In 2017, the award was given to Kane and the Vida team for their work in developing coaching and club programs & pathways for tennis at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club.
“It is great to receive peer recognition with an award like the Club Coach of the Year. It is an award that is held in high regard in the tennis industry, and I thank all the Vida Team and the MCC Glen Iris Valley tennis club for their hard work and support in promoting tennis at our club.” Kane Dewhurst
“I would like to make a special mention to all the coaching team at Vida and particularly at MCC Glen Iris; Angelo Giampaolo, Ignacio Cresini, Sebastian Teoh, Josh Davis, Ethan Khamly, James Toohey, Justin Raiti, Nick Gourgoulis, Oliver Kitchingman, Billy Friend and Darren Lim. Thanks for all your hard work and passion for our programs and coaching pathways.
The awards night was held at the Royal South Yarra Tennis Club where four awards were given; the Rookie (Under 25) of the Year, Rising Start (Under 30) of the year, Club Coach of the Year and one inductee into the Hall of Fame – Elizabeth Peers.