Coaches

Daniel Wendler

Head Coach and Director

Daniel is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Qualified Coach with over 16 years of coaching experience in Australia, Germany and the United States. He has coached hundreds of students of all ages, including many top ranked state and national players. He is a strong believer of the technical development of a player from a young age, focusing on full body mechanics. He believes through hard work and determination anything can be accomplished, he knows how to get the best out of every student which is why he is always in high demand. He specialises in planning holistic player programs from private lessons, squads and hitting sessions to off court strength and conditioning. His coaching techniques are constantly evolving in line with the modern day game. Players from all across Victoria travel to train at SET Academy thanks to his specialised programs which have produced several top ranked players.

Daniel has an extensive playing career beginning as a junior in the Australian Institute of Sport program where he was ranked number 1 in Australia in his age group from 1996 to 2000 and played in the Australian Open junior event. He continued to travel the globe playing at a professional level attaining ATP world rankings in singles and doubles. Daniel was a hitting partner for former wold #1 and 7 time Grand Slam Champion Justine Heninduring the 2011 Australian Open. Daniel continues to play tennis at a high level representingthe Dingley Tennis Club in the Asia Pacific Tennis League with Sam Groth in 2014, Australia Premier League and Grade 1 Pennant.
Daniel is involved in Tennis Australia’s Talent Development programs, he holds a Tennis Australia Master Club Professional Qualification, Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Senior First Aid and constantly attends Tennis Australia Workshops.

Daniel is currently not taking new clients but please contact us if you would like to join the wait list


Duje Kuvacic

Senior High Performance Coach

Duje is a highly experienced tennis coach with over 14 years coaching experience and 20 years of playing the game.

Duje has been a hitting partner for Jelena Dokic, Samantha Stosur, Ana Ivanovic, Mario Ancic and Martina Hingis. Duje specialises in high performance coaching and tennis specific fitness including all aspects of physical condition. Strength and conditioning, speed and agility are a focus along with injury prevention exercises, his training sessions are of high intensity and of great quality to ensure the athlete is ready to compete at a high level. Duje knows how to get the best out of every student/athlete that he gets out on court. He has a proven record, currently coaching several top 10 Australian ranked juniors.

Duje is a former junior Victoria (ranked 1) and Australian champion (ranked 3) whilst being a part of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) scholarship programs.Throughout Duje’s playing days he came up against players like Thomas Berdich,Andy Roddick, Tommy Robredo and Joachim Johansson. He obtained anITF ranking of 89 in the world and an Australian junior ranking of #2 in his age group.
Duje works exclusively at S.E.T Academy. If you’re ready to be worked hard and improve your game, we strongly recommend taking advantage of the experience he brings with him.

To book in a lesson with Duje please contact us.


Josh Dawson

Dingley Tennis Club Head Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan Thomas

Senior High Performance coach


Ryan McLean

Senior Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Omar Fields

Senior Coach

 

"Many thanks to Daniel and his team at SET for their professionalism and friendliness on and off the court. I truly believe that the academy's coaching and support made my son better not just in tennis but as a person as well. Thank You." D.Nguyen
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