Team

Matthew Teivans | ATA Director and Head Coach
Matthew TeivansMatt is our Director and head of coaching. He has built up almost 20 years of elite tennis experience as a player and coach. Matt has been a #1 ranked junior in SA; has played NCAA Division 1 College Tennis in the United States; coached at Harvard whilst abroad and at the Pure Tennis Academy in Brisbane upon his return to Australia.

Today, Matt runs his own successful tennis academy, is a full time club professional and recognised talent development coach. His knowledge of the game and work ethic is held in the highest regard across the tennis community.

Matthew Teivans
ATA Director and Head Coach – 0430879489

Theo Dalkos | ATA Director and Operational Manager

Theo Dalkos

Theo is our Director and operational manager. He is an accredited and practising tennis coach of over 25 years and his life experience is pivotal to the running of our academy. Theo has a passion for tennis and operates on a very high frequency. He has extremely high standards on and off the court and expects the same from everyone around him. Theo has amassed a very successful corporate career over the past 20 years and utilises his professional skill set to compliment all the work he does in the tennis world.

He’s a successful family man, a fit guy and a great role model.

“Work Hard – Have Fun – High Standards”

Theo Dalkos
ATA Director and Operational Manager – 0432938912

Luke Sebastiani | ATA Director and Head of Athletic Development
Luke SebastianiLuke is our Director and head of athletic development. He has been guiding local tennis talent for over 11 years and has a rich playing experience, competing at the highest level in Australia while also competing and coaching in Germany.

Luke has a Bachelor in Primary/Middle School Education from UniSA and is an accredited Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach. Luke has a passion for Athletic Development and Movement Training. He implements concepts from the ‘Fighting Monkey’ discipline and focuses on a movement approach to tennis. The intention is to swing biomechanically smoother, to create power more effortlessly and reduce the likelihood of injuries.

Luke brings high energy to training and strives to inspire others to be the best they can be.

Luke Sebastiani
ATA Director and Head of Athletic Development – 0414244407

Heath Johnston | ATA Senior Coach

Heath JohnstonHeath leads our ATA Mini’s Hotshots program and is a senior coach within our academy. He has been coaching for over 7 years in Adelaide/Brisbane and is an accredited Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach. Heath is a current player in the South Australian State League and provides an exceptional option and service as a hitter in our elite squads. 

Heath Johnston
ATA Coach and Head of Hot Shots – 0411018315

James Phillips | ATA Coach

James PhillipsJames is one of our junior coaches. He has completed a Bachelor of Teaching and has recently earned a Tennis Australia Junior Development coaching qualification.

He is a long serving member of the Collingrove Tennis Club and has developed quite a cult following amongst the junior players in the academy. 

James Phillips
ATA Coach – 0423467127