Wheelchair Tennis Hub

Hume Tennis and Community Centre is a Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Hub that offers weekly tennis sessions for players looking to start up and improve in Wheelchair Tennis.

The Hub, situated in Craigieburn, is held each Saturday from 1.30-2.30pm with players then welcome to stay and practice after the session. Hume Tennis was the first Wheelchair Hub est. 2016 in association with Tennis Australia, that now sees a Wheelchair Tennis Hub in most states throughout Australia.

The Hume Tennis Wheelchair Hub is lead by coach Lawrence Gileno, Lawrence is an extremely popular, friendly and dedicated coach who has grown the Hub to be one of the most successful wheelchair tennis programs in Australia. Lawrence was recognised for his wheelchair tennis coaching in 2017 when he was named a finalist  “Coach of the Year” by Disability Sport and Recreation.

With players such as, Gold Medalists: Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson supporting the program – wheelchair tennis is a fast growing sport in Melbourne and Australia.

The program has had some great player achievements, including:

Gin Woodman was named the inaugural winner of the Dylan Alcott Award.

Gin Woodman was named the inaugural winner of the Dylan Alcott Award.

Caroline Eagleson (pictured right) who was one of the initial participants now has a world ranking

Caroline Eagleson (pictured right) who was one of the initial participants now has a world ranking

Each year in January, Hume hosts the ITF Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, this sees the best men and women wheelchair tennis players in the world compete prior to playing the Australian Open. In 2018 most of the Top 10 men and women’s players competed at Hume.

“To have the Wheelchair Tennis Hub each week and also to have an international wheelchair tennis tournament means Hume really has become one of Australia’s number 1 spots to play wheelchair tennis” said Lawrence Gileno.“ The inspiration the Hub players get by meeting and hitting with the international stars really generates enthusiasm”.

If you would like to get into wheelchair tennis or find out more – please call 1300 486 382 or email welcome@humetennis.com