanced Group Lessons

Monday to Thursday at 4pm, 5pm or 6:30pm

Maximum 4 players per group. 1 hour

$30 per child payable by the term.

Maximum of 3 players per group. 1 hour

$35 per child payable by the term.

There is no supervision before or after a child’s lesson.

Supervised Matchplay

Monday & Tuesday: 5pm to 6:30pm

Maximum 10 players per court.

$25 per player – payable by the term.

Private Tuition for Adults and Children

Fitness Based

30 minutes $55
1 hour $100

Private tuition with technical instructions

15 minutes $27.50
30 minutes $55
45 minutes $80
1 hour $100

Semi-Private Lessons

$27.50 per player for 30 mins and $55 per player for 60 mins

Ladies Clinics

$50 per player. Maximum 4 players.

4 players 2 hours
3 players 1 1/2 hours
2 players 1 hour


Coaches Profiles

Terry Rocavert

Head coach. TCA Elite Level 3 coaching accreditation.
Born in Balmain to Beryl and Don Rocavert who were both state level tennis players. Played his first competitive match at age 6 in the Balmain District championships. Won the Shell Age championship twice in the under 15 age group and is the best tennis player produced from the Balmain district since Lew Hoad and Bill Bowrey.
Played on the professional circuit 1975-80 and attained a ranking in the world top 100. Best known for leading John McEnroe two sets to one in the second round of Wimbledon in 1980 finally losing 4/6 7/5 6/7 7/6 6/3. McEnroe and Borg went on to the final and played a match still regarded as one of the best Wimbledon finals ever.
Defeated Illie Nastase en route to an ATP tour event final in Columbus Ohio in 1979.
Career for the weekwins over Nastase, Yannick Noah, Tom Gorman, Hank Pfister, Peter MacNamara, Chris Lewis, Roger Taylor and Kim Warwick.
Played competitive matches against several of the top 10 players in the world at the time including Jimmy Connors, Guillemo Vilas, Brian Gottfried, Harold Soloman and Vitas Gerulaitis.
Made the semi-finals of the Australian Open Doubles in 1979.
Member of the “Last 8 Club” at the Australian Open.
Won the Australian Hard-court as well as the NSW Hard-court Championships.
Former NSW State Coach 1980-1989. First State Coach appointed in Australia. Considered by many to be one of, if not the most successful State Coaches ever employed in Australia. Coached and influenced the careers of Todd Woodbridge, Jason Stoltenberg, Jamie Morgan, Rachel McQuillan, Rennae Stubbs, Janine Thompson and many others.
Has been head coach at Birchgrove since 1989. Manages and coaches at the tennis courts with wife Kay, a Birchgrove local. Has two children Carla and Ben.

Ben Rocavert

APTCA Level 3 Coaching Accreditation.

Former world ranked ITF junior and achieved a senior ATP ranking.
Played and trained during his formative years at Birchgrove.
Won junior events in Monte Carlo, Gonfaron and Montauban in France, West Palm Beach in Florida, finalist National Clay Courts Lead –In Melbourne, NSW Shell Age 18s. Winner and finalist of numerous NSW state doubles events.
Was Sports Star of the Year for the Northern Weekly Times newspaper in 2003.
Continues to play professional tournaments periodically.
Joined the coaching staff in 2006.
Ben offers players the chance to play with someone of an international standard. He has developed an excellent rapport with many of the children and adults. His focus is on consistency and fitness.

Kim Price

Like Terry and Kay, Kim is ‘old Balmain’ having grown up playing tennis in the district from a very young age. Kim has a great manner with the children and he has a big following. He was one of the youngest to play A grade and interdistrict tennis in the Balmain District. He represented Fort St BHS in school tennis for four years. Coached his son Joshua to a level where he won a junior sport star of the year award in the Inner West. Kim loves giving back to the community.