Geraldton Lighthouse Yatchs

Coach: Colin Thompson

About Colin Thompson
Full Name Colin Thompson
Coaches Name Coach Colsie
Coaches Title Sun Smart Tennis Development Officer, Tennis West-Midwest Zone, Manager of Batavia Tennis Coaching, and Tennis Australia’s Talent Development and ID Coach and Academy Coach for Midwest Academy of Sport Coaching Program Effectiveness Coach.
D.o.B 1980
Coaching Accreditation
  • 2017 Tennis Australia Master Club Professional Certification (In Progress)
  • 2014 Tennis Australia Cetified and Coach Member 
  • 2014 Midwest Academy of Sport / Coaching Effectiveness Program Coach
  • 2014 Tennis Australia Community Play Co-ordinator
  • 2013-2015 Working With Childrens Consent
  • 2011 - 2014 Tennis Australia Cardio Tennis Coach
  • 2009 - 2014 Tennis Australia facilitator for the ANZ Hot Shots Coaching Course
  • 2008 - 2014 ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Instructor
  • 2007 - 2014 Tennis West Regional Academy Coach / DSR Talent Development Program
  • 2006/2011/2013 Tennis Australias Grand Slam Tennis Caoches Conference Melbourne, Coaching Seminars in Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Perth
  • 2009 - 2012 Tennis Australia Talent Development and ID Coach 
  • 2009 Drills, Drills and Drills Workshop,Perth
  • 2006 Tennis Australia Club Professional Coaching Certification
  • Orientation to Tennis Coaching 2004.
  • Tennis Australia Coaching Hots Shots Coaching Certification 2004
  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Coaching Certification 2004.
  • Manager /Head Coach Kids Tennis Foundation Program, Midwest
Coaching Experience
  • Two years coaching at Midland Lawn Tennis Club in Perth.
  • Two years as the Assistant Coach in Boise, Idaho, U.S.A at the Bosie Tennis Country Club.
  • Two years as the Assistant Men's Coach for the Samford Men's Tennis Team at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Two years as the Assistant Tennis Director at Lakeshore Tennis Academy in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Assistant Tennis Development Officer, Midwest Zone Geraldton 2004 – 2007.
  • Sun Smart Tennis Development Officer, Midwest Zone since 2007 
  • Assistant Head Coach Tennis West-Midwest Zone Tennis Academy, 2006.
  • Head Coach Tennis-West Midwest Zone Tennis Academy since 2007.
Education
  • Governor Stirling Senior High School Graduate, 1997.
  • Bachelors in Sports Science from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A, 2003.
  • 1994, Merit Award winner in Physical Education.
  • 1993, Subject Award Winner in Physical and Health Education.
  • Apply First Aid Course 2012
  • CPR Qualification
Tennis Awards
  • 2014 Nomination for the Geraldton Guardian Sports Star of the Year Award - Category of Coach of the Year 
  • 2014 - 9 Regional Championship Titles, 6 times Runner Up Placings and 4 third place finishes
  • 2014 - 20 Midwest Zone / Batavia Tennis Coaching Players achieveing a Australian National Ranking
  • 2014 Longest serving 'Tennis Development Officer' in Midwest Zone History 2007 - 2014
  • 2014 First coach in Midwest Zone History to win 'back to back' WA Cardio Tennis Coach of the Year Award
  • 2013 First Coach to win WA Cardio Tennis Caoch of the Year Award
  • 2013 Western Australia Coach of the Year Finalist
  • 2008/2009/2012 Midwest Sports Federation Coach of the Year Finalist
  • 2010 1st Midwest Zone Coach to win the WA Hot Shots Participation Coach of the Year Award
  • 2010 1st Coach in Midwest Zone history to be selected as the WA Regional State Coach. WA finished 3rd in National Championships held in Sydney
  • 2010 Tennis West Regional State coach, Western Australia
  • 2009 Batavia Tennis Coaching helped 33 atheletes achieve a Tennis Australia National Ranking
  • 2008 / 2011 Geraldton Greenough Financial Services Midwest Zone Tennis 'Team of the Year' Midwest Zone
  • 2008 / 2009 Nominated for the Midwest Sports Federation Coach of the Year
  • 2004 Midwest Schools Aussie of the Month - September
  • 16 Batavia Tennis athletes have represented Western Australia in State Teams. 2001 and 2002 Samfords Mens Tennis Team Captain, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A
Membership Australian Open, Tennis Australia, Midland Lawn Tennis Club, Sorrento Tennis Club, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots.

Colin Thompson

Playing Experience

18's Singles ranked 2nd in Western Australia and ranked 36th in Australia. 1996, member of the McDonalds W.A State junior squad. Midland Lawn Tennis Club and Sorrento Tennis Club pennant competitions, 1994-1997. Colin obtained a Tennis scholarship for NCAA Division 1 College Tennis in the U.S.A. Boise State 1998-2000, winning the Big West NCAA Conference Championships 1998 – 2000. Hitting partner for Wesley Moodie, South Africa, 2005 Wimbledon doubles champion, career high singles ranking of 57 ATP, and career high doubles ranking of 8 ATP. Also, a hitting partner for Jane Chi, U.S.A career high singles ranking of 56 WTA. Colin played on the ATP tour from 1998-2000. Finally, Colin played the France ranking tournament system in 2000.