Good things sure do happen in 3’s!

It’s been a cracking start to the summer season and it all started here. I took on an Albany under 13s soccer team again for Football West Country Week and with my right hand man Jimbo we won the COUNTRY WEEK TITLE for the second year running. Again, we had a huge...

A Week in the Life

I was asked by a year 4 student if I would agree to do a "a week in the life of".  I thought it would be fun, (pretty sure he got a cracking mark) so here we go! So what does a normal tennis coach get up to during the week? There is always stories of golf,...

Here we go again – 2017

            Here we go again.  For the last 10 years we have started January with a bang, heading to NSW and VIC for events and then ending up at the Aussie Open.  We head to these events as they are very well run tournaments....

Reward for Effort

Their are so many guru's / coach help / athlete help / mentors / motivating quote pages / etc / etc out there, claiming they know, this, saying they know that, it can get a little baffling and confusing who to listen to and who to believe. In all truth, there is no...

No Excuses!

Andre Agassi said if you don't practice, then you don't deserve to win. Something I take with me to the courts on a daily basis.  Working with athletes who are not only Nationally Ranked players, but are succeeding with tournament wins and finals and playing well, can...

Education, USA, Talent Development, Soccer

It is supposed to be our quiet time, term 2 and 3.  The rain comes, the sun barely visits, but at ATA it's all been go go go. We have had classes at 7 schools in term 2 alone. Add this to our private lessons, group lessons, cardio and high performance, and we have a...

ATA from the U.S of A

It's no secret I love to travel, yep, I am a 50/50 partner in a travel business here in WA and when the opportunity arises I like to experience new places, cultures and see parts of the world.  An opportunity came up in mid 2015 that I felt I had to grab with both...

The kid did what I couldn’t do.

I've put on this site and on social media: We love getting messages on how kids are going during and after events.  We really are lucky to have so many options as far as tournaments go. This weekend alone lots of clubs in the region ran their club singles...

Love the underdog!

                There is nothing more "Australian" than watching the underdog get up. Last night women's AO final was Serena's to win, everything was in her favour. Experience, records, strength, movement, tactics and self...

This Ain’t Tennis!

COACHING IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR PLAYERS. IT IS ABOUT PLAYERS LEARNING ABOUT THEMSELVES, IMPROVING THEMSELVES AND GETTING THE VERY BEST OUT OF THEM SELVES. COACHING IS ABOUT PROVIDING A SAFE AND FUN/HAPPY PLACE IN WHICH TO LEARN AND PROSPER. Here is...