2017 Speakers

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Travis Bell
Trav Bell is The Bucket List Guy... The Worldʼs #1 Bucket List Expert. As a self-appointed ʻBucket Listologistʼ, Trav has obsessively studied the Bucket List phenomenon and blended the world’s best Positive Psychology principals to create his own unique Bucket List Life Philosophy. Before Trav became ʻThe Bucket List Guy’, he built a chain of personal training studios across Australia, delivering over 1M personal training sessions. Described as “infectiously motivating”, Trav’s crazy Bucket List adventures are hilarious and truly inspirational. Let Trav show you how to prevent regret and start living your list before it’s too late!
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Wally Masur
Masur began playing tennis in Canberra aged eight and was coached by Charlie Hollis. Winning the Australian Open juniors in 1981, Wally was a member of the Australian Davis Cup team for eight years, notching up a 17-15 win–loss record from 1985 to 1993. Career highlights include the semifinals at the Australian Open (1987) and the US Open (1993). A respected media commentator, Masur coached the Australian Davis Cup team from 2001-2005. He won three singles titles: Hong Kong 1983, Adelaide 1987, Newport 1988, and 13 doubles. His highest singles ranking was No.15 and doubles was No.8.
Wayne Elderton
Wayne Elderton
Wayne is acknowledged as one of Canada’s leading coaches. He is the Tennis Director at North Vancouver Tennis Centre, a public tennis centre that has won Tennis Canada ‘Facility of the Year’ for programming excellence. As a High Performance coach, Wayne’s players have won over 20 National Titles (Junior & Wheelchair). He has coached 19 players that have achieved Division 1 Tennis Scholarships in the US and 4 players that have gone on to WTA and ATP, including Rebecca Marino (ranked #38). Wayne is a Certified Tennis Canada National Level 4 Coach and Master Learning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification program.
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Kenneth Bastiaens
Kenneth is Director of Coach2Competence and a passionate trainer who knows how to translate scientific knowledge into everyday training. Kenneth was a consultant coach with Kim Clijsters. In 2000 Kenneth was Head of Strength and Conditioning at the HP Centre in Belgium, training Kirsten Flipkens, Yanina Wickmayer, Alison Van Uytvanck and Ruben Bemelmans. In 2010 Kenneth reformed the Talent ID & Development 12&U structures for Flemish Tennis. Then in 2014 he assisted in establishing a tennis laboratory with Hawk-Eye at the Kim Clijsters Sports & Health Club. Currently, Kenneth is the driving force behind Multi SkillZ.
Olympic Gold Medalist, and Company Director, Alisa Camplin
Alisa Camplin
Alisa Camplin, famously won Aerial Skiing "Gold" at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Four years later, at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, she defied medical odds to take home "Bronze", becoming the first Australian to win consecutive Winter Olympic medals. Camplin has since enjoyed an 18 year international career as a senior executive with IBM. She is now a corporate high performance consultant and a Non-Executive Director to the Australian Sports Commission, Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Collingwood Football Club, and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. In 2011, Camplin co-founded the charity Finnan’s Gift, raising over $1.5million for children’s cardiac health.
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Ken DeHart
Currently the Director of Tennis at Almaden Valley Athletic Club in San Jose, California, Ken is the first Master Professional for the PTR and USPTA as well as being a USA High Performance coach. Ken has been twice named international PTR Pro of the Year, is a four-time USPTA Divisional Pro of the Year and a three-time USPTA Career Develop Award Winner. He sits on the PTR Continuing Education Committee, Tournament Committee and on the USPTA Continuing Education Committee and Site Selection Committee. Ken has produced eight coaching DVDs and co-authored the "International Book of Drills" with Dennis Van Der Meer.

