Club appoints new coach!

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As some of you are aware the club has appointed a Club Coach, Mr Atilio Waltcheff.

So, who is Atilio and what is his role?  Here is some background information on Atilio and how he has planned to grow our club in the future.

Atilio is originally from Argentina where he played as a junior and started his coaching career. Atilio moved to Adelaide 16 years ago and has been a Tennis Australia accredited coach for the last 14 years, he holds a TA Club Professional qualification. He also holds a Grad Dip in teaching, as well as a Bachelor in Sports Science (Human Movement). Atilio has coached at East Adelaide Payneham and Campbelltown Tennis Clubs for the last 12 years combined.

The role of club coach will be to develop our existing junior players through well-structured and challenging training, Atilio has advised us that he expects club players to attend training where possible. He will also assist with team selections and work on growing camaraderie and respect in order to build our membership base not only in quantity but especially quality.

As Atilio takes over the running of the tennis school at MBTC he will also offer other programs such as ANZ Tennis Hotshots, cardio tennis and private coaching for the wider community. Another main difference with Atilio’s appointment is that he will offer his services and programs all year round (yes winter too!).  For those who currently train with Nick Hall, this is still available in Term one at the club on a Wednesday and Thursday. In winter Nick will move his coaching to Hahndorf from Monday to Friday.  The role of the club coach is to have a dedicated coach available all year round at the Mount Barker Tennis Club.

As a result of Atilio’s appointment, the MBTC would like to have him in charge of Junior Trainings ASAP, therefore we have scheduled the compulsory club training for Friday afternoons (time to be confirmed) for the rest of the current season. We are aware some players will be unable to attend club training due to other sporting commitments at short notice etc, however we would like to see as many players as possible committing to this new and exciting era at MBTC. Club training is a chance for players from each team to work individually and also as a team with our Club Coach, which we are all sure you will enjoy and benefit from.

We hope to see you all at our first trainingOnce we have numbers, we will be able to advise the exact training times. Training will commence on Friday 3rd February. Green Ball training night to be confirmed once we have numbers attending club training.
This is a great opportunity for the junior players and we encourage you to support this new initiative under taken by the club. at the Mount Barker TC.


 Atilio and the Mount Barker Tennis Clu