Introducing Our Performance Players:
Chase Zhao


Ryan Henry

Ryan won multiple Australian national singles and doubles titles as a junior and was a key member of Australian team that won the 16/U world junior championships held in Japan. By the age of 18, he had achieved rankings of World No. 1 in U/18 Doubles, World No. 16 in U/18 Singles, 271 in ATP Doubles and 424 in ATP Singles and competed in the Australian Open Mens Singles and Doubles main draw. Ryan retired early from the game at age 19 due to repetitive injuries and has since focused on developing a career as a tennis professional.

Qualifications

  • AICD Governance Foundations Directors Qualification
  • The EDG business essentials program graduate
  • Dent Business Accelerator Program graduate
  • Tennis Australia Master Club Professional and Diploma of Business
  • Tennis Australia Learning Facilitator certificate
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 1
  • Olympic Weight Lifting Level 1

Career history

  • 2004: Tennis NSW High Performance Coach
  • 2006: Tennis NSW Academy Head Coach
  • 2008: Head Performance Coach at Langley Tennis Club in London
  • 2011: Co-founded Voyager Tennis Academy
  • 2017: Joined the Tennis NSW board as a Director
  • 2019: Co-authored and published book ‘Winning on and off the court’

Ryan is responsible for the overall management and development of Voyager Tennis and is passionate about helping tennis thrive at all levels from grass roots right the way through to the professional level.

What I love about Tennis?
I loved the intensity of competing as a player and all the life opportunities that Tennis has provided such as character building, world travel and helping me to build a career. I’d like to share these opportunities and help as many players as possible to develop to their full potential as both players and as people.

Meet Full-Time Academy Player Chase Zhao 

Chase’s passion for tennis began at Ryde Tennis Centre as an 8-year-old Orange Baller. Since joining our Voyager Full-Time Program at the age of 10 in Year 5, Chase has consistently pushed the boundaries of his potential.

In 2019, he achieved a milestone by qualifying for Nationals for the first time, marking a pivotal moment in his young career. Fast forward to 2023, Chase emerged as the Runner-Up in the U/16’s Nationals, propelling him onto the ITF Tour where he competes both nationally and internationally.

With ambitions set on a collegiate tennis career, Chase dreams of representing Stanford, aiming high after climbing from a national ranking of 250+ to as high as No. 8. Scheduled to graduate high school in 2025, Chase plans to pursue college entry in August 2026.

Keep an eye on this rising star as he continues to shine brightly in the world of tennis!

By Ryan Henry, Managing Director of Voyager Tennis and Ex-Pro Tennis Player

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