Who We Are

The Voyager Story

Voyager is a multi-award-winning tennis Academy committed to enhancing lives through tennis and other racquet sports. With over 13 years of experience, our team has been coaching players of all ages and abilities across Sydney, Melbourne, and Singapore. 

Our coaches at Voyager have extensive experience honing their skills through top-level junior tennis. Many have competed professionally or played college tennis, bringing a wealth of expertise to our programs.

Passion drives the entire Voyager team. We aim to share our love for the game and impart our experiences as players, coaches, and professionals to our players, helping them become the best tennis players they can be—whether they’re playing for fun or preparing for competition.

Meet the Voyager Team

We are proud to have assembled a world class team of coaches and management who love their chosen careers, share the Voyager values and are committed to improvement every day.

All coaches at Voyager have either progressed through to top level junior tennis, played college or professionally with the experience of being mentored by some of the world’s most experienced international coaches.

Ryan Henry

Managing Director

Voyager Tennis Coaches
Luke Bourgeois

Director of High Performance

Homebush

Tim Walter

Director of Operations

Vaughan
Vaughan Bowen

Non-Executive Chairman

Voyager Tennis Coaches
Adam Feeney

Head of Coach Development

Pennant Hills

Emily Carding

Head of Communications and Community

Nathan Bowden Haase

Sales & Customer Service Manager

Elaine Norman

Talent Acquisition Manager

Goran Kovacevic

Human Resources Manager

David Jin

Group Accountant

Alonso Leon

Qualifications
Level 2 Anetech (National Association of Tennis Coaches of Chile)

Playing History:
Top 4 nationally ranked in U14 and U16 in Chile
Played as #2 singles for College of the Desert
#1 singles player for Montana State University
Assistant coach at Sportime Harbour Island, New York
Junior development coach at Old Black Point, Connecticut
Junior development coach at Croydon Tennis Center, Sydney
High performance coach at JC Ferrero Academy, Spain
High performance coach at Felner Tennis Academy, Portugal

What I love about Tennis?
l love tennis for its blend of athleticism, strategy, mental toughness, and competitiveness. These and the fact that you can have long-lasting memories of both your successes and losses resembles what life is about.

Monica Nandimedala

Qualifications
Level 2 Advanced Tennis Coach Certification from The Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches (AATC)
Six-week Certificate course in sports coaching (Lawn Tennis) – Sports Authority of India, NSSC, Bangalore, Karnataka.
B.com (Computers)
MBA (Finance and Marketing)

Playing History
I started coaching in the year 2016
Bronze Medalist in All India Inter University Tournaments 2014 (Lawn Tennis). Represented Osmania
University.
Gold Medalist in Central Zone Inter University Tournaments 2014 (Lawn Tennis). Represented Osmania
University.
Participated in 56th National School Games, 2010-11
Participated in South Zone Inter-University Tournaments 2012. Represented Osmania University.
Represented GITAM University in the South Zone Inter-University Tournament 2015. (Team Captain)
Gold Medalist in Inter-collegiate Games & Sports meet 2014-2015 GITAM University (Lawn Tennis).
Gold Medalist in Inter-collegiate Games & Sports meet 2015-2016 GITAM University (Lawn Tennis).

What you love about Tennis? 
I started playing Tennis at the age of 11 and have been enjoying playing the sport ever since. Tennis has given me a lot of opportunities to travel, meet new people, and learn a lot to improve myself in many ways and my love for the sport inspired me to choose a career path as a Tennis coach. Coaching tennis is incredibly rewarding because it allows me to share my passion for the sport with others. It’s not just a game, for me it’s a sport that opens doors to new experiences and friendships.


William Blake

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coaching Course 2017/18
Captain SHORE Tennis 2nds Team 2014
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) 2019

Playing / Work History
Played Junior level through school and NSTA Tournaments
8 Years Tennis Coaching Experience at Bathurst, Chatswood, Hornsby and Club Med Bali

What I love about Tennis?
For me, tennis is more than just a game, its a lifestyle, a passion. I love to see people improving their tennis, but more importantly, having fun and enjoying themselves. I believe LEARNING and FUN together create long lasting relationships with the sport. It’s a great way to stay active and healthy, and to network and meet new people. It really is an all-inclusive game for people of all ages, backgrounds and levels.

Sharang Sharma

Qualifications
USPTR LEVEL 1
AATC LEVEL 1
AATC LEVEL 2
AATC LEVEL 2 fitness

Playing History
Played various U-12 , U-14 , U-16 , U-18/19 and Men’s Competitions
March 2024 ITF senior 30+ semifinalist
2011/12 inter collage SP university winner (Captain)
2012/13 inter collage SP university winner(captain)
2013/14 inter collage SP university winner (captain)
2011/12  represented west zone (captain)

What you love about Tennis? 
I have been into tennis for a very long time I started playing when I was a kid and after a very long period I carry the same passion for the game. I love the combination of excellent mental and physical techniques and tactics used in the game and every time you feel upgrading and trying something new for the game.

AJ Nortje

Qualifications
Tennis and Fitness Instructor – Club Med Phuket Thailand.
Play & Stay Tennis & National Instructors course completed
Padel instructors course “not internationally recognised” but am looking to do an international course.
2019 – Personal Trainer Course – Personal Trainers. – Trifocus
2017 – Varsity College – Studied Sports Management.
2013 – 2016 – Mega Mind Private School – Grade 9 to Matric – (passed IT, Accounting, Afrikaans, English, Life Orientation and Business, Maths).
2012 Fourways High – Grade 8 year 2012.

Playing History
Tennis coach with 8 years of experience working across diverse age ranges. Excels at making individual and group tennis lessons accessible and fun for various playing levels and abilities. TSA Play and Stay certification.
Started playing tennis in June 2010 and by July 2015 Ranked no 66 in South Africa in the Men’s Singles and no 40 in Boys u18.
• No 1 seed in grade 8 in tennis at Fourways High School, team colours for tennis, in 2013.
• Placed 1st in the Gauteng Mini Masters in 2014.
• Ranked no 42 in SA Men’s after winning numerous tournaments in 2016.
• Currently does professional squad training three times per week.

What you love about Tennis? 
Tennis engages your mind and body at the same time. It is one of the sports involving anaerobic activity as well as great enjoyment while playing.

Renato Moreira

Qualifications
Certified Tennis Australia club professional
Completing CRT 4 leadership management

Playing History
Itf Seniors

What you love about Tennis? 
I love that in tennis every day is a chase of perfection. Each day is completely different & doesn’t matter how happy you are after a game you always want to play more the next day.

Ruben Rubio Guadas

Qualifications
Rpt level 1
ICI level 1 (USA)
ICI professional coach (USA)
ICI doubles course (USA)
Tennis Australia Certified Stringer
Certificate II in business
Certificate III in business
Certificate IV in business

Playing History
Nationals Spain
Tennis Europe u16
ITF u18
Coach of ITF junior and ATP players

What you love about Tennis? 
What I love about tennis is that it is a sport for all ages and you can decide how challenging you want it to be.
In addition, the values and character that it builds in people apply in every aspect in a persons day to day life such as perseverance, dedication and respect. Also the friendships and experiences that you build along the way are invaluable.

Daniel Deymonnaz

Qualifications
Level 3 tennis coach awarded by the Argentine Tennis Association.
National tennis coach awarded by the Madrid Tennis Federation.
Coach and sparring certificate at the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy, Spain

Playing History:
Head Pro at Club de Tenis Pozuelo for 13 years in Madrid, Spain.
Assistant coach at Harvard University in Boston, USA.
Director of international padel competition for Vibor-A.
Director of Ivy League for 5 years. Company dedicated to obtaining college scholarships in the United States.
Coach and sparring for Tita Torro (Top 50 WTA ranking), Mario Vidella (Top 100 ATP ranking), Mario Peña (NCAA player), among others.
Captain of national and international teams with the Pozuelo Tennis Club.
Founder of the TennisFit method. The best way to combine tennis with the world of Fitness.

What you love about Tennis?
As a professional coach, to love tennis is to embrace the challenge of molding not only players, but people. Every day on the court is an opportunity to inspire, teach and nurture the potential of my students. It is to see beyond technique and tactics, it is to understand the mind and heart of each player, guiding them to excellence. I love tennis because it allows me to be part of a journey of growth and improvement, where every victory and every defeat are valuable lessons. It is a sport that challenges me to constantly evolve as a coach and as an individual, and that is what makes it truly exciting.

Pallav Rousha

Qualifications
PTR TENNIS COACHING COURSE

Playing History
Have played many national tournaments and have been ranked in top 20 also have represented Germany clubs in the year of 2017.
I have been running my own academy from past 3 years and have been working with many itf players as well.

What you love about Tennis? 
The thing I love about tennis is travelling and tournaments. It just makes you travel a lot

Tomas Urtubey

Qualifications
Tennis Coach – Asociación Argentina de Tenis – ITF Level 1
Tennis Official Introductory Course – National Official’s Department – Asociación Argentina de Tenis
CPR Introductory Course – Tucuman’s Ministry of Education

Playing History
As a player, I participated in second and third category of Provincial’s tournaments, reaching the semifinals twice.
As a coach, I’ve been part of the growing of U10, U12 and U14 players, being part of the coaching staff and accompanying them to local and regional tournaments.
As a volunteer, I participated in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018 being part of the Sport Information Desk.

What you love about Tennis? 
What I really love about tennis is that the game itself allows the players to create a versatile and personal style.
In my experience, tennis became a lifestyle. A few years ago while studying in the University this sport gave me the opportunity to start working and focusing my efforts in being a better person and professional. Tennis also taught me really useful tools to develop my skills in many other sports.

Timothy Rajaratnam

Qualifications
GPTCA Level C qualified
Followed the ITF CBI course
ITF Play Tennis Instructor
Certified Motor Skills Learning Coach
Bailey Tennis Footwork Certified
Bachelors in Business

Playing History
Represented the Sri Lanka Army Tennis Team at Club Tournaments(2023 & 2024) in Sri Lanka
5 straight years on the high school champion team at national level tournaments in Sri Lanka
Competed in junior tournaments in Sri Lanka
Over 10 years of experience working as a journalist and a coach with players of all levels, high school teams, national defence forces team in Sri Lanka.
Been the tournament director/organiser for club, local and UTR tournaments.

What you love about Tennis? 
What I love about tennis is the unique blend of competition and sportsmanship, where every match begins with the inclusive spirit of ‘love all.’ A blend of mental and physical challenges you need to overcome in this sport builds great discipline and character. A sport which can be played professionally and recreationally, makes it life long and a life skill too. Most relationships built on a tennis court last for a long time and some for a life time.

Kamaljeet Singh

Qualifications
– Master in Physical Edu. (M.P.ed.)
– Bachelor in Physical Edu. (B.P.ed)
– AATC Level 1&2 (2019),
– ITF Level 1( officiating) 2009
– AITA LEVEL 3 (2009)

Player History
– GOLD in State Games
– GOLD in Inter College
– Played as a junior professional in India
– From 2007 to 2024, served as Head Coach of High Performance In ALTA Academy (INDIA)
– From 20010 to 2024, served as Head Coach at POLICE DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL (INDIA)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is Art Of Living. It’s teach us how to live & as a coach what I feel that there is a different kind of fun in the challenges of coaching.


Maria Zimmermann

Qualifications
Brazilian Federation of Tennis Course

Playing / Work History
2009 – 7 years playing the Youth National Tournaments around Brazil
2010 – 4 years playing COSAT tournaments – South American Tennis Confederation
2011 – Top State player, represented my State in the Nationals Championship
2012 – Finalist and semi-finalist Casely Tournaments, Miami, USA
2016 – Wild Card Main-Draw Future 15k in doubles – Professional Tournament
2017 – Full Tennis Team Scholarship NAIA University – USA
2017 – Mentioned as Sophomore of the year at Nationals
2018 – Scholar-Athlete Award – Recognition of Outstanding Achievement – Woman’s Tennis Team

What I love about Tennis?
I started playing tennis when I was six years old, introduced by my Mother who I will be forever grateful to.
Tennis has taught me how to be disciplined, resilient, mentally strong, and an active listener. Most importantly, tennis has repeatedly proven to me that you should never give up no matter the circumstances. It taught me that you will eventually see a return if you work hard. The tennis atmosphere, and the people you meet along the way it’s something that I will never forget. This sport built who I am and everything that I am today.


Sophie Arnuti-De Mula

Qualifications
MASTER strategic marketing and communication
State diploma Tennis in France

Playing / Work History
French Ranking Top 20 under 18 and top 120 (Adult)
Played ITF junior tournament in Europe
Played few WTA tournaments ($10,000 and $25,000)
Played a French championship in Roland Garros under 16 and under 18
1 time Academic champion
3 times runner up leagues champion under 18
Played in the national university Tennis
Played for teams in France and German Premier Club Leagues
Beach Tennis – World ranking 222 + 4 Professional Titles

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a complete sport. Mentally and physically. For me it is a school of life. We can feel a lot of emotions on the court, that’s what makes this sport so beautiful.
Today i want to past as a tennis player and my love of the game and competition to young talents and to provide them with the support and possible keys to make them better.

Jasper Clarke

Qualifications
Currently in final year of HSC

Playing History
For the last year I have been coaching group sessions as well as private lessons for kids aged 7-16 for John Eldridge at castle cove tennis courts.

What you love about Tennis? 
The importance of technique and precision that goes into every ball you hit, as well as the fitness benefits and effort required to succeed at the sport.

Gaby Daoud

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.
Master of Architecture.

Playing History
Discovered Tennis at the age of 11 and began participating in tournaments by the age of 15.
Joined the University Varsity Team in 2013 and became captain from 2016 to 2018. Travelled to Greece, Italy and Spain to compete with the varsity team.
Coached Tennis since 2015 at Koura Tennis Club and later on became club president for 4 years consecutively.

What you love about Tennis? 
Tennis holds a special place in my heart, as it goes beyond being just a sport; it is a passion that has enriched both my mind and body. The dynamic nature of tennis engages my mind with every strategic move and tactical decision on the court, making it a constant mental challenge. Simultaneously, the physical demands of the game provide a full-body workout, promoting overall health and fitness. Tennis has been my guide to confidence, teaching me to trust my abilities and make split-second decisions. Beyond the physical and mental benefits, the sport has significantly contributed to my well-being by reducing stress and enhancing my social interactions. Tennis has expanded my social circle, fostering connections that go beyond the game itself.

David Lim

Qualifications
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

Playing History
Tennis Coaching – Hampton Tennis Club
Tennis Coaching – Taylors Lakes Tennis Club

What you love about Tennis? 
Tennis is an accessible sport that can appeal to all ages and skill levels. The game encourages interaction, communication, and fun. It offers great opportunities to meet new people, on and off the court.

