Master Club Professional Coach
Gemma Eaton has been with Coast Community Tennis from the very beginning. After 18 years of experience as a professional throughout the industry, we’re thrilled to have her expertise as our Head Coach.
Gemma Eaton Head Coach and Owner of Coast Community Tennis
Tennis Australia Master Club Professional Coach
18yrs Coaching Experience
Qualified, Insured, NSW Working with Children Check, QLD Blue Card, National Criminal Record Check and Advanced First Aid Certificate
2019 Tennis NSW Awards - Winner of "Coaching Excellence Award, - Club"
2018 Tennis NSW Awards - Winner of "Coaching Excellence Award, - Club"
2015 Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year, Byron Shire
Tennis NSW SHEroes Ambassador - Empowering Women in Tennis
Gemma is experienced in coaching all levels from juniors to adults. She has a passion for everyone participating in tennis and experiencing the fun and joy of a game for life.
Gemma was awarded Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year in 2015 for her contribution to her community through tennis. Most recently she was the recipient of a Tennis Australia Women's Coaching Scholarship so she could complete a Master Club Professional Coach qualification and be an ambassador for women's tennis.
Gemma also enjoys being an active member of her community and being a part of various community groups and volunteering for her local Surf Life Saving Club.
Junior Development Coach
We’re happy to welcome Emyleigh Shepherd as the newest member of our team. As our qualified Junior Development Coach, Emyleigh is committed to providing students with the skills and tools necessary to continue their learning journey.
Tennis Australia Qualified Junior Development Coach
Qualified, Insured, NSW Working with Children Check, National Criminal Record Check and Advanced First Aid Certificate
Tennis NSW SHEroes ambassador
Tennis NSW Future Leaders program graduate
A lifelong member of Murwillumbah Tennis Club with lots of experience playing tennis in our local area and playing for NSW
Crispian Eaton Assistant Coach
Tennis Australia Community Coach Qualified
Over 25 years coaching and mentoring children in many different sports
Qualified, Insured, NSW Working with Children Check, National Criminal Record check and First Aid Certificate
Crispian is passionate about kids participation in physical activity and sports that they can play at any age group like tennis.
He has experience teaching PE in schools, coaching a number of team sports at various levels and enjoys refereeing sports.
Crispian has a commitment to community volunteering and has volunteered for Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, SES, Surf Life Saving and Ambulance among many others.