Tennis stories

We take immense pride in how our participants have built on their Sport Lived experience, and have often gone on to excel in either their sport, or in other areas of their career. Our programmes really can help shape your future.

Ben Barclay

“My time in Melbourne was fantastic and I look back on the experience with great fondness.”

Ben had a successful sporting career at Loughborough Grammar School where he captained the first tennis team, played First XI football, and played county tennis for Leicestershire. He followed school with a Sport Lived gap year in Melbourne where he coached the Year 7 and Year 11 tennis teams at a local grammar school. After travelling in Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia he studied for a BSc and then an MSc in Real Estate at the University of Reading. Ben has since enjoyed a successful career in the property sector, including three years working in Budapest. He is currently an Asset Manager with Frasers Group.

Connor Doughty

“I would highly recommend Sport Lived to anyone looking to travel and coach.”

Tennis has always been Connor’s passion. As a junior he played for Hinckley Town Tennis Club first team and spent his Saturday mornings coaching junior players. He earned his LTA Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and then decided to coach tennis in Australia with Sport Lived on a post-school gap year. Connor spent six months coaching tennis at various academies in Melbourne and loved the experience so much that he decided to settle in Australia permanently. He’s currently the Senior Coach at Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre in Brighton, Victoria.

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About Sport Lived

Our programmes in Australia allow you to immerse yourself in a completely new city and culture, and enjoy the sport you love in a whole new way.

About Us

Our Story

Sport Lived started because of the owner’s experience spending six months playing cricket in South Africa. Those six months changed his life, and it could change yours too.

Our Story

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Dynamic, energetic, cosmopolitan and cultured – Melbourne is one of the world’s most welcoming, liveable and vibrant cities.

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Develop your passion for sport overseas

We don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but we offer trips that no one else can match. We handpack the best club for you based on your playing career to date and the type of programme you’re looking to undertake.

Handpicked clubs. Exceptional programmes.
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