Amit Chauhan

Qualifications

Educational – Bachelor in Arts Tennis: ITF World Coaches Conference 2019 (Thailand)
International Tennis Federation : Coach Education Certification Level 1
All India Tennis Association:
Coaches Certification Level I
Coaches Certification Level II
Coaches Certification Level III
Coaches Certification Level IV

Playing History:

Placed 3rd in Asian Junior Ranking
Top 5 player in the National Ranking for the junior categories (Under 14, 16, and 18)
Played ITF Junior Tournaments
School National Games: 4-time Gold, 2-time Silver, and 6-time Bronze medalist
2-time Inter-State Gold winner
Inter-College Gold winner

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis develops a sense of discipline and resilience, qualities that extend beyond the court. The continuous challenge and sportsmanship within the tennis community make me passionate about the sport. Being connected with the sport for 20 years has helped me evolve not only as a player or a coach but also as a person. As a coach, the sense of pride and accomplishment when a player shows improvement in the game is absolutely incredible.

 

Ayodeji Omodara

Qualifications

Member of the LTA tennis Britain
ITF online coaching course (21 certificates)
PTR certified
CPR AED and Basic first Aid certified
Understanding coaching and mentoring certification
Bachelor of Science ( Human Resources Management )

Playing History:

UTR 9.15
Racket academy UTR tour (runners up) (UTR Dubai ) 2023
Career high NTF doubles 12, singles 7
Career high UAE 10 singles
University games 2012-2016 (8medals in total)
Governor cup ITF 2nd round

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis players are a special breed and although we are competitive, we support and challenge each other in the best possible ways. When you take up tennis you become part of a community, and there’s nothing better than that.

Brandon Rodrigues

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
2 years of coaching experience for all levels of players

Playing History:

14 years of high level tennis.
Played internationally
Competed at futures

What you love about Tennis?

What I love about tennis is how every point can change the match which keeps it competitive until the last point is done. I also love the problem solving aspect of the game & figuring out my opponent.

Imran Iqbal

Qualifications

Qualified Aita level 3 coaching course in 2013.
AATC level 2 in 2022.
Attained 3 national tennis coaches workshops.

Playing History:

I won district and state ranking championships.
I have 13 years + experience in tennis coaching in many cities across India and I have produced district, state and national tennis champions.

What you love about Tennis?

It is called LOVE ALL before we start the match ( it’s a message to the world I feel)
I am a complete introvert person but tennis makes me extrovert and I love what I do so I do it with love and I really like it.
Tennis is one of the most powerful game of the world and If you play well then nothing can stop you(except you) from reaching to the top of the rankings.
People who play tennis together they show huge respect to each other during the gameplay and I love it too.

 

Suraj Kumar

Qualifications

All India level – 1,2,3 and level 4 qualified Tennis coach
Level – 1 fitness qualified.
In study I completed my Matriculation and secondary (10th and 12th) and my graduation in Bachelor of Arts.
Development & Advanced AATC courses completed

Playing History:

I am former professional tennis player in India My All India rank was 114 in 2016.
So I started coaching in 2017 after 2 years I become a senior tennis coach in an indian academy.
The academy is good and my employer is also very supportive and helping me.

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis is everything for me. Tennis makes us fit and strong and good for health
My thoughts is eat sleep and Tennis repeat, I love tennis.

 

Felix Martinez

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
AATC Development Coaching Course
AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Medical Doctor – University of Buenos Aires
First Aid: Advanced Life Support And Initial Care in Trauma
Pedagogy Course – Teacher training school, University of Buenos Aires

Playing History:

Number 1 Provincial ranking U14 – U16
Top 20 National ranking U14 – U16
Sparring of professional tennis player such as Bautista Torres (ATP world ranking 230)
2 Time Fair play award
Interclub and Interuniversity tournament player
Head Coach at Lead Tennis Academy – Sydney
Assistant Tennis Coach at Neptunia Academy – Entre Rios, Argentina
College Professor – University of Buenos Aires

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis for me is a sport that is not only fun and good for your health, but also allows you to meet many people, make friends, travel, and the most important, it gives you beautiful values which will help you face any situation in your life.

Johann Singh

Qualifications

AATC Certified Tennis Coach
Bachelor of Economics (University of Warwick)

Playing History:

Nationally ranked player in Singapore and Philippines (U12, U14, U16)
Played for UWCSEA High School Tennis Team
Played for University of Warwick Tennis Team
Assistant Tennis Coach at Savitar Tennis Center, Singapore
Assistant Tennis Coach for UWCSEA Tennis Team

What you love about Tennis?

I love tennis because it truly challenges me both physically and mentally. It has taught me the importance of discipline and perseverance, which has carried on into other aspects of my life. From the social side, it’s a great way to make new friends and meet like-minded people from all around the world.

Liam Jameson

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course

Playing History:

Introduced to tennis at the age of 11.
Private coached by Master Professional Level 3 qualified coaches at the Marrickville hard courts tennis club as a junior.
Represented western suburbs tennis club in the mid west competitions (division 1) throughout high school.
2 years of high level coaching experience across both juniors & adults.

What you love about Tennis?

Since a young age I’ve always had a strong interest when it comes to predominantly individual sports which is where tennis quickly became a passion of mine. I’ve always strived for success and to only better myself as a player but off court as well and I have the experience over the years of playing this game to thank for it.

Yan Linero

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
Tennis Australia community course
Sport science
Tennis Australia member

Playing History:

Professional Cartagena Club ( Colombia )
Bolivar Tennis League ( Colombia )

What you love about Tennis?

I love everything about tennis, for its combination of physical skill, strategy, and mental focus. The fast-paced nature of the game, the thrill of competition, and the satisfaction of each victory achieved. Tennis allows me to forget about everything around me and during the game it fills me with happiness and well-being.

Varun Sharma

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
Level 2 Advanced Tennis Coach certification from AATC
︎AATC certified Fitness Trainer
︎Bachelors of Technology in Electronics and communications
︎Bachelors in Tourism
︎Pursuing M.B.A

Playing History:

Represented Kurukshetra University at All India university Games 2017-18 and 2021-22
︎Represented Kurukshetra University at Khelo India University Games, Bangalore,2022
︎North zone Inter University Lawn Tennis Tournament 2022 – Gold, 2017- Bronze ,Adidas open 2018 ,New Delhi- Winner
︎Worked with Men’s players ranked in top 50 in India
︎Trained ITF Juniors players
︎Head Coach at Base Tennis Academy, India – Age groups (10 -18)

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis is a really beautiful game. Pursuing tennis provides us an incredible opportunity to achieve glory and greatness in life. It builds character & personality and inculcates values which help us in all walks of life. I’m extremely grateful for the incredible moments, memories and opportunities which have come in my life because of tennis. And I’ll leave no stone unturned in helping my players achieve their dreams through my knowledge and skills.

Kabiru Abdulmalik

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
ITF Level 1 Certified Instructor.
Wheelchair Tennis Level 1.
ITF world educational program.
ITF play+stay.
ITF coaching disability.
CompTIA Network+ certification.
Introduction to Safeguarding Children.
FirstAid at workplace.
Introduction to Biomechanics for advanced players.
The business of coaching tennis.
ITF Play Tennis Course.

Playing History:

Career high ATP singles ranking of 3065.
Career high NTF singles Ranking of 4.
5 time ITF junior West Africa Doubles champion.
3 time ITF junior West Africa singles Silver Medalist, 4 time bronze.
Current Seed 5 NTF doubles ranking.
Career high NTF junior U12,14,16 and 18 seed 1.

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis for me is something that I can NEVER do without, I have come to the realisation that tennis is life itself as it has different elements attached to it. Tennis is like a love language that only people who are in love can understand it, as far as you love tennis no matter your background, race, ethnicity, colour, social or political views. You’re UNITED as ONE.

Nathan Bowden Haase

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree (with Honours) Sports and Leisure Industry Management
Personal Trainer Level 4
Swimming Pool Plant Management Certificate

Employment History:

Having been a General Manager at Fitness First and Next Generation Health & Racquets Clubs, I progressed to managing Multi-Sport Sites such as Centennial Parklands Sports Centre, and Australia’s busiest Golf Venue, Moore Park Golf in Sydney.

With many of the Sites I have managed we have built substantial Tennis programs, which is where I first met Voyager Tennis many years ago at Next Generation in Ryde.

My playing history has circled more around Soccer, Cricket and Golf with the occasional sociable hit of Tennis.

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis is a great sport to keep fit, make lifelong friends, and to improve mental health.

Michael Robertson

Qualifications

Tertiary Education
Master Business Administration (MBA)

Coaching Qualification:

Tennis Australia High Performance Coaching Qualification
European Registry (Spain) Coaching Qualification
PTCA Europe Accredited Master Professional

Playing History and Employment History:

Junior Playing highlights
Runner up 14/u Orange Bowl Boys singles
Semi finalist 16/u Orange Bowl Boys singles
Winner French Open Junior Boys Doubles

Professional Playing Highlights
Quarter finalist Men’s doubles US Open
Quarter finalist Men’s doubles Australian Open
Semi finalist Mixed doubles Wimbledon

“Interesting fact” competed against 10 different former ATP no.1 ranked players in ATP sanctioned and Grand Slam events (players were ranked no. 1 across 4 decades) (Newcombe, Nastase, Vilas, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander, Courier, Sampras, Edberg, Becker)

Coaching History (Professional)
Coached on both the ATP and WTA tour (6 years)

Coaching History (Developmental)
Head Coach Victorian Institute of Sport (5 years) (Players include Sam Groth)
Head Coach Perth National Academy (3 Years) (Players include Storm Sanders/ Hunter,Astra Sharma)

Administrator History
CEO Tennis West 2011 – 2015

Shaik Osama

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
Top 5 nationally U/12, U/14, U/16
Top 10 nationally U/18
Highest Ranked 25 in men’s category.
Top 5 in Asian tennis U/14

Playing History:

6+ years of coaching experience
Worked with Indian top ranking juniors/ATP/WTA
Coaching recreational players

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis is good for friendship, fitness, mental strength, stress relief and feeling part of a community. Tennis constantly presents you with opportunities to focus, to overcome obstacles and to rise.

Tennis players are a special breed and although we are competitive, we support each other in the best possible ways.

Sam Marsh

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
(2011) Advanced Diploma Business – Macleay College
(2012) Advanced Diploma Business Marketing – Macleay College
(2000 – 2002) Law (deferred) – Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Playing History:

Sydney Flex Leagues – 2022 – present
Senior Pro – Voyager Seaforth- Jan 2023 – present

What you love about Tennis?

After playing a high level of cricket as a junior, I love that tennis has reinvigorated my passion to compete and get better at something every day, at this stage of my career. Having spent 20 years in hospitality & business ownership, I picked up a racquet again during Covid and haven’t put it down since! Learning a skill that is very difficult can be extremely rewarding. I love both the physical and mental challenges it presents, and its a fantastic sport for keeping you both socially and physically active.

Anil Kumar

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
I have completed my 12th standard education and achieved qualifications in tennis, including International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 2, All India Tennis Association (AITA) Level 4, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and Asia Advanced Tennis Certificate (AATC) Level 2.

Playing History:

From 2002 to 2014, I served as the Senior Tennis Coach at the US Embassy, and from 2014 to 2022, I held the position of Head Tennis Coach at the American Embassy School, both situated in New Delhi, India.

What you love about Tennis?

As a coach, I love tennis for its ability to instil discipline and teamwork in players. Witnessing my students grow and achieve their goals brings me immense satisfaction. The sense of community and camaraderie within the tennis world makes coaching a truly rewarding experience.

Bruno Zapata

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Diploma of Accounting, Commerce and Business Administration

Playing History:

Represented Misiones at National Tournaments in Argentina
42 at AAT Rank 16/U
Represented Citi Tennis in Brazil
Champion at OPEN CLASS in FPT Tournaments

What you love about Tennis?

I was introduced to tennis at the age of 8 and it has been an unforgettable journey filled with amazing memories. I love the intensity, competitiveness and thrill the sport brings. Playing tennis presents opportunities to meet new people and potentially form lifelong friendships. It is extremely satisfying being on court whether it’s a casual hit with mates, playing matches or coaching others.

Sergio Cuartas Estrada

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Graduated from Shaw University (business management)

Playing History:

I have been playing for more than 20 years, I was #1 in Colombia, under 18.
ITF highest rank: 517.
At Shaw University I used to play as a #2 singles player and #1 in doubles.
As a coach I worked at Gomez tennis Academy, based at Naples, Florida.
I worked in a summer camp as a tennis coach at Boston, MA
And I was working in a tennis club back in Colombia (club Campestre El Rodeo) with high performance.

What you love about Tennis?

I love everything – playing, coaching and continuing to learn. I am very passionate about tennis.

Stephen Halls

Qualifications

Tennis Australia Development Coach
Pickleball Coaches International Level 1
Certificate in Fitness Level 3
Bachelor of Sports Science Degree (Portsmouth UK)

Playing History:

2023 Tasmania Pickleball Open Mens Singles Finalist. Open Mixed Doubles Bronze Medalist
2023 NSW Pickleball Open Mens Singles Qtr Finalist
2019-2022 Manager of SJ Tennis
2012-2018 Director of Revolution Tennis
2010 Newcombe Medal Finalist

What you love about Tennis?

I love how tennis and pickleball are games for all ages and levels. I love how it is something that you can play with your family, friends or work colleagues everyone can have fun, stay fit and healthy and be social or competitive.

Asjad Qureshi

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course

University of London
BSc. Politics and International Relations

International Tennis Federation
Level 2 – Coaching Advanced Players

International Tennis Federation
Level 1 – Coaching Beginners and Intermediates

Duke University
Distance Learning, Sports and Society

Deakin University
Distance Learning, Sustainability and Development

British Council
Distance Learning, National and International Policymaking

Playing History:

10+ National Titles

Highest Rankings Achieved
#2383, ITF Men’s Singles
#19, PTF Men’s Singles
#11, PTF Men’s Doubles
#1712, ITF Juniors
#5, PTF Under 18

What you love about Tennis?

I love being on the court because it challenges me everyday and always gives me something new to learn. The complexity, problem solving and strength required to master the sport reflects many aspects of life.

Matias Cristaldo

Qualifications
BA – Business Administration & Finance
PTR Coach Certificate

Playing History:
Davenport University
Palisades Tennis Center
Van Der Meer Tennis Academy

What you love about Tennis?
What I particularly like about tennis is the combination of physical fitness, strategic thinking, mental toughness, and the individual nature of the sport. Tennis provides a fantastic opportunity for players to improve their overall fitness, develop agility and strength, and witness their progress on the court. The strategic elements of shot selection, court positioning, and tactical manoeuvres excite me as a coach, as I guide my players in understanding and applying these strategies during matches. Furthermore, I find great satisfaction in helping my players cultivate mental toughness, cope with pressure, and stay composed in challenging situations. The individual nature of tennis allows for personal growth, self-discipline, and self-motivation, as players set goals and achieve success on their own. Lastly, I appreciate that tennis is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed at any age, offering both health benefits and opportunities for socialization. Overall, witnessing my players’ progress, their passion for the sport, and the joy they find in tennis is what truly captivates and motivates me as a tennis coach.

