The Team

Gardens Tennis is the largest and one of the most successful community tennis centres in Darwin.

About Us

Gardens Tennis is the largest and one of the most successful community tennis centres in Darwin. The facility is located in the heart of thriving Darwin and consists of 12 hard courts under lights, a Pro Shop, a hitting wall and air-conditioned clubhouse. The centre is adjacent to SKYCITY Darwin and the popular Mindil Beach and part of the Gardens major sporting complex.

Ben McLachlan

Ben McLachlan

Business Owner / Manager

  • Junior Development Coach
Sam Giess

Sam Giess

Club Pro Coach

  • Junior Development Coach
Ruth O’Brien

Ruth O’Brien

Blue Stage/ Launch Pad Coach

The mission of Gardens Tennis is to prove innovative, friendly and professional family and community tennis playing, coaching and health and wellbeing opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.

The centre provides a number of qualified coaches offering tuition for beginners and experienced players. All levels of tennis are encouraged through doubles competition nights, adult improvement classes, junior development, Tennis Australia tournaments and social playing.

We aim to promote and support increased tennis participation in Darwin and to co-operate with other relevant organisations for the betterment of tennis in the Northern Territory.

The objectives of Gardens Tennis include further development of its unique role as the major Darwin community facing tennis facility, increase of the programs and services offered to the community and planned upgrade of facilities.

Top End Tennis Coaching Values:
  • Celebrate Success
  • Enjoy Competition
  • Learn the tactics & skills of the game
  • Athleticism
  • Respect for all
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Ongoing Learning
  • Customer Satisfaction
Gardens Tennis Club Values

Gardens Tennis is committed to the Good Sports Program by managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas to help provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment.

All clients of gardens are expected to follow the Play by the Rules Code of Behaviour and to Honour the Terms and Conditions of Membership

Club Policies and Procedures

Code of Behaviour
Smoke-Free Policy
Sponsorship Policy