Coaching at Vermont

 Nikolas Ortika from Smashin' Tennis Academy is the dedicated coach at Vermont Tennis Club. 

Contact Nik on 0402 273 122 or

Nik has been coaching for over 14 years and has gained vast experience at both local and national levels. Early on in his coaching career Nik continued to play competitively where he travelled overseas to compete in tournaments as well as playing both Satellites and Futures events within Australia. He also played Grade 1 Pennant for many years.

In 2009 Nik travelled to Spain to study coaching at the Sanchez Casal Academy, one of the top academies in Spain. While he was there he gained further experience coaching alongside top international coaches such as Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez. Nik continues to adopt parts of the Spanish style of coaching in his lessons.

In Australia he spent many years coaching at Boroondara Tennis Centre working with all standards of players from beginners through to players competing at Futures and ITF’s.

In 2014 Nik began working in the Super 10s Series helping our young upcoming talented players and continues to be involved in the Series each year.

Throughout 2015 he was part of Tennis Victoria’s Future Stars program where he played an integral role coaching some of the top Victorian ranked juniors in the State and travelled on tours to Nationals and National Team Events.

In 2015 Nik was appointed as Regional State Academy Coach for the Barwon region. This role involves Nik working with some of the top junior players within the region.   

Nik is a passionate coach that enjoys assisting anyone who is interested in improving their game. To find out more about the coaching programs available please visit

Hi my name is Nikolas Ortika and I believe that tennis is a great way to develop as a person, athlete and player whilst having fun, staying fit and meeting new friends.
Below is some information about our programs to help you prepare and get the most out of your tennis coaching!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Club!