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Each has unique international experience & were highly ranked tour players

Jeff Schneider

  • Director Head Coach

Anton Klaric

  • No longer active

Ding Eckstein

  • No longer Active

Academy Coaches & Players

Our Elite Players play tournaments all over Australia often with Stella results!


Super proud of our all our players this year who have some excellent results at tournaments and league matches. Special congrats to the players below (4) who Qualfied for the Australian Junior Camps 2017 (Showdown) in Melbourne early December - good luck to all of you! Also well done to Director/Head Coach Jeff who has been selected as QLD manager of the 14s QLD team at the showdown this year.See channel 7 gold coast story on our top players..


Taiyo Yamanaka

We welcome Japan's #1 16s Boy Taiyo Yamanaka to our academy. Taiyo spent 10 days with us to get a taste of the Gold Coast training and QLD tournament experience. He played the KDV AMT QLD Claycourt Championships in May - Qualified and won thru to the 1/4 finals going down to eventual winner Gavin Van Peperzeel 1-6 4-6. He enjoyed the training & tournment so much he changed his schedule to come back from his ITF Junior Tournaments in Taiwan to play the Brisbane Platinum AMTs June/July. Taiyo will be training at Sanctuary Cove from Mon 18th June in preparation for the tournaments everyday from 5pm with our elite squad.

ATP Asia Circuit HK

Yoko & Jeff with Kei

Yoko Schneider

Yoko Schneider Coach

Yoko hails from Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture) which is one of the strongest tennis areas in Japan, Kimiko Date and Kei Nishikori both grew up in and around this tennis engine of Japan. Yoko has been a teaching pro for over 20 years and has great skill teaching young children. She has a real love for the game which helped drive her to become one of the top players in her area. In 2006 she started bring Japanese tennis players to Australia so they could be exposed to our training and tournament system to gain valuable overseas experience. She soon became well known on the Gold Coast as a coach and agent for Japanese players wanting an Australian tennis experience.

Ex WTA Top 200

No longer Active

Elite Coach

Ding Eckstein - No longer Active

Ding Eckstein China's ex number 1 woman on tour (before Li Na) has recently moved to the Gold Coast, ranked inside the top 200 on the WTA tour she has so much experience and tons to offer our performance and elite players.

Coach

Commenced Jan 2016

Head Coach

Jeff Schneider - Director

Director & Founder of the Activa Tennis Academy Australia. A truly well rounded coach with rare experience playing & coaching all over the world. Ex ATP touring pro and coach to many highly ranked ATP players. Previously State Coach of WA & Nth Germany. Jeff has been a fulltime teaching pro for over 30 years at both development and elite level. After a successful playing career he became Head Coach of Schleswig Holstein (Nth Germany) in charge of post junior development. On his return to Australia he was installed by Tennis Australia as State Coach of Western Australia and was put in charge of many Australian Junior Tour teams managing some of Australia's top juniors around the world & also held Head Coaching positions in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast

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Activa is fortunate to have some of the best QLD juniors training with us

Director & Founder of the Activa Tennis Academy Australia. A truly well rounded coach with rare experience playing & coaching all over the world. Ex ATP touring pro and coach to many highly ranked ATP players. Previously State Coach of WA & Nth Germany

Jeff Schneider

Director

Ding Eckstein China's ex number 1 woman on tour (before Li Na) has recently moved to the Gold Coast, ranked inside the top 200 on the WTA tour she has so much experience and tons to offer our performance and elite players.

Ding Eckstein

No longer Active

Anton Klaric from Adelaide was on of Australia's top juniors coming thru SA's golden era of players growing up with the likes of Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molic. He attended Indiana State University a NCAA Div 1 team and competed successfully on pro circuits & achieved a ranking in 700's ATP.

Anton Klaric

No longer Active