Leisel Huckel - Parent of two children participating in Game Faces Tennis Program
Nicole has been coaching my children at Wentworth Falls and Katoomba for the past 3 years through regular tennis lessons and tennis camps. I have always been impressed with her professionalism and coaching ability.
The Coronavirus has meant Nicole has had to make significant changes to her coaching business to ensure health and safety practices are met.
For any parent considering sending their children to one of Nicole’s tennis coaching classes, I can’t recommend her more highly. She is extremely conscious about health and safety requirements and quickly implemented best practice hygiene measures – and she ensures they are upheld at all times.
From disinfecting tennis balls between each lesson, keeping the court clean, regular use of hand sanitiser, ensuring social distancing and not even allowing anyone to touch the gate upon entry and exit! I appreciate the regular updates Nicole has provided to parents throughout these past few months.
As a parent, all these measures reassure me greatly and I feel comfortable Nicole is committed to the safety and health of my children as her top priority.
On top of all this, we are so lucky to have a coach of Nicole’s experience and calibre in the Blue Mountains. I hope as many people as possible can continue to support Nicole so we can keep our kids healthy and active.
Robin Nagy - Former Manager of Tennis at Cranbrook School
I worked with Nicole when I was managing one of the tennis teams under her direction at Cranbrook School. Nicole is the consummate professional. Over the six year’s I’ve known her, the Cranbrook tennis program has come ahead in leaps and bounds. The boys have better skills, are fitter and feel part of a team. Nicole is enthusiastic, creative and extremely organized. She’s also helped me with my game!
Lisa Bradfield - tennis player and mother of three up and comers!
I was lucky enough to have Nicole coach me years ago. It amazed me how quickly she understood my game, how to improve it and how to get me to put those ideas into action. Since then she’s coached my three sons, Ashton (7), Darcy (6) and Jake (3). The difference between Nicole and other coaches is that every lesson you take away some knowledge as well as having a great time.
Christian Nasr - father of two girls
Nicole’s been coaching Elana for two years. We can’t get enough of her! Nicole’s enthusiasm is infectious and Elana really responds to her direction and motivation wrapped up in a fun package. Elana’s serve has improved and she’s added the slice serve to her repertoire. Recently she’s started to coach my younger daughter Christina as she’s been nagging me to join in.
Geoff Cook - Regular Adult client
I first met Nicole some ten years ago.It was only through others that I learnt of her fearsome reputation and achievements i.e. that she was a Wimbledon Doubles finalist,was ranked in the top ten for women's doubles and was a world ranked single's player.
At the time I was a regular Saturday afternoon tennis player.Whilst I enjoyed the tennis enormously I was frustrated at my inability to improve.
It took me six years to convince Nicole to give me some lessons.I had never had any tennis coaching before.
In the four years that Nicole has been coaching me she has taken me from being an also-ran in my tennis group to being able to beat any of the other members.
I was so chuffed with this that I have had Nicole coach both of my sons,their tennis has also improved exponentially.
Nicole is relentless in her search for improvement in her students but does it in such a nice way that they don't realise that it is occurring.Fitness is her watchword.
I have enjoyed every lesson that I have had with Nicole and always look forward to the next.She has become not just a coach but a friend.
Finally, though she has told me not to tell anyone,I aced her once.
Andre Bognar - Community Tennis Officer, Tennis NSW
Nicole brought the Hot Shots program to Cranbrook school and we’re thrilled with their participation. She’s got an amazing reputation as a coach and her knowledge of the game is inspiring.