Tennis Australia is excited to announce our first speakers for the 2018 Australian Grand Slam Coaches' Conference! More speakers will be added over the coming weeks, so check back soon.
A Physical Performance Coach and the Academy Manager for Tennis Australia, Adelaide. Alistair has recently completed his PhD in exercise science, specialising in high performance youth development and competition preparation for tennis. Alistair is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the physical performance program of the National Academy in Adelaide. The program is designed to specifically tailor long-term athletic development for over 45 junior tennis players, ranging from 8 years through to 18 years, club level through to International juniors within the National Academy.
A Lead Physical Performance Coach for Tennis Australia, Queensland. Mark has a degree in Strength and Conditioning Science from St Mary’s University, London, and has been accredited with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association since 2009. He spent two years at a regional high performance centre, developing their Strength and Conditioning program, before spending six years at the National Tennis Centre for the LTA. He has worked with leading singles and doubles players, including Johanna Konta. He then moved to the British Swimming National Training Centre, working with elite Olympic athletes and Rio gold medallist, before taking the plunge and moving to Tennis Australia.
After a pro tennis career with a WTA ranking high of 304, Jaslyn has continued a lifelong passion for High Performance sport by exceling at a number of different roles, primarily in tennis. After spending time as a remedial masseuse for the Port Adelaide Football Club, Jaslyn worked as both the tennis and strength & conditioning coach in the South Australia National Academy before moving to Canberra to work in the Australian Institute of Sports Pro-Tour Program. In 2009 Jaslyn relocated to Sydney where she is currently both the National Academy and Talent Development Manager for NSW and is in the final stages of completing the Tennis Australia High Performance Coaching Course.
Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy, before continuing on to complete his Masters in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning). A Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach, Ryan has worked with junior through to elite athletes, as the National Academy (Melbourne) physiotherapist, as well as being an Australian Open physiotherapist for the male athletes.
Nathan Martin has been at the forefront of worldwide tennis fitness conditioning for the past 16 years. He has helped players of all levels from grand slam champions to social hitters and school kids reach their potential through improved physical performance, injury reduction and ongoing education. Nathan was the long standing strength and conditioning trainer for Lleyton Hewitt, spending time preparing him for the Australian summer of tennis for 10 successive years. Nathan has co authored a book “Building a tennis champion”, created an app in conjunction with Lleyton Hewitt “Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Fitness Pro”, is a course facilitator for Tennis Australia (Club Pro), and he runs his own strength and conditioning studio in Sydney. Nathan’s passion is to see players reach their physical potential, through education, application and support.
Danielle is a Sport Science and Athlete Development Analyst at Tennis Australia. Her role includes managing the National Academy athlete management system as well as undertaking internal and external research. Part of her research portfolio includes reviewing the junior and professional tennis structure worldwide in partnership with the International Tennis Federation. Danielle is also the the Australian Fed Cup team manager. She is currently undertaking her PhD at Tennis Australia and Australian Catholic University with her research topic exploring the relationship of training loads, musculoskeletal function and shoulder injuries in elite, youth tennis players.
Howard has been the Head of Strength & Conditioning at USN Bolton Arena High Performance Tennis Academy for 8 years. He is an accredited S&C coach with the UKSCA, a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist with the iTPA and has a First Class Hons degree in Sports Coaching – including several coaching qualifications. Prior to coaching Howard spent 6 years in the Royal Marines Commandos, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Howard has experience preparing Professional and Junior players at WTA, ATP, ITF and Tennis Europe levels, most notably working with world number one Ana Ivanovic. Howard has his own training philosophy and methodology, which takes into account both the general and specific physical qualities needed. He also places a high amount of importance in training coordination abilities to enhance movement performance.
Nick is the founder and director of BreakPoint Analysis, a nationally recognised video analysis company that provides video analysis services to junior and aspiring professional players. In his four years at BreakPoint Analysis, Nick has filmed approximately 40,000 matches at over 200 tournaments, and provided data driven solutions to help players and businesses improve through the power of video. Nick is a Club Professional coach, with a Bachelor in Exercise Science and a Master of Management from Melbourne University, where he currently runs the tennis program. Previous roles at Tennis Australia saw him provide video analysis to Sam Stosur, and help create and develop the Tennis Australia Technique App.