Meet The Team

Founded in 1995 LifeTime is regarded as one of Australia's leading coaching teams with a wealth of knowledge, experience & passion.

Directed by Gary Stickler & Graeme Brimblecombe our primary focus is giving players the tennis, personal skills, values & habits required to be successful, not just tennis but in life.

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Gary Stickler
FOUNDER
(Lifetime International)
Former Head Coach for Tennis QLD, Former coach of World Number 1 Pat Rafter, John Millman, Jason Kubler and Naiktha Bains. Along with many other top Australian Junior and Open players. Gary has worked with hundreds, if not thousands of tournament level juniors and open players over the past 40 years. He is a wealth of knowledge and currently is owner of LifeTime International.
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Graeme Brimblecombe
DIRECTOR

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Former Head Coach for the Men's AIS Program, Tennis QLD Director of Coaching & Tennis NSW Head Coach.
Has worked with many of Australia's leading junior and open players. Currently LifeTime's Director of Coaching and Director of St Joseph's Gregory Terrace Tennis. Graeme has a passion for tennis and developing players to help them achieve their tennis goals. 

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Marc Svenson
DIRECTOR
(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Former top QLD Junior and Open player Marc has worked with LifeTime Tennis for over 15 years. One of LifeTime most experienced coaches. For the past 3 years Marc has focused on the management and development of LifeTime Tennis. Currently a Director and owner of LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West. He has a passion for providing environments for our coaching team to provide world class tennis programs.
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Matt Limpus
PERFORMANCE

(Lifetime International)
Former top junior Matt Limpus is regarded as one of QLD's best young coaches with over 15 years experience working with National to International level players. 

Matt has won Tennis QLD coach of the year awards and has been lead presenter at the Tennis Australian Coach courses for the past 3 years.

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David Glinster
PERFORMANCE

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
David has over 40 years experience working with players of all ages and standards. Having worked with some of QLD's best juniors. David has worked with a number of Brisbane's prominent schools and was Head Coach of IGS for many years.

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Leon Frost
PEFORMANCE
(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Former ATP touring player Leon Frost has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working and training in some of the world's leading tennis Academies. Extremely driven and dedicated Leon know's what it takes to get players to an ATP/WTA level.
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John James
PERFORMANCE
(Lifetime International)
John has a massive range of tennis experiences from being a top national junior, to playing at the highest level in US college tennis to playing on tour. John has worked with many of the best Open players around QLD over the past 15 years. Currently coach of St Rita's and performance coach for LifeTime International.
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Darren Verrall
Terrace Lead Coach

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Darren has over 30 years experience developing players from beginner through to junior tournaments. Currently, Darren heads up the Gregory Terrace Teams coaching and is LifeTime's lead coach at Gregory Terrace along with Graeme Brimblecombe.

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Jack Moore
PERFORMANCE
(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Jack grew up on the Sunshine Coast and began playing tennis at age 8. Since falling in love with the competition and travel opportunities tennis provides, Jack still has ambitions to play overseas. Having coached for UQ for the last five years, Jack has experience working with players all the way from red ball to high performance squads. Jack has completed the Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course and earned a dual degree in sports science and business from QUT.

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Sam Oster
PERFORMANCE

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

With 12 years of playing experience which includes national-level events, Sam is currently training to play on the ATP circuit. Having trained under Heath Denman, Sam is entering his third year coaching for LifeTime. Noting players work ethic and passion for the game at LifeTime as the reason he's so pumped to be coaching, Sam provides a professional and focused environment for athletes to perform at their best.

 

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Dale Robertson
FITNESS AND JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

As a student of LifeTime for over 5 years and a coach for the past 3, Dale is well versed in LifeTime's coaching methods and philosophy. Dale has experience playing all levels of tournaments from JDS events to AMTs. Currently undertaking his cert IV in fitness, Dale is a key contributor to LifeTime's strength and conditioning program. Entering his 4th year as a coach for LifeTime, Dale is one of the most senior junior coaches.

