Alex Cullen from the today show interviews the Voyager Tennis Managing Director Ryan Henry and former Australian Davis Cup Captain John Fitzgerald about the new book ‘Winning on and off the court’ which is a parents guide to creating world class players and people. Ryan Henry is a co-author of the book and John Fitzgerald supported by writing the foreword which has been written to help parents navigate the elite player journey.
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Our award-winning development pathway supports beginners right the way through to becoming elite tennis players who compete at the highest level.
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Voyager Tennis Academy operates it’s elite training program from Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, offering an award winning full time tennis and academic program with our partners at The McDonald College. The program is delivered by a world class coaching team that has over 100 years playing and coaching experience and has a strong player development focus. Voyager Tennis Academy coaches over 300 national ranked junior and senior players and has more than 60 program graduates who have progressed to College Tennis Scholarships in the United States.
Creating World Class Tennis Players & People
Grab a copy of our parent’s guide to:
- Creating a goal-orientated training and competition plan
- Encouraging the development of strong personal qualities and life skills in your child
- Utilising tennis as a vehicle to enhance and facilitate academic achievement
- Creating a strong parent-child bond during your child’s tennis journey
Tennis Australia, CEO
What our Voyagers and partners say about us.
I have known the co-founders and other leaders in the Voyager Academy for over 20 years and they have formed an incredible team that is already having a great impact on tennis at all levels of the game from beginners right the way through to aspiring professionals. I am happy to support them in any of their endeavours as I know that anything they commit to will be to the highest standard and quality
John Fizgerald OAM Former Davis Cup player and captains, world number 1 doubles player, winner of 7 grand slams in doubles and recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia
World #1 Doubles Player
Love of tennis is a great and life-long gift for a parent to pass on to a child. It’s not only a sport that can be thrilling to play and exciting to watch, but can provide enjoyable physical exercise into your seventies. Moreover, it can forge a very special bond: I remember my own father most fondly for his support of my early tennis ambitions and have tried to emulate them with my son. So, I can recognise the importance of this book, in which Ryan and Luke explain, clearly and wisely, how parental support can best be offered for mutual benefit, whether games are won or lost, or those dreams of centre court ever come true. Every tennis mum and dad should read it if they want their child to get the best from this terrific sport.
Order of Australia, QC
It’s so important to develop the person holistically and instil character if you want a long career in tennis. Discipline and resilience may be the two defining characteristics that are most important provided you have the requisite skill set. Luke and Ryan present a balanced approach on a tennis journey. Success at any price is never worth it.
Former Davis Cup player and coach
The Voyager team have brought a considerable amount of energy to the Wakehurst Tennis Club, resulting in more coaching and player development and comps for all age groups. It wonderful to have Max and the coaches there everyday and we are all improving quickly.
Tennis Player at Seaforth
Voyager Tennis delivers the coaching for our ISA tennis teams, weekly after school squad program & school curriculum PASS classes. Their coaching teams at North Manly & Seaforth provide sessions for the St Augustine boys that offer a great pathway for students to get further involved in tennis including representing the school in our ISA teams.
St Augustine's College - Sydney
HEAD is a world leader in innovation, technology and providing the very best of products to the tennis and squash industry. We are extremely to be happy to be partnered with Voyager Tennis as their official equipment supplier as their values and ethics of providing the best possible
product for their customer falls in line directly with our business aims. Voyager provide the highest quality coaching, development and pathway opportunities from local club user to the athlete with highest of aspirations. Voyager Tennis’ professionalism and integrity make it an easy choice for anyone wanting to get into, get better or master the game of tennis.
Summit Global Australia
Official distributors of HEAD Tennis and Squash products in Australia.
It’s an absolute pleasure to work with the coaches and players at Voyager. Currently I consult to academies on 4 continents and the Voyager team are among the best in the world in helping players reach their potential both on and off the court. I highly recommend Voyager to any family seeking a World class service.
Dr. Anthony Ross
Psychologist, teacher and 50+ Australian singles champion
Mentally Tough Tennis
Navigating the sport of tennis as a voyage from starting out as a beginner through to adulthood requires expert guidance and support. Voyager Tennis understands this better than anyone, providing the expertise and support for players and parents alike to maximise their goals through tennis. Together, Voyager and Study & Play USA have built a proud partnership built on shared values such as integrity, honesty, hard work, care and professionalism in order to facilitate the opportunity for a life changing experience along the US collegiate pathway.
Study & Play USA
The Voyager Tennis Academy is nothing short of gold standard. What they offer is completely holistic for the aspiring tennis player servicing not only the on-court development, but also tournament support, mental strength development, injury prevention and gym-based strength and conditioning training. All bases are covered and no stone is left unturned. The staff are complete professionals and genuinely care about the development of their players.
