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Peter Smith Head Coach
Director

PETER SMITH  Dip T Sec Adv AST1

Peter is the first coach in history to have coached three Davis Cup Coaches: John Fitzgerald – Australia… Lleyton Hewitt – Australia… Peter Carter – Switzerland

Australian Coach of the Year 1998, 1999

 

  • Tennis Director/Head Coach Next Gen Memorial Drive Adelaide South Australia
  • Tennis Director/Head Coach Peter Smith Tennis Academy
  • Director/Writer Virtual Tennis Coach
  • 30 years experience as a Secondary School teacher teaching principally Creative and Artistic Black and White Photography
  • 30 years experience as a Tennis Professional (Coaching)
  • Level 3 (Master) Coach Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA)
  • Former Vice President TCA
  • President TCA SA (South Australia)
  • 30 years administrative involvement with Tennis SA:

* Vice President

* Chairman Junior Development Board

* Director of Coaching

* Chairman Disabilities Committee

  • A number of years as No 1 State League Pennant player in SA
  • A number of SA Top 10 rankings
  • State Director of Coaching in SA for a period that produced:  John Fitzgerald, Brod Dyke, Peter Carter, Darren Cahill, Mark Woodforde, Anthony Lane, Roger Rasheed, Louise Stacey – all successful world ranked players
  • Coach of Lleyton Hewitt from age 6 years to 17 years – touring coach for first part of 2001
  • Coach of Jaslyn Hewitt for the same period
  • Currently working with a number of professional (including doubles’ specialist Todd Perry), aspiring professional and leading South Australian junior players
  • Australian Coach of the Year 1998, 1999
  • Awarded the Australian Sports Medal 2000
  • Member of the Coach Education Committee TCA
  • Heavy involvement in the Disabilities area

Responsible for training programmes for John Fitzgerald, Peter Carter, Mark Woodford, Roger Rasheed, Darren Cahill, Brod Dyke,Todd Perry , Yuya Ito, Louise Stacey in addition to coaching a number of touring players privately.

Darren Cahill is former coach to Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi and the current Adidas Tour Team head coach. Roger Rasheed is former coach to Geal Monfils and Grigor Dimitrov. John Fitzgerald is a former Australian Davis Cup Captain, Peter Carter became the development coach of Roger Federer and the Swiss Davis Cup Captain. Lleyton Hewitt is the current Australian Davis Cup Captain

 

1998-1999

Australian Coach of the Year 1998, 1999

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