David Underwood

David is the Director of Coaching and the founder of Topline Tennis. He has taken the business from its humble beginnings to the biggest tennis coaching business in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

He credits innovative programs and personal approach as the keys for his success. This personal approach is evident when looking through the Topline Tennis Coaching team and seeing many of the coaches are former students of David. Through his expert coaching many players have received scholarships to prestigious colleges in the United States or have turned professional.

As a young boy David was brought to the Research Tennis Club by his parents who were tired of him using the inside of their house as a tennis court. He quickly became fascinated with the sport and used every spare minute to practice at the courts and inside the home. He also became obsessed with the tools of the trade. Rackets, grips, and string tension was all he could think about while off the court. Hours were spent gripping and stringing rackets to perfection. It all paid off for David as he became a ranked player in Victoria and was selected to represent the state in a teams competition in Western Australia. He was even offered a tennis scholarship to a college in the United States but turned it down to pursue a career in tennis coaching.

Every now and again a coach comes along with the ability to have a lasting positive impact on your life. David has done this numerous times and will continue to inspire and challenge the next generation.