Nathan Waddell - Head Coach
Nathan is the Owner and Head Coaching Director of Superior Tennis Academy. He is a qualified level 3 Master Professional Coach with the Australian Tennis Professional Coaching Assosication (ATPCA) and is also an accredited Club Professional Coach with Tennis Australia.
Nathan has been involved with tennis from 9 years of age, growing up and playing the local fixtures competition and playing local tournaments. Even today Nathan is active in the Tennis community as he still plays at the highest level Adult competition on the Gold Coast and is also competing in the major 35 and over National Seniors Tournaments within Australia.
In 2013 he was recognised for his fantastic work with local junior players when he was awarded the 2013 Tennis Gold Coast Coach of the Year. Nathan was also nominated again for Tennis Gold Coast Coach of the Year in 2014.
In 2016, Nathan and his mixed doubles partner won their way through qualifying for Tennis Australia’s ‘Win a Wildcard’ event at the Australian Open. He is very passionate about the growth and development of all of his players as well as Tennis on the Gold Coast.
Carmel Tijsen - Assistant Coach
Coach Carmel is in her second stint with us here at Superior tennis academy.
She returns to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience especially working with junior players and beginners.
With 10 years plus assisting tennis Gold Coast and other various sporting communities we are extremely lucky to have a person of her calibre on our coaching staff.