Our Club Coach is Marcus Wagstaff from Peak Performance Tennis.
Director, Peak Performance Tennis
Club Professional Coach, Tennis Australia
Marcus is passionate about tennis and brings over 20 years coaching experience from both the UK and Australia.
As a player, he played ITF Men’s events in Europe and represented Middlesex County in the UK. As a coach, Marcus worked with Oliver Golding (2011 US Open Boys Champion) and was the Head Performance Coach at the Lensbury Club in London.
In 2011, after 12 years in London, Marcus returned to Adelaide, established Peak Performance Tennis and was appointed to the position of Club Coach at PGRTC.
Marcus takes great pride in his achievements with elite players, however, it is his work at the grass-roots level that gives him the most satisfaction. His aim is to build Peake Gardens Riverside into South Australia’s premier hub of tennis for all.
Please ring Marcus on 0407 833 850 or email: peakperformanceSA@gmail.com with any enquiries or to make a booking.
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MLC HotShots and Wilson peeWee tennis are Australia's recognized programmes for introducing kids to tennis. Kids use extra small and light racquets, and special low-bounce balls (orange and red balls), as well as modified court sizes and low nets.
The coaching technique and lesson structure is specifically developed for the child’s age. More importantly, there is a distinct emphasis placed on fun, fitness and skill development.
Tennis equipment which is especially designed and developed to facilitate a child’s initiation to tennis is used in all lessons.
Marcus is a specially trained and officially sanctioned coach of MLC HotShots and Wilson peeWee tennis. He is also running a HotShots competition, to introduce kids to scoring and playing competitive matches in a low-pressure, fun environment.
- Lower compression, less bouncy tennis balls
- Lower nets, smaller courts area
- Junior size racquets
- 6 children maximum per coach
Team Training Sessions
Marcus will be conducting team training sessions for all junior club members on Thursday afternoons throughout the year.
The sessions are specially designed to cater for match players of all standards. The training drills are designed to improve court positioning, agility, fitness, touch, knowledge of the rules and etiquette and doubles and singles strategies. It is important to note that these sessions support not replace your regular small group or private coaching.
Marcus has been conducting highly successful team training at other clubs for many years and has seen great benefit for those who attend. These training sessions have also helped build great team camaraderie and friendships within the Club.
Team training sessions will be conducted on Thursday afternoons during school term time throughout the year. For further information please call 0407 833 850.
Peak Performance Tennis
‘Reach your Peak’