The 2017/18 South Australian Coach of the Year for Coaching Excellence for a Club was awarded to High Performance Tennis Director and Head Coach Domenic Marafiote.

The Tennis SA awards night was held on Thursday April 5th at the Hilton Adelaide in front of 265 attendees. This event showcases and celebrates all the outstanding achievements of South Australia’s players, coaches, clubs, communities, volunteers and officials over the past 12 months.

High Performance Tennis athlete David Abfalter also won the Don Turnbull Memorial Trophy for the best South Australian 18/u male tennis player.

This is what Domenic had to say about the award…

“It was very unexpected, as there are some amazing coaches in this category who are all so dedicated and passionate about growing the sport. I’m also extremely happy for David on his award. His dedication and committment to achieving his goals through the long-term development plan we set out 2 years ago is truly admirable. ”

“I would like to thank my family for all their support and patience since High Performance Tennis started in 2014 and putting up with all the early mornings, late nights and weekends both on and off court.”

“Thank you to Tennis SA and their amazing team for all their incredible support, encouragement and consideration for this award.”

“Also I would like to thank all the families and participants involved in all of our coaching programs across our two locations at ETKG Tennis Club and EAP Tennis Club for all their loyalty, support and creating a great culture and strong community.”

“Finally I would really like to thank the incredible team at High Performance Tennis. They all display so much dedication and passion every day with their outstanding commitment, engagement with the participants and delivery of the coaching services.”

High Performance Tennis provides tennis coaching services for all ages and abilities through ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, Group tennis lessons, Private lessons, Squads, Fitbit Cardio Tennis, Adult Tennis and Tournament support.