Belinda Kleverlaan is the Executive Manager of Participation at Tennis Victoria, leading a team of 20 staff who service over 800 clubs and 165,000 players throughout Victoria. She is a dedicated sport management professional with experience at club, state and national level, including a previous role with Tennis Australia as National Programs Manager.
Kane Dewhurst is the Director of Vida Tennis which currently operates from 14 clubs, venues & schools in Victoria, Australia seeing in excess of 2000 active tennis players per week. Kane is a qualified Master Club Professional coach, a recognised Talent Development Coach who has coached multiple National title winners and had experience with WTA & ATP level players.
Dr. Dario Novak is a research associate and lecturer at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He received his PhD in sports science from University of Zagreb in 2010. He is a postdoctoral fellow of Columbia University and Harvard University. Dario’s research interests lie in integrated and holistic approaches in the field of strength and conditioning in tennis. Dario has worked with several players including Borna Coric (ATP #46), Christina McHale (WTA #66) and Ivana Jorovic (#1 Serbia ITF Juniors) and is currently appointed as Scientific Advisor/Consultant within Donna Vekic’s (WTA #165) coaching team.
Todd Larkham grew up on the tennis court, at a centre managed by his parents from age 3. He began his coaching career at age 14, before managing the family’s tennis centre and then moving on to become Head Coach of the National Academy (ACT) in 2005. Todd also played professional tennis, achieving a career high ranking of 135 in August 2003. He has played Main Draw singles of every Grand Slam, making 2nd round of Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Todd has most recently been known as Nick Kyrgios’ coach, coaching the current world number 42 from ages 10 – 17, and again in late 2014 until June 2015.
Callum Beale work’s for Tennis Australia as the National Academy & Talent Development Manager in New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this role Callum worked in a variety of positions for Tennis Australia such as the Coach & Talent Development Manager – NSW, and Athlete Development Manager in Perth. Callum has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Human Movement, is a Qualified High Performance Coach, and is currently completing his Masters in Business. As a player Callum achieved a professional ATP singles and doubles ranking and ‘All-American’ status in the US college tennis system. Callum has also worked with a number of top 10 players (ATP and WTA) as a training and hitting partner.
A former professional tennis player, Carlos Cuadrado transitioned to coaching in 2006, after achieving a career high ranking of 222. He has coached a range of WTA Top 30 players, including Casey Dellacqua (WTA #82), Daniela Hantuchova (WTA # 76), Svetlana Kuznetsova (WTA #31) and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (WTA # 34). Since 2012, Carlos has been a National Academy Coach at Tennis Australia, with a focus on improving athlete performance through a holistic training approach.
Piotr Unierzyski has been working at the University of Physical Education in Poznan for 30 years whilst at the same time has coached and worked with players of all levels; from beginner level to professional. Among other appointments, Piotr was the Polish National Coach and ITF touring team coach. He has educated over 1400 coaches in over 20 countries and has been strongly involved in the Tennis10s and Play & Stay campaign in Poland and internationally since the campaign started.
Mr. Donato Campagnoli officially works for the Coach Education System (ISF) as a freelance technical consultant (being part of its scientific task force), as a Lecturer and is in charge for the development of international projects since 2014, unofficially since 2002. He is Level 4 certified since 2005 and within his past cooperation with FIT has worked hand in hand with experts like Paul Dorochenko (2002-2006), Prof. Bruce Elliott (2005-2008) and Prof. Richard Schmidt (2009). With a university background as a professional interpreter and a MBA on “Management and Economics of Sport”, he has been a coach for professional ATP players for several years.
Mr. Rocco Marinuzzi officially works as full-time for the Coach Education System (ISF) of FIT since 2012, being in charge of the tactical area. He is Level 4 certified since 2010 with, in addition, a Level 2 qualification as Physical Trainer in 2007. With a university degree in physical education in 2006 at the Institute of Physical Education in Rome, he got his graduation in Sport Management in 2009.
Michael is the AFL Competition & Stakeholder Manager. Michael’s role is to engage with the AFL Clubs specifically in relation to coaching, laws of the game, Match Review Panel, high performance management and football operations. The role incorporates the delivery of the AFL Senior Coach program, management of the High Performance Advisory group and Chair of the AFL Research Board.
After an experience of over fifteen years on court as a tennis coach (Professeur Level 2 in France), Antoni specialized in mental training and was an applied-psychology teacher for the Sports Science Department at the University of Montpellier for five years. Since 2007, he is an applied-psychology teacher at Sport University of Orleans. He is also a member of the educational team of the French NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing) Institute of Paris and, as a consultant for Halifax Consulting, works with major companies such as Safran, Saint Gobain or Hermès. He is a certified practitioner in sophrology and Ericksonian hypnosis.
Clint is the Tennis Australia Talent Development Manager in Queensland. Clint previously worked as a private coach, producing 8 National Singles Champions, and was a Tournament Director for numerous Pro Tour and Junior ITF events. He is a former winner of the National Talent Development Coaching Excellence Award, a 4-time finalist at the National Awards and 4-time winner of the Queensland Coaching Excellence Award.
David Sammel, Head Tennis Coach at TeamBath-MCTA, creator of Locker Room Power (LRP) and widely espected consultant across professional sport. David has over 25 years’ experience in world tennis, coaching international players to career high rankings who represented their countries in The Federation Cup, Davis Cup and the Olympics. David is an official ATP Coach member in recognition of his many years on tour. In the past he has been a regular contributor to interviews by the UK tennis media including BBC Radio 5, BBC local radio, The Times, SkySports and he is a contributing editor for Leaders in Performance and Tennishead Magazines.
