Dear Highlands Tennis Community Members,

What a year 2020 has been already ... fires, rain, floods and the coronavirus!


Effective from 1 June the Federal Government has recently announced a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia outlining a 3-step process for the easing of restrictions. Further to this, The NSW announced a further easing of restrictions: based on the new directions Tennis NSW has provided the following recommendations under 'Level 2' guidelines. 


As we continue to uphold appropriate standards to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that the tennis family supports the NSW Government and the wider community, by continuing to promote limitation of spectators, social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols. It is as important as ever that we remain vigilant and do not allow ourselves to become complacent in our efforts.

Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, has written to all Community Sporting Organisations requesting that additional measures be taken to protect against the spread of COVID-19 - read here.

It is important that our Tennis community remains vigilant and proactive in continuing to promote and practise COVID-19 safe practices and thus effective immediately it is vital the additional protective measures are implemented to ensure the continuation of tennis activities throughout the state.

In addition to the current requirements of the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Tennis Clubs, Associations and Venues, our Tennis community will need to update their COVID-19 Safety Plans detailing the actions that will be implemented to address these new requirements, namely; 

  • Ensuring processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior.

  • Ensuring processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website.

  • Limiting entry to indoor facilities and fenced venues to one person per participant where practical

  • Restricting spectator entry at adult community sport

  • Distributing communications to participant databases via e-newsletters, social media and organisations' websites reinforcing that only parents and carers should attend community sports activities where possible

  • Increasing signage in venue carparks and common entry points at outdoor venues

  • Making PA announcements at venues reminding people to limit spectators to parents and carers where possible.

At your service,

Sergio Rojas Tessel

Director of Coaching and Junior Development


Bowral, NSW - July 9th, 2018 - Highlands Tennis Academy (HTA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Moss Vale Tennis Club, a club for young and not so young located in Railway Street in Moss Vale. 

To get the program underway, HTA's director Sergio Rojas Tessel will draw upon his extensive experience garnered at some of the world's most iconic tennis locations including Dubai, Georgia, Texas, Buenos Aires, Muscat and New York.

"During the past couple of years I have been blessed to work at the most prestigious tennis management company in the world, called Peter Burwash International or PBI Tennis. With them I had the opportunity to work at some of the most amazing Clubs, Hotels and Resorts around the world. www.pbitennis.com

The unique teaching concepts of PBI have been tested, applied and proven on over 4.5 million students over the last 40 years. No other company has taught more students than PBI and this accumulated proprietary knowledge-base and experience is passed along to each tennis professional for the ultimate benefit of their students."

Integrating a Junior Tennis Academy and private lessons, Sergio and HTA are developing a complete menu of tennis activities for groups, families and individuals of all ages and playing abilities.