Who Are Your Coaches?


Head Tennis Coach/ Co Owner

I have been coaching for the past 30 years and have been a Head Tennis Coach at Trinity Gardens Tennis Club since 2010. 

Prior to that I reached a career high ATP ranking of 650 singles and played Club Tennis in Germany from 1984 to 1989. 

Within my time as a coach I was a SA State talent coach from 1990 to 1999. I have become a High Performance qualified coach and from 1999 to 2006 was the South Australian Sport Institute Head Tennis coach. During this time I have coached Lleyton Hewitt, Alicia Molik, Melanie Clayton, Dejan Petrovic, Paul Baccanello, Todd Perry, Luke Smith, Alex Bolt and Luke Saville. 

Sporting Idol: Mark McMahon 

Favourite Movie: Crocodile Dundee 



Chris Jackson

Head Tennis Coach/ Co Owner

I have been coaching for 15 years and within this time has gained my Club Professional Qualification. At the age of 19 I became a Head Tennis Coach at Trinity Gardens Tennis Club and the club’s Junior Coordinator.

During my time as a player I played both Division 1 and Pennant, winning the Division 1 premiership. I was a part of both the 10 and under and 13 and under State squads.

I am the Head Coach at Marryatville High School Tennis Program and has helped the school reach 2nd (Boys) and 3rd (Girls) in the 2019 Schools National competition.

Sporting Idol: Stephen Curry

Favourite Movie: Anything Star Wars


Kane Nurton

Senior Assistant Coach

My name is Kane I am 24 and I have been working as a  Tennis Coach at Anything Tennis for 9 years. I recently became a qualified Physiotherapist and am in my 2nd year of work.

During the summer months I play tennis and have been fortunate enough to win back-to-back Division 1 Lawn Tennis titles in 2019 and 2020 as well as a Division 1 Metro title in 2020. During the winter months I enjoy playing AFL and am currently playing for Athelstone where we won the Division 2 premiership in 2019. 

I have a strong passion for developing young tennis players into becoming better athletes and helping guide them along in their journey.

Sporting Idol: Odell Beckham Jnr

Favourite Movie: Coach Carter



Senior Assistant Coach

My name is Zac Nurton, and I am 22 years old. I joined Anything Tennis in 2014 and have been a tennis coach for the last eight years.

I am currently in my 4th year of university and am studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Degree (Honours) at UniSA.

I have been playing tennis since I was 4 years old and have represented Northern Territory in the state’s teams’ event and Bruce Cup while also competing in many national events across Australia.

Sporting Idol: Juan Martin Del Potro and Travis Boak

Favourite Movie:  Forrest Gump.  


Rhys Kelly

Senior Assistant Coach

I have been playing tennis most of my life and had the pleasure of being a coach for the past 9 years around my studies. One of the things I love about coaching is the relationships that you get to develop and watching the students you work with develop as people and tennis players. It's something you don't get from many other jobs.

In my own tennis I've been a state league player for the past 5/6 years and played many local and national tournaments. My proudest achievements have been playing in two state league finals and achieving a ranking of 138 in Australia.

Sporting Idol: Muhammad Ali

Favourite movie: Forrest Gump


Cooper Asquith

Assistant Coach

I am 20 years old, I have been a member of Trinity Gardens Tennis Club since I was 6 years old and I have been coaching at Trinity for the past 4 years. I am also an old scholar at Pembroke where I have coached and mentored the middle and senior school teams for the past 2 years.
Some of my playing achievements include being a part of SAPSASA when I was in year 7, being captain of tennis at Pembroke for the last 2 years of my schooling and also playing in 5 intercollegiate matches against Westminster and winning all of them.
I am Currently playing in div 1 grass on Saturday morning and filling in for metro 1 and State League.

Sporting Idol: Roger Federer.

Favorite movie: Spider-man no way home


Alice Kubler

Junior Assistant Coach

Hi, I’m Alice and I have been coaching for a two years. I really have a passion for developing young juniors and specalise in Hot Shots. I have just finished the tennis program at Marryatville High School. I train both at Trinity and in the SA National Development Squad and this season i’m playing Junior State League and State League. Last season my Trinity team won our Metro 1 comp.

Sporting Idol: Angie Kerber

Favourite movie: SpiderMan: No Way Home. 


Jono Duffy

Junior Assistant Coach

Hi my name is Jono Duffy, I am 17, and currently coach for Anything Tennis. I have coached the Wednesday club coaching sessions with Chris for a couple years now, which has been such a great experience. I have also coached several holiday clinics interacting and working with many different age brackets, building my knowledge and understanding, of how to coach different levels. I am currently enrolled at Marryatville High School in the Specialist Tennis Program, playing drive tennis. I am also playing Junior State League and Division 1 Mens for Trinity. Playing juniors and seniors tests different areas of your game making you better, as men and teenagers most of the time have completely different game styles, due to muscle, age or fitness. My all time sporting hero is Rodger Federer because of his phenomenal talent and success, but most importantly how he turned his mental game around, from someone who lost the plot to someone who never cracked an emotion, defining that positive changes can always be made.

Sporting Idol: Rodger Federer

Favourite movie: Money Heist.