What we do at VBTA

Our Courts

At Vince Barclay Tennis Academy, we have the privilege of having

  • 3 fully imported Italian clay courts
  • 1 American Har-Tru clay court
  • 3 plexi hard courts
  • 4 synthetic grass courts

View our centre in more detail here.

Coaching & Training

Private & Group Coaching available for all tennis levels

  • Hot Shots (ages 4 -10) red, orange & green ball
  • Beginner & intermediate group lessons
  • Advanced tournament squad
  • Clay court squads
  • Fitness sessions with Nathan from SportSpeed
Competitions

We run a number of competitions year round.

  • Monthly Hot Shots Challenge (age 4-10)
  • World Junior Tennis Tour (age 11,13,15)
  • Under 10 round robins
  • Australian Money Tournaments Gold & Bronze
  • Tuesday night clay competition
  • Macquarie University Club Championships

View our competitions here.

Our Staff

Vince Barclay

Vince Barclay

Vince Barclay is a highly recognised elite coach with over 40 years experience. (A qualified Tennis Australia level 2 coach).

Vince specialises in technique and possesses excellent leadership, dynamic interpersonal communication skills, strong mentoring ability with unique and extensive personal experience with leading players and leading businessmen.

Coached WTA number one doubles player Rennae Stubbs.
Jamie Morgan (4th round of 1993 US Open)
Coached numerous junior players to division I and II USA College scholarships.
Travelled & coached alongside Tony Roche.

Leon Naude

Leon Naude

With vast experience, knowledge of the sport, psychology, personal development, Leon aims to develop a life skill that goes beyond just playing tennis.

As a former ATP professional, he knows what it takes to achieve all levels of the game. Also being a qualified self esteem coach, he is a proficient motivator.

He has coached the likes of doubles teams Visser/Aldrich & Annacone/Van Rensburg which both obtained world number 1 rankings.

Still playing veterans himself, he was number 1 for over 35’s and continues to be a mentor for his students beyond tennis.

Marshy Ikegami

Marshy Ikegami

Originally from Nagoya, Japan. Marshy excels in teaching young juniors technique and enjoyment of the game. He has a knack of getting young kids to understand different perspectives of tennis.
A master tactician himself, Marshy teaches his pupils varieties of the game such as mental toughness and tactics.

Has been mentored and taught by Vince since 1999. Has over 20 years of coaching experience.

Qualified Tennis Australia coach.

Nathan Mckay

Nathan Mckay

SPORTSPEED Physical Intelligence Head Coach.
Nathan Mckay has been with SportSpeed Physical Intelligence since its inception in 2010 and he‘s been training and coaching athletes and youth sport for nearly 15 years.

He has worked with athletes at the highest levels of performance, in tennis, rugby, basketball, netball and track & field. He’s true passion and strength, however is working at the grassroots level and with high school athletes.
A natural motivator, he connects with athletes and clients in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.

Find Us

We are inside the Macquarie University Sportsfields.

Once you get to the roundabout of Culloden & Talavera roads, go over the overpass of the M2 and into the sportsfields.
The tennis courts are situated to the right of the main oval.