A slice of tennis in a city that celebrates champions 

As home to the Australian Open and Tennis Australia, Melbourne is the perfect location to further your tennis career. You’ll find a great selection of tennis clubs with first-class facilities, as well as numerous schools, clubs and academies which provide excellent coaching opportunities. With the city’s welcoming vibe and warm climate, it’s time to trade a British winter for the chance to play or coach in the Australian sunshine.

Play the Mini Season in Australia

Get a taste of Aussie life with our Mini Season tennis programme. Spend part of the season with a local tennis club.

Play the Full Season in Australia

With our Play the Season programme you'll play, train and party all season long with an Australian tennis club.

Coach in Australia

A great chance to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm to junior tennis players in Australia. You'll earn money and gain loads of experience working with a team of mini Aussies.

Take a shot at tennis Oz style

Our tennis programmes give you a truly unique opportunity to develop your game in an amazing country for tennis . Whether you opt to coach or play you’ll get a taste of Australia’s unmatched sporting lifestyle, living and playing alongside people who love the game as much as you do. It’s a fantastic adventure that will challenge you, inspire you, and give you memories to treasure.

Enhance your career

Whether you’re hoping to pursue a career in sport or just following your passion for tennis, a Sport Lived programme in Australia will give you valuable experience for the future. The teamwork, commitment and determination that you develop coaching young players or playing with some of Melbourne’s best will be a valuable addition to your CV.

  • Add an extra dimension to your CV
  • Immerse yourself in a brand-new culture
  • Build valuable skills for your future
  • Challenge yourself with new experiences

Handpicked clubs.
Unique programmes.

An unmatched sporting experience awaits.

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 handpick the best club for you based on your playing career to date and the type of programme you’re looking to undertake.

Our programmes have inspired the best.
Here are a few of our success stories.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Handpicked clubs. Exceptional programmes.
Discover your unique sporting adventure.