Level 3 Master coaching qualification - Tennis Australia, Graduate Diploma Business Management – Monash University.
Qualifications & Achievements:
Tennis Victoria - State Coaching/State Director of Tennis - Top 100 players included Mark Philippoussis, Andrew Ille, Wayne Arthurs, Nicole Bradtke, Kristen Godridge, Louise Field; Octagon Worldwide - Tennis Manager Australia – clients included Lleyton Hewitt, Mark Philippoussis, Jelena Dokic, Jason Stoltenberg; Australian Institute of Sport - Head Coach/Program Manager – Top 100 players included Todd Reid, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Stosur; Australian Open Tennis Academy – Head Coach; Tennis Australia – Head Coach Tennis World
John grew up in Yarrawonga and played tennis in the North East and Goulburn Valley and travelled to Melbourne for tournaments/pennant, advancing to college tennis where he played intercollegiate tennis at Oklahoma City University. John was on the ATP World Tour, where he retired at the age of 24 through injury, but not before making the Top 100 ATP rankings and playing in all the Grand Slam events, with the best result at Wimbledon (Round of 16).
Areas of Specialisation:
While John specialises in high performance coaching through programs and private lessons, he has extensive experience in all aspects of coaching and conducting programs such as Adult groups, Cardio, Hot Shots & Clinics.
John believes in the need to encourage young players in their development:
- to use the correct grips and get the basics right (which are applicable to all players)
- to learn all the shots in tennis
- to have their own style of play and personality on court
- think holistically i.e. technique, physical, psychological, tactical, etc
- to be respectful, sportsmanlike and have a good work ethic/attitude
For further information, or to make a booking, please contact John via [email protected]