Nikita Volonski

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course Qualification
Tennis Australia Coach Member
Keeping the Children Safe Course Qualification
Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
Diploma of Marketing and Communication (completing)

Playing History:
Former Top 100 ranked ITF Junior in the world (Career high ranking of 80)
2 x Tennis NSW Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Career high UTR of 13.21
Career high ATP Ranking of 1117

What you love about Tennis?
I love tennis because of how unique it is. Tennis is a very physical, psychological and emotional sport, making it demanding and exciting to play. I also love how tennis is one of the only sports that when you are on the court, you are on your own. Having to problem solve and figure out a solution is one of many traits tennis players develop, which in return can also help with overcoming real life situations. Tennis has taught me many lessons throughout my career, which I am excited to share to other up and coming tennis athletes.

Nicolas De Gregorio

Qualifications
College Degree in Communications (UADE)
7 years of Coaching Experience
2 years Teaching College and Secondary School (Communications and Culture)
Travel Coach (COSAT and ITF Tours)
Eventual Delegation Captain for Argentina (COSAT)

Playing History:
Pro Tennis Player – N°918 ATP World Ranking N°1 Argentina U18 – 2007 / 2008
N°1 Argentina Pro Ranking – 2013
-4 Classification French Tennis Circuit – 2015
Argentina First Division Club Team Tournament Champion – 2014

What I love about Tennis?
That it teaches you not just to confront all kinds of situations inside the court, but outside of it too. In that way it becomes a way of life, a way of looking and dealing with it, that most people don’t have the opportunity to get ahold of. I also love that through it, it can help lots of young people to open a variety of rich life paths linked to tennis.

Arthur Angles

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
French Tennis Diploma (= ITF Gold level)

Playing History
College Tennis Player
KCAC conference finalist
Ranked 23rd in the nation in doubles (NJCAA)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis has been teaching me values such as dedication, sportsmanship, friendship, taste of work and respect. Tennis is much more than a sport to me and it brings this special thing into my life.

Hariprashanth Sooriyakumaran

Qualifications
Certificate II in Sports Coaching
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
ITF – CAP (Level 2)
ITF – CBI (Level 1)
ITF Tutor Course – Play Tennis
National Tutor – Sri Lanka

Playing History
Playing tennis since the age of 8 years
Played for Sri Lanka Air Force Tennis Team (2009 – 2014)
Played many National level Tournaments in Sri Lanka
12 years of coaching experience with various levels of players in Sri Lanka
Experience in organizing and managing many local & International Tennis Events

What I love about Tennis?
I love playing tennis because, in addition to boosting our overall fitness, it enhances our problem-solving skills, mental toughness, and ability to think effectively under pressure. Tennis is also a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from all walks of life, and is played all over the world, which is one of its best features.

Andres Puente

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelor of Business Administration – 21st Century Business University, Argentina
Level 2, High Performance Qualification – Argentine Tennis Association
Level 2, Development Qualification – Lawn Tennis Club La Rioja, Argentina & Bogota Polytechnic

Playing History
Nationally ranked junior in Argentina
Full Time academy player at the David Nalbandian Tennis Academy and CENARD – Argentina’s national high performance centre
Coached by four time former Grand Slam champion Guillermo Vilas
Former ITF Futures competitor
Former hitting partner of Diego Schwartzman (highest ATP ranking no. 8) & Francisco Cerundolo (highest ATP ranking no. 24)
Coached at the Cordoba Lawn Tennis Club, La Rioja Argentina

What I love about Tennis?
I started playing tennis at 6 years old, and fell in love with the game instantly. I love the opportunities tennis has given me throughout my life, including travelling to different parts of the world and meeting new people. I have always enjoyed both the competitive and friendly aspects of the game. And I love the fact that tennis is truly a game for life.

Mike Collinge

Qualifications:
LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
Cardio Tennis Trained
DBS Check
First Aid Trained

Playing history
10 year of coaching experience in the UK. Worked with a variety of players of all ages and levels. Worked at club and county level.

What I love about tennis?
10 year of coaching experience in the UK. Worked with a variety of players of all ages and levels. Worked at club and county level.

Rafael Ferla

Rafael Ferla

Qualifications:
Certificate II in Sports Coaching
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Portuguese Tennis Federation level 1
International Tennis Association Play Tennis Course

Playing history
Former student athlete in the USA reaching top 8 doubles ranking and awarded with NCAA All-American recognition.
Among the best players on the Brazilian professional ranking.
Coached by Ivan Kley (top 100 in singles and doubles), Jose Schimidt (top 100 in doubles), João Zwetsch (Former long time Davis Cup coach for the Brazilian team and a couple top 100 players), Fernando Roese (top 100 in singles and doubles and Pan American gold and bronze medalist), and Larri Passos (Gustavo Kuerten’s coach, former ATP #1 and three times Roland Garros champion).

What I love about tennis?
The fact that on the court players have to use technical, physical, mental and strategy skills trying to solve problems that the opponent presents resembling a lot of how life is off the court when we have to deal with challenges to overcome and grow as a person. All the skills that are learnt and improved during tennis practices, matches, tournaments and travels develop players into better people which is beneficial for the player on and off the court doesn’t matter what path in life the player chooses to follow as well as it creates a better place for everyone around.

Sergio Zapata

Qualifications:
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
Commercial Engineer
Master in Innovation and Design
Former ITF Junior Tennis Player

Player history
Former top 1 in all Junior Categories (El Salvador)
Best ITF junior ranking: 880
Coach experience at Alto Tenis, Santiago, Chile.
Statistical Analyst for ATP Players Alejandro Tabilo and Tomás Barrios.

What I love about tennis?
I love how tennis challenges players in all mental and physical aspects. This also makes tennis an integral and suitable sport for the development not only of great athletes but also great people.

Zoothik Ethirajan

Qualifications:
15 Years of coaching experience.
International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 1 certified coach.
United States Professional Tennis Registry Adult Development coach.
All India Tennis Association level 3 certified coach.
All India Tennis Association Mini Tennis certified coach.

Player history
Played National level tournament’s and ITF circuit along with All India university circuit.

What I love about tennis?
Tennis is a great sport for all the ages. I was introduced to the sport by my dad when I was 6 years old and my tennis journey started from there. The game teaches good sportsmanship, it builds teamwork, respect, discipline and kindness. Playing tennis will help you get in good shape, but it also stimulates your mind.

Selena Alemagar

Qualifications 
I’ve been working at Illawarra Tennis Centre for about 5 years both in the pro shop and coaching hot shot’s programs

Playing History 
Played several tournaments as a junior
Been playing tennis since the age of 9

What you love about Tennis? 
I love that tennis is a game for all standards. It’s always a fun game for those who are either playing competitively or socially. It is amazing that tennis enhances one’s general fitness and athleticism. There are so many aspects to the game, which positively impacts all areas of health and wellbeing, whether it be cognitive, emotional, social or physical. I think it is a very versatile sport for all ages, therefore allowing individuals to continue one’s tennis journey through all stages of life.

Nicolas Craig

Qualifications:
ATPCA – AATC – Tennis Australia Qualified Tennis Coach
Certificate 1 And 2 In Sport And Recreation

Player history
Significant social, school, club and district playing experience over the past decade.

What I love about tennis?
Everything. Playing it, watching it, coaching people to become better at playing. I love every aspect of tennis, the thrill of playing, strategy and winning and the friendships and bonds which can form through tennis.

Santiago Grillo

Qualifications:
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
ITF Level 1 – Beginner & Intermediate Players course
National Coach Level 1 – RFET (Real Federación Española de Tenis) –
Tennis Official (Chair and Line Umpire) – RFET (Real Federación Española de Tenis)
Sports Psychologist (Psychology Degree) – University of Valencia, Spain
ITF World Coaches Conference by BNP Paribas (2021)
ITF Certifications:
– Ethics in Coaching
-Motivation for Advanced Players: Fundamentals.
-Introduction to Communication 1,2
-Introduction to Safeguarding Children
-Introduction to physical conditioning
-Introduction to Play Tennis Course

Player history
National tournaments – Italy
National tournaments – Argentina

What I love about tennis?
When you are playing a tennis match, you can either win or lose a point. When you are playing the game of life, the same thing happens. Tennis has taught me that I should always be the best version of myself in both cases because no matter how complicated your life is, you will always be able to find a way to win another point and start again.

Ignacio Amado

Qualifications:
Tennis Coach

Player history
Ex tennis player. Played some tournaments in europe and south america during my childhood and teen years. All my life was related to tennis. At 17 I started to coach people in the Cordoba Lawn Tennis club and some others clubs. I worked in high permormance academies like LFM tennis academy and Cordoba Golf Club.

What I love about tennis?
What I love about tennis is the enjoyment and the values of playing a game like we used to do when we were kids. Keeping our body healthy and strong is another important fact about this beautiful sport. It prepares us to be respectful and disciplined and mentally strong in all the situations of life.

Elaine Norman

Qualifications:
An experienced Recruitment and Talent expert with experience across both London and Sydney within a diverse range of industries including Financial, Professional services, NFP and Telecoms.
– Level A and B BPS (British Psychological Society)
– London Chamber of Commerce Industry – Diploma Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
– DISC Advanced Certificate – 2021 Facilitator

What I love about Tennis?
I was fortunate to play tennis from an early age, competing at many different clubs in and around London and several tennis clubs worldwide. I appreciate how much tennis has given me, the opportunity for personal growth, determination, social development and lasting friendships worldwide. At an early age I developed social skills far quicker than many of my school friends and found myself quickly relating and enjoying the company of players from all different ages and backgrounds.

Fabiola Perez

Qualifications
BA in Tourism
LTA level 2 qualified coach

Playing History
Head Red Junior development coach, London, UK
Team Captain & Winner 2016 – Watford District League – Ladies doubles UK.
Winner – Ladies doubles tournament at Elsterwick Tennis Club – Season 1, 2017
Runner up – A Grade Mixed doubles Echuca Easter tournament – VIC, 2017

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis can be both a competitive and a social game. As a player you can test your skills against others in club competitions or participate in a fun game with family or friends, followed by a drink and barbecue!

Misha Testerman

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Public Relations; Minor: Business Administration
Tennis Australia Coach Member
AATC Level 1 Coaching Course

Playing History
USTA Junior Athlete, Nationally Ranked
Scholarship Athlete, NCAA Division 1 College Tennis for University of Kentucky (2010-2012)

What I love about Tennis?
I love that it’s a game that shines a light on your behaviors and teaches life lessons – while you get a great work out and have some fun. Since you are the only one out there, you are forced to confront yourself, learn lessons that reach far beyond the tennis court, and treat someone else with honor. I also appreciate that you can take this game as far as you desire depending on what you want to get out of it.

David-Jin

Qualifications
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

Work History
Financial Controller 2014-2021
Group Accountant 2011-2014
Accountant 2008-2011
Assistant Accountant 2007-2008
Accounts Payable Officer 2005-2007

What I love about Tennis?
I started to play tennis when I was six years old and the thing I love most about tennis is the competitiveness. No matter what level of tennis you play, you must be tough with the mentality to wim the match. It gives you an opportunity to learn from your losses and use that to up your game. To me it doesn’t matter if I win or lose, the thing that matters is that I tried my best and see the progress.

Francie Rigg

Qualifications
Local Government @ Manly – Office Manager
State Parliament @ Macquarie Street, Sydney – Executive Assistant
Reception – Wakehurst TC & Bob Giltinan Tennis Centre @ North Manly
City Tattersalls Club @ Pitt Street, Sydney – Executive Assistant

Playing / Work History
Associated in one way or another with tennis on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years.
Worked on several big tournaments including:
2015 – APIA International – Homebush
2018 – Queensland International – Pat Rafter Arena
2019 – The FINAL Hopman Cup – Perth WA
2019 – FINAL Fed Cup – Australia vs France – Perth WA
2020-  ATP Cup – Sydney

What I love about Tennis?
The friendships you make playing tennis are strong. You’re sure to meet like-minded people wanting to improve their health and challenge themselves every time they step on the court.

Tennis is good for the body. It’s a great cardio workout that builds muscle tone, balance and co-ordination.

Tennis is also good for the mind. It constantly presents you with opportunities to focus, and is also a great stress relief. It’s a healthy way to keep your stress levels in check.

A sport for all ages. Great for the family and you can start playing as a kid and play all the way through to your senior years, like me!

Tennis players are a special breed and although competitive, we support and challenge each other in the best possible ways. When you take up tennis you become part of a community, and there’s nothing better than that.

Annette Roper

Qualifications

  • BA, University of Maine, USA
  • Certificate III Web Development (completing)

Playing / Work History

  • Work:
    My professional background is in web and graphic design, primarily in the advertising industry.
  • Playing:
    I have been playing recreational tennis for several years and enjoy competing in social doubles competitions.

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis because it is a lifetime sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and ability levels. Tennis keeps you fit both mentally and physically and is a great way to catch up with friends and meet new people.

Voyager Tennis Coaches

Luke Bourgeois

Luke was an AIS scholarship holder and had a successful junior career which included achieving the #1 rank in the Australian juniors, being top 20 in the world in 18/U singles and winning the Australian Open Junior doubles title. He played professionally for twelve years and achieved career high ATP world rankings of 262 singles, 161 in doubles. Luke was also very fortunate to be mentored and coached by one of the world’s best – Tony Roche, throughout his professional career. Rochey was also working with Roger Federer through this same period which gave Luke the incredible opportunity to spend 3 years travelling and training with Roger Federer as a hitting partner.

Qualifications

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development
  • Tennis Australia Club Professional
  • The EDG business essentials program graduate
  • Dent business accelerator program graduate

Career history

  • 2009: Formed LB Pro Tennis in Sydney
  • 2009: Pymble Ladies College High Performance Coach
  • 2010: Barker College High Performance Coach
  • 2011: Co-founded Voyager Tennis Academy
  • 2019: Co-authored book ‘Winning on and off the court’

Luke’s role at Voyager is to create high performance programs and player development pathways to help up and coming junior and senior players reach their full potential on and off the court.

What I love about Tennis?
I have loved every element of my tennis life. From the early days with the countless hours on the training court, dedicating myself in the quest to develop and master the skills. The thrill of competition where you put everything on the line, with the match hinging on winning or losing just one point. To the doors it has opened with the people I have met and the journey it has taken me on. It truly has been an amazing experience which in essence has shaped the person I have become. This has created the opportunity and the pleasure to now pass that knowledge and experience on to my students in the hope that they will have the same opportunities as I have.


