Get Set Tennis: An Enthusiastic Duo Down Under

From viral content to Australia travel tips, get to know the names behind Get Set Tennis.

From Canberra to the states and back, the pair behind Get Set Tennis has had quite the journey, but it’s their passion for the court sport that has kept them tethered. Having played and studied together in Australia, Nelson Parker and Reza Tompsett ventured across the world to North America to pursue their love of tennis as coaching professionals. Their experience in the world of resort-style tennis instruction not only propelled their extensive resumes, but it also taught them the necessary skills to continue the pursuit of their dreams — an excursion that has led to what we know as Get Set Tennis.

After training and competing at the highest level, Parker became a coach at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas while Tompsett took his racquet to The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne before they both ultimately journeyed back to Australia.

“We accredit a lot of our coaching and people skills to our experience at Newks and the Ritz,” Parker said. “We were seeing new people every week and learned how to connect with them and build friendships, which is something we’re now doing in Australia.”

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The Team Behind Get Set Tennis

Combining fit, fun, and friendships across four locations & virtually through social media

  • Nelson (left): Owner/Director
  • Reza (right): Owner/Manager

While their tennis backgrounds have led them to this point, Get Set Tennis is more than about developing your skills. Their personalities and love of the sport have guided them to share their personalities across social media, notably their Instagram and YouTube channels.

Here’s a look at some of the content you can expect from this duo:

Their content brings a light-hearted nature inside the lines, and that’s exactly what Get Set Tennis was built upon. Parker explains that you don’t have to be the next global star to have tennis become your sport for life. After over eight years of growing their organization, Get Set Tennis now spans four locations, including Kaleen, Canberra, and two in Amaroo. What exactly can you expect at their locations?

Get Set Tennis offers seasonal programming almost every week of the year, six days a week. Their options range from youth and junior options through adult clinics and training. They also offer private lessons at all of their locations. If you’re in Australia, check out their class options through this link.

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Travel Tips From Get Set Tennis:

While we could explore their tennis tips, training options, and viral posts all day, we couldn’t neglect the insight these professionals bring to the travel game! We’ve gathered a list of their exceptional travel recommendations if you plan to journey to Australia.

  • Travel before the Australian Open:
    • Starting early January in Brisbane along the east coast: Brisbane International
      • Highlights: Great Barrier Reef and theme parks
      • What to expect: Summery and beachy feel to start the year in this Queensland capital
    • Next up: heading south to Sydney – the United Cup
      • Highlights: Facility where the 2000 Olympics was held, Bondi Beach, Opera House, Zoos
      • What to expect: Some of the best names in tennis
    • Continue south towards Melbourne: Australian Open
      • Highlights: Besides the Grand Slam, Melbourne Park also has a coaching academy attached that’s perfect for fans to play while they break from watching, in addition to the city’s bustling and vibrant nature
      • What to expect: Top sporting hub of Australia, especially in January; Cricket is also a must-see to take in the city’s full culture
  • Other Australia travel tips to keep in mind:
    • Tennis Australia makes it incredibly easy to claim courts nationwide through their Book a Court option. You’ll receive an access code, have access to automatic lights, and can experience clubs and centers across the country.
    • January is a great time to travel, and many coaches are ready to teach lessons or clinics if you’re in the area.
    • Coaching clinics in Australia differ from American options in that they can be custom-tailored to your needs as opposed to having pre-set themes.
    • Don’t pass up visiting Canberra! It’s the capital city, and there’s a lot to do (& don’t forget to reach out to Get Set Tennis when you’re in the area, too!)

To view all of the programming that Get Set Tennis has created and to explore their content, visit this link or follow them @GetSetTennisOfficial.

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Jordana Klein

Jordana has blended her passion for racquet sports with her on-court skills as Tennis Resorts Online's Travel Editor. After competing at the Division 1 collegiate level, Jordana's journey led her to hold marketing positions with organizations such as the USTA, IMG's Miami Open, and IMG Academy. She continues to share her love for the game across TRO's network and on tennis and pickleball courts in the Tampa Bay area.

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