Allan Say

Tennis Coach Allan SayAllan played on the satellite and challenger circuit throughout Australia and also played internationally in France, Germany and Austria. He reached a ranking of 6th in Queensland and top 25 in Australia while playing as a junior. He trained at Coops Racquets Sports in their Bank of Queensland School Squad and then later in the National Australia Bank full time squad with the likes of Pat Rafter and Scott Draper.

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Allan has coached now for over 25 years starting with Keith Dudgeons Sports, before moving to Melbourne for 18 months, he then travelled to America for seven months and coaching as second in charge of tennis at a children’s summer camp in Maine and a tennis centre in Connecticut. Moving to Poland in 2000 for two years coaching at the Polish Academy of Tennis, he then came back to Australia in September 2002 after marrying his Polish wife. He coached at the Gap Health & Racquet and the Hyatt Regency Coolum for 18 months before starting Pro-Am Tennis in 2004. Allan also started World Kindy Tennis in 2011 providing tennis lessons to over 35 kindy and childcare centres in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

From January 2015 Allan was selected as Director of Tennis at the 23 court, $82 million facility of the Qld State Tennis Centre while another coach was appointed to run Pro-Am Tennis. However after his 3rd child was born, in 2016 Allan decided to have the work/life balance restored and to take back control of Pro-Am Tennis.