Tim Walter

A former highly ranked national junior player from country Victoria, Tim received College tennis scholarships in both the USA and UK where he studied Economics and Finance. After attending university, Tim has managed and directed some of the most successful commercial tennis facilities, clubs and hotels in the UK, Canada and Australia. His management and coaching success include the following recognition:

  • Tennis NSW Awards Coaching Excellence – Operator, Winner 2021
  • Victorian Tennis Awards Club of the Year, Finalist 2018 – Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre
  • Victorian Tennis Awards Coaching Excellence, Finalist 2018
  • Community Clubs Victoria Award Finalist 2017, Best Youth Development Program – Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre
  • British Tennis LTA Hertfordshire Venue Commitment Award, Winner 2016 – Langley TC
  • Herts Sports Awards Community Male Coach of the Year, Finals Nomination 2015
  • British Tennis LTA Hertfordshire Club of the Year, Winner 2015 – Langley TC
  • British Tennis LTA National Awards Club Coach of the Year, Finals Nomination 2015
  • Dacorum Sports Awards Male Coach of the Year, Runner Up 2014
  • Dacorum Sports Awards Male Coach of the Year, Runner Up 2013
  • Dacorum Sports Awards Club of the Year, Runner Up 2013 – Langley TC
  • British Tennis LTA National Club of the Year, Winner 2013 – Langley TC
  • British Tennis LTA National Coach of the Month, Winner September 2011

Tim is responsible for the overall strategy, implementation and management of the daily operations at each facility. Driven to succeed, Tim is passionate about creating tennis programs where players of all standards and ages can enjoy a game in a fun and welcoming environment.

What I love about Tennis?
Through travelling as a player and coach tennis has given me so many great experiences and friendships. Whether playing competition, practicing, improving your fitness or coaching I have always enjoyed all aspects of the game.


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

  • Tennis Australia Master Club Professional and Diploma of Business
  • AICD Governance Foundations Directors qualification
  • The EDG business essentials program graduate
  • Dent Business Accelerator Program graduate
  • 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’
  • 2021: AATC course presenter

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.

Vaughan

Vaughan Bowen

As a junior Vaughan competed for the firsts team at Shore and is a passionate tennis enthusiast, highly successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. As founder of ASX100 telecommunications company M2 Group (became Vocus Group, following a merger in 2016), Vaughan took M2 from start-up, to a business valued at greater than $2B, with more than 3,000 team members and nearly 1 million customer services across Australia & New Zealand and owner of household names including Dodo, iPrimus and Commander. In 2012 Vaughan founded, seeded and acted as Chairman of the Telco Together Foundation (“TTF”), the Australian telco industry’s only united charitable entity, endorsed by the federal government’s Department of Communications. In only a few years, TTF has raised several million dollars for various disadvantaged communities and implemented national programs for the benefit of the not-for-profit sector as a whole, including carrier-unified text message giving. Vaughan’s other personal & career accomplishments include;

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • Awarded ACOMMS Telecommunications Ambassador award (2012) for outstanding services to the Australian telecommunications industry
  • Became the youngest Chairman of an ASX100 company (Vocus Group), 2017
  • Two-time finalist in the EY Entrepeneur of the Year awards
  • Led M2 Group to being named in BRW Fast 100 for five consecutive years
  • Nominated by Pro Bono Australia for 2018 Impact 25 Awards, for exceptional personal contribution to the not-for-profit and social sector & the wider community
  • Member of first grade GPS school tennis teams
  • Member of coaching team for junior tennis programs at community tennis facilities (during university)

As a director of Voyager, Vaughan brings proven commercial acumen, financial investment capacity and a genuine desire to see the quality of and participation at community tennis centres greatly enhanced.


Goran Kovacevic

Qualifications
Junior Development Coaching Qualification – Tennis Australia
Diploma in Logistics
Certificate IV in Business – Frontline Management
Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Warehousing & Storage)
Personal Development – Ron Pollak
Understanding & Implementing Quality Systems – NCSI
Situational Leadership II – Ken Blanchard International

Player History
Career High ATP world tour ranking Singles:1138 | Doubles: 597
Career High U/18 ITF junior world ranking Singles: 72 | Doubles: 64
Career High European Tennis Association U/16 world singles ranking: 23
Career High Australian ranking for age group: No. 1
Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder
NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder
Represented Australia in 14/U, 16/U & 18/U age groups
Competed in 3 junior Grand Slams including the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a game that has given me everything in life. I learnt the meanings of discipline, dedication, attitude, intensity & hard work during my years in the game and have transferred these skills into my personal and work life. I was fortunate enough to meet hundreds of amazing people in Australia and around the world while traveling & playing tennis competitively. Tennis is a game where you get out of it what you put into it. Whether you play tennis socially or aim to compete at a professional level, there is no greater feeling then stepping on the court and striking a ball in this universal game!


Fran Igarzabal


Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business
Master’s degree in Marketing
Sports Marketing Certificate

 

Employment History:

A Marketing professional with vast experience in the sports industry. I worked at Heineken in Argentina for five years, starting as a Marketing Analyst and later becoming the Brand Sports Marketing Manager. My role involved overseeing all brand communications and marketing strategies within sports, including football, rugby, and tennis.

Regarding my playing history, I have primarily focused on football and have played for several teams.
However, I also enjoy playing tennis with friends for leisure.

What I love about Tennis?

Tennis is a sport that helps me relax, as I usually play it with friends for fun. It’s mostly about laughter and having a good time while engaging in healthy physical activity!


Christian Mayo


Qualifications
Bachelor of Physical Education
Diploma of Travel & Tourism
Certificate III Events

 

Playing History:

Since learning how to play as a kid, tennis has been an integral part of my life. Most of my playing experience has been in the social environment with a few competitive seasons in Badge. Recently, I have picked up Pickleball and have participated in numerous tournaments around Sydney.

What I love about Tennis?

So many reasons, but the key features I’ve enjoyed are friendships gained, improved physical fitness, being part of a community, relieving stress and watching the Grand Slams.


Emily Carding

Qualifications
A senior marketing professional with over 20 years global experience.
Led projects across Government, not-for-profits and billion dollar companies.
Responsible for brand management and implementation of all marketing.
Has led large teams with strategic oversight.

What I love about Tennis?
I’ve been passionate about tennis since playing competitively at school in the UK. I now play at least three times a week and enjoy the energy, fitness and fun tennis brings to my life. I feel deeply connected to Voyager’s mission to improve people’s lives through tennis and delivering on this day in day out is an absolute privilege #dreamjob.

Tennis Lessons North Manly

Jana Valentova

Qualifications
Bachelor degree of Arts Management – Economic University Prague
Diploma of Social Media Marketing
Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication

What I love about Tennis?
I like tennis because of friendships you make playing tennis are strong. You’re bound to meet like-minded people seeking to improve their health and challenge themselves every time they step on the court. Tennis friendships make you better.


Hanna Wilson

Qualifications
LTA Master Club Coach (level 5)
Diploma with distinction in Tennis Coaching Management (Northumbria University)
LTA Senior Performance Coach (level 4)
LTA Development Coach (level 3)
UKRSA Professional Stringer

Player History
I have been a Head Tennis Professional for 16 years. Developing, designing and delivering tennis coaching programmes are my passions and expertise. I have a real enthusiasm for interacting with coaches, clubs and players to make the tennis industry an enjoyable experience for all involved.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport for life and can be enjoyed by everyone at any level. I love how tennis is inclusive and can bring people together in a healthy and fun environment.


Justin Barrett

Qualifications
Bachelor of Business – Sports Management (Swinburne University)
Advanced Diploma of Events (TAFE NSW)
Certificate III & II – Live Production, Theatre & Events (TAFE NSW)
First Aid & CPR Certificate (Australian Training Institute)
Responsible Service of Alcohol
NSW Working With Children Check

Career History
Customer Service Officer/Program Coordinator (Sydney Sports Management Group)
Facility Coordinator (Sydney Sports Management Group)

What I love about Tennis?
I love that tennis is a game that anyone can play. No matter your age or level, we are all able to play, compete and have fun! I never take for granted the opportunities the sport provides to meet new people, develop skills and grow as a person!


Oriana Medina

Qualifications
BA Chemical engineering (Venezuela)
Diploma Environmental Chemistry (Spain)

Playing History:
Top 45 U18 Venezuela
Finalist Regional Tournament U18 (Venezuela)

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis because you can play and enjoy it for many years and it will keep you physically and mentally healthy. Tennis teaches you how to deal with many challenges which improves your ability to deal with stress in the everyday life. 


Qualifications
Bachelors of Marketing Services
College Degree in Tourism
Degree in Commercial Cookery

Playing History:
Manager at the restaurant Le Sud Brookvale
Waitress at Green Moustache North Sydney
Travel Agent for Thomas Cook
Activity Leader at Pierre & Vacances
Receptionist Hotel des Tonnelier and Hotel restaurant Muller

What I love about Tennis?
I definitely believe that Tennis brings physical and mental benefits! I realised that it’s never too late to start this activity. As a beginner, I love having private lessons because coaches always have my back and thanks to them, I become a better version of myself; with every class I get, I achieve confidence in my tennis skills. I love Tennis because it’s challenging and fun. 


Jason Chau

Qualifications
2 years experience working at Topserve Tennis as Assistant Manager/racquet technician
Racquet stringer at the Hobart International 2023 and the Australian Open 2022 with the Yonex team
12 years working at Illawarra Tennis (coaching and pro shop)
6 years experience working at flagship Rebel Sport Bondi including Supervisor
Bachelor of Business at UTS in 2015

Employment History
Represented Illawarra in Blackwell Cup (Winner in 2014, runner up in 2018, 2016 and 2013)
Played Club Tennis for Diez in Germany 2017
Winner of U/21 2010 NSW Hardcourt Medibank JDS Champions of Champions & runner up U/21 in 2009.
Winner of 2010 Illawarra Australia Day Tournament in singles and doubles
Winner of Illawarra Xpoint Mon 1A men’s comp twice
Highest AR rank 578 (2017) and UTR 9
Represented UTS tennis at Eastern University Games in 2014 and 2015

What I love about Tennis?
I love being out there alone and having to figure out a way to beat your opponent. This is similar to boxing but even then they are able to speak to their coach after the round ends! Coming from a set down and winning the match is one of the best feelings for me especially if you weren’t playing your best. You can always try different tactics or tough it out mentally. The unique scoring system makes things very interesting. Making lifelong tennis friends from coaches to workmates, friends from tournaments and squads.

Gopi Bhatt

Gopi Bhatt

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics
Diploma in Designing

Career History:
More than 15 years’ experience in managing customer service across Telecom, Banking and Insurance Industry

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a socially bonding sport. It is the best fitness medium for people across all age groups. Tennis can significantly benefit physical, mental and emotional welfare of an individual. I see these qualities being nurtured in my own child whose aspiring to be a Tennis player and that’s what I love about it. 


Nick Evans

Qualifications

AATC Level 1 Coaching Certification
Tennis Australia Coach Member
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB)

Playing History

South Korean sponsored tennis trip by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism from 2002 – 2004, which included:
* Part of the Silver Medal winning tennis team representing South Korea in the 2002 Asian Games – Busan, South Korea
* Opportunity to train and play with Hyung-Taek Lee (former world no. 36), Paradron Srichaphan (former world no. 9), and Yong-Il Yoon (former world no. 140) during the lead up to the Asian Games in 2002.
* Full time training at the former Seoul Olympic Tennis Centre.
* Part of the seasonal Samsung Group tennis team.
* Played multiple satellite grade tournaments throughout South Korea and Japan.
Part of the 1sts tennis team (years 7-8) – SHORE School
Captained the 1sts tennis team (years 9-12) – St. Andrew’s Cathedral School

What you love about Tennis?

Tennis is a fantastic sport, and provides lifelong benefits in so many areas. Tennis has provided me with so many fantastic opportunities over the years, and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge about the game to help players of all ages and standards reach their full potential on the court, and also experience the huge number of life changing off court benefits as well.

Nousher Ali

Qualifications
ITF LEVEL 1
Pakistan Tennis Federation Pre Level 1 qualified
Bachelor’s in Business Administration

Playing History
National Tennis Player from Pakistan
National Rank 1 in U12
National Rank 3 in U14
National Rank 4 in U18
Captain of College Tennis team
Winner of college Tennis Championships
Captain of University Tennis team

What I love about Tennis?
The fact that I love about tennis is that it’s a sport for all ages. It’s great for the whole family and it’s something you can start playing as a kid and play all the way through to your senior years. The friendships you make playing tennis are strong. You’re bound to meet like-minded people seeking to improve their health and challenge themselves every time they step on the court. It’s great for your body and mind. It’s a great cardio workout that builds all-over muscle tone, balance and coordination.

Nadia Frederika

Qualifications

AATC Level 3 Elite Performance Coach

Playing History
Number 1 rank for Indonesia – 10 and under to 18 and under (Indonesia)
Former Indonesian National Team
ITF 198
Head of First Girls Tennis – Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (2022-2023)
First Girls Lead Coach – Yarra Valley Grammar (2023-current)
Associated Grammar Schools Victoria – Representative Coach (current)

What I love about Tennis?
The beauty of tennis is problem solving during a match. When you do not feel like you are playing your best tennis, you can still win a match when you can outsmart your opponent and figure out ways to make them feel uncomfortable. That is one of my favourite part about tennis.

Josh Quigley

Qualifications

Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
AATC Level 2 Advanced Coach
Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance)

Playing History
Started playing tennis at age 6
Represented Goulburn region in various Tennis Victoria Regional Team Events
GMLTA division 1 player
Favourite Surface – Grass

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a lifelong pursuit, you can always get better at something. It’s a sport that requires a combination of skills and you can see a lot of improvement if you put in the effort. It’s a great workout and way to meet people. I like the mental element and how anyone can have a win on their day with the right strategy.

Tennis Lessons Ryde

Jareth Magnus

Qualifications:
Level , Club Professional qualification Tennis Australia
First Aid & CPR

What I love about Tennis?
I have been in the tennis industry for over 20 years and still have a
passion for the game. There are 3 things I love about tennis.
– I still get the thrill for simply hitting the ball.
– I love the complexity of the mental, physical and strategical challenge.
– And lastly, I love teaching tennis.

Core skills:
Basic technique and fundamentals
Cardio Tennis
Court tactics doubles and singles
Junior development
I’ve coached juniors who have progressed to nationally ranked tournaments.
Many of my ladies groups compete and have success in Badge competitions.


Valerio De Genua

Qualifications
ITF 2 Level
PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) Certification
GPTCA (Global professional Tennis Coach Association) Certified by ATP
Ethics in Coaching ITF Certification
Strategy and Tactics ITF Certification
Italian Tournament and Competition Referee 1 Level
( G.A.A.F)
F.I.T. Sport Manager Level 2
Co-Founder DAS Tennis (Italian Tennis Tournament Organisation Company)

Playing History:
Italian Tournament Player
Serie C Italian Competition Player
Junior Development Director and Head Coach for various club in Rome, Italy

What I love about Tennis?
“Tennis does not shape the character, it reveals it. The beauty of this sport is that you have to face a lot of challenges, defeats and hard training but the reward, the feeling when you manage to achieve a goal, is priceless. Every single drop of sweat worth the journey.”