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Feisal Hassan
A USPTA and RPT(Registro Profesional de Tenis) Spanish Master Professional, Feisal is the Vice President on the USPTA National Board. He is a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports National Advisory Board and National Speaker’s Bureau, a TIA Cardio Tennis Trainer and holds USPTA specialist degrees in Competitive Player Development, Facility Management, Sport Science and Little Tennis. He is on the USTA National Faculty for Youth Coaching and co-chairs the USPTA National Education Committee and USPTA National Testing Committee. Feisal serves as an instructional clinician for the “On Court with USPTA” series featured on the Tennis Channel and was voted Tennis Industry magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40”.
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Callum Beale
Callum Beale is the National Talent Development Manager – Tennis 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.
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Anthony Richardson
Anthony has over 14 years experience working within the governing bodies of tennis in Australia. In various roles, Anthony has contributed to the development of Australian representatives in Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Grand Slams and junior teams. Anthony has also contributed to the development of Australian coaches by presenting and assessing in endorsed courses and conferences. Anthony’s experiences in tennis extend to the commercial sector where he has operated a major metropolitan tennis centre, delivered school programs and fostered regional networks. Anthony has a degree in Psychology and Tennis Australia High Performance qualifications.
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Judy Murray
A former tennis player herself, Murray was the first coach of her two sons, Jamie and Andy. Andy has since won two Slam trophies and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 2, while Jamie is a top doubles player. She has been a national coach with the Lawn Tennis Association, worked with several tennis players throughout their careers, and is heavily involved with grassroots development. Captain of the British Fed Cup team since December 2011, she has said it’s a role she took partly to help grow the number of female coaches in Great Britain. She also is the founder of Set4Sport, a program created to help parents find easy and accessible ways to play with their children at an early age and develop the skills required for sports.
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Emma Doyle
Emma Doyle is an international speaker and consultant providing impactful coach education around the world. She has been in performance tennis coaching for over 20 years, specialising in improving the knowledge, skills and behavior of coaches and players. She has coached on the junior and senior tours and represented Australia at numerous world championships. This Tennis Australia High Performance coach, Hot Shots Mentor and Learning Facilitator specializes in mind set conditioning programs to maximise performance for beginning players through to WTA tour players and coaches. Emma's mission is to empower more female players and coaches in our industry and to inspire, improve and impact the communication, coordination and confidence of people around the world.
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Bill Riddle
Bill has been a tennis teaching professional and coach for over 28 years at all levels. For the last 20 years he has served as the Director of Tennis at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee overseeing all aspects of the tennis program on and off court. He spent 9 years coaching college tennis where his players and teams were nationally ranked, making 3 appearances at the National Championships. Recognised as a High Performance Coach by the USTA, PTR and USPTA, Bill has coached and organized adult and junior tennis camps and events in Holland, Spain, Germany, England, Canada, Sweden and throughout the USA and the Caribbean. No stranger to entertainment, Bill has done TV commentating for professional tennis events, had a weekly tennis radio show and served as an event Emcee. Bill has been a featured speaker at a number of tennis industry workshops, conferences and conventions including at the PTR International Symposium, the US Open Tennis Teachers Conference and a variety of USPTA and USTA conferences throughout the USA.

 

Clint Fyfe

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.

Donato Campagnoli

A freelance Consultant for the Technical Department of the Coach Education of the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT). A private consultant providing leadership/education services for coaches and management services for tennis facilities and companies. An entrepreneur with the high-tech company Mas-Tech srl for applied patent pending analytics technologies.

Gary Stickler

Two time Australian Tennis Coach of the year and 7 time QLD coach of the year, Gary Stickler has enjoyed a highly decorated and successful career. Gary has coached a number of Australian Champions and World ranked players including Pat Rafter, Jason Kubler and John Millman. He has also coached over 60 players to American College Universities. Gary holds a Bachelor of Sports Coaching, as well as Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning and Tennis Australia Coaching Qualifications.

Alistair Murphy

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.

Michael Robertson

Former Tennis West CEO, Michael has extensive ATP and WTA coaching experience including having coached Grand Slam winners in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. He has managed and coached team tennis in Europe and the United States and has previously held the role of Head Coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport (Developmental program). In addition to his coaching experience, Michael has won the French Open junior boys doubles, been a semi and quarter finalist and has competed against 10 different former ATP no.1 ranked players in ATP sanctioned events.

Emma Hayman

Emma is a New Zealander residing in Brisbane, working at the Queensland Tennis Centre. She has been in performance coaching for the past 10 years. Emma has coached the junior FED Cup NZ teams as well as taking numerous national camps and international tours with the New Zealand Tennis Federation. As a player, Emma achieved a WTA singles and doubles ranking, as well as playing Federation Cup for NZ. She spent 5 college years in the US coaching at Country Clubs in Southampton NY, Darien CT and Jupiter Island FL during her summers. She has coached and travelled with a number of NZ and US individual performance players to ITFs and Pro Tour events. Emma’s passion is to develop and educate young players to maximise their potential ensuring they are given every opportunity to succeed internationally.

Maria Bailey

Maria is a registered Psychologist who is passionate about coaching, educating and guiding individuals to attain their full athletic potential. She is a Junior Development Coach, is currently undertaking her Club Professional qualification, and has vast experience within the Sport Clubs & Fitness Industry, Sport Administration and schools. Maria is a mother of 6 children and encourages sport participation for families to enhance health, wellbeing and promote quality family time. Maria has experienced first-hand what it takes to be an elite athlete. She has been a professional tennis player on the international tennis tour, State No 1 Junior and Australian National representative (both Junior and Masters Level) as well as being an accomplished long distance runner.

