Redland Bay coaching ace nominated for national gong after winning Tennis Queensland award

REDLAND Bay tennis coach Tim Low is gunning for his second major award in a month after being named a finalist in the club coaching excellence category at the Australian Tennis Awards.

PROLIFIC: Tim Low, Redlands' coaching guru, at the Tennis Queensland Awards.

PROLIFIC: Tim Low, Redlands' coaching guru, at the Tennis Queensland Awards.

Low put an exclamation mark on a stellar 14-year coaching career when he took out the same category at the state awards in October.

"We don't coach for the individual accolades but it was nice to receive some recognition," Low said.

Low said he started coaching at 16 after becoming disenchanted with his playing career.

He said he had lost the desire to win and found more joy in helping people achieve their dreams.

"For me it is about getting kids physically active and having fun," Low said.

"I try to encourage the social aspects of the game and that mantra does not change no matter who I'm coaching."

Low coaches more than 350 players ranging in age from four to 80 through his business Bayside Tennis Coaching at Redland Bay Tennis Club.

Tennis Queensland's Chief Executive Mark Handley said the club coaching excellence award acknowledged the role coaches played in moulding the tennis stars of tomorrow.

"This award recognises coaches who work within their local communities, who provide quality coaching programs and are actively involved in growing the game and provide opportunities for local players," he said.

"Tim is a passionate addition to our sport bringing tennis to life across the Redlands area.

"He is all about promoting tennis for everyone, coordinating social days and free community events."

The Australian Tennis Awards will be held in Melbourne on Monday, December 2.

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