Tennis Lessons Wakehurst

Max Stephens

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia MLC Hot Shots Provider
9 Years Coaching Experience
Ontological Coaching Course (Currently Completing)
Bachelor of Arts
Australian Open BallBoy (2008, 2009)

Player History
Victorian State Junior Squad Member at Melbourne Park
Grade A Melbourne Pennant Player

What I love about Tennis?
Sport has a fascinating way of transcending the dualities that usually exist between us. All walks of life come together to celebrate the wins, or comfort one another in defeats. There is a giving aspect to coaching that really speaks to our true nature – the quality of my day is dictated by how well I was able to help someone else get better at something, it’s a spiritually rewarding feeling.

Tennis Academy Singapore

Simon Ede

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Club Pro

Player History
Tennis Australia Scholarship coach – 2015 – 2017
Tennis Australia – NSW 12-15yrs Boys Talent Development Coach – 2017 – 2020
Competed on the ITF Pro Circuit and Challenger tour from 2009 – 2014
Achieving a career high ATP ranking of 830 in singles and 1462 in doubles

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis provides a lesson for all aspects of life. Learning how to handle a variety of scenarios is a must on the court, but also off the court and you are able to transfer those lessons learned into real world situations.

Tennis Academy Sydney Olympic Park

Steve Colley

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Club Professional
ATPCA Level 3 Master Professional
Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach/Platinum Talent Program
Dave Bailey Teaching Footwork Certificate

Player History
Have been around tennis my whole life and competed in many Junior Tournaments and Australian Money Tournaments before transitioning into coaching at a young age.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport that can you challenge you physically, increase skills and help with decision making. It is a sport you can play for many years and can lead to many great experiences and great friendships.

Tennis Lessons Narraweena

Ashleigh Gudmann

Qualifications
Diploma in Tourism
Advanced Diploma in Tourism
Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course 2013
Australian Government ‘Active After School Community Coach Training Program’

Playing History:
TNB Junior Comp 2005-2011
Northern Beaches Monday Night Ladies Comp 2016-Present
Northern Beaches Monday Night Ladies Division 1 Doubles Champion Autumn 2018
Sydney Badge Player for Killara Lawn Tennis Club 2017-Present
Killara Women’s Doubles Champion 2017, 2018 and 2019.

What I love about Tennis?
I have played tennis since I was 7 and have continuously played throughout the years up to present. I have enjoyed the competition and the many friends I have made along the way. I believe tennis is a sport I can play throughout my life.
Over the years I have enjoyed taking the hotshots classes, watching and assisting the children develop their skills and enjoyment of tennis.

Tennis Lessons Narraweena

Marina Colvee

Playing History:
Competed in Spain since the age of 7 years old, name Elite Athlete in Spain at the age of 14 and I was recruited by a Division 1 College in the U.S.A at the age of 17. I competed my first year for San Diego State University and then I transfer to the University of Hawai’i at Hilo where I played number 1 on the tennis team and I was captain of the team during my last two years.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis has been a very big part of my life. It has taken me from a small town in Spain to complete my studies in Hawai’i. I have traveled around the States and Europe as a tennis player and I have met people that now are some of my best friends. Tennis has offered me the opportunity to move to the States and now, to Australia where I have been able to grow as a player and coach. 

Tennis Lessons North Manly

Max Rondini-Gilli

Qualifications
Senior Secondary Certificate of Education SSCE
Bachelor in Sports Management (Completed)

Playing History:
Regional Ranking #32 U18 in France
Player in Regional tournaments in France (2nd division)
FFT Junior coaching course
FFT Assistant coaching (CQPAMT)

What I love about Tennis?
My parents introduced me to tennis when I was a young boy and since then I’ve always enjoy playing it. I was lucky enough to go and see the Master 1000 in Monte Carlo almost every year between the age of 10 and 16, and played a lot of tournaments until I was 18 in my region.
Competition is really what I enjoy the most, and the lessons you can take from it are lifetime experience. Tennis has helped me to grow as a person and to deal with adversity. It has helped me to have more self-confidence and trust in my abilities. As a Senior Tennis Coach, I understand even more what it takes to be great in this sport. I love sharing what I have learned through the years to my players as I have been there as well, and give them the advices & knowledge I have of the game so they can use it to the fullest when it matters.

Tennis Lessons North Manly

Jay Kite

Qualifications
Bachelor of Health Science – Integrated Human Health (Completing)
ITF level one Junior Development course
Tennis NZ Assistant Junior coaches course
Tennis NZ Community coaches course

Playing History:
Played regional and national tournaments as a junior in NZ
Played men’s premier regional interclub in NZ

What I love about Tennis?
I feel as though Tennis is a very complete sport. I love that in order to win a match you have to combine all of your physical, mental and emotional skills. Tennis has presented me with so many opportunities and I enjoy being able to share my passion and skills with others on the court.


AJ Walters

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
(soon to be a Club Professional Coach)

Player History
ATP World Ranking singles – 295
ATP world ranking doubles – 109
U18s world ITF junior ranking – 43

What I love about Tennis?
I love how it challenges you in different ways every time you step out on the court. 

Tennis Lessons North Manly

Andrew Riminton

Qualifications
BA Psychology
Certificate in Exercise and Sport Management
Tennis Australia Coach Member
Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course Certification

Playing History:
Played NCAA Division 1 College Tennis for University of California, Santa Barbara (2013-2016)
Three-Time NCAA Big West Conference Champions (2013,2015, 2016)
Competed at both 15k and 25k Futures level.
AMT Doubles Champion (Silver, Gold & Platinum)
AMT Singles Finalist (Platinum)
Australian Men’s career high ranking of 59 (2019)
Career High UTR: 13
Played No.1 Position for Barker College 1sts Tennis Team (2010-2012)
Played No.1 Position and Captained the CAS, CIS and NSW Representative Teams. (2012)
Tennis Australia Cup Schoolboys Singles Champion (2012)
Awarded the No.1 position in the Australian Merit Team (2012)
Top 25 nationally ranked in U/14s, U/16s/, U/18s

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis continues to keep me fit and healthy whilst allowing me to have many amazing experiences and meet new people within the tennis community. Tennis not only teaches players how to approach the physical, mental, technical and tactical aspects of the game but also the challenges of overcoming difficulties and other skills for outside the court that are truly transferable to real life. Tennis has granted me the opportunity to travel the world, gain a US College education and has opened up many. Perhaps most importantly, it is a game that can be played for life, and will continue to be a vehicle to enjoy being active and healthy while making lifelong friends.

Tennis Lessons North Manly

Alejandro Pereira

Qualifications
BA International Business (Venezuela)
PTR U10 coach (USA)
PTR U12 coach (USA)
Junior Development coaching qualification Australia
Cert III Health & Fitness Australia
Cert IV Health & Fitness Australia
Health & Fitness Diploma
10+ years of coaching experience

Playing History:
Top 50 U18 Venezuela
Finalist Open Tournament (Venezuela)
Two times semi finals Bronze Tournament (Spain)
Quarter Finals Silver Tournament (Queensland)

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis for all the experiences that this sport has given me and the people that I have met through tennis in the world. Tennis not only helps you to be physically healthy but also gives you mental strength, which is necessary to face all the challenges of the day to day life.

Tennis Lessons Ryde

Ben Junee

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Player History
Nationally ranked Australia Junior player
Played no.1 for St Joseph’s College

What I love about Tennis?
I have always enjoyed playing and coaching tennis as it allows me to express my passion to others. Tennis allows me to grow both physically and mentally whilst expanding my resilience. When coaching tennis I love to bring fun to the court and thrive on the improvements of my students. 

Tennis Lessons Ryde

Dane Propoggia

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach

Player History
ATP World Ranking singles – 295
ATP world ranking doubles – 109
U18s world ITF junior ranking – 43

What I love about Tennis?
I love how it challenges you in different ways every time you step out on the court. 

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Rafael Barrozzi

Qualifications
BA Business Administration
Tennis coaching certificate Level 3 (Venezuela)
10 years coaching tennis
Trained several players who earned college scholarships in the United States
Specialist in: Serve, Backhand, footwork and match strategy

Playing History:
Three times Champion in Venezuelan Regional Tournaments: U/18 – U/18 – Open
Finalist in a Venezuelan National Tournament U/18
Top 60 Venezuelan ranking U/16
Top 30 Venezuelan ranking U/18

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis firstly because it’s an incredible game to play and a great way to meet new people and for travel the world. Tennis has given me many of my most cherished memories throughout my childhood.

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Gourav

Qualifications
AITA level 3 Foundation Coach
AITA  level 4 Intermediate Coach (ITF level 1 )
AITA level 1 Fitness Course
RPT Europe level 1
US PTR U-10 Instructor
US PTR U-11,17 Professional

Playing History:
Currently playingTennis Australia Tournaments
UTR 10+
Played AITA Men’s Category Tournaments (India)
Represented Panjab University tennis team for all India inter college championship (Silver Medalist )
Over 8 years work experience teaching tennis.
Work experience with Team Tennis India Pvt Ltd (7 Years) India’s leading Tennis Academy
Worked with top Indian juniors (Fedcup) players.
Coach of Delhi University Women’s tennis Team (Winner of All India Inter college University championship)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is the sport that makes me feel alive and motivated. It has helped me to meet different people from all over the world and explore their culture. It has changed my lifestyle and forced me to push myself every day. As a tennis coach, training others and helping them achieving their dreams has a huge sense of pride for me.

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Abhi Mahajan

Qualifications
TA Junior development
TA community course
Bachelor of Commerce

Playing History:
Played ITF juniors and Futures
Represented India in many ITF Tennis tournaments
Represented INDIA in Boys Under 12 DAVIS CUP
Currently ranked just over 120 in Australia
Former Top 50 in Indian ranking (Men’s)

What I love about Tennis?
I love the fact that you can play the sport for your whole life and you will still be a student of the game. Always something new to learn everyday.

Tennis Academy Sydney Olympic Park

Andrew Thomas

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Player History
ATP world ranking singles – 785
ATP world ranking doubles – 1090
U18s world ITF junior singles ranking – 13
U12s and U14s world ranking – 1
Wins over Goffin, Popisil, Raonic

What I love about Tennis?
I love how it identifies all the challenges you have to face within yourself and daily life. I have been lucky to have travelled the world and been shown a wealth of life experience. There is no better feeling than getting on the tennis court and competing for every point. I want to bring the experience and knowledge I have to the players I coach to obtain the best out of them as tennis players and human beings.

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Finlay Edwards

Qualifications
Cert III in sports coaching
TA Community coaching certificate
TA JDC certificate

Player History
Competed in England at Junior National Tournaments
Represented England in Junior European Tournaments

What I love about Tennis?
I love that tennis is one of the only sports that doesn’t discriminate. No matter who you are, what you look like or your physical capabilities. Tennis is always sport that you can play and enjoy.

Tennis Lessons Wakehurst

Puneet Gurnani

Qualifications
ATPCA Advanced Tennis Professional
ATPCA Graduate Tennis Professional
Master of Commerce
CertificateI III in Sports Coaching

Player History
Played AITA Men’s Category Tournaments (India)
Played AITA u-16,18 Category Tournaments (India)
Represented Rajasthan (state) in School Nationals (India)
Won numerous trophies in state and national competitions (India)
Captain of Rajasthan Team for 2 years. (India)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport that is both mental and physical. The fact that you can grow in both areas really excites me each day. As a tennis coach, it really thrills me to share my knowledge and expertise to help people grow and become better tennis players.

Tennis Lessons Wakehurst

Patricio Casco

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
Senior Physical Education Teacher
CENARD Certificate in physical training
USPTR Attendance certificate (2013 Edition) at tennis symposium

Player History
Represented ISEF N1 (Argentina) in many Tennis tournaments
Represented Club Ciudad (Argentina) in many Tennis tournaments

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport that not only prepares you to be a better athlete, but also for other aspects of life. Commitment, hard work, resilience and respect for others are some of the values that are appreciated when practicing this sport. One of my goals is to help others to discover these qualities.

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Alex Fairbanks

Qualifications
Cert III in Business Management
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia Cardio Tennis Coach
9+ years of coaching experience – Started with Luke Bourgeois at 15 years of age

Player History
Top 10 ranked Junior – Under 16’s Australia
Competed on the ITF Junior circuit
Competed in ITF Futures events
Represented Sri Lanka in Junior Davis Cup
Represented Sri Lanka in Davis Cup
20+ years of tennis playing experience

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a game that ultimately brings people together, it doesn’t matter how old you are, your ethnicity, your gender or even your standard, you can always have a laugh having a hit with someone!

Tennis Lessons Pennant Hills

Blake Bayldon

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology
Tennis Australia Coach Member

Player History
Captained 2016 NSW team to a national championship
Selected to All Australian Merit team
NCAA National Champion – Divison 2
Played No.1 singles and doubles for Boise State University – Division 1 NCAA
All Mountain West Singles and Doubles team – Division 1 NCAA
NCAA All American

What I love about Tennis?
The reason I love tennis is that it brings a competitive nature to each match where it’s just you and your opponent, with no team mates that you can rely on to get the job done for you. The game has taught me many things and continues to do so. It has taken me all over the world and helped me gain a scholarship in the United States which has brought valuable memories and experiences. I love that the game can be played in a competitive and social environment and it’s a great way to stay healthy and fit.

Voyager Tennis Coaches

Yann Saenger

Qualifications
Tennis NSW Awards Coaching Excellence – Development, Finalist 2021
French Tennis Coach Diploma (Equivalent ITF Gold level)
Tennis Australia Club Professional Qualified coach
Hotshot & Cardio tennis coach

Player History
Top 3 National ranking U10 France
Top 3 National ranking U12 France
Top 3 National ranking U13 France
Regional Champion U10, U12
Captain of National school championship U16 France
Captain of National school championship U18 France

What I love about Tennis?
I love the intensity of tennis; it’s tough and challenging, but also incredibly rewarding.
It helps develop technical, tactical, physical and mental skills. The competencies acquired in tennis are transferrable off the court, in everyday life. Tennis is exhilarating, it can be frustrating, but also leads to moments of pride and gratification. Being a tennis player brought me self-confidence from a young age and a passion to bound with people anywhere in the world. Today, I feel blessed to spend my days on court transmitting my passion and knowledge to the future generations of players.

Voyager Tennis Coaches

Peter Thorne

Qualifications
LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
LTA Disability Coach
A Level Sports Science
Coached multiple British National Champions
Coached International Players, as high as No. 9 World Junior and Top WTA 275

Player History
Great Britain U/18 National Captain
Wins over ATP ranked players
Top 30 UK from U/12 through to U/18
Top 80 UK Mens

What I love about Tennis?
I love that tennis teaches you to compete against others but most importantly against yourself if you are to improve. It has given me so many transferable skills that are needed in everyday life and business and it has also enabled me to travel the world and meet some amazing people and make friends for life.

