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Academy Director

Phil Shanahan OAM

Tennis Coaches Australia 
Diploma of Teaching 
Bachelor of Education
Phil Shanahan has coached at an ATP, National and State Level
2000 - Awarded Australian Sports Medal for service to Tennis
2012 - Awarded NSWPSSA Service Award for Tennis
2015 - Awarded Tennis Victoria Coaching Award - Coach of Sam Groth
2016 - Awarded OAM (Order of Australia) for service to Education, Tennis and Missionary Work. 
Nephew of Tennis Legend Margaret Court, his coaching record speaks for itself.
  •  Coached 8 Australian Junior Singles Titles (Patrick Nichols. Troy Smith, 
  • Joey Swaysland, Stephanie Wiltshire, and James Palmer.
  •  Coached 19 Australian Junior Doubles Titles ( Troy Smith, Patrick Nichols, Stephanie Wiltshire, Brandon Vescio,
  • Joey Swaysland, Maddison Tobias, Abigail Tere-Apisah and Aaron Bruest).
  •  Coached 3 ITF Singles Titles (Sam Groth & Stephanie Wiltshire).
  •  Coached 4 ITF Doubles Titles (Sam Groth, Stephanie Wiltshire & Abigail Tere-Apisah). 
  •  Coached Sam Groth - Junior Wimbledon Doubles Runners Up.
  • Coached Sean White - All Australian
  •  Coached Academy juniors who gained Australian selection sixteen times (Sebastian Bell, Patrick Nichols, Troy Smith, Sam Groth, Brandon Vescio, Joey Swaysland and Maddison Tobias.
  •  Coached Stephanie Wiltshire - 30 WTA Points
  • Coached the Australian U12 Team. Australia v New Zealand in Dunedin. Australia def NZ 23 Rubbers to 1
  • Coach of the NSWPSSA State Bruce Cup Team 2001 - 05  until  2016 - 22
  • National Champions Gold Medal 5 times
  • Coached the NSW U16 State Reid Cup Team in 2003 in Perth - Silver Medal
  • Coached Troy Smith and Stephanie Wiltshire at the 2007 Australian Open Juniors.
  • Coach of Sam Groth - Highest ATP Ranking #53 - Fastest serve ever served 263 km / represented Australia in the Davis Cup on 3 occasions. 
  • Coach of Matt Ebden - Australian Open 2015 & 2020
  • Coach of Joey Swaysland -represented Australia in two Junior Davis Cup World Finals - defeats Great Britain in Mexico - defeats Czech Republic
  • Coach of NSWCPS Mackillop Team for 25 years
  • Coach of Abigail Tere-Apisah - Semi Finalist NCAA Championships & Runner Up Asia Pacific Australian Open Qualifying Round
  • Coach of 24 players who have gained US Tennis Scholarships
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