Meet Our Head Coach
Stephanie Bowler

Qualified Tennis Australia Level 1 & ATPCA Level 2 Coach

1969 - 1978

Growing Up

From an early age tennis was ingrained into my life. It started by watching my mum, Mary Gordon, play in the local Gold Coast competition every Saturday. Mum also nurtured and encouraged my game until I was old enough to start competing myself.

After moving to the Central Coast when I was eleven, I decided to join the Gosford Tennis Club. It was here I started to take tennis more seriously, and through the age groups, I represented our Central Coast community by competing in many tournaments around Sydney and greater NSW.

1978 - 1985

Junior Career

In my junior career, I was ranked in the top 10 in NSW and Australia, winning a number of events and playing with some champions like Todd Woodbridge, Renee Stubbs, Jason Stoltenburg and Richard Fromberg.

1989 - Present

Senior Tennis

At a senior level, I played a number of satellite events and tried hard to make it a career on the professional circuit, before becoming a mother. In 1989, I represented Australia at the Remington Family (Mother & Daughter) International event in Switzerland. Together with John Newcombe, Australia won the teams event. Mum and I came runner-up in the doubles final against Great Britain.

In 2005 I won the Australian Championships in Newcastle and then the NSW state titles at Campbelltown. I was fortunate enough to finish at the end of that year with a world ranking of number 3 for my age division.

In April 2006 I travelled to Durban, South Africa to compete in the World Champs. Things didn't go to plan with Australia finishing 7th and I went out early in the individuals. In 2009 I competed in the World Master Games that were held in Sydney, and was successful in taking out the 40 and over singles and doubles title. Adding another two gold medals to my collection.

Recently in 2017 I was the singles grand finalist and doubles winner in the NSW State Championships and in 2018 runner-up in the womens combined 35/40 doubles. In 2018 I was runner-up in the Australian Championships in the 45 and over singles event.

I still continue to play in the veterans tennis events around Australia and the world. Playing tennis has allowed me to meet so many like-minded people, and establish life long friendships. I encourage you to join a sport for life.

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