Voyager Tennis Coaches

Adam Feeney

Qualifications
Tennis NSW Awards Coaching Club – Development, Finalist 2021
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia Club Professional Coaching Course
MLC Hot Shots Coach
Cardio Tennis Coach

Player History
World No.22 U18 ITF Junior Singles
World No.3 U18 ITF Junior Doubles
ATP world ranking 248 Singles
ATP world ranking 100 Doubles
Wins include Monfils, Querry, Anderson

What I love about Tennis?
The fact that it’s just you verse one other person. There are so many ways in which you can play the game and when you’re out there competing you might not match up so well against a particular player, so you have to problem solve your way through it because there is no where to hide. I love that there is no time limit either, so you’re never racing the clock you’re just competing.


Cuan Treacy

Qualifications
AATC Level 1 qualification
High School Certificate
3 years of tennis coaching experience

Player History
Top 15 player in the state for year group (2002) throughout U/12s, U/14s, U16/s
Played highest level of junior tournaments both intrastate and nationally
Top 75 nationally in U/14s & U/16s

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis proposes mental and physical challenges. I love the consistent obstacles of tennis that one must overcome in order to not only become a better player on the court but also a better person off of the court. The social aspect is also so important for me. Tennis creates a community. It builds lifelong, positive connections in a healthy and active environment.

Sam Farsaci

Sam Farsaci

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Player History
Nationally ranked Australia Junior
Played Division 1 badge for Strathfield

What I love about Tennis?
What I love most about tennis – Tennis is such a beautiful game. The fact that it’s a combination of physical, mental, technical and tactical skills is the main reason I fell in love with the sport. Tennis made me the person I am today and has been able to give me so many great opportunities in my life.

Max Van Berkel

Qualifications
– Junior Development Course – Tennis Australia
– Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course
– Completed HSC (Higher School Certificate)

Playing History
I started playing tennis when I was 9 and competed in many Tennis Australia Junior Tournaments. I have also previously competed in the Fiji Open over a number of years and made the semifinals of the boys 15u singles in 2018.

What I love about Tennis?
I’ve always enjoyed playing tennis as it provides me with both mental and physical challenges which have helped me become who I am today.

Darren Wood

Qualifications
– Tennis Australia Junior Dev Coaching Cert
– High Performance Coaching – creating a platinum environment and tournament play
– The Resilience Project – wellbeing . resilience and mindfulness
– Orange Ball – importance of developing players
– Hot Shots – an introduction

Playing History
Tennis Australia Sydney Olympic Park  – Senior Tennis Coach 5 ½ year’s
Sydney Tennis League – Senior Tennis Coach squad and match play
2019 NSW PW11 Championships – Tournament Director
2018 / 2017 Sydney International – Hot shots facilitator

What I love about Tennis?
I coach tennis because I love it. I grew up in Western Sydney playing soccer, tennis, rugby and other sports. I get great satisfaction out of implementing the highest quality coaching and coaching programs. I coach kids from Red Ball through to tournament play and enjoy helping them learn the game, have fun and achieve the highest Tennis Australia ranking or UTR without limits.

Mark Nissen

Qualifications
– Club Professional Qaulified Coach – Level 2
– Dave Bailey Footwork course certified
– Master Racquet Technician with the USRSA – United States Racquet Stringers Association

Playing History
Started playing at 7 years of age. Played all through Primary school and High school with squads and a few tournaments.
Travelled for 6-7 years as an umpire of this great game watching and learning from the greats of the era.
Settled in Sydney as a coach of this game to give back some of what i have learnt.

What I love about Tennis?
I love the wholeness of this wonderful game. You play this game for your whole life and are always a student of this game. The skills you get from this game are only limited by what you put into it. The biggest advantage is the extended life expectancy that is proven you get out of tennis but there is a huge list of other benefits too. I also love watching and helping people improve their game and see that look on their face when their hard work pays dividends.

Leo Santos Prado

Qualifications
Bachelor of Physical Education (Unirp, SJ do Rio Preto)
Diploma of Leadership and Management
Tennis Australia Certified Junior Development Coach
16 years Tennis Coaching Experience
Trained several National Junior players in Brazil

Playing History
Champion of State Competitions U/16 (Sao Paulo) in Brazil

What I love about Tennis?
What I love the most about Tennis is the opportunity the sport has given me to work with fantastic people, to teach and being part of a player’s development journey, and helping them to achieve their goals as well as learning from them on making a better version of myself.

Carlos Santiago Molina

Qualifications
AATC Level 1 qualification
Bachelor in Finance
Tennis Australia Coach Member

Playing History
Top 10 Colombian national singles ranking from U/12 through to U/18
Winner of National tournaments and having the opportunity of playing with Colombian top players:
Juan S Cabal ATP Doubles Ranking 1
Robert Farah ATP Doubles Ranking 1
Santiago Giraldo former ATP Top 40
Alejandro Gonzalez former ATP Top 100
Nicholas Barrientos former ATP Top 200.

What I love about Tennis?
I have played tennis since the age of 6 years old, this amazing sport has helped me to build up behaviour based on discipline, hard work and resilience. Thanks to this sport I have met many people from different cultures, having such great experiences playing this game. This sport gives you a feeling of peace, there is no better feeling than having a great hit early in the morning.

Shivani Lakha

Qualifications
ANZ Tennis Hotshots Course
Currently studying Bachelor of Aviation Flying
NSW Office of Sport Young Achiever Award Recipient

Playing/Coaching History
Inter-District representative for ETDTA (2015 – 2017)
Represented Pennant Hills High School in multiple secondary schools tournaments
Competed in multiple club tournaments in both singles and doubles
Been coaching with Voyager for 4 years

What I love about Tennis?
I love the complexity of the sport and all the things it brings, from absolute joy to discipline. It’s a sport that can be played by everyone of all ages and presents a great sense of community. I love seeing the smile on all my students’ faces when they play, and watching them grow into brilliant players. 

Phillip Tu

Qualifications
ATPCA Level 2 Advanced Pro Qualification
Bachelor of Business

Playing/Coaching History
Currently playing AMT tournaments
UTR 10+ in singles and doubles
Represented Westfields Sports High School at national level
Finalist of Medibank Age and Medibank Cup in 14/U
Finalist of 2021 Gosford Open Bronze AMT singles and 2021 Macarthur Open Silver AMT doubles

What I love about Tennis?
I was introduced to tennis at the age of 7 and it has been an unforgettable journey filled with amazing memories. I love the intensity, competitiveness and thrill the sport brings. Playing tennis presents opportunities to meet new people and potentially form lifelong friendships. It is extremely satisfying being on court whether it’s a casual hit with mates, playing matches or coaching others.

Bruno Rocha

Qualifications
AATC Level 1 qualification
ITF Academy Course: Communication on Court
ITF Academy Course: Performance Drills

Playing/Coaching History
Players of State Competition U/16 (Porto Alegre) Brazil
Competed in many Brazilian Junior Tournaments.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis was love at first sight ever since I dedicated my life to tennis, it was the sport that built who I am today, it brought me discipline, commitment and hard work. It also gave me the opportunity to meet incredible people on and off the court and today being able to work with what I love the most in life is a unique feeling.

David Falconer

Qualifications
Club Professional Qualified Coach

Playing/Coaching History

Head Tennis Professional – Willis Park -12 Years
Owner Tennis Cove – 17 years
Head Professional – Darling Harbour Sports Centre – 2 Years
Manager – Kirribilli Tennis Centre – 2 Years
Tennis Coach – 40+ years

What I love about Tennis?
The challenge of the entire game stroke, mental, tactical ability and fitness. It’s a game played all over the world by all ages and standards. A great social , family and competitive game. I get great satisfaction in helping players improve and to help them develop the passion for it.

Vince Valenta

Qualifications
Associate Diploma in Sports Science Wollongong University

Playing/Coaching History
35 years coaching

What I love about Tennis?
Meeting and making friends from a diverse client base and enjoying the skills of tennis.

Carlos Bozo

Qualifications

(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
(Mar 2020 – Jan 2022) Certificate III and IV fitness and first Aid – CSF Australia
(Apr 2021) Performance Nutrition Coach level 1 – Clean Health Institute
(Apr 2021) Fat Loss Fundamental – Clean Health Institute
(2016-2017) Nutrition Diploma – University Duoc
(2017) Tennis course level 1 chilean tennis association
(2016-2017) Biomechanics Diploma – University Duoc
(2016-2017) Strength and Speed Certification (High performance) – Spain
(2014-2017) Heath Professional in training and recréation – University Duoc

Playing/Coaching History
My tennis career was at the university level in chile , as a doubles player , competing as a doubles player around chile versus other universities in the national championship.
2009 – 2014 College Doubles Tennis player ( two-time Chilean champion ).

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport of resistance, where giving your best on each point pays its reward. It is also a sport where technique and strategy can make a difference, due to precision, speed and your position on the court. But above all, tennis is a mental sport, where you compete both against yourself and against your rival.

Andrea Pelo

Qualifications
ITF 2 LEVEL
Italian Tournament and Competition Referee 1 level (G.A.A.F)
1st Level Strength and Conditioning ( F.I.T.)
Coordination in Tennis ITF Certificate
Introduction to different types of drills ITF Certificate

Playing/Coaching History
Italian Tournament Player.
Serie B Italian Competition Player.
Head Coach Hot Shot at Villa York (Rome)

What I love about Tennis?
What I love about tennis is how unpredictable a match can be.
No matter how far down you are there is always hope for a come back!

Maxi Barraza

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
PROSAT Level 1 – Beginner & Intermediate Players course.
Bachelor of Laws Degree (University of Buenos Aires – Argentina)
Courses:
Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace – Deaking University – 2020
Introduction to Sustainability and Development – Deaking University – 2020
Agriculture, Economics and Nature – University of Western Australia – 2020

Playing/Coaching History
National tournaments – Argentina.

What I love about Tennis?
The social aspects of tennis are unmatched. The game encourages interaction, communication, and fun. Tennis offers great opportunities to meet new people, on and off the court. Tennis constantly presents you with opportunities to focus, to overcome obstacles and to rise to the occasion with grace and perseverance.

Karen Chapman

Qualifications
Working With Children Check
Certificate IV in Real Estate (2017)
Certificate of Registration in Real Estate (2017)
Diploma of Management (2010)
Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Training (2008)
Train the Trainer (2007, 2001)
Strategic Selling and Account Management (2003)

What I love about Tennis?
I have both played and watched tennis from a young age.
It is a great sport whether you play competitively, or just for fun.

George Stewart

Qualifications
New South Wales Tennis Professionals Association (NSWTPA). Level 1
Tennis Professional Association Australia (TPAA) Level 1.
Australian Coaching Council (ACC).
Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (ATPCA) Level 2.
Department of Sport & Recreation.
General Principles of Coaching. Level 2.
Special Olympics Tennis Coach

Playing History
Senior Tennis Coach for schools including Roseville ladies College, Shore School, Wenona & Ravenswood Girls.
Head Coach Peter Gibson Tennis Academy.
Willoughby, Roseville & Belrose.
Head Coach Tennis World North Ryde.
Overseas positions include
Head Coach Paradise Sports Thailand.
Head Coach Montien Hotel Group Thailand.
Tennis coach for Thai Oil.
Sports Director Montessori School, Thailand.
Hitting partner/coach for WTA player Colette Sely for Pattaya Open Thailand.
Senior coaching position with River Road Tennis Centre Lane Cove.
Senior Coach LovenDeuce Tennis Centre. St.Leonards.
Over 30 years coaching experience.

What I love about Tennis?
It’s a great sport to play. You meet many interesting people from all walks of life & it keeps you feeling fit & healthy. Travel anywhere & you can always meet new people at the local tennis club.

Sumit Rana

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
LTA LEVEL 3 BRITISH TENNIS PERFORMANCE COACH QUALIFICATION NVQ2
USPTA ELITE PROFESSIONAL
RPT WORLD TOUR (International Tennis Director)
International Coaches Institute Certified as International Tennis Director
Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certified
Estress Coach Level V / Tennis Certified
Academia Sanchez-Casal Coach Course
LTA Level 2 Community Coach
USPTR Level 2
RPT Level 1 Professional
LTA Level 1 Coaching Tennis
USPTR Level 1

Playing History
Competed in ITF Junior
Played Indian National Circuit
Represented in LTA County Cup League
15 Years of Tennis Coaching Experience
Head Coach in High Performance Centre of Team Tennis India Pvt. Ltd
Head of Junior player Development Programme.
Worked with India’s Top Junior & Men/Women Players.
Coached Indian player to enter Top 10 in Asian Ranking.
Coached Indian Doubles National Champion U-14 Girls (2021)
Successfully assisted the “Tournament Tough Junior Camp” RPT

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis has been a game of my interest since childhood and I have always been passionate about it!. Over the years it has made me self-confident, and more practical, and helped in most aspects of my life. Moreover, tennis has taught me to make better decisions, compete, and be compassionate!. Also, it allows me to work in various parts of the world with multicultural players of different age groups. The best part about this sport is that you get to learn from every age group, “Learning never ends”.
Lastly, I just love working with kids because it gives me immense pleasure to watch them grow, learn and help them achieve their goals!!

Guillermo Jacquet

Qualifications
Senior Physical Education Teacher
AAT – South American Tennis Coach L1

Playing History
Co-director of the Sports Department at the University of Lujan – Argentina
Head Coach of University Tennis Team of Lujan – Argentina
Represented Club Match Point (Argentina) in Tennis Leagues and tournaments

What I love about Tennis?
I believe in Tennis as a developer of both personal and collective values. My main objective is to improve the sporting and social life of people through this beautiful sport.

Tom Walker

Qualifications
ATP Certified
GPTCA B Level International Coach
RPT Professional Tennis Director
RPT International Master Pro
USPTA Elite Professional
Academia Sanchez-Casal High Performance Coach

Playing History
Private Coach to numerous players competing on the WTA and ATP Tours Ranked inside the Top 120 in the world in singles and Top 70 Doubles, travelling with them to all 4 Grand Slam Events.
Directed Clubs and programmes around the UK developing children and adults from grass roots levels through to achieving Div 1 US Tennis Scholarships at Top Universities.
Won the UK National Premier Division as part of the team in Leeds in 2011.

What I love about Tennis?
Tom loves the whole journey that comes with being involved in tennis and enjoys seeing his players improve into successful athletes and becoming well rounded, confident young people.
The life that tennis has provided Tom has allowed him to travel the world following his passion and passing on his experience in the game to everyone he crosses paths with.

