Our Team

We welcome everyone from all walks of life, all ages and ability levels. 

Our Team has a diverse background and we are always looking for coaches to add to our team.

We believe in helping coaches work to their strengths and with the players that bring them most joy. This translates into a wonderful experience for all players.

Here is the link to the Tasmanian Tennis Academy Values  and My Philosophy and Tasmanian Tennis Academy Policies



Philippa (Pip) Martin - Head Coach

I would love everyone to experience the joy of playing tennis, like I did.

My name is Philippa Martin but most people call me Pip and I have recently been appointed as the Head Coach at the Devonport Tennis Club. I also work part time as the North West Development Officer for Tennis Tasmania. 

I was born in Burnie and moved to Devonport when I was in Primary School. My older brothers Lindsay and Angus played tennis, so I seemed to spend a bit of time around the Devonport Tennis Club as I was growing up. I played my first tournament at the Burnie Tennis Club when I was about to start high school and I was completely hooked. Tennis became my focus for my teenage years.

My tennis improved at a rapid rate and I was selected to represent Tassie in Tennis on several occasions. To further my tennis career, I went to the USA on a Full Tennis scholarship at a Division 1 University (Indianna State University, University of Nevada, Reno). This was an amazing and awesome experience. I graduated in the 4 years of eligibility with a Degree in Business (Marketing) and then stayed in the USA and completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA).

I married an American Paul Martin (yes we have the same surname!) We have been married for over 21 years of marriage. We have two children Madison (12 years) and Myles (10  years) who both love sports and play tennis.

In the last couple of years I have been coaching for Gray Hiller at the Devonport Tennis Club. Gray then suggested that he would like to retire from Tennis Coaching and began actively mentoring me to take over his role. As a part of this journey I completed my Junior Development Coaching Qualification.  I always love improving and developing my coaching skills. 

I am a very proud Tasmanian and absolutely think the North West Coast is the best place on earth to live. I am really excited about seeing growth in the number of tennis players at the Devonport Tennis Club and around the region. 

If you enjoy listening to Podcasts, then this one will tell you a bit more about me and my story:

Episode 67 – Its ok to be where ever you’re at! | FitMIND FitBODY

I now take great delight in other people enjoying tennis! 

Kailem Fife - Assistant Tennis Coach

Kailem is a keen tennis player who works hard on court and has an excellent attitude and desire to grow and improve. His favourite tennis player is Diego Schwartzman and his favourite tennis shot is his forehand. Kailem also likes to play the drums. 

Joshua Chilcott - Assistant Tennis Coach 

Josh loves to play tennis and be active. His favouite shot is his backhand and his favourite tennis player is Ash Barty. Josh is a great role model to the younger players. His favourite food is chicken parmigiana. 

Annabelle Radcliff - Assistant Tennis Coach

Annabelle is a fantastic tennis player and wonderful role model to up and coming juniors. She is fantastic at enouraging the younger players and is heaps of fun.  Annabelle recently represented Tasmania on the Pizzey Cup team in Canberra.


Maddie Martin - Assistant Tennis Coach

Maddie is an up and coming junior tennis player and is fantastic with the younger red ball players. She really enjoys coaching.