About us

Activa Tennis Academy Australia is a company born from a rich tennis heritage. Founder Jeff Schneider has grown up in the competitive world of tennis as a highly ranked junior player in Australia, an experienced pro circuit player (low 300 ATP Ranking) and tennis administrator (State Coach of WA and Schleswig Holstein Nth Germany).Jeff understands the journey that both casual and professional players need to make and has put together challenging but fun programs to keep you active and motivated, programs such as HOTSHOTS, Yellow Ball to performance and elite junior training that will guide your children thru to competition and tournament success. We also have a number of highly regarded Adult coaching clinics and socials that have been popular and ongoing here for many years. It all takes place in a large expansive area inside Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast which is one of the premier golf and leisure precincts on the Gold Coast and only 10mins from 3 of the biggest Theme Parks in Australia!

Our training program is first class and fun for all level with an active data base tracking our hotshots (junior) program making sure that we know each students strengths and weaknesses. Our performance and elite program offers a high level of coaching expertise from renowned Australian Tennis Coach Jeff Schneider who has worked in elite development for Tennis Australia for many years. Jeff has coached some of Australia's brightest juniors during their development years. Players such as Mark Philippoussis (top ten ATP), Andrew Illie (Top 50 ATP), Jaymon Crabb top 200 (semi-finalist at junior Wimbledon, winner at Queens Club & 2015 on Lleyton Hewitts coaching team), James Sekulov (Top 100 ATP) and many others...

Jeff has a keen eye for good form and years of experience travelling with junior players all over world from the World Junior Champs in Asia to the tough ETA and ITF European junior clay court circuit and local QLD AMT and junior circuits. The Academy is nestled inside the beautiful Sanctuary Cove Resort which offers excellent short to long stay accommodation at the Intercontinental or Ramada Hotel along with numourous other hotels in the area who can cater to your holiday accommodation needs. Located at the luxurious Satuary Cove Country Club on the Gold Coast in Queensland AUSTRALIA. Sanctuary Cove is a premier location for resort style living with 2 golf courses and waterways servicing many homes in the area for a truly relaxed lifestyle.

High Performance Tennis Squads

Some of the best juniors in Queensland and Australia are training at Activa Tennis Academy under the experienced eyes of Academy Director Jeff Schneider

Junior Hotshots

Coaches Yoko, Merandah, Steve & Jeff offer excellent instruction in a fun learning environment. Some of our Hotshots students have moved in to weekly league matches in the Sat Gold Coast fixture program and are doing really well.

Membership - Adult coaching - social programs

Memberships at the Country Club available for the whole family. Many advantages to becoming an Country Club member, access to a huge state of the art Gym including Yoga, Pilates, Spa/Sauna, outdoor pool, free tennis court usage, access to competitions, discounts on programs & events all thru the year!

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Activa has some of the best Juniors in QLD & Australia training with us!





We are Open to All Ages and Abilities

"We will keep you active!"

Our Coaches

Great coaches all with unique international experience and world class playing level

Come try some of our world class coaches they are ready to take your game to the next level. Director & Founder of the Activa Tennis Academy Australia. A truly well rounded coach with rare experience playing & coaching all over the world. Ex ATP touring pro and coach to many highly ranked ATP players.

Jeff Schneider


Ding Eckstein China's ex number 1 woman on tour (before Li Na) has recently moved to the Gold Coast, ranked in the low 200's on the WTA tour she has so much experience and tons to offer our performance and elite players!

Ding Eckstein


Anton Klaric from Adelaide was on of Australia's top juniors coming thru SA's golden era of players growing up with the likes of Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molic. He attended Indiana State University a NCAA Div 1 team and competed successfully on pro circuits around the world to achieve a ranking in 700's ATP.

Anton Klaric


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