About us

Richard Hayward has been Head Coach at Aspendale Tennis Club since 2013, he has a Club Professional Qualification from Tennis Australia as well as a level 2 coaching qualification from British Tennis.  He is also a qualified teacher and has expertise in ensuring players at our club are always learning as well as having fun within practices that always replicate playing the actual game.  Primarily coaching junior groups, private lessons and cardio tennis, Richard has overseen the development of many of our junior teams that have progressed into A grade and section 1 players in their respective junior competitions.  In 2013 starting with a handful of enthusiastic juniors the program has grown to over 300 current players, we are very proud to have become a high profile and prominent part of our community. 


Robert Trower joined the partnership in 2021 and has brought a high performance playing background as well as an expertise in developing tournament and aspiring tour players to reach their goals.  Currently completing his Club Professional qualification with Tennis Australia. Rob will ensure that talented juniors from Aspendale and further afield receive the high performance coaching they require to keep progressing.  Rob specializes and is licensed in teaching footwork and movement around the court. Rob works with players of all ages and standards, coaching players competing in Australian Nationals events, ITF Junior Tour events, ITF Men’s Tour events, WTA ranked players and Women’s Premier League teams.  Rob has an extensive tennis playing record having played Junior Rankings Tournaments, Nationals, Australian Money Tournaments through to Pro Circuit Futures events. He also played Division 1 College tennis in the USA.  Rob looks to provide an enjoyable coaching environment for all players, while helping them learn and improve in all areas of the game.