ELITE COACHES

Erin | Upper North Shore Erin was trained at the Bollettieri IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida and former Davis Cup Player Atet Widjono. She brings with her a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the tennis circuit, and what it requires to make it on the tennis tour in modern times. 

Bebe | Hills Bebe is a friendly and hard working coach with over 25 years of coaching experience. A lifelong tennis competitor she has worked with some of the nation's best junior players. Bebe enjoys coaching beginners and believes in positive encouragement and making the lesson fun and enjoyable. 

Steven - Steven played competitive junior tennis in Korea and was a Division 1 High School player. He has worked 3 years at Lee, Hyung Taik Tennis Academy. 

ASSISTANT COACHES

Christian | Upper North Shore Christian is from Ojai, CA and attended Nordhoff High School, where he was on the track and tennis team playing for the Nordhoff Rangers. He brings boundless energy and enthusiasm to the court as well as a wealth of tennis experience and is looking forward to creating some future professionals at the Academy. 

Julian | Hills A former Oz Tennis Academy student, Julian has a passion for teaching the younger players and loves sharing their enthusiasm and enjoyment for the sport of tennis. 

All of our coaches are 'Working with Children Checked' and are fully qualified in delivering outstanding sessions.

NATALIE KO - HEAD COACH
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Natalie is a former WTA world ranked professional tennis player who grew up as one of Australia’s No.1 junior players. She has coached and trained all over the world including Russia, USA, China, Indonesia and Australia and has over 26 years combined coaching and playing experience.

PLAYING CAREER

  • Gained WTA professional world ranking at 14
  • Australia’s number 1 ranked Junior at 10, 12, and 13
  • Winner 2013 Chinese Tennis Association Ladies Open Singles
  • Former doubles partner of Su-Wei Hsieh (2014 French Open Doubles Champion, 2013 Wimbledon Doubles Champion) 
  • Represented Australia in the World Youth Cup alongside Samantha Stosur (2011 US Open Champion)

taQUALIFICATIONS       

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach  
  • MLC Tennis Hot Shots Coach       
  • Cardio Tennis Coach
  • Working With Children Check
  • Senior First Aid

In addition to coaching, Natalie has also had a career as a model agent working with international model management companies including Ford Models New York, and representing clients including Supermodels Anna Ewers, Josephine Le Tutour, Carmen Kass, Miss Universe Winner Jesinta Campbell and former Australian professional rugby league player David 'Wolfman' Williams. Today Natalie lectures college students on Talent Management and continues to work as a talent scout, discovering stars both on and off the court.