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.

  • George Vogiaztis Assistant Coach

    George has had 13 years of coaching experience having worked at an exclusive selection of clubs throughout Melbourne and has worked with a range of players from beginner to elite. He has spent the last 8 years working under Level 3 coaching mentors and is one of twelve coaches around Australia to be recognized at Tennis Australia's Next Generation High…

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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 Sophoulis 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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  • Mikallie Baroch

    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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  • Ola Luczak 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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  • Amir Takla Accredited Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    Mr. Takla was born in Alexandria and educated in Melbourne where he completed his physiotherapy training at The University of Melbourne in 1997. After completing 12 months of clinical practice, successful entry was gained into the University of Melbourne Masters of Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy) program. The clinical masters program focused on advanced clinical reasoning, problem based learning and manipulative techniques.…

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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 3 functionally working hard courts in which all members have access to and are all flood lit. 
  • State of the art MITS Mini’s courts available for red-stage players
  • Coaching is available for all members and non-members on weekdays and competition is played on weekends as well.
  • Maidstone Tennis Club is associated with the Western Region Tennis Association and Tennis Victoria.