Owner Taconic Sport & Racquet
Simon was born in Melbourne, on the East Coast of Australia and grew up in Perth on the West Coast of Australia. From a young age, every weekend, Simon and his family could be found at their local tennis centre. This exposure to tennis grew his passion for the sport. His career coaching tennis began helping his local tennis coach with camps, during the Perth summer. When he was in his early 20’s, he started his own Tennis Coaching business “SG Tennis” and secured a tenure for a highly regarded tennis centre in Perth, where he managed and taught tennis throughout the Australian Spring to Fall. During the Australian winters, he would head to the USA where he was a counselor at camps in the New England region for a number of years. In 1999 Simon relocated from Australia to the USA.
During Simon’s time in the US, he has held many Director of Tennis roles, including Beaver Brook Tennis Club, Redding Country Club, Yonkers Tennis Centre. In 2010 Simon was promoted to General Manager of Yonkers Tennis Centre and his career flourished as a result. The US Tennis Industry has recognised Simon with awards for Youth Provider of the Year, and Facility Manager of the Year and has been invited to participate in prestigious events such as the White House Easter Egg roll.
Simon became a part owner and General Manager of Taconic Sport and Racquet in 2015. When asked why he became part of the TSR Family he said “TSR offers me the opportunity to take a good club with dedicated members and turn it into a great club. The opportunity is huge in this area with the number of families continuing to grow, and I think the sport of tennis is the greatest game. When you combine a great facility with passionate people delivering an amazing sport, only good things can happen.”
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The role of a Junior Director is not something that you are trained for through standard certification. For most coaches in this role they became good at their on court job and soon found themselves having to manage a different set of people that they were not prepared for, fellow coaches! This session looks at […]