Coaching at SHTC

Sue Davey and Dylan Edgley are the club’s co-coaches.

Sue has been coaching at South Hawthorn for the past 20 years. She was Junior Convenor for 10 years and has been a committee member for much of that time.

Dylan has extensive experience coaching at various clubs around Melbourne, while being a member of South Hawthorn for many years. Dylan regularly plays competition tennis, is on the Board of the Tennis Coaches of Australia, Victorian section and is keen to introduce new programs and opportunities for coaching at South Hawthorn. 

Together they have a challenging, inspiring and welcoming tennis coaching program for children and adults. Many students continue into Junior or Senior competition and enjoy camaraderie, team spirit and success representing the club. Coaching is available for juniors Monday to Friday after school.

All ages and standards are catered for, in our structured classes that are designed to meet the individual needs of each child. All students are challenged and encouraged with emphasis placed on having fun, building confidence and improving technique.

Our adult classes cater for all playing levels. Technique, movement and strategies are covered during the lessons. Lots of fun in a low key environment, everyone is welcome. Sue and Dylan have some groups for members in their 20’s, which is a great way to meet people and start your own social groups.

Private lessons: Individual, semi private or creating your own coaching group are available upon request. Start from scratch, polish your skills, improve your fitness or work on your singles or doubles strategy…let us know and we can accommodate you!!

Dylan Edgley


0411 133 935

Days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sa


Dylan Edgley is a long term member of South Hawthorn and even played junior tennis for our club.

He is a past club champion in both singles and doubles and still plays competition tennis regularly.

He is passionate and committed to tennis and teaching.

As a family club, Dylan couldn’t be a better fit to take on a coaching role at South Hawthorn.

Dylan is young, innovative and enthusiastic.

He is also on the Board of the Tennis Coaches Australia Victorian section, so is constantly looking at new coaching methods and speaking to other professionals in order to improve his programs and get the best results for his students.

Dylan has a fantastic team of coaches who work together to make tennis lessons an effective and fun experience.

Sue Davey


0412 145 459

Days: Tue, Thu


Sue is a Tennis Australia Club Professional and has worked as a Club Professional at South Hawthorn tennis Club for the past 20 years.

Sue has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, a graduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma of Tennis Coaching,Club professional level. Sue has a range of experiences in tennis as a Player, Coach, Training and Fitness consultant (from Grass roots through to Elite level athletes,) Lecturer in Exercise Sports Science (tertiary level), Designed and Implemented Preparation for tennis programs.

Sue is available for coaching on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for group and private lessons.

Private Coaching can also be organised Monday to Friday mornings and adult groups are available Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday mornings.

Sue’s after-school lessons are 45 minutes duration, with a maximum of 4 players per group . Private groups or private individual lessons can also be arranged.

Dylan runs Cardio Tennis programs at South Hawthorn a fun way to improve your tennis and get a workout at the same time.  Check out Dylan’s video.