FD Tennis

Coaching Team

Our Coaches

The FDT Coaching team are committed to making all players the best they can be. Our Tennis Australia Qualified Coaches deliver informative and engaging lessons while ensuring each lesson remains fun and enjoyable from start to finish. 

Box Hill Tennis Club

Head Coach

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

Assistant Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

Balwyn Park Tennis Club

Head Coach

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

Cranross Tennis Club

Head Coach

SENIOR COACH

SENIOR COACH

Assistant Coach

ASSISTANT COACH

St Christopher's Tennis Club

Head Coach

SENIOR COACH

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Our Holy Redeemer Primary School

ASSISTANT COACH
ASSISTANT COACH

Box Hill Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

ASSISTANT COACH

RAV SALELKAR

ASSISTANT COACH

Calum Bennet

ASSISTANT COACH

Hu Tao

Assistant Coach

Sam Day

ASSISTANT COACH

Tim Wilson

ASSISTANT COACH

Balwyn Park Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

ASSISTANT COACH

Linda Kelly

ASSISTANT COACH

RAV SALELKAR

ASSISTANT COACH

Calum Bennet

ASSISTANT COACH

Ken Wang

Assistant Coach

Sam Day

ASSISTANT COACH

Eduardo

Assistant Coach

Jasper Diep

ASSISTANT COACH

Cranross Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

ASSISTANT COACH

Eduardo

Assistant Coach

Jasper Diep

ASSISTANT COACH

St Christopher's Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

Hu Tao

Assistant Coach

Calum Bennet

ASSISTANT COACH

Our Holy Redeemer Primary School

Sam Day

ASSISTANT COACH

About the Coaches

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

Qualification – TA Club Professional

Alexei is the Owner and Head Coach of FD Tennis. He has 22 years coaching experience both in Australia and abroad and currently holds a Tennis Australia Club Professional qualification. He is passionate about providing a strong learning environment for all players and is driven by seeing them progress and grow through their tennis journey.

HOLLMAN PINZON

SENIOR COACH

Qualification – TA Club Professional

Hollman is a Senior Coach at FD Tennis and has been coaching for over 20 years across the world, including in countries such as Australia, Colombia, Spain and the USA. His international experience has seen him coach at the Yenera tennis club in Barcelona, as well as spend 13 years in Cali, Colombia. Here Hollman ran his own academy called Samitenis and was also the high-performance coach at Zaverian University.

Hollman has also seen great success as a player. From 11 to 17 years of age, Hollman was in the National Colombian tour, reaching top 10 in under 12’s, under 14’s and under 16’s. From 17 – 21 years of age, Hollman competed in ITF tournaments, such as future changes and satellites. Hollman then moved on to compete in the University tour in Colombia, consistently placing first and second position qualifying to the National finals.

As a Coach, Hollman enjoys being on the court with players seeing them work hard and watching how much they improve day by day doing the things that they have previously been unable to do. Hollman is great at challenging his players to reach further and get the best out of themselves and their abilities.

Outside of coaching, Hollman enjoys going to the movies, going to the beach, riding his bike and going to the gym.

Linda Kelly FDTennis Coach

Linda Kelly

SENIOR COACH

Qualification – TA Club Professional

Linda is a seasoned tennis coach who has successfully operated in the Victorian Tennis industry for 35 years. This success has also been translated internationally in England, Spain, USA & Fiji. During the last 35 year Linda has not only become one of Victoria’s leading tennis coaches but has also developed a tennis services business which incorporates all of her skills and networks. One of her greatest skills is to identify with people of all ages and ‘get into their world’ while maintaining high technical standards and a fun and enjoyable approach to the game. As an effective leader of people her effervescent personality is infectious and she uses this to focus around events and tasks so she can be relied on to achieve excellent performance from both herself and others. She has a passion to succeed in every endeavour and a ‘can do’ attitude which brings with it results rather than simply a whole lot of activity.

Calum Bennett

SENIOR Coach

Qualification – TA Junior Development

Calum has been playing tennis on and off since he was 5 years of age. He has played in most levels of the Australian tennis systems, reaching his highest ranking at the age of 14 before taking a break from the sport. Calum has been coaching for 3-4 years now and has worked for three different companies along the way (Box Hill being the latest of the three!) picking up new skills along the way. Calum enjoys coaching as he knows that he can help to shape kids lives and their enjoyment for tennis, and honestly, can’t imagine much to be more rewarding!

RAV SALELKAR

SENIOR COACH

Qualification – TA Junior Development

Rav has been playing tennis since he was 9, and now in his 21st year and still learning. Rav played at the national level in India and represented his district at the state level, reaching a rank of 271 in the country. Rav loves coaching as it keeps him outdoors and in touch with the sport he loves most. He also enjoys being around children and watching them develop and being a coach allows him to see this development. Outside of tennis, Rav is very passionate about music and loves going to concerts and music festivals.

HU TAO

Assistant Coach

Qualification – TA Junior Development

Tao has been playing tennis since he was 9. and coaching tennis around 10 years till now. He played at high performance level in China and reached top 50 in the county when he was 13. He love coaching the skills of game in a simple, interesting way that build up players confidence and improve their techniques. As a coach, he has passion to learn, not only improving skills by himself, but also learning coaching techniques from other coaches and even his students. He hops to use his enthusiasm and coach technique make tennis more fun.
 

