Tennis
Tennis
Tennis
Tennis
Tennis

Our Team

John Skippen

John Skippen is a long term tennis player competing in local area competitions and played inter district. John commenced his tennis career at Croydon Tennis Centre in 1958. In his earlier years John was a tennis coach at the centre.

John is chartered accountant and currently a non executive director of four listed public companies. He remains passionate about tennis as a sport and has an active interest in Croydon tennis Centre.

Sam Skippen

Sam Skippen grew up at Croydon Tennis Centre, and like her father competed in local and State competitions,and played inter district.

In September 2009, Sam re-entered the family business with a view to revitalising the business.

"We have engaged Internationally qualified and accredited tennis coaches to provide a level of service delivery, far exceeding any other centre in the area.

Our team are knowledgeable, industry qualified and accredited, committed hard working professionals who enjoy their profession and working with the broader community."

Sam Skippen

OOSH Coordinator 

Sam is our CTC OOSH Coordinator Sam is passionate about being able to create fun new experiences for children and assisting them to extend their skills and further their development.

- Diploma In Out of hours school care 

- Senior first aid 

- Anaphylaxis and asthma training 

- CPR 

- Child protection qualification

Paula Kimberley

Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist

Paula has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She has also completed yoga and yoga therapy diplomas and has been teaching yoga for five years and considers herself to be a student for life! She is also a qualified pilates instructor and is also a massage therapist.  Being a massage therapist has allowed her an appreciation of how we move and how our bodies “accommodate” our imbalances (functional or structural).  Yoga and appropriate diet in addition to massage and other complementary therapy provide invaluable tools to recreate the “balance” we look for ... of movement, of function, of structure and of course, ultimately, of our lives. Paula currently teaches yoga in corporate environments and gyms as well as schools and colleges, community classes and childrens yoga classes. In addition, Paula also works as a massage therapist.

"I continue to and have loved learning and developing my practice with many teachers and I hope to guide and inspire others on the path to achieving a balanced practice as well as a balanced life."

 

Beth Spragg

Swimming Instructor

Beth has competed at both Local, State and National swimming competitions and has been a part of NSW All Schools Swim teams and NSW Youth Development squad. She has  been a finalist at the Australian Age Swimming Championships and other results include winning Gold in the Womens 4x100m Freestyle Relay at the National Schools Swimming Championships. She is very passionate about teaching good technique from a young age and helping children grow confidence in the water so that it can be a skill enjoyed for a whole life time. She holds both ASCTA Swim Teacher and ASCTA Teacher of Competitive Strokes Licences. Outside of swimming and teaching, Beth enjoys playing music, hanging out with friends at uni, going on camping trips with family and occasionally treating herself  to a caramel milkshake.  

 

Anne Spragg

Swimming Instructor

Anne has been teaching swimming for 4 years. 
Anne was a member of the Wagga Wagga Swim Club where she trained between 2005 and 2012. Her favourite strokes are breaststroke, butterfly, and long distance freestyle.  
She loves seeing children love the water as much as she does. She also enjoys seeing her students improve their technique so that they can reach their goals.
She also loves bushwalking with friends, playing music and going to the beach. 

Darby Durack

Swimming Instructor

Jack May 

Swimming Instructor

 

Georgia Saich

Swimming Instructor

 

Nisaluk Chantanakom

Swimming Instructor

Fabian Savauge

Tennis Coach

Fabian brings with him professional experience in the area of high performance coaching both in France and overseas, with the most noteable being his time spent working at Mouratoglou, a world reknowned tennis academy producing many of the top professional players.

 

Marc Baudouin

Tennis Coach

 

 

Mel Migdalias

Tennis Coach

 

Stefanos Michaelides

Tennis Coach

"I am originally from Germany (but with parents from Cyprus) and am currently studying biology at the University of Sydney as an exchange student enjoying the great weather and relaxed lifestyle here in Australia.

Tennis has been my passion since I started playing in my early childhood; in my youth I have played tournaments and competitions and started coaching rather early as well. It was always great fun for me which is why I made a diploma just recently; I love coaching and am always trying to pass on as much as I can. Besides Tennis I enjoy playing football and going to the beach… and I love food with a big weakness for chocolate!"

Mikhael Besson 

Tennis Coach

"I spent my childhood in different places (Indonesia, Reunion and Mayotte Island) before I went back to France in order to continue my studies. I was living in South of France, in Toulouse precisely. Here,  I obtained a degree in Sport Sciences. After that, I enrolled for another training to become personal trainer (weightlifting, fitness) then, I completed a training to become a tennis coach. I am passionate about many sports (gymnastics, capoera, parkour...) practice music (guitar), like reading books. And I also love food..."