Mudgee District Tennis Club is excited to introduce Mario Cabral as our new Head of Coaching. Mario brings with him an impressive list of achievements in Tennis, both as a player of over 35 years playing professionally in Europe and America and as a coach of over 25 years. In his youth, Mario was an ITF world top 50 ranked junior with a career highlight of competing in the Junior French Open at Roland Garros. Mario has trained with and remains close friends with some memorable players of yesteryear such as Gabrielle Sabatini. MDTC have embraced the opportunity to work with Mario to deliver first class coaching services to our local tennis community.

Mario and his wife Melanie are the owners and directors of Premier Tennis. Over the last 8 years, Mario and Melanie have run the Tennis Program and Academy at The Kings School in Sydney, offering Hot Shots programs, High Performance Training, Clinics, International Tennis Tours and Tournaments. Melanie has a strong background in event organisation, travel planning and administration. Just this year, one of Mario’s former students from the Premier Tennis Academy at the Kings School, Rinky Hijikata, has played at Junior Wimbledon and has recently won his first ITF Junior title in Arkansas.

Mario and Melanie have recently purchased property in Mudgee and are keen to spend more time at MDTC as they get to know our members. They have a great vision for Tennis in Mudgee and together with MDTC, are looking forward to building on our tennis community with strategic business partnerships and close working relationships with local and district schools.

Coaching Services including private and group lessons, Hot Shots programs, Cardio Tennis and Adult Competitions will begin week 1 of Term 4 with services being offered on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Come and meet Mario and Melanie at our family fun day on Sunday 13th at the club from 2pm to 5pm. Free sausage sizzle and giveaways.