Head of Exercise Physiology
Head of Tennis Performance
Precision Athletic (Olympic Park)
Voyager has been coaching my two children with private lessons and performance squads. We have found the coaches to be extremely professional and they have both thoroughly enjoyed the environment of being continually challenged to improve within a safe space.
Parent at Seaforth
The new team at Voyager have created a welcoming friendly environment for my children to grow and develop their tennis skills. Voyager tennis caters for all levels of ability, with tailored programs delivered by experienced professional coaches, from Red Ball through to the High Performance programs, my children all come home with a big happy smile.
Parent at Seaforth
Congratulations to Ryan and Luke for providing some magnificent insights into becoming a tennis player. By drawing on their own experiences as successful players and coaches, they provide us with the real truth on our game. A great read for parents and players.
Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open tournament director
Playing elite tennis can offer valuable life skills and provide a strong education and opportunities for networks, which can lay the foundations for a successful career. Navigating this path is difficult and Winning On and Off the Court is a valuable guide and resource for parents to help their children.
Universal Tennis Rating CEO
Tennis NSW has been working closely with Voyager for a number of years. Voyager is one of the leading tennis operators in Australia with an exceptional track record in creating thriving tennis environments. From a grassroots perspective Voyager is proving to support and drive exceptional community sport and recreational outcomes through their tennis programming and services on offer across NSW.
Regional Tennis Manager, Tennis NSW
My son Luke attends two yellow ball performance lessons per week at Voyager. On top of that he has been offered to do some assistant coaching three afternoons per week which has given him a huge boost in his self confidence. Luke has been enjoying his tennis more than ever and we cannot thank Max and Valerio and the rest of the Voyager team for all they have done for him.
Parent at Narraweena
I had hardly picked up a tennis racquet since I was 13 years old. 25 years later I played a casual match against an old friend of mine and could barely hit a backhand. Max at Voyager introduced me to squad training and also enrolled me into some private lessons. 8 months later, I am playing confidently in competitions and my backhand is almost back online!
Tennis Player at Narraweena
I thoroughly enjoy the adult coaching program and professional tennis service at Voyager. The Mens Drills sessions are intense physically but also have a strong focus on technique and tactics so my competitive game continues to improve. I feel well prepared for success in the 2021 Men’s Davis Cup as part of the Voyager team.
Tennis Player at Narraweena
During my first year at Voyager I have learnt so much from Valerio and Max. I attended the men’s drills classes where the coaches created a fun and enjoyable tennis experience. Also pushing me to improve each week with great coaching focusing on technique, match tactics and quality match play. It is a fantastic pushing off point for me to play in Voyager’s social and competitive programs.
Tennis Player at Narraweena
Both my children Jakob & Tristan are enrolled in the Voyager Hotshots program. They have progressed their skills on the court with the support of Valerio, Max and the other coaches. Most importantly they have loads of fun and have developed a love for tennis.
Parent at Narraweena
Aimee started with Voyager in 2018 when she was seven and half. She has progressed through several squads. Due to the large number of good players across all age groups within the Voyager Academy, each squad has been a strong group. A high intensity training standard is maintained in all squads by different coaches who always put 100% effort in. High quality training is what we get from Voyager.
Parent of Top 10 NSW Player, Pennant Hills
I enjoy training with Voyager, it’s something I look forward to every week. They have high performance coaches like Luke and my main coach Adam who help set goals and achieve them together. It is very fun and you get to play with some amazing players as well. Voyager is an awesome tennis academy and I thank them for supporting me through the years.
Top 10 NSW Player
One year ago, I did a bit of independent research online by looking at google reviews and a few other alternatives before I chose Voyager Pennant Hills for tennis training. I am now addicted to tennis training here! The coaches such as Abhi, Rafa, and Gaurav are true professionals. They are passionate, result-driven. They will tell you how and explain why. They don’t just possess the theory. They are good professional players themselves as well. Most important, it is always a fun experience to train with them. My brother, nephew joined their training and both benefited from it tremendously.
Tennis Player at Pennant Hills
I’ve returned to tennis after a 30 year break and started training with Adam and the coaching team at Voyager. With such a high quality coaching service I’ve found the group and private lessons have improved my tennis skills. It’s great to be matched with other players at the same level in the group sessions. Best of all I always leave the Voyager courts with a smile on my face!
Mafalda Van der Heiden
Parent at Pennant Hills
Both myself and my husband are completely new to tennis. We have relied on the strong support our son Max has received from Adam and the Voyager team. They have helped Max to achieve incredible results and after only one year and two months of playing tennis Max competed in his first Junior Tournament in Canberra. Max absolutely loves being part of the Voyager team.
