An International Tennis School

“MITS is truly an international tennis school with bases in Australia and Asia attracting players and coaches from all over the world attending the wide range of programs MITS has to offer. Our aim is to provide a disciplined and challenging training environment that will empower all players to maximize their potential in tennis and life.”

About Us

Melbourne International Tennis School (MITS), has grown from a series of three week intensive tennis camps in 1995/96 into a full-time training school that offers world-class programs for players as young as 3, through to players entering the WTA and ATP tours.

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Our Programs

The wide array of tennis programs that MITS offers can be tailored to meet the specific needs and wants of each individual ranging from junior to elite. MITS has a firm belief that quality is more important than quantity and strive to deliver the best possible quality to each individual. Don’t count the things you do, but instead do the things that count and increase the value in which your tennis means to you.

Recreational Programs

Group lessons (10-15 year olds) Concentrates on the following; Intermediate to advanced technique Continuing Match tactical fundamentals Practice Routines Physical Training Tips Private Lessons Private…

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Advanced Programs

Our Advanced programs ranges from a one on one in our private lessons to group environment with our elite squads, through to our full time…

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MITS Mini’s

MITS Mini’s is based around using modified equipment, students will be guided through the technical and tactical fundamentals of the game in a fun environment.…

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Meet our team

When it comes to experience, knowledge and a strong developmental philosophy, MITS coaches have proven for over 25 years that they can grow, nurture and produce high performance results in all athletes and set them on the right pathway to success. Our coaching staff combined have had an involvement with 15 Top 100 Players on both the WTA and ATP Tours as well as over 15 Top 100 ITF juniors and had involvements with Davis cup, Federation Cup & Hopman Cup’s and has also coached at all of the Grand Slams in the last 25 years.

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    Michael Baroch High Performance Coach (Level 3 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    The founder of the Melbourne International Tennis School and director of coaching, Michael began his tennis journey under the tuition of one of the world's greatest coaches of all time, Tony Roche. Michael spent many years being coaching by Tony and then becoming Tony's understudy as he learnt all his coaching philosophies and life skills from his mentor. A very…

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Marc Sophulis High Performance Coach (Level 3 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    After injury cut short a playing career in 2001, Marc turned his hand to becoming a career coach. Under the guidance of his mentor Michael Baroch, Marc spent 6 years studying the game and achieving the highest level of qualification as a tennis coach in Australia (Level 3 High Performance). Starting out as a hitting partner to several top 100…

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    Dean Bleazby Club Professional Coach (Level 2 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    Dean joined with his mentor and former coach Michael Baroch over 25 years ago, firstly as a junior player with big goals and ambitions, to then a career coach and right hand man to his mentor. Working for many years with some of the world's best juniors and travelling the world coaching on the ITF junior tour with his charges,…

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    Jordan Wright Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    Fresh off a playing career, Jordan brings energy and excitement to the team at MITS with new ideas and a real feel for the current game. Achieving his first ATP ranking in 2011, Jordan toured all over the world competing and learning the trade. In 2013 Jordan decided that his passion lay in coaching athletes to achieve their dreams and…

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    Mikallie Baroch Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    The daughter of director Michael Baroch, Mikallie has grown up with a tennis racquet in her hand. A very handy junior player, Mikallie was hitting with top WTA players from the age of 14 including Monique Adamczak and Maria Sharapova. Mikallie combines her coaching career with studying Business Marketing at RMIT as well as managing the business and development side…

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  • Stephen Theodorou

    Stephen Theodorou Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    Growing up under the MITS philosophy since the age of 3, Stephen has developed his game through his journey with his coach and mentor Michael Baroch and through his scholarship at the Maribyrnong Sports Academy. Stephen spent his whole secondary education at Maribyrnong College and was a leader in several state team titles for the school. Having the experience in…

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    John Giakoumakis Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    After a successful junior ITF career where he was ranked in the top 350 in the world and winning several ITF titles, John was offered a full scholarship to The University of South Carolina where John spent 12 months in the program before succumbing to a severe forearm injury. John has since returned to his home at MITS and Maribyrnong…

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    Dane Propoggia Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1 Tennis Coaches Australia)

    A current ATP tour player, Dane has succumbed to numerous injuries over his last few years on the tour. Dane achieved a career high ranking of 295 in February 2015 after his best performance on the ATP tour making the last round qualifying of the Australian Open 7-5, 4-6, 7-9 to EnglishDavis cup player Kyle Edmund. Dane has trained on the court with…

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    Ola Luczakola Accredited practising dietitian for the Maribyrnong Sports Academy

    Ola is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who graduated from the Master of Dietetics at Deakin University. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Central Florida, USA, where she was awarded a full sporting scholarship for the duration of her studies. Ola has always been drawn to working with motivated people who want to make…

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  • Steve Rendell

    Stephen Rendall Accredited Sports Psychologist practising at the Maribyrnong Sports Academy

    Stephen is a registered psychologist who works with athletes and non-athletes on a range of issues and areas including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, conflict management, anger management, sport performance issues, goal setting, stress management, relationships, self confidence, post injury / rehabilitation issues and counselling. Stephen has enjoyed working with athletes from a range of sports such as: Australian Rules Football,…

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Maribyrnong Sports Academy

Address: Maribyrnong College, River Street Maribyrnong

  • World Class Facilities at our doorstep.
  • 6 Hard Courts with lights
  • Indoor and Outdoor Running Tracks
  • State of the art Gym, including free weights, machines and cardio room
  • Indoor Stadium including Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Offices
  • Lecture rooms, classrooms, Offices, Boardroom

Maidstone Tennis Club

Address: Cnr Mephan Street & Rosamond Road

  • Maidstone Tennis Club provides tennis to all ages, abilities and gender.
  • The club has 4 functionally working hard courts in which all members have access to and are all flood lit.
  • Coaching is available for all members and non-members weekdays and weekends and competition is played on weekends as well.
  • Maidstone Tennis Club is associated with the Western Region Tennis Association and Tennis Victoria.

Riddells Creek Tennis Club

Address: Recreation Reserve, 26/LOT 32 Sutherlands Rd, Riddells Creek VIC 3431

  • The Riddells Creek Tennis Club is located at the Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve, Sutherlands Road Riddells Creek.
  • The Club has 3 hard courts located inside the Recreation Reserve which can be accessed  via the Recreation Reserve main gates.
  • We participate in the Macedon Ranges Tennis Association (MRTA) with teams competing on Thursday evenings and junior teams competing on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
  • The club also participates in the Mountain District Ladies Tennis Association (MDLTA) with teams competing on Tuesday mornings.