From Melbourne Australia
3 X Collegiate All American
NAIA Top 10 Singles and Doubles
National Player of the year 2010
USPTA Elite Professional
Formerly employed by Tennis Australia
B.A Psychology PLNU
An Australian from Melbourne, I honed my skills at various tennis facilities and international tennis academies around the world. I spent considerable time training at Melbourne Park, Cash-Hopper tennis academy, IMG Academy and Harry Hopman tennis academy as well as learning the game personally from many of the great players and coaches of our sport.
I competed both nationally and internationally as a junior but had some major injury setbacks throughout my development. In 2007 after 12 months out of the game with a major shoulder injury I accepted scholarship to San Diego’s PLNU collegiate tennis team. I had a successful college career, consistently ranked in the top 10 NAIA and completed my degree in psychology in 2012.
I started full time coaching the same year and became the tennis director of both the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and the Sheraton Hotel & Marina San Diego. I was awarded “Elite professional” status by the United States Professional Tennis Association in 2012 and began coaching at the Coronado Tennis Centre where I spend the majority of my time working with players of all levels today.
My Coaching Philosophy
I believe in getting better every day. You can’t improve everything, every day, but you can improve something today. With the bigger picture in mind, setting clear goals day in and day out is the process mindset that creates amazing improvement. There is always a goal and an intention when you work with me and you will see that over time consistent effort in working towards and achieving those small goals makes a dramatic improvement in a player’s development. I take pride in my players improvement and spend great amounts of time planning practices and expanding my own knowledge and skill base in order to be the best coach for them.
I regularly use video analysis and statistical analysis to improve players in both their technique and their overall tennis intelligence. When you work with me you will know why you are making a change, or why a certain strategy is important. Communication is key and I have developed my ability to convey my message to many personalities, ages and abilities through thousands of hours of on court coaching.
My mission is to help you achieve your tennis goals. Whether you are a complete beginner with the goal of learning a new life skill or an international competitor looking for an edge. I have the skills and knowledge to improve players at all levels of tennis. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach and give me a call and we can talk about your tennis.
1 on 1 Individual lessons tailored to the players specific needs. Whether you need core technical improvement, live ball training or to work on specific match patterns and strategy, you will receive the personalized attention you need to fast track your improvement.
2 players sharing a session is one of the best ways to work on your game. Bringing your doubles partner to work on team play and strategy or another singles player to train with and play against are some of the most effective ways to improve in a semiprivate lesson. Sharing a technical lesson with a friend is a popular way to brush up on your game or introduce yourself to the sport
Organized group coaching is available by request. If you have a group of players, you have in mind or you are looking to join in group sessions, these lessons are always highly planned and organized In order to keep everyone active, engaged and enjoying the sessions. Examples of group lessons I coach currently are multiple USTA doubles clinics (Team clinics), high level junior groups (Invitation only) and seasonal open groups tailored for various levels.
You are a high-level player please contact me. I will advise you to your best options in San Diego. If you are interested in general junior programs, the Coronado tennis center offers many options for juniors of all ages. Part of my schedule in Coronado is dedicated to these programs.If you would like to find out what group is the best fit for your child, please contact me and I will advise you.
Junior Summer Camps
I run several summer camps in Coronado, San Diego. These 4-6hr day camps are highly planned and organized. We have a lot of fun while overseeing the training and competition of our students. There are technical, tactical, mental and fitness themes to these camps. Your players will train hard in a very encouraging and positive environment in beautiful Coronado. These camps often book out fast so call to reserve your players spot early.