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Xavier Lim
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Xavier started at LifeTime in 2012 as a student under Graeme Brimblecombe. Up until 2021, Xavier was a consistent member of the Ambiwerra Academy and Terrace squad programs. Graduating in 2019 from Gregory Terrace where he captained the 1st IV team, Xavier was once signed to play college tennis in America. Since then, Xavier has chosen a career in the tennis industry and is currently undertaking the Tennis Australia Junior Development Coaching Course. 2021 will be Xavier’s first year coaching fulltime for LifeTime.

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Cody Fullarton
IGNITE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE

Cody is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist, a Level 2 ASCA Coach and he also has his Masters in Sports Coaching through the University of Queensland.

He previously ran his own Exercise Physiology Business for 12 years from our Spring Hill clinic and has now expanding the business to include a second location at Mt Gravatt.

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Tom Bowen
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Tom started playing tennis at age 6 and hasn’t put down a racket since then! Entering his third year as a coach for LifeTime Tennis, Tom played competitively throughout his junior career. Competing at the 14/u and 16/u Australian Championships, Tom has also represented Queensland as a member of the 2017 Schoolboy team. Tom is also a fulltime student at QUT studying law..

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Ayako Svenson
OFFICE MANAGER

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Ayako is our office manager. Former top junior player who moved to Australia to pursue her tennis career at the age of 16. A key member of the LifeTime staff and is responsible for much of the behind the scenes work that happens at LifeTime!

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Jason Antoniolli
ADMINISTRATION

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)
Jason is our professional stringer and pro shop manager. Jason also has a level 1 coaching qualification and has an international playing experience. One of QLD's top juniors Jason loves tennis and is a key member of our team.

 

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Dan Stoddart
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

A current engineering student at UQ, Daniel is beginning his fourth year as a member of the LifeTime Coaching Team. Daniel also attended Gregory Terrace where he was a member of the 1st IV team for 4 years he was at the College.n. Having played years on the junior tournament circuit, Daniel is well aware of the rigors of balancing academics and athletic needs.

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Lana Djokovic 

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

A member of the 2020 LifeTime day squad program, Lana knows the ins and outs of the LifeTime methodology. Having an older sister who competed at division 1 college in America, Purdue University, Lana has been around high-level athletes her whole life. As a member of the winning 2019 Queensland Schoolgirl team, Lana is no stranger to high-level competition herself. Having predominantly coached at Sommerville House in 2020, Lana also began doing a little bit of coaching for LifeTime in 2020.

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Michael Green
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Michael attended St. Laurence’s College from year 5 – 12 and graduated in 2017. Starting tennis at age 17, Michael trained under Bruce Dick and Heath Denman and quickly began playing tournaments. After playing tournaments for two years, Michael began coaching for LifeTime.





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Charlie Van Balen

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Graduating from Gregory Terrace in 2019, Charlie played 1st IV tennis during his senior year after being a member of the Terrace Tennis program since he was in year 5. Now a student at UQ, Charlie competed in junior and open tournaments around Queensland throughout his junior career. 2021 will be Charlie’s second coaching with LifeTime.




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Stephen Stoddart
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Moving from Lismore in 2013, Stephen attended Gregory Terrace before graduating in 2018. Entering his third year as a coach at LifeTime, Stephen’s high-end junior playing career has taught him the qualities and skills needed in order to succeed at the highest junior levels. Stephen has been a part of National Academy programs and competed on several European tours with Tennis Australia.

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Aiden Liebenberg
JUNIOR COACH

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Aiden has been playing tennis for over 10 years. A student at LifeTime for two years, Aiden achieved a ranking inside the top 600. More recently, Aiden has competed in GBJT and Super League. With over four years of coaching experience from Match Point Tennis, Tennis Gear and now LifeTime tennis, Aiden is well prepared to coach players of all levels. Aiden has experience working with players from red ball to squads.

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Johannes Dielenberg
RESTRINGER

(LifeTime Tennis Brisbane West)

Attends Indooroopilly State High School.

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Tennis Queensland Coach of the Year

🏆 1997 🏆 1998 🏆 1999 🏆 2001 🏆 2002 🏆 2005 🏆 2008 🏆 2012🏆 2014 🏆 2015 🏆 2016 🏆 2017 

Tennis Australia Coach of the Year

🏆 2006 🏆 2014

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