I have been involved in tennis my whole life after I began playing at the age of 3yrs. I went on to play tennis competitively beginning with local tournaments. Then into Australian Ranking tournaments which included Nationals, following on with ITF tournaments with my best Junior result being making it to the Semi Final’s of the Australian Open Junior’s in 2006. I was a NSWIS athlete for many years, I travelled around Europe on an Australian Tour to train and play tournaments. My best rankings were top 15 nationally and top 75 ITF world Junior Ranking. I was lucky enough to be coached by some of Australia’s best coaches including Wally Maseur, Peter Tramachi, Pat Rafter & Graeme Brimblecome and like to think I learnt a lot of what I put into my coaching today from those great coaches.
I have experienced a lot of tennis through coaching also. I was the travelling ATP tour coach for Greg Jones in 2011, it was an unbelievable experience, we travelled Canada & the US playing months of tournaments including the US Open where Greg lost in the final round of the Qualifiying but managed his career high ATP ranking of 151. I was in a great company of coaches including Pat Rafter, Roger Rasheed, Jason Stoltenburg, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodford. That has helped make me the coach I am today.
I was then a private & travelling coach for a top level Sydney Junior player for 2 years. We travelled around Australia playing Nationals and ITF tournaments. I took her overseas many times for ITF tournaments as well. Owning and operating my own tennis centre has always been a goal of mine, tennis is my passion and I have a true love for the sport. I enjoy coaching players of all ages and standards and helping them improve in all aspects of their game whether it be technically, physically or mentally.
I would love to be able to find a young player to coach and guide to play through the Australian circuit, through to the ITF circuit and eventually onto the Professional circuit where I can travel with them, pass on all my knowledge and coach them to be the best player they can be. We already have a few potentials on their way.
Favourite shot - Back hand down the line
Favourite player - Rafael Nadal