Meet the team

To make a booking with any of the coaches please contact reception at the centre.

Tim Connelly

Tim is the manager of Hume Tennis and Community Centre, a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach, and a United States Professional Level 2 certified coach.

Tim currently sits on the board of Tennis Coaches Victoria, is a Hot Shots Ambassador, and has previously been a Talent Development and Super 10’s Coach with Tennis Australia. He has presented at the Australian Tennis Conference and tennis development workshops.

In 2014, Tim won the prestigious Tennis Australia Award, and Newcombe Medal for Hot Shots Excellence (under 12), and in 2015 he won the equivalent award with Tennis Victoria.

Tim is motivated by the positive influence tennis/sport has on a person’s life.

“It is a privilege to be involved with such a world class tennis centre and to see so many people enjoy the facility. Our goal at Hume Tennis, is to introduce and develop all ages and levels in the sport of tennis. We work closely with Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia to make sure all members and visitors have the best experience”

Tim welcomes suggestions on how the center can continue to be one of Australia’s finest. Tim can be contacted via

Lawrence Gileno

Lawrence has been coaching for over 10 years with highlights that includes taking players to multiple Australian Opens and being a coaching representative at the World Tennis Coaching Conference, Palm Springs 2017.

Lawrence is the first coach in Australia to coach a Wheelchair Tennis Hub. The Hub is held weekly at Hume and through his work in the Hub was nominated for 2017 Victorian Coach of the Year.

Lawrence loves playing tennis and still competes in the A Grade Mens Competition. His biggest strength is his compeitiveness which he instills into his players.

“I always wanted to be a professional tennis player but when I realised this dream was not to be – I have devoted myself to giving all my players this opportunity. I love working at Hume and look forward to helping all players young and old.”

Daniel Massa

Dan is a dedicated tennis professional who is continually developing his coaching knowledge, recently achieving a Tennis Australia Club Professional qualification.

Dan grew up in Craigieburn where he also played his tennis. He has studied and completed a Diploma in Sport and is also a qualified personal trainer.

Dan coordinates Hume’s Tennis Hot Shots and Active Holiday Programs, he also is the Hume Tennis Pro-Shop professional re-stringer and can advise players on the best string that is ideal for different game styles.

“To see kids have their first tennis lesson and then develop into young players is extremely rewarding. I grew up in Craigieburn and have a passion for growing tennis in the region.”

Dan really enjoys playing the game and represents Hume Tennis in Mens’ and Mixed competitions.

Mia Stefanovska

Mia is a dynamic tennis coach that has been playing since she was 10 years of age. Her bubbly, outgoing personality makes her a favourite amongst the kids. Mia is continuously striving to exceed her knowledge as a tennis coach and has a promising future ahead.

Her most recent achievement was being recognized by Tennis Australia, with the prestigious “Women in Tennis” scholarship. She has also won a future leader award that reflects her dedication to the sport. Mia is currently a participant in the Play it Forward program and, pursuing a JD degree as well as her learn2lead certificate. Her competitive experience up to A grade level, adds depth to her coaching prowess. Mia enjoys coaching her Red Ball group, reflecting her passion for nurturing young talent. She is a huge advocate for the success of young girls in tennis, fostering their love for the game.

“I love to encourage young girls to stay in the sport and play. I strive to better their skills and help them pursue what they love. It is a very rewarding career.”


Kale Nairn

Kale is the Tournament Director at Hume Tennis & Community Centre and the upcoming (already arrived) star of the coaching team. His engaging and friendly personality makes him very popular with everyone.

As the Tournament Director he organises and delivers tournaments from Hot Shots through to International Tennis Federation sanctioned tournaments.

As a tennis coach, Kale conducts Hot Shot’s group lessons, private coaching and adult tennis lessons.

As a proud millennial, Kale enjoys contributing to Hume’s social media pages and is often the person producing videos.

“I love the many roles at Hume and doing all of these means I am always busy. My passion for tennis started when I was young, having played tennis since I can remember. I still play now on a Thursday night for the club and am always looking to get better.”