Coaches

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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 Level 2 Tennis Australia Club Professional Qualification, Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Senior First Aid and constantly attends Tennis Australia Workshops.

To book in a lesson with Daniel please contact us.


Duje Kuvacic

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Duje is a highly experienced tennis coach with over 12 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 is now 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.


Matt Carrol

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Matt has been coaching tennis in Melbourne for over 15 years and is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Level 2 Coach. He pioneered the TennisBootCamp program as well as training over 300 of Victoria’s Top 10 Ranked Juniors in their age groups in the Advanced Tennis Squads at Kooyong Lawn and Notting-Hill Pinewood Tennis Clubs. Matt specialises in the delivery of ANZ Hot Shots, Adult Group Lessons and Advanced Player Development.

Matt was a highly ranked national junior player and completed a 4-year US College Tennis Scholarship where he was voted a 4-time All-American, Conference Champion, NAIA National Doubles Champions. Whilst there he received his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science, where he undertook minor studies in Group Dynamics and Leadership.

Matt now is a proud member of the Dingley Tennis Club where he competed for the club in the Asia Pacific Tennis League, Premier League and Grade 1 Pennant.

To book in a lesson with Matt please contact us.


Fedja Bilic

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Fedja has been playing Tennis for most of his life and now continues to play at an elite level, playing tournaments all over the country with plans to play on the professional circuit. He is currently ranked within the top 100 in Australia and brings his talent and fresh personality to the SET Academy coaching team.

Fedja’s ability to bring the best out of every student regardless of their age and standard through fun and hard work means that he is always in high demand. He specialises in Junior Player Development and the delivery of the ANZ Hot Shots program.

Fedja can be found running Hot Shots Lessons, Private Lessons and Hitting Sessions.

To book tennis coaching with Fedja contact us.


Hamish McLeod

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Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Hamish is a valued member of the SET Academy Coaching team. He has had a very successful junior playing career and continues to play at an elite level.

Hamish is a qualified Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach who specialises in the delivery of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program as well as Junior Player Development through technical and tactical fundamentals.

Hamish can be found running Hot Shots Lessons, Private Lessons and Hitting Sessions.

To book tennis coaching with Hamish contact us.


Omar Fields

Assistant Coach

Omar is one of Australia’s top ranked tennis players (Australian Ranking of 70). We are lucky to have had Omar coaching with us for the past two years bringing with him all of his playing experience and fun personality.

Omar has a real passion for working with coaching students from our junior ‘Ready’ classes all the way to our more elite ‘Enhance’ players.

Omar has a fun and positive coaching style which the students really enjoy. He is able to share his extensive playing experience with the students providing instant feedback for the players. He is currently studying human movement as a part of his Bachelor of Health Science degree at Deakin University giving him an extra edge to his coaching.

Omar can be found running Hot Shots Lessons, Private Lessons and Hitting Sessions.

To book tennis coaching with Omar contact us.

"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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