To me Australia in the 20th century was the land of the sports star. For such a small population, we had so many sports champions – hundreds, due to our climate and high standard of living and culture.
- Wayne Gardner
- Ian Thorpe
- Sally Pearson
- Cathy Freeman
- Ashleigh Barty
- Alex Di Minaur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_de_Minaur), Kerry was his first coach, highest rankings: 18 in the world, no 1 in Australia.
- Lleyton Hewitt
Kerry Dock, Coaching Director, Tennis Blast (photo far left in 1986)
Tennis Blast has a solid history in the field of Tennis coaching reaching back to the 1970s when Australia was the leading force in world Tennis, and is one of NSW’s most respected professional Tennis coaching teams. It has been established since 1984 in Sydney and has been operating under the Tennis Blast banner since 2008.
- The Tennis Blast brand stands for quality, integrity, dedication, character building and most importantly, good sportsmanship.
- Tennis Blast has accumulated the technology and experiences of many Tennis enthusiasts, players, coaches and experts from the East Coast of Australia.
- In September 2007, Tennis Blast was formed with David Bailey and Kerry Dock the key educators on the Tennis Blast team.
- David Bailey was NSW’s official strength and conditioning trainer in the 1990s and worked at the world famous Nick Bollieteri’s Tennis Academy and Chris Evert’s Tennis Academy, both in Florida from 2001-2004. David began to specialise in footwork in 2000 and is credited with being one of the world’s leading footwork experts and creating a whole new language for Tennis with terminology for every footwork movement in Tennis in 2005. David has lectured on every continent and has a worldwide following.
- We now sell educational tennis books and videos online suitable for players, coaches, parents, fitness trainers and school physical education teachers.
1. Over 35 years experience at grassroots up to Grand Slam level
2. Tennis Coaches Australia & Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association level 2 qualified coach
3. Former Men’s Champion of Western Suburbs (3 times) & Parramatta Baulkham Hills Districts in NSW, Trinity Grammar School (3 times), N.S.W. Chinese Tennis Association (8 times), Australian Claycourt Seniors Mixed Doubles Champion 2012
4. Coach of 20 top 10 ranked juniors 2010-2017, 3 NSW state junior champions 2011 to 2017 and over 10,000 students
And my father Tam who passed away 3 years ago and who’s birthday is today AND MY favourite poem was “My Country” by Dorathea Mckellar.
Here is the most famous verse.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!
By Kerry Dock