The Australian Open 2019 Experience

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Melbourne for the Australian Open 2019 (AO). I remember training and competing at Melbourne Park as a professional, and it certainly has a sort of magnetic feel about it. I was always there just prior to the event or once the event had concluded, so I wondered... Continue Reading →

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Macquarie Uni AMT Gold

One thing that has remained constant in my life is how much I enjoy playing the game of tennis. I had been contemplating a return to competitive tennis throughout the year, however I just couldn’t find the balance between feeling physically able to compete, finding the right event and the time. Along came November and... Continue Reading →

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number

I turn 30 in just over 9 months time. I honestly cannot believe how fast my 20s went. I remember being a teenager and desperately wanting to turn 20 and put all the “teenage drama” behind me. There were so many ups and downs, much similar to a roller coaster. I just knew that once... Continue Reading →

Lessons From My European Travels

I remember a time when you relied upon people by either a confirmation over the phone, on face value or via email. Days, weeks and even months would go by but it didn’t matter as you gave someone your word. You were only as good as keeping your word. I grew up with this understanding... Continue Reading →

Why Is Clay Court Tennis Different?

Tennis is perhaps one of the only sports that requires an athlete to compete on more than four different surfaces throughout one season. Just off the top of my head, you have Plexicushion (Australian Open), Har-Tru (Green Clay, Charleston Open), Red Clay (French Open and Europe), Natural Grass (Wimbledon, England and Netherlands), Deco-Turf (US Open,... Continue Reading →

Alienpros Overgrips Review

I have been extremely fortunate to have caught the attention of Alienpros, a company that produces designer overgrips for sports such as Tennis, Badminton, Baseball and Golf. I was asked to consider becoming an ambassador for the company in April 2018, and was so impressed by their vision and product that I accepted the offer.... Continue Reading →

Fed Cup Preview – Australia vs Netherlands

I’m so excited to be heading south to Wollongong this weekend to get behind the Australian team, as they face off against Netherlands for a place in the World Group. The teams are being led by Alicia Molik (Australia) and Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands). Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, Sam Stosur and Destanee Aiava have been nominated to... Continue Reading →

NSW Age Gold JT

The tournament season continues with my students James, Jordan and Jayden Chen and Sonia Joudo competing at the NSW Age Gold JT. After another great effort in his last tournament and a fantastic session with me, James is continuing to develop his all court game extremely well. The process of developing your game is a... Continue Reading →

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