Parent at Pennant Hills
We moved to Sydney from Singapore so Ethan could benefit from a program that integrated academics with elite sports training. In the five years we were there, we saw how well that worked. Ethan made huge progress in the sport and achieved his goal of obtaining a Division 1 college scholarship after his time at Voyager. He also won age group and Open titles in Australia and three ITF Junior singles titles. We found the programme’s schedule provided him with a good balance of sport, academic and sufficient rest for his young body. We are huge believers of the Voyager Tennis Academic’s holistic approach to long term development and will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Parent of Graduate Elite Full Time Program
I thoroughly enjoy training everyday at Voyager. All coaches are very encouraging. Andrew and Luke have brought my game to another level and with their coaching expertise my UTR has gone from strength to strength. Not just on the court but off the court they are also great mentors. I’m grateful and thankful for the guidance and training I have received from the team at Voyager Tennis Academy.
Tennis Player #10 Australia
Since joining Voyager Daniel has improved his physical, strategic and mental game thanks to Luke, Andrew and the coaching team at voyager. They are passionate and dedicated about what they do which then motivates Daniel to train to his full potential. The training and facilities they offer is by far the best in Sydney, with an integrated academic and tennis program with McDonald College. We would highly recommend Voyager Tennis Academy to aspiring tennis players.
Parent of Daniel Jankoski #10 Australia
The coaches from Voyager are very professional, they help kids reach their dreams. Yann has been teaching Oscar since he was four, he is very experienced and has enthusiasm, Oscar is now pushed past his limits and that is exactly what we like to see. We are very happy with Oscar’s improvement throughout the years. For any other kids who love tennis and want to become a professional player, we strongly recommend Voyager – the best tennis school in Sydney.
Parent at Voyager Tennis Academy
We moved from India to Australia in 2020 with a goal to provide Maahi a better platform of education and tennis. The Mcdonalds College and Voyager Tennis Academy has been the best selection. It has been so very comfortable for Maahi to accept and adapt to the new place and surroundings. We felt very confident that Luke & his team would help Maahi achieve her big dream & goal.
Parent at Voyager Tennis Academy
I really enjoy the daily squads, training with my teammates and the great one on one coaching I get from my coach Luke. We work together on my strengths and more importantly the areas I need to develop. We have the best coaches and amazing facilities. I feel lucky and proud to represent my academy – The Blue Army!
Tennis Player #13 Australia
I love Voyager because it combines tennis with the school program. I get to play tennis everyday which makes me so happy. I love my coach, Yann – he’s been my coach since I was 4 years old. If you love playing tennis then this is the best academy to be at.
Tennis Player #1 Australia
Having never played any organised tennis before, I decided to get involved in the Voyager adult program. Around 4 years ago I started off with an evaluation session with one of the coaches, joined the weekly coaching sessions, private lessons and progressed to competition tennis. The Voyager adults’ program has delivered high quality coaching and provided it within a social, relaxed and fun atmosphere. I highly recommend the program to anyone who is keen to improve and get more out of their time on the court.
Tennis Player at Ryde
My daughter Tongni and son Ryan have played tennis with Voyager since 2019 taking group lessons two or three times a week. Tongni progressed from red ball hot shots to the top 20 in NSW for her age group. Ryan started when he was four and within two years of coaching is now one of the youngest orange selective players. I would highly recommend Voyager to parents who want their children to start a tennis journey.
Parent at Ryde
If you’re serious about tennis and gaining access to Sydney’s most professional and holistic tennis academy, I would highly recommend Voyager. Voyager has a diversely talented team with a track record of success. I feel confident my two boys have access to the best possible resources and the team they need to maximise their tennis potential. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend juniors, parents or tennis enthusiasts to the amazing team at Voyager.
Parent at Ryde
The Hotshots program run by Voyager has given my children Ollie, Asten and Aria a great amount of enjoyment with their tennis. I can see their self-confidence growing all the time as they continue to improve and most importantly, they have a huge amount of fun. The team at Voyager not only run fantastic tennis programmes but provide support to my children as important role models as they navigate their journey through life. Voyager is more than a tennis club, it is a place to feel safe, socialise and be surrounded by fantastic people. I highly recommend Voyager to anyone who is looking to fine-tune their tennis skills or become a part of a very special community.
Parent at North Manly
The Voyager High Performance programs have provided my daughter Suri an environment where she can learn, develop and train among a like minded group of players. Thanks to the mentoring and squads provided by Voyager over the past two years she is now one of the top ranked juniors in Australia for her age group.
Parent of Suri Suchovsky #1 Australia
The past year I have had a great time improving my tennis in the coaching programs, cardio tennis and social competitions at North Manly. The coaches and staff create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where players of all levels can enjoy the game of tennis and make new friends. I love being a part of the Voyager community!
Tennis Player at North Manly
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