Craig is an Australian tour coach and Director of the Brain Game – a sports science website that specializes in the video analysis of tennis matches that teaches the patterns of play that dominate our game. Craig is widely recognized as the world leader in teaching tennis tactics and is the strategy analyst for the ATP World Tour, WTA Tennis and the New York Times and Tennis Magazine. Craig has researched thousands of matches using his unique Dartfish Match Tagging software to unlock the secrets of our game and uncover the patterns and percentages that really matter. He teaches this knowledge through his website and also on court with players at all levels of the game.
Having worked for many years within his own club in Marseille, Christophe has worked for multiple Federations, travelling with ATP/WTA players. From France, Christophe moved to the UK to work as National coach for the LTA for 6 years, followed by 2 years in China as the National team and Davis cup coach. In 2009, he transitioned to Tennis Canada as the Director of High Performance for the Atlantic region; and then the Head coach role at the National Tennis Centre in Toronto. In January 2015 Christophe returned to China to coach Davis cup player Li Zhe and is a consultant for the Tianjin Tennis Center.
Shane is the Consumer Strategy and Engagement Manager at the Richmond Football Club. He is responsible for building the strongest possible emotional connection with members and fans, which will ultimately deliver increased revenues through a bigger supporter base, more members and bigger crowds. This portfolio includes consumer strategy, retail, licensing, ticketing, match-day revenues and service quality. Previously he was Regional Manager for YMCA Victoria overseeing 19 major facilities and 1,600 staff. He also worked as Deputy Venue Manager at the London 2012 Olympics. Shane is currently completing an MBA at Victoria University.
Kathy Martin is Senior Director Athlete Assistance for the WTA, and the Player Welfare Officer for the ITF. She is a mental health counselor and sports physiotherapist with 30 years of experience in elite sports and expertise in the health and well-being needs of adolescent and young adult athletes. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare, a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, and is a titled A.P.A. Sports Physiotherapist. She has previously worked with the Australian Ballet Company, the Australian Olympic Team and Tennis Australia.
Emma has been in performance coaching for over twenty years, specializing in maximizing human potential predominantly through the sport of tennis. She spent seven years (2000 – 2007) touring and coaching internationally on the junior and senior world tennis circuit. She has consulted to players, organizations and clubs in Europe, Asia and the United States in addition to representing Australia as coach and captain of the Junior Fed Cup team and at numerous world championships.
Steve is the Venue Sustainability Manager for Tennis Australia, overseeing key projects and developments in venue management and development, operational modelling, future planning and benchmarking with a key focus on quality management, customer retention and diversity in programming. Before joining the Tennis family Steve spent over 10 years working in leisure venue management, largely with the YMCA. This included a range of areas from program development, community engagement and support, club development and support, business development as well as facility design, planning, modelling and working with project teams on facility redevelopment.
Paul was a right-handed serve-volleyer, who attained a career-high No.12 singles ranking and picked up three singles titles until he retired in 1993. His best Grand Slam performance came at 1984 Wimbledon when, ranked World No. 242 and straight out of the University of Tennessee, he surprised the tennis world by beating world No.13 Johan Kriek in the fourth round. In his post-playing career, Annacone has established himself as one of the world’s leading coaches. He coached American compatriot Pete Sampras and long-time British No.1 Tim Henman.
In 2009, after playing intercollegiate tennis in the USA and becoming a Head coach in his native UK, Tim moved in to the role of Talent & Performance Co-ordinator for the Lawn Tennis Association – overseeing the performance pathway for talented players under the age of 12. In 2013 he was appointed as Talent & Coach Development Co-ordinator for NSW/ACT for Tennis Australia based in Sydney. Since then he has mainly focused on educating and facilitating new and existing coaches through a variety of courses and professional development workshops. He is currently the Coach Development Manager for NSW/ACT.
Greg began coaching wheelchair tennis in the late 1980s. One of the first competitors he coached was Daniela Di Toro, who took up the sport when she was thirteen years old at Crump’s suggestion. He was the coach of the Australian national teams in 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, 2000 Sydney, (winning Gold in the men’s singles and Silver in both the men’s and women’s doubles), 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and the 2012 London. Crump has been coach at numerous WTC winning the Men’s in Nottingham, Paris and Italy and also winning the women’s WTC beating the highly favoured team from the Netherland’s in New York in 1999. Greg is currently the National Academy Wheelchair Coach for Tennis Australia.
Nicole played professionally for 19 years reaching a career high singles ranking of 36 and 18 in doubles. She was a member of the Fed Cup team for 10 years and competed in the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Nicole began working for Tennis Australia in 2008 coaching Casey Dellacqua to a career high singles ranking of 39 and 11 in doubles. Appointed the Head Coach of the AIS Women’s program in 2011-2014. In 2015 she was appointed the Head of Women’s Tennis for TA, during this year Nicole coached Daria Gavrilova to a career high ranking of 36. Nicole is also currently an Analyst with Fox Sports Australia broadcasting at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
David became a coach on the WTA tour in 1995 working out of the USA. In 2001 David was appointed the National Women’s Travelling Coach working with Alicia Molik, Evie Dominikovic and Nicole Pratt. David was the Fed Cup coach 2002-2003 and later in 2006 appointed the Fed Cup Team Captain in leading the team for 7 ties. In 2007 David was appointed the AIS Women’s Coach working with Casey Dellacqua, Jessica Moore and Sam Stosur. David worked closely with Stosur guiding her to her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2011 US Open. David has worked with many top 20 WTA players including Martina Hingis and Ana Ivanovic and has recently recommenced working with Stosur.