Tennis Coach

  • Ian Cowan began coaching at the Montville Tennis Club (MTC) in April 2020 and since that time has been instrumental in the clubs revitalisation and growth in membership. MTC has operated since 1925 but had fallen into disrepair due to no lease holder to manage the club and its facilities. In 2018, the MTC management lease was signed over to the new Management Committee made up of local volunteers and was incorporated as a non-profit organisation. Revitalisation of the MTC and its facilities has progressed since.
  • In 2018, there were no club members and the courts were used once a week by a small informal group. 
  • Since Ian joined the MTC as coach and mentor he has driven our membership growth to 76 full members (Jan 2024)
  • Ian's coaching programs include children from the Montville State School and an adults program, both of which promote inclusiveness, social connection and competition.
  • Through Ian's enthusiasm, motivation and great organisational skills the MTC now hosts regular tennis tournaments and social events along with increased networking with other clubs along the range which has led to new opportunities for our members. Including a new team now playing in the Sunshine Coast  Veterans (>35 years) Cup.
  • The MTC Management Committee is very active with meetings at least quarterly to progress an ambitious program of revitalisation projects and to manage the club effectively and efficiently. Ian is pivotal to these activities and the deliberations of the Management Committee through his expertise and guidance. Ian has a great relationship with the Management Committee and the general members. He is a crucial, well liked and respected member of our team. 


Private and Group Coaching for Adults and Children.             

Telephone Ian Cowan on 0405839079 ,

The Coach: Ian Cowan is a former Health and Physical Education teacher at Nambour High School.  He has worked in education for over 30 years and has a degree in Human Movement Studies.  He has coached tennis in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. Ian is qualified as a Level 2 Coach Tennis Australia Club Professional. Ian’s strengths lie in the areas of motivation, the creation of safe learning environments and nurturing the individual through praise and support.

Supporting Coaching Staff:

  • Ethan Hutton (Qualified Coach)
  • Adam Taffee (Traineeship  Program Cert 3 in Sport & Recreation)
  • Teagan Du Toit (Traineeship  Program Cert 3 in Sport & Recreation)
  • Ali Hamilton (Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course)

All coaches are trained in first aid response and CPR.

BONUS: First Coaching Lesson Free – all first lessons for new students are free!


Each NEW Junior or Adult student (who are not already MTC members) receives free MTC membership for the duration of coaching.


Free social tennis post coaching sessions to practice those moves and slices.

Junior Coaching is available for two categories of player:

  • Developing Players – This program is designed to get young players started.  The emphasis is on fun, games based learning and an introduction to racquet control.
  • Intermediate Players – This program introduces players to a range of tennis skills in game situations.

The philosophy here is maximum participation in a safe and fun environment.

Junior Group Coaching Sessions available Tuesday 3.00 - 5.00pm

Adult Coaching:

Adult coaching is available, either private or group, for the complete beginner to players who are interested in advancing their game. Programs can be tailored to the needs of the individual, whether you wish to improve techniques or develop your agility and fitness for the game.

Adult Group Coaching Sessions available Tuesday 5.00pm-6.30pm