Bharat Balajee

Qualifications
GPTCA Level C
Bachelor of Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management RMIT
Assistant coach – Yuxin tennis academy , Beijing
Head coach – Transform Tennis Academy, Bangalore

Playing History
ITF Juniors – Asia Pacific
ITF Mens circuit – Asia Pacific
Represented EKC at Victoria Schools Tournament
AITA Mens National Tournaments

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis helps you problem solve and helps develop personality, intensity and makes you understand how sport works. I love coaching and helping people of different age groups and watchING them grow to love the game.

Federico Castellini Medina

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
Senior Physical Education Teacher – ISEF N1 “Dr Enrique Romero Brest”
Lifeguard – AMGAA Pilar
Personal Trainer – CENARD

Playing History
Senior Tennis Coach – Country Club C.U.B.A
Youth National Tournaments – Buenos Aires, Argentina

What I love about Tennis?
I love Tennis because you have to work hard in every lesson, there are no shortcuts.
“You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.”
– Roger Federer

Andrew Cougle

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts Degree Maj Theatre and Communications
Qualified Speech and Drama Teacher through AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board)
Level 1 AATC

Playing History
Played tennis since aged 7
Finished in the top ten in Highschool Tennis
Premiership winning team in the 2nd Grade GPS competition.
Children’s party entertainer for 10 plus years through STARDUST
Previous Tennis Coach for Tennis Cove, Killara Lawn Tennis Club, Pymble Ladies College and Love and Deuce

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis has been a part of life from a very young age. Over the years I have come to realise the difficulty it takes to master the game of tennis. The combination of requiring a high level of strength, speed, endurance, hand-eye coordination and footwork means that you one can pick up and learn how to play other sports at a higher level quicker. Another thing that makes Tennis great is the diversity of the game. Tennis is played all over the world and there is more than one way of winning the game. It can be won through sheer power, or it can be won through determination and a never say die attitude, or even won on intelligence as well as calm and rational thinking as well as pure emotion.

Lorenzo Villaume

Qualifications
Sports management Bachelor degree
CQP AMT (Equivalent assistant coach)
French Tennis Coach Diploma (Equivalent ITF Gold level)

Playing History
10Years of coaching experience

Played tennis in college:
– NCAA D1 Portland state university
– NAIA Keiser university (#2 in the nation)

Top 5 National ranking U10 France
Top 20 National ranking U12 France
Top 20 National ranking U14 France

Hitting partner with Belinda Bencic.
Wins over Lucas Pouille, Arthur Rinderknech.

What I love about Tennis?
I love how tennis is a sport that makes you play against your opponent but also yourself. You have to give everything on the tennis court and sometimes it can be mentally or physically tough but even though it is you can find pleasure and fun through that. Tennis can teach you discipline, respect and life’s values. Values that will help you on and off the court.
There are no limits, everyday you can improve, as a tennis player and as a person.
Tennis also gives you the incredible opportunity to meet new people, travel around the world, share your experiences and pass that knowledge you have acquired.

David Maurizio

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
FIT Sport Manager 2° Level
ITF 2° Level
Instructor PTR
National Tennis Coach CSEN
National Tennis Coach UISP

Playing History
Head Coach Village Valcanneto 2020 – 2022
Head Coach Ulivi Sporting Club 2015 – 2017
Club Manager Pisana Sporting Club 2010 – 2015
Head Coach CST De Vialar 2000 – 2010
Club Manager FreeTime Frascati 1998 – 2000
Assistant Coach wheelchair Tennis 1997 – 1998
Assistant Coach JTL Lanciani 1994 – 1996

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis because you need to face your opponent counting on your strengths only. What is not to be taken for granted is that the strongest wins; more often it is rather the smartest. It is indeed a combination of technical and tactical skills that allows you to succeed and on top of that it is fun to play tennis.

Alfonso Aldana

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
USPTA Elite Professional

Playing History
Grew up in Spain and played national tournaments there from age 8 till i turned 17. Top 10 under 14 in the state of Madrid. Madrid Club’s state champion in 2000 and 2001. Played numerous USTA leagues (5.0 and 5.5) during my years in NY.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis teaches you so many life lessons – you have to fight to achieve what you wish for. I love how you can’t hide behind anyone. You win or you lose on your own. It makes you mature, it makes you suffer but it’s incredibly rewarding. You get to travel to great places and meet wonderful people along the way. But what I love the most about tennis is that it is a sport for life.

Fernando Maurmann

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
CBT (Brazil Federation of Tennis) Module A, B, C, D and E.
Senior Physical Education Teacher
CBT Tennis express course
10 Years of coach experience from beginner to advanced

Playing History
Top 10 under 14 yr of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Finalist in many state tournaments
Sogipa tennis club 2 years as a senior tennis coach
Uniao tennis club 4 years as a senior coach (performance coach)
Social project Sports Champion 3 years (teaching kids with social vulnerability) using tennis as a tool to social include
Parque da Guarda tennis club 5 years (hot shot coach)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis helped to form my character and build my principles and values, motivating me to grow more and more as a citizen and opinion maker.
I am passionate about this sport, I live it intensely for several years both teaching and learning with it.

Filippo Muscella

Qualifications
(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
First degree instructor in Italy
Sports Science Degree – Partial completion

Playing History
Open tournament and competition player – Italy
Team Cup player — Italy
Coach at Oldest Circle of Rome
Youth tournaments & Junior Competition Tour – Italy

What I love about Tennis?
The thing I love most in teaching tennis is the expression of happiness on the athlete’s face when they manage to learn a new shot or when they manage to modify a technical error. I think there is nothing more satisfying. Then add that all this is done in the open air, under the sun, what could be better. Tennis is freedom.

Martin Ibarguren

Qualifications
– (2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
– HLTAID011 Provide First Aid – HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support – HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – CBD College.
– Tennis Events – ITF Tennis
– Biomechanics for ATP and WTA players – Daria Kopsic.
– Introduction to biomechanics for advanced players – ITF Tennis.
– Ethics for coaches – ITF Tennis.
– Play & Stay Tennis – ITF Tennis.
– Tennis10s – ITF Tennis.
– Introduction to strategy and tactics – ITF Tennis.
– Traveling with advanced players – ITF Tennis.
– The business of coaching tennis – ITF Tennis.
– Teaching methodology for advanced players – ITF Tennis.
– Marketing and communication in tennis: Fundamentals – ITF Tennis.
– Comtemporary coaching of technique Education- ITF Tennis.
– Introduction to communication (Part 1/2) – ITF Tennis.
– Introduction to communication (Part 2/2) – ITF Tennis.
– Match data for tactical analysis – ITF Tennis.
– Periodization for high-performance tennis players: Fundamentals – ITF Tennis.
– Training beginner and intermediate players – Part 1/3 – ITF Tennis.
– Training beginner and intermediate players – Part 2/3 – ITF Tennis.
– Training beginner and intermediate players – Part3/3 – ITF Tennis.
– Analysis of advanced stroke production – ITF Tennis.
– Players profiling for advanced players – ITF Tennis.
– Hydration in tennis: Fundamentals – ITF Tennis.
– TennisXpress: fundamentals of adult training – ITF Tennis.
– Variability in tennis training – ITF Tennis.
– Setting goals for advanced players – ITF Tennis.
– Training female tennis players – ITF Tennis.
– Conditioning for advanced tennis players – ITF Tennis.
– Psychology for advanced tennis players – ITF Tennis.
– Nutrition in tennis: Fundamentals – ITF Tennis.
– PTR Annual Symposium
Temary: 1) High Performance Tennis Players Training.
2) Junior Player’s Training.
3) Technique and Biomechanics.
4) Analysis of Matches.
5) Mental Aspect of Tennis.
6) Tennis Under 10 years old.
7) Adult Lessons.
– Teaching tennis grips: Fundamentals – ITF Tennis.
– National and Internacional Tennis Coach PTR (High Performance): PROFESSIONAL ITF Level 2 – Proffesional Tennis Registry(PTR).
– Player training concepts – Argentinian Tennis Asociation.
– Sports Injuries – Workshop Lic. Fernando Javier Krasnov.
– First aid workshop and preventive measures in sport – Lic. Fernando Javier Krasnov.
– National Tennis Coach ITF Level 1 – Profesorado Sudamericano de Tenis

Playing History
Top 15 ranked in Argentina under 16 category.
I Played the final stages of the Buenos Aires Games in two times.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport that teaches you to take your chances when they are in front of you.

Nick (Quang) Pham

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelor of Commerce Marketing
Master of Hospitality Management

Playing History
Playing tennis for about 10 years since High School

What I love about Tennis?
I came to Australia 8 years ago all by myself, I did not have any friends or family here but thanks to tennis I met alot more people and expanded my connections. Tennis helps me be more confident and handle stressful situations better.

Lucie Jelinska

Qualifications
-(2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
– ITF Level 1 coach
– Qualified tennis coach Czech Republic

Playing History
1993 – 2004 TK Louny, Czech Republic – professional player
2004 – 2005 TK Most, Czech Republic – professional player
2005 – 2007 TC Gejzírpark Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic – professional player
2013 – 2015 LTC Podolí Prague, Czech Republic – professional player and club coach
2015 – 2016 Ngataringa Tennis Club, Auckland, New Zealand – assistant coach
2015 – 2020 Tennis Northern, Tennis New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand – resident coach
2017 – 2019 Beach Haven Tennis Club, Auckland, New Zealand – player (S3, D3)
2018 – 2020 GamePlan, Browns Bay Racquet Club, Auckland, New Zealand – head coach

What I love about Tennis?
I love tennis for many reasons. With tennis we can maintain our health, strength, fitness and agility at the same time. Playing tennis teaches us a lot about ourselves: our discipline, inner strength, tenacity and emotions. Tennis offers a professional or social game. Everyone can choose their own pathway in tennis. What I also love about tennis is that it’s a sport for all ages.

Rohit Naik

Qualifications
– (2022) AATC Level 1 Coaching Course
RPT (REGISTRO PROFESSIONAL TENNIS) LEVEL 3
– INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION ITF LEVEL 1

Playing History
– Played as a junior professional in India
– Participated 3 times in INTER UNIVERSITY competition in India
– Worked as a High Performance Tennis Coach, and Head of Junior Development program in INDIA and CHINA.

What I love about Tennis?
Teaching and playing tennis is my passion.

Mithun Murali

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelors in Information Systems from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. AITA Level 3 coaches qualification.

Playing History
Played NCAA Division 1 tennis in the US. ATP ranking of 750 in doubles and 1040 in singles. Indian national junior and senior doubles champion. Worked with players in the Indian Davis cup team. Extensively travelled with ATP Challenger and Futures level players. Worked in US, Europe, Asia and now Australia. Has over 12 years of experience with coaching and player development.

What I love about Tennis?
I believe that tennis can teach you a lot of life lessons. It’s an individual sport where you have to make decisions on your own. In order to have a successful outcome you have to be in control of your emotions to different situations.

Andrea Melisi

Qualifications
First grade tennis coach Italian Federation ( FIT)
First grade tennis tournament Referee (GAAF)
Attending the third year of university (physical education)

Playing History
Played junior tournaments in Europe U14/16/18 (ETA and ITF CIRCUIT) and top 30 italian ranking under 14/15/16
Played tournaments in ATP Circuit in Europe and Africa
Italian ranking: 2.3 (estimated +12 UTR ranking)
Serie C italian tennis player and playing the premier League in Sydney for Voyager
Coaching in different clubs in North Italy

What I love about Tennis?
I’ve always wanted to be a tennis coach in life. I love my work in the tennis industry and for all the emotions that it has given me in the past and is giving me today. I like to spend a lot of hours on the court trying to share my knowledge as coach and player and all the passion that comes with that. I have always felt that tennis Is very similar to Life in relation to satisfactions and sufferings. I love this sport!!!

Nick Nguyen

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Graduated Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle
Graduated ATPCA Level 3 Master Tennis Pro Coach
Currently studying the Bachelor of Sport Coaching at Australian Colege of Physical Education.

Playing History
Have competed for the University of Newcastle tennis team division 1.
I had coached for Wakehurst Tennis Center from December 2018 till April 2020.
I started working at TennisH20 with Hans after that from June 2020 till Oct 2022

What I love about Tennis?
I have started playing tennis when I was 18 years old, since then I have love how competitive tennis is, how it help me to improve my mentality as it constantly presents me with opportunities to focus, to overcome obstacles and to rise to the occasion with patience and perseverance.

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelor of commerce
AATC Level 1
AATC Level 2
AITA Level 1

Playing History
Inter College Champion 2005-2006
Represented Veer Narmad University in all India
Inter-University Tournament for 3 Years
Third position in District Men’s Singles Open Tournament in Surat

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a wonderful game and I love everything about it! As a coach I love to see my players learning – from beginner to holding trophies. It’s the most satisfying feeling in the world.

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
AITA Level 3 coaches qualification
ITF Academy Online Courses
Evolution by Mike Barrel

Playing History
– Ranked Top 30 (India) in Juniors and Mens
– Ranked 1000 in ITF Juniors
– Ranked 1500 in ITF Mens
– Senior Coach at Performance Tennis, India
– Junior Development Coach at Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy

What I love about Tennis?
I love how tennis is focus oriented but also incredibly fun. I have always thought of the sport as artistry combined with extreme athleticism. Tennis is tough and challenging but the journey you take to accomplish your technical, physical and mental goals is incredibly joyous and euphoric. Tennis has granted me the opportunity to travel, explore and interact with different people and cultures all over the world. All these experiences have shaped me into the person I am today and it would not have been possible without the wonderful sport of tennis.

Philip Westwood

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelor in Business Administration (Accounting) Biola University, CA, USA (2015-2018)
MBA Biola University, CA, USA (2019-2020)
USPTA Certified (2018)

Playing History
ITF Ranked Junior Player
National top 15 Juniors boys 18s (Thailand)
All-Conference Award Golden State Atheltic Conference NAIA Singles and Doubles California, USA (2016,2017)
All-PAC WEST Player (2018)
Highest doubles-winning record in program history NCAA DII (Rank 19 in the Nation)
NCAA-Sportsmanship Award (2018)
NCAA DII Varsity Collegiate Coach (Biola University) (2018-2019)
NCAA DIII Varsity Collegiate Coach (Whittier College) (2021-2022)
Somerset Hills Country Club Teaching Pro (2017,2018)
PJ Tennis Academy Senior Coach (2022) Bangkok, Thailand
Players coached earned full-time Scholarships offered to John Hopkins, Westpoint, Pepperdine, and NYU.

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis will never fail to teach you more about yourself, regardless of the level that it is played at. It is a foe at times, as well as a best friend. A source of joy and hardship. The ultimate battle ground to develop one’s character, and a gift for us all to share.