Adam Carey

Adam has been an employee within the performance department at Tennis Australia since 2011. His current assignment is working with QLD’s 12-15 girls having formally spent time as a been a National Head Coach in Western Australia and a National Women’s Coach in the NA in Brisbane. Prior to returning to Australia, Adam spent 12 years working in the United States as a private coach and business owner, a USTA employee, Collegiate Division 1 Head Coach and Director of the Andre Agassi Foundation. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Queensland having completed his Bachelors and Masters in the USA.  His area of focus for his PhD is “How daily training environments grow expertise in coaches” and is fascinated by the way coaches interact, frame beliefs and develop their “personal story” through the athletes, coaches and environments they develop.

Paul Vassallo

Paul is a Tennis Australia High Performance Coach specialising in coaching advanced to elite juniors. In addition to this he is also a Platinum Talent Development Coach and is a Learning Facilitator with Tennis Victoria. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Paul operates coaching programs at six tennis venues in Melbourne and has coached multiple juniors to National titles in singles and doubles.

Patrick Landy

Patrick Landy is currently the Coach Development Coordinator in Victoria, Patrick commenced a Bachelor of Applied Science – Sport Coaching at Deakin University in 2001 before completing the Tennis Australia Junior Development and then Club Professional coaching courses. He graduated a Bachelor of Commerce – Sport Management from Deakin University in 2005 before moving back home to Albury/Wodonga to coach with the Margaret Court Tennis Academy as well as manage the Albury Tennis Association. He returned to Melbourne in 2011 to work within Tennis Australia’s national programs team where he assisted with the launch of the Cardio Tennis program in Australia. Patrick has been running Tennis Australia’s coaching courses or the past three years and is excited to share his passion for coaching with the 2017 conference delegates.

Greg Crump

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.

Alex Jago

Alex Jago is the National Wheelchair Pathways Manager – Tennis Australia. Prior to this role Alex worked in a variety of positions for Tennis Australia such as the Coach & Talent Development Manager (VIC/TAS) and National Academy Manager – WA. Alex has a Bachelor of Sports Management and is a Qualified High Performance Coach. As a player Alex achieved a career high of no.8 in doubles whist representing the University of Memphis in NCAA division 1.

Jason Stacy

Jason is a Performance Coach who leads from the front, with over 20yrs experience including 10yrs traveling full time on the ATP/WTA tours. He works with several players in the Top 100 and Top 20. Additionally, spending many years working on the Russian Davis Cup Team and kick starting the Kazakhstan Davis and Fed Cup teams. With extensive experience in both LTAD and Professional Sport many of his athletes have made Olympic and Commonwealth Teams and have even won Gold and Silver medals. In addition to his coaching experience, Jason has lectured in several High Schools, Universities and TAFE colleges on subjects covering Athletic Performance, Sports Therapies and Behaviour Change.

Greg Royle

Greg is currently Director of Tennis at Newington College, and Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney.
He is a Tennis Australia High Performance Coach, but has had a broad experience coaching players from Hotshots to Performance level. He is a former school teacher, Tennis NSW State Coach/NSWIS Head Coach and has worked both domestically and internationally, as a coach, coach educator, and athlete/program manager. He is still active as a Tennis Australia Learning Facilitator. Greg has had a long association with tennis in the private school system, and believes there is a lot to be learned about teaching tennis, from working in the school environment.

Brett McLennan

Brett is Tennis Australia’s Coach Development Manager for VIC and TAS, responsible for the team delivering coaching qualifications and ongoing professional development for coaches, teachers and volunteers in both states. Brett has over 20 years coaching experience both here and in the UK where he worked in High Performance training academies, specialising in Talent Development programs and pathways for U/12 children. He holds a Tennis Australia High Performance Coaching qualification, a Bachelor of Business Marketing, and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Steve Marquis

Steve is the Manager for Industry Development at Tennis Australia. This key role is the link between our delivery network and focuses on Coach Development, Club Development, Venue Sustainability and operational guidance and support. Steve and his team oversee key projects and developments in venue management and development, operational modelling, future planning and benchmarking with a key focus on quality management, participation pathway delivery leading to customer retention. Steve has over 15 years’ experience working in the leisure industry, leading large staff teams and engaging the community.

Annually the conference boasts of a fantastic line up of speakers. Check out the full list of speakers from previous conferences:

2016 Australian Grand Slam Coaches Conference speakers