Tennis: Riverton’s Corinthian Park Tennis Club coaches receive Australian Tennis Awards

Tennis coaches Nathan Nelmes and Laercio Lobo. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477237
Tennis coaches Nathan Nelmes and Laercio Lobo. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477237

NATHAN Nelmes and Laercio Lobo love teaching tennis to the next generation of players.

Both coaches at Riverton’s Corinthian Park Tennis Club, Nelmes and Lobo also dedicate their time to Riverton Primary School’s tennis program, playing a big role in Riverton being named the Most Outstanding School at the recent 2017 Australian Tennis Awards.

Corinthian Park Tennis Club president David Gilbert said the club had developed a strong relationship with the school as they tried to increase tennis participation.

“Nathan and Lobo are very passionate about their tennis, and have a great rapport with the kids,” he said.

“They make tennis fun, but at the same providing kids with tennis skills.

“The tennis club is over 40 years old, and over the years, many of the adult members have played junior tennis at the club, and continued playing as adults.

“Numbers have been declining, but that is systematic of tennis and other sports in general and the club is conscious of supporting junior tennis to grow membership numbers in the future.”

Gilbert said with tennis about to hit local television screens as well as Perth Arena, now was a perfect time for locals to start playing tennis.

Visit for more information on the Corinthian Park Tennis Club.

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