21 Nov 2013

2014 Australian Grand Slam Coaches’ Conference

News Article

Tennis Group

Tennis Australia invites you to the 7th Annual Australian Grand Slam Coaches’ Conference.

Asia Pacific’s premier professional development event for industry professionals will be held at Melbourne Park from 9-12 January 2014.

Please click here to see the promo video. 

The conference annually welcomes over 300 delegates from across Australia and around the world who enjoy four action packed days of insightful and motivating presentations, networking and social events and of course getting the chance to enjoy the Australian Open in the Melbourne summer.

Judy Murray

The theme of the conference is ‘Maximising Potential’. This conference will be an opportunity for coaches to learn from inspiring international and local speakers on how to Maximise Potential on all levels; as a coach, the potential of your clients and that of your business.

Hear from some of the world’s most respected tennis professionals and see these experts in action demonstrating the latest in programs and training techniques. Learn from our presenters who will share their experiences and provide industry relevant business and marketing tips to assist you and your coaching business.

Ivan Lendl

The essential conference for tennis coaches of all levels, facility managers, industry professionals and coaches of other sports!

Speakers confirmed to date

Toni Nadal, Spain
Coach and mentor of Rafael Nadal. Introduced Rafa to tennis at the age of four and has taken him through to a record of 12 Grand Slam titles, a ‘Career Golden Slam’ and being world number 1.

Mike Barrell, United Kingdom
Founder and CEO of evolve9 and internationally renowned expert in 10 and under tennis. Mike is an LTA Level 5 Licensed coach and LTA Coach Education Master Tutor.

Miguel Crespo, Spain
International Tennis Federation – Development Research Officer Ph.D. in Sports Psychology and a B.A in Philology. Author of many of the ITF’s publications and coach manuals.  Former director of the National Coaching School for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and  travelling coach and captain of the Spanish national Junior Teams.

Sven Groeneveld, The Netherlands
Current coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and experienced tour coach of many ATP and WTA players. As a coach Sven achieved 3 Grand Slam titles with three different players including: Monica Seles (92), Mary Pierce (95), Ana Ivanovic (08).

Allistair McCaw, South Africa
Sports Performance Specialist & Consultant. Trainer to four world number 1′s such as Dinara Safina, five World Champions, nine Grand Slam winners including Svetlana Kuznetsova and Xavier Malisse, two PGA tour winners & six Olympians like Bernard Tomic. Allistar has also developed the “McCaw Method” for champion training clinics.

Paul Taylor, Australia
‘Body and Brain Overhaul’ presenter, Paul Taylor, CEO of Personal Training Academy, Acumotum, and the Body Brain Performance Institute, is a former Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, an exercise physiologist and nutritionist who has designed his own system of evidence-based fitness science, called ‘Scientific Holism’.  He is also widely published in health magazines and is the creator of BioAge fitness testing software that is used by many Australian and overseas gyms

Dr. Ann Quinn, Australia
Director of Quintessential Edge and peak performance specialist. Ann has worked with many sporting greats including Pat Cash, Pat Rafter and the Australian Cricket and AFL teams.

Lane Evans, United States
Director of Tennis and Wellness – Champion Hills Tennis Club, North Carolina. USPTA Elite Professional coach, USPTA Southern Education Committee Chairman, USPTA NC Chapter President, NCTA Board, ISSA CFT, ISSA CSFS, ITPA CTPS, USTA NC Area 12 CTA Director, USTA NC Pro Relations Committee Chair, USPTA National Sports Science Committee

Brennon Dowrick, Australia
Olympian and expert performance motivator. Brennon has represented Australia at two Olympics, three Commonwealth Games and seven World Championships.

Graham Webb MBE, United Kingdom
Internationally recognised entrepreneur, author and adversity conqueror!

Callum Beale, Australia
Coach and Talent Development Manager in NSW, Australia and a High Performance Coach. Callum has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Human Movement, Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Learning – Kinesiology. 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.

Timothy Buszard, Australia
PhD student at Victoria University and Tennis Australia, with research examining the influence that modified equipment in tennis has on children’s skill acquisition, theory of implicit motor learning, and understanding how this knowledge can be applied to the coaching environment. He has presented his research earlier this year in Barcelona at the European College of Sport Science Congress, as well as at the Australian Skill Acquisition Research Group (ASARG) conference. In a few weeks time he will be giving another talk at the Motor Control and Human Skill Conference at ACU in Melbourne.

Doug Eng, United States
One of only 10 persons worldwide to hold both USPTA and PTR Master Professional. Recent presentations include Progressions Integrating Tactics, Technique and Footwork, as well as Sport Psychology for Ten and Under, and Three Rhythms of the Serve. USTA Sport Science Committee, Co-Chair of USPTA Education Committee, 2012 US Olympic Committee Doc Counsilman Award in Tennis

Day One

Register online now: tennis.com.au/coachesconference or for further information please contact:

P: 03 9914 4191 E: coachesconference@tennis.com.au