Ivan Sacher

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
27 years experience tennis coaching children and adults
9 years coaching at White City – previous home of the Australian Open
Professional Advanced Coaching – Level 2 – TCA

Player History
Junior Orange Bowl, round of 16, under 12
Top 2 South African National U10, 12, 14 and 16
Trained 5 months at Rick Macci Tennis Academy, Miami
Previously ranked within top 250 in Australia
Competed in Premier Badge Division 1.1 for 20 years
Winner of over 40+ double, NSW State Doubles Championship
Hitting partner with Jennifer Capriati, Wayne Ferreira, Amanda Coetze

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is not just my job, it is my way of life. I started Tennis at the age of 5, and have spent my entire career both playing and coaching tennis. I enjoy the challenge of breaking boundaries of what I am capable of and getting the best out of myself and my students. Tennis is my passion – I enjoy the fitness, being outdoors and strategizing ways out of problems.

Manoj Balajik

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
ITF LEVEL 2
GPTCA LEVEL C

Player History
State Champion in Salem 2000
All India University Winner 2003
U 16 Fenesta Nationals Pre Quarters (last 16 in India)

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is my passion, bringing me immense happiness when I play the sport. As a tennis coach, I have the opportunity to promote the game by teaching and reaching more players. It’s crucial to efficiently train grassroots-level players, ensuring they not only enjoy the sport but also choose to make it a lifelong pursuit.

Paras Thakur

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
ITF LEVEL 2
ITF LEVEL 1
Bachelor of Physical Education
Graduate Certificate in Sports and Exercise
Former Director Tennis at Harvest Tennis Academy India
Over 15 Years of Tennis Coaching Experience

Player History
Top 10 player in the National Ranking for the junior categories
Played ITF Junior Tournaments
Played Caro Bowl League in New Zealand
Captain of Panjab University and College for 3 Consecutive years with Gold Medals in College

What I love about Tennis?
Tennis is a great sport and what I love about it is being able to make a positive impact in a player’s life. It challenges players of every age group and helping them come up with solutions to their problems is most satisfying. Its ever evolving nature makes it a unique sport to play.

Haydn Green

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
Tennis coach since 2016 with students as from as young as 4 years of age to people in their late 60s.

Playing History
Played tennis since the age of 5
Played numerous tournaments as a junior
Playing GPS first and seconds tennis from the age of 14
Won the local Rockdale Men’s comp in division 1A and finished the season as the top ranked singles player.

What I love about Tennis?
It is as much a brain game as it is a physical one, and as such both aspects always have room for improvement. The beauty of this is that you may not be the best ball striker, but that doesn’t mean you’re incapable of beating those who are physically ahead of you. There is always a tip or trick you can use regardless of your level!

Bruno de Moraes Wagner

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
BACHELOR`S DEGREE IN SPORT SCIENCES; Universidad of Passo Fundo (UPF) Passo Fundo. Brasil. 2004-2007
PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATE; Universidad of Santa Maria. Rio Grande do Sul. Brasil. 2006

TENNIS COACH COURSE; Confederação Brasileira de Tenis. Brasil. 2007
TENNIS COACH CERTIFICATE; Real Federacion Española de Tenis (RFET) Madrid. 2011

Playing History

ETM Escuela Tenis Mataro 2021-2022, Club coach and personal coach of Lorenzo Giustino (HighestATP 127)
CMC COMPETITION 2019-2021, Club coach and personal coach of Alina Charaeva (Highest ITF Junior 10), Finalist in Roland Garros junior 2020;
Personal coach of professional tennis player Silvia Soler (Highest WTA 54) 2017-2019, Experienced in all Grand Slam Tournaments, WTA Tour and Twice experience in Federation Cup with Spain;
FTM Federación de Tenis de Madrid 2010-2017, Head coach of 18-and-under woman`s team and every level courses

AWARDS
SOUTH AMERICA UNIVERSITY VICE-CHAMPION, 2006
BRASIL UNIVERSITY CHAMPION, 2007

What you love about Tennis? 

My passion for tennis began when I was a kid and could not even hold the racquet, that has not stopped since. It`s the same passion that makes me want to improve every day and consequently be a better professional in my field.

Jonathan Osman

Qualifications
Level 1 Junior Development Coach Coaching certificate and also a bachelor of commerce completed at Macquarie University.

Playing History
I have been playing tennis since I was 5 years of age. I played tournaments around Sydney and NSW, regular mens comps at Eastwood Thornleigh and also NSTA. I also played a couple of seasons of Saturday badge tennis for Koorora Tennis Club. My employment history is that I have coached for John Eldridge since 2010. I worked for him casually until 2017 when I took on the full time role of Head coach at Keno Tennis at Castle Cove.

What you love about Tennis? 
There are multiple things I love about tennis, the first thing is how fun it is and how its such a great exercise which keeps you fit and healthy. I also love the tactical component of tennis and trying to figure out your opponents weaknesses and nullifying their strengths. Tennis is a full body sport where you use your body physically but also your mind mentally and tactically.

Eliot Brewins

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
LTA Level 3 Tennis coach

Playing History
I started playing tennis aged six. Played local tournaments to age of 16. Then I played in Sanchez Casal in Barcelona for two years where I also began to coach. I returned to England where I coached at David Lloyd in Harrogate for 2 and a half years.

What you love about Tennis? 

There are many reasons why I’ve always loved tennis. As a singles player I’ve enjoyed the aspect of 1v1 competitive situations. I’ve also made a lot of my closest friends playing tennis so I’ve enjoyed the social aspect of the game. Tennis always makes me smile no matter if I’ve had a good or a bad day!

Aman Qureshi

Qualifications
-(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
-(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
-Certificate II in Sports Coaching
-RPT Level 4 Qualified with grade of International Professional/ Director Of Tennis (Registro Profesional de Tenis)

-USPTR Profesionally Certified as Performance Development Coach and 10 & Under Certification (United States Professional Tennis Registry)
-ITF Level 3 Coach (International Tennis Federation)
-International Coaches Institute (ICI America) with grade of International Professional
-Professional Tennis Coaches Association (PTCA) with the grade of International Professional
-Estess Athletic University Level 3 Tennis coach (Seefeld,Luxemburg)
-International Registry of Tennis Professional (IRTP) with grade of International Professional
-USPTA Elite Professional
– German B Grade Licensed Coach
-LTA LEVEL 3 Tennis Coach for Britain
-Diploma In Teaching Tennis from JMT (UK)

Playing History
Ranked 291 men’s Pro circuit Nationally in India
Played some European Nationally Tournaments in Barcelona (Spain)

What you love about Tennis?
It teaches players to accept responsibility and manage mistakes. Participants learn to compete and cope with pressure and adversity. Being involved in tennis demonstrates the importance of teamwork, enhances discipline and develops healthy fitness habits. Tennis can be whatever a person wants it to be.

Delowar Hossain

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advanced Coaching Course
ITF Level-1 Certified Coach

Playing History
-Junior National Champion
– Junior Davis Cup player 
– ATF(Asian Tennis Federation) champion Singles and Doubles 
– Represent ITF team and participate in Division 1
– Five years experience as a coach.

What you love about Tennis?
Tennis is fun and good for the mind too. Tennis constantly presents you with opportunities to focus and to overcome obstacles and to rise up through these challenges

Lochie Mortensen

Qualifications
Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)

Playing History
2012 Tennis Northern Beaches District Champion 16/u Boys
2013 Pittwater High School Sports Award
2015 Gosford Junior Lead-In Runner Up 18/u Boys
2016 Eastern University Games Mens Tennis Quarter Finalist
2017 Eastern University Games Mens Tennis Top 10 finish
2018 Manly Seaside B Grade Mens Doubles Winner
2022 Manly Seaside A Grade Mens Singles Finalist
2022 Manly Seaside A Grade Mens Doubles Finalist

Employment History
2013 – 2017 Assistant Coach at Northern Beaches Tennis Academy
2015 – 2016 Assistant Tennis Coach at Narrabeen Sports High School
2017 – 2021 Administration/Sales/Customer Service/Operations at Freshstart Fitness
2019 – 2023 Tennis Coach at Queenwood School
2021 – 2023 Domestic Development Coordinator at ICMS (International College of Management Sydney)

What you love about Tennis?
Tennis is the sport that has taught me many valuable lessons both on and off the court. These include the important of patience, attitude, resilience, confidence, communication, and drive. The lessons you learn from playing the game, whether it’d be competitively or socially, can positively contribute so much to your personal and professional lives. I believe it’s a game that can grace everyone with endless opportunities and long lasting friendships. Most importantly though, you can play it for your whole life!

Leanne Fulton

Qualifications
Cert IV in Management
Accounting Advanced Certificate
Licensee Accreditation
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)

Employment History
Extensive work experience in management, administration and finance roles in the Energy, Club, Communications & Mining industries, including managing a licensed Tennis Club.

What you love about Tennis?
I love everything tennis! It’s such a great game for all, keeping your mind and body active at any age and any skill level, plus the social interaction is great as well. I’ve been on tennis courts since as long as I can remember. I currently play competition tennis as well as social tennis, along with volunteering with local tennis committees.

Haami Darvishi Omrani

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
ITF level 1 coching certificate, December 2022
ITF Academy ‘Play Tennis Course – Introduction to the play & stay campaign’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Ethics in Coaching’ , Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘How much do I know about Tennis?’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Play Tennis course – Introduction’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Play Tennis Course – Introduction to equipment’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Q & A – Tennis participation data’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Play Tennis Course – Introduction to strategy & tactics’, Online Course, April 2020
ITF Academy ‘Play Tennis Course – Introduction to Tennis10s’, Online Course, April 2020
Level 3 Wheelchair Tennis coaching certification,11th August 2017, Tehran, Iran
ITF west & central Asian regional coaches conference by BNP Paribas, Tehran, Iran, in 2016
GPTCA tennis coaching course, October 2016, Thessoloniki, Greece
Third class instructor of tennis coaching, June 2016, Tehran, Iran
Specialty workshop 100 error correction, 10th January 2016, New Delhi, India
Adult development tennis coaching course, Associate instructor,5th_7th December 2015, New Delhi, India
10 and under development tennis coaching course, Instructor, 8th_9th January 2016, New Delhi, India
Play and stay – Tennis 10s project, Technical workshop, 6th_7th October 2011 Tehran, Iran

Playing History
Coached National team player under 12 (Amir Ali Moghadasi Sibaki), in 2022
Coached National team player under 14 (Mani Molla Asgari), in 2022
Coached Rank number 5, 18 and under in Iran (Ilia Mehrabani), in 2022
Coached National team player under 12 (Mani Molla Asgari), in 2021
Coached Rank number 8, 16 and under in Iran (Ilia Mehrabani), in 2021
Coached Rank number 2, 14 and under in Iran (Mani Molla Agari), in 2021
Coached Rank number 1, 10 and under in Iran (Aria Shaban Nejad), in 2020
Coached Rank number 1, 12 and under in Iran (Mani Molla Asgari), in 2020
Coached Ayandeh Sazan League Tennis 12 and under, in 2019
National Team Head Coach 12 and under, in 2019
Salim Shahrood Team Tennis Coach in Ayandeh Sazan League 14 and under, in 2019
Coached Rank number 2, 12 and under in Iran (Mani Molla Asgari), in 2019.
Coached Rank number 3, 10 and under in Iran (Aria Shaban Nejad), in 201
Coached Rank number 2, 10 and under in Iran (Mani Molla Asgari), in 2018
Coached Rank number 1, 10 and under in Iran (Arda Sabokrooh), in 2017
Coached Rank number 2, 10 and under in Iran (Kanida Sabokrooh), in 2017
Developed and monitored seasonal training plans to guide Iranian athletes leading to the Ten pro tournament in Belgium 2016
Coaching the champions of Iran under 10 boys and girls and the head tennis coach of the most famous and the biggest tennis academy in Iran .
Trained two nationally ranked junior players in Iran (e.g. Mani Molla Asgari and Aria Shaban
(Nejad) across all age categories, including Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10
Awarded Career High Combined 1092 in 2005/09/05
Awarded First Class Medal in Tennis Championship League in 2005
Member of National Team under 18, 2004-2005
Awarded Second Class Medal in ITF Championship under 18 in 2005
Awarded Third Class Medal in Tennis Championship under 18 in 2005
Awarded Third Class Medal in Tennis Championship under 18 in 2004
Awarded Second Class Medal in Tennis Championship under 16 in 2003
Awarded First Class Medal in Tennis Championship under 16 in 2002

What you love about Tennis?
It allows you to improve your mental focus and concentration which can benefit your overall well-being.

Norvik Mousakhanian

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
Bachelor Of Science in Civil Engineering
ITF Play and Stay Tennis Course

Playing History
First Place, Under 13, Taghi Akbari Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2002
First Place, Under 13, National Championship Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2002
Second Place, Under 13, National Championship Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2003
Third Place, Under 18, National Championship Cup, Qazvin, Iran, 2007
First Place, Professional League Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2009
Third Place. Professional League Cup. Tehran, Iran, 2011
Tennis Coach – 10/2010 to present.
National Tennis Team Head-coach Assistant – 09/2020 to 06/2021

What you love about Tennis?
Tennis brings opportunities for competition, social play, team camaraderie, a good workout and family time. It is truly a sport with a personal definition to each player and with all of the benefits of playing tennis, it genuinely is the sport of a lifetime.

Anil Rathee

Qualifications
(2023) AATC Level 1 Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Level 2 Advanced Coaching Course
Head Coach at Khelshala (NGO )
Coach at Indian School Of Business
Recreation Manager at The City Club DLF
Over 10 Years of Coaching Experience
Played Various Level of AITA Tournaments
Runner-up in Inter College Tournament
4th Position in North Zone Inter-University Tournament
Runner-up in U-19 State School Tournament

Playing History
First Place, Under 13, Taghi Akbari Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2002
First Place, Under 13, National Championship Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2002
Second Place, Under 13, National Championship Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2003
Third Place, Under 18, National Championship Cup, Qazvin, Iran, 2007
First Place, Professional League Cup, Tehran, Iran, 2009
Third Place. Professional League Cup. Tehran, Iran, 2011
Tennis Coach – 10/2010 to present.
National Tennis Team Head-coach Assistant – 09/2020 to 06/2021

What you love about Tennis?
Tennis is a sport that I absolutely love. It brings people together from all backgrounds and cultures. I enjoy being part of the tennis world, and the opportunity to connect with people through tennis. Participants learn to compete and cope with pressure and adversity. This is a sport for all ages, so anyone can play this great sport.v

Nata (Natalio) Romero

Qualifications

(2023) AATC Development Coaching Course
(2023) AATC Advance Coaching Course
Tennis Coach in Argentina & Spain
Bachelor in Marketing

Playing History
After having played tennis all my life professionally, in 2012 I began my career as a Coach. This was in the city of Mendoza Argentina where they developed my first skills and experiences from children to adolescents in competition for 5 years. In 2019 I moved to the city of Valencia in Spain where I began to teach children in competition at the Valencia tennis club, there I worked for 1 year developing new behaviours, skills and work schemes with tennis players.

What you love about Tennis?
Tennis is my life, since I was born I had a racket in my hands and it is what I know best.

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