Shooting Star Tennis was founded by professional tennis player and coach Ashod Paloulian. Ashod has been playing tennis since he was seven years old and was a professional tennis player in his hometown of Aleppo in Syria.
Ashod is passionate, patient and dedicated and has an excellent rapport with his students. He takes his job very seriously and it is his dream to help children realise their goals and become great tennis players. He is also passionate about giving back to his new community and volunteers part of his working week teaching tennis for free to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.Learn More
What We Offer
Want your little one to learn a fun new sport while also developing their gross motor skills? Our preschool classes incorporate basic tennis skills such as learning forehands, backhands, volleys and serves.
Our older children learn the fundamentals of tennis including forehands, backhands, volleys and serves. We also focus on developing technique and mastering gross motor skills.
Want to improve your game or learn how to play in a fun, competitive and supportive environment? Our adult’s tennis classes focus on basic skills such as mastering forehands, backhands, volleys and serves as well as helping develop technique and style.
Our senior tennis coaching classes are a great way to socialise while staying fit and maintaining balance, hand-eye and whole body coordination. You will learn to build on your skills in a fun, supportive and social environment.
Ashod Paloulian – Professional Tennis Player & Coach
In addition to his experience as a professional tennis player, Ashod has a Tennis Australia Community Coaching certificate, has worked as a volunteer with Tennis Australia, and as a professional coach with Tony Tennis.
He also has insurance, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and Police Check. He has a genuine love and passion for tennis and loves to help his students reach their goals.
Ashod has a fantastic rapport with children and takes his role as a tennis coach very seriously. He is patient and kind and ensures his lessons are always enjoyable and fun. He is as passionate about coaching tennis as he is about his own professional tennis career. In fact, it is his dream to help children become great tennis players. A father of three himself, Ashod prides himself on teaching all children as if they were his own.
Ashod is involved with volunteer work, devoting part of his working week to teaching tennis classes to refugees for free. As a refugee himself, he understands the importance of being active and getting involved with the local community. His refugee programs have three aims: to improve participants’ English; encourage them to get out, have fun and enjoy life; and help them integrate and mix with the local community. Ashod also speaks Arabic, Armenian and English fluently.
Ashod can tailor sessions to suit the individual. He understands that everyone learns in different ways, and at a different pace, so classes can be adapted and adjusted to suit players’ needs, without losing track of the essential skills. Each player is assessed individually based on their skills and experience, and a program is tailored accordingly.