James Dwyer fundraiser tournament

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.


  • 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.

We supported one of our tennis players, 9 year old James, with his fight against brain cancer. We raised money for James’s family to help pay for vital self-funded treatment, including a financial donation of over $4,000 by Voyager.

We held a tournament fundraising event at Pennant Hills Tennis Centre with BBQ, raffle and major prizes including a Tennis NSW signed Australian ATP Cup shirt by all the Aussie players, Head racquet & bag and Voyager gift voucher for a term of adult or junior group coaching.

A huge thank you to everyone who either donated towards James and who were able to come out to our fundraising event.

We hope all who attended had a fun time on and off the court! It was awesome to see James on court, doing what he loves and in true James fashion having a laugh and of course a sneaky underarm serve!
Thank you to the following business and Families for Donating towards James’ Fundraiser:
  • North West Sydney Tennis
  • Tennis NSW
  • Head
  • Woolworths
  • PFD Food Services
  • Tennis Ranch
  • Leura Butchery
  • Todarello’s Katoomba Village Fruit Market
  • Red Poppy Brassie at Katoomba RSL

A special mention to Connor Bourke and his family for all their efforts in gathering these sponsors and volunteering their time and efforts on the day.
And to the coaching team at Pennant hills who also gave their time to help run a great event!

Every dollar raised has gone directly to James’s fundraiser with all expenses covered by Voyager.

We wish James all the best with his treatment and recovery.

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

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