St. John's Tennis Association
Mike Meaney

Technical Director Mike Meaney is a Tennis Canada Coach 3 Tennis Pro.

Over his 30 years in sport, he has been involved in tennis in a number of capacities. As a player, Mike has competed at the Atlantic and National level and was a member of the Team NL Canada Games team in 1989, so he know what it takes to be a high level, competitive player.

Over the course of his coaching career, Mike has coached 4 Top-5 ranked National players including the 1996 Junior U16 Champion.

He is currently working as Green Belt Tennis Club’s Head pro, and has previously worked with Tennis Saskatchewan and the Lakeshore Tennis Club in Regina. Mike has also served as Head Coach for 3 Canada Games Teams, including the 2017 squad that competes in Manitoba this coming summer.

Mike is a native of Newfoundland and is married with three kids.

Dennis Keaveney

Dennis Keaveney, our Director of Adult Programming, is a passionate coach who brings a wide array of experience to the SJTA.

A Tennis Canada Club Pro 1, Dennis has experience as a Head Coach at the Riverdale Club in St. John’s, the Truro Tennis Club, and with Tennis Moncton. He also spent some time as the Technical Director of Tennis in PEI. Dennis Currently also coaches the Memorial University of Newfoundland Tennis Team.

Along with his coaching experience, Dennis has personally competed at some of the highest levels in tennis. Some of his achievements include:

  • Canada Games Competitor
  • 3 Time Tommy Williams Doubles Champion
  • New Brunswick Open Double Champion
  • East Coast Open Doubles Champion

Dennis brings his personal and professional experience to the court, planning challenging and progressive lessons for all players and skill levels.

Jack Hurley

Jack is a former teacher from St. Bon's and Gonzaga High School with a B. Ed and M. Ed in Guidance.

Jack has an extensive coaching background, coaching basketball, hockey, baseball and now his attention is focused on tennis. He has been the head coach at Greenbelt, Mount Pearl, Riverdale and Gander Tennis Club.  He was the ED and TD for TNL. Jack completed his Coach 2 and Coach 3 and was a head course conductor for Tennis Canada. Jack coached Canada Games in 1997 where they finished 5th and in 2005 where they finished 7th.

Jack was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder of tennis in 2013.