The National Academies (NAs) are Tennis Australia’s high performance environments that offer a comprehensive tennis training program to allow athletes to reach their full potential, with the ultimate vision of producing Grand Slam Champions.
Through world-class coaching, sport science and medicine, we foster successful professional athletic performance.
There are seven NAs:
The NAs are for athletes, predominantly aged between 10 and 16, who fulfil the entry criteria based on ranking, results and participation; and who have the ambition to become professional tennis players.
The benefits offered to NA athletes vary depending on whether the athletes are full or wildcard scholarship holders. The benefits include:
Athletes are selected according to the Athlete Development criteria. Athletes may also be wildcarded into a NA upon selection by the National Head Coach.
For athletes to maintain their position within the NA they are required to meet standards relating to performance, behaviour and attitude.
The Athlete Development criteria has been reviewed to remain as current as possible, reflecting the performances of today’s professional players that are ranked in the top 100.
Adelaide and NT: Rohan Fisher [email protected]
Brisbane: Chris Mahony [email protected]
Melbourne: Rob Leeds [email protected]
Perth: Andrew Roberts [email protected]
Sydney: Craig Purcell [email protected]
Canberra: Todd Larkham [email protected]
Tasmania: Simon Youl [email protected]
All junior players attending a National Academy must participate in schooling, as recognised by the education department in their respective state.
Learn more about Tennis Australia’s education policy.
|National Head Coaches||National Academy Managers||National Academy Coaches|
|Milo Bradley||Rohan Fisher||Liam Smith|
|Adam Carey||Andrew Roberts||Ben Pyne|
|Brent Larkham||Chris Mahony||Mark Draper|
|Wally Masur||Craig Purcell||Anthony Richardson|
|Scott Draper||Rob Leeds||Robert Smeets|
|Simon Youl||Wayne Arthurs|
|Todd Larkham||Mark Hlawaty|