Tennis Coaching

Tennis Coaching

Tennis Lessons are available to all members of the Ranelagh Club.  Our Head Coach provides lessons for both kids and adult members from individual to group lessons, squad training for juniors, cardio tennis and the ANZ Hot Shots program for the little ones.

For Coaching information please contact Head Coach,

Val Cerqualia  on 0409 581 322 or email


Val Cerqualia has been involved in tennis since he picked up a racquet at the age of 10. His love of playing the game took him on a journey, which later included, playing internationally on the pro circuits and ultimately, in a coaching capacity. Val undertook his tennis coach training and spent years with master coaches to deepen his own practice and knowledge. Val is passionate about the mind body connection, in awe of the capabilities of the human body, and has a love for learning and sharing his experiences. Which include; coaching in the USA in the Hamptons of New York, as well as Canada, France and Italy. Founder of Energy tennis, taking a mindfulness approach to exploring our potential. Running weekly programs for kids and adults in Melbourne and retreats in Port Douglas and Cape Schanck.

From Sydney, now based in Melbourne Australia, Val’s experience and interests include:

  • Coached in Europe, North America and Australia at various academies, clubs, resorts and schools

  • Competed on international pro-tour – satellite/futures circuits

  • Worked with all levels of players from beginner to ATP professionals, US College, nationally ranked juniors and wheelchair athletes

  • Qualified Certificate IV Fitness Trainer and Yoga Practitioner

  • Has a special interest in mind/body connection in performance, mindfulness meditation and (The inner Game)

  • Enjoys connecting and working with all levels and all ages, from beginner through to pro.


Val Cerqualia

Head Coach

ANZ Hot Shots Tennis

  • Red, Orange and Green levels
  • 5 – 12 year olds
  • Low compression balls
  • Smaller tennis racquets and nets
  • 30 – 45 min lessons
  • Basic technique and tactics
  • FREE racquet on enrolment
  • FREE Hot Shot T-shirt  

Squad Training

  • Adult Seniors (ITF)
  • Juniors (High-level competition Pennant or tournaments)
  • Drills and game-based approach
  • Matchplay
  • Fitness and access to strength and conditioning programmes
  • 90 min lessons

Adult Coaching

  • Fitbit Cardio Tennis.
  • Group challenges
  • Improve fitness
  • Learn basics of technique, footwork and agility
  • 60 min lessons
  • Fun & enjoyable
  • Ladders, cones, heart rate monitors, medicine balls etc..

Group Coaching

  • All ages
  • All abilities
  • Technique and game-based
  • Learn all strokes
  • Learn how to play doubles and singles
  • 60 min lessons

Junior Coaching

  • All ages
  • All abilities
  • Technical and tactical advice
  • Entry into Junior competition
  • Smaller groups (1:6 ratio)
  • 45 min lessons.

School Holiday Tennis Clinic

  • Fun for all ages
  • Ball Machine
  • Radar Guns
  • Give Aways
  • Prizes


Other Programs

  • Ladies Coaching
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Adult Group Lessons
  • Holiday Tennis Clinics
  • Christmas Break-Ups
  • Parent/Child Nights
  • Grand Slam Themed Tournament

Mornington Peninsula's Slice of Paradise


Ranelagh Club is a little slice of paradise located in the Ranelagh Estate in Mt Eliza. With private access to the beach and club house,

there is a little something for everyone at the Ranelagh Club!