Tim Wilson

ASSISTANT COACH

Qualification – TA Trainee Coach

Hi there, I’m Tim, one of the tall coaches, this fortunate gene allows me to have a big serve and big levers. The main reason why I love tennis is because it’s a sport that you can always improve your game, whilst also being able to grow as a person through certain mental and physical challenges. I have played tennis since I was 5 years old, and I began playing domestic competition at the age of 9 all at Box Hill Tennis Club. This year is my 4th year of coaching and after two crazy years I’m looking forward to staying on court and helping the next generation of super stars along to grand slam glory. The things I enjoy the most about coaching are meeting new people, getting to work with such talented kids whilst watching them grow and prosper as tennis players and I love working alongside the amazing FDT coaching team they really are a great group of people, which allows me to coach with a big smile. Outside of coaching I adore and passionately follow AFL Football; I love footy because of its competitive nature and rich history amongst Aussie society. In addition, AFL also provides me with many analogies that I can adopt into my lessons while coaching. I look forward to seeing you all out on court soon.

JASPER DIEP​ FDTennis Coach

Jasper Diep

Assistant Coach

Qualification – TA Trainee Coach

Jasper has played tennis for 7 years and has grown a great love for the sport. Starting his tennis journey at Cranross Tennis Club, Jasper has been training since 2014 and continually getting coaching to improve himself as a player. As a coach, Jasper started his coaching journey in 2021, completing a Community Coaching Course. He believes that everyone learns better when they are enjoying themselves. 

Ken Wang FDTennis Coach

KEN WANG

ASSISTANT COACH

Qualification – TA Trainee Coach

Ken has been coaching beginner to intermediate level players for many years for both kids and adults. He’s an accomplished Tennis Coach with a proven track record of helping players vary their abilities to help improve their technique and overall game strategy. An experienced instructor, with a passion for coaching others, and watching them climb the ladder of success. Adept at helping others to understand and practice the basic fundamentals of Tennis as well as the most up-to-date game strategies and techniques. Ken can communicate with clients in both English and mandarin.   

Peter Orszagh

Senior COACH

Qualification – TA Junior Development

My name is Peter Orszagh. I was born in Czechoslovakia. I come from a sporty family and sport is my passion. I believe that as a coach with my strong experience, I can help students all levels and ages achieve their goals and recognise sport’s potential. Tennis is what I do from my heart and it gives me great satisfaction seeing someone do well every week, step by step.  

I have over 11 years’ experience working as a tennis coach in many countries including Italy, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Maldives, and Middle East. For the past four years I have worked in Australia.   

I have played tennis since I was 7 years old and continue to play in semi-pro national tournaments.  As a Professional Coach and athlete, I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for tennis. Teaching correct technique and enhancing the development of my students to help them to achieve positive results. 

Eduardo Salinas

Assistant Coach

I have been playing tennis for over 10 years. I love the sport because it’s social and also technical – you can never stop learning to improve your game. What’s interesting too is that technology in equipment and techniques are always changing in this sport. 

I have coached in two tennis clubs, but for fun have taught tennis to my friends for a couple of years given my passion for the sport. I have completed the Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course and will soon start my Tennis Australia Junior Development Course.  

I’ve played for over 10 years and I’m currently participating in a social competition in Melbourne. Previously I competed in competitions in Chile as well as receiving private coaching myself in my first two years of learning tennis.

It’s very rewarding to see a student improve through my coaching and seeing how grateful they are. I’m best at helping players with technical movement, which is crucial in tennis, putting focus on correct contact point, rotation and position to the ball. 

Charlie Crawford

ASSISTANT COACH

Charlie has been playing tennis for 10 years and is an active member of the Box Hill Tennis Club. Over the past 6 years he has been heavily involved in junior development as both a little athletics coach through Athletics Victoria and an Age Group Manager with the nippers program at Cape Paterson SLSC. In 2014 he commenced coaching tennis at FDT. Charlie’s enthusiastic and energetic coaching style is  complemented by his engagement with his students and his passion for them to have fun while improving their tennis skills.

Box Hill

Alexei Demajo FDTennis Coach

Alexei Demajo

Hollman Pinzon FDTennis Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

RAV SALELKAR FDTennis Coach

RAV SALELKAR

Calum Bennet FDTennis Coach

Calum Bennet

Hu Tao FDTennis Coach

Hu Tao

Sam Day FDTennis Coach

Sam Day

Tim Wilson FDTennis Coach

Tim Wilson

Box Hill Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo FDTennis Coach

Alexei Demajo

Hollman Pinzon FDTennis Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

RAV SALELKAR FDTennis Coach

RAV SALELKAR

Calum Bennet FDTennis Coach

Calum Bennet

Hu Tao FDTennis Coach

Hu Tao

Sam Day FDTennis Coach

Sam Day

Tim Wilson FDTennis Coach

Tim Wilson

Box Hill Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

ASSISTANT COACH

RAV SALELKAR

ASSISTANT COACH

Calum Bennet

ASSISTANT COACH

Hu Tao

Assistant Coach

Sam Day

ASSISTANT COACH

Tim Wilson

ASSISTANT COACH

Balwyn Park Tennis Club

Alexei Demajo

Head Coach

HOLLMAN PINZON

ASSISTANT COACH

RAV SALELKAR

ASSISTANT COACH

Calum Bennet

ASSISTANT COACH

Hu Tao

Assistant Coach

Sam Day

ASSISTANT COACH

Tim Wilson

ASSISTANT COACH