Performance

Ben Pyne

Head of Performance

With over 20 years experience, Ben’s role is to plan, deliver and oversee the high performance tennis coaching programme for KDV Sport. Ben’s responsibilities include developing the competitive, technical, physical and psychological aspects of each player’s game and working towards their long-term tennis development and educational needs. His goal is to produce and develop athletes to compete locally, domestically and internationally on the pro or college circuit and forge a long term, sustainable career.

Achievements:

  • Coached 49 National Champions
  • Junior Davis Cup Captain (2015)
  • Assistant Davis Cup Captain (2010)
  • Coached 3 Top 100 ATP/WTA (inc: – J.Duckworth, J.Thompson, J.Konta
  • Former Tennis Australia National Coach (20 years)

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Ben Pyne

Head of Performance

With over 20 years experience, Ben’s role is to plan, deliver and oversee the high performance tennis coaching programme for KDV Sport. Ben’s responsibilities include developing the competitive, technical, physical and psychological aspects of each player’s game and working towards their long-term tennis development and educational needs. His goal is to produce and develop athletes to compete locally, domestically and internationally on the pro or college circuit and forge a long term, sustainable career.

Achievements:

  • Coached 49 National Champions
  • Junior Davis Cup Captain (2015)
  • Assistant Davis Cup Captain (2010)
  • Coached 3 Top 100 ATP/WTA (inc: – J.Duckworth, J.Thompson, J.Konta
  • Former Tennis Australia National Coach (20 years)

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Clint Letcher

Performance III Leader

Clint oversees the Elite Junior and High Performance Programs in the KDV Sport Tennis Academy KDV Tennis Academy offers individualised support from coaching staff & access to state-of-the-art technology to enhance performance & improve athletic ability. Athletes are given fully customisable plans that consist of tennis’s most advanced & effective training methods.

Qualifications

  • Coached on the ATP Tour & WTA Tour
  • Hitting partner on the ATP Tour & WTA Tour
  • Assistant Coach at Arizona State University 2008 – 2013 (USA)
  • Associate Head Coach at Arizona State University 2013 – 2015 (USA)
  • 2011 ITA Southwest Region Coach of the Year (USA)

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Ross Taylor

Performance I Leader

As a junior, Ross spent his years playing throughout Australia and at age 17, travelled to the USA to play and coach. Ross has spent the last 5 years working closely with many of Australia’s leading junior tennis players. Ross has made & won finals in Men’s Opens and AMT doubles and singles events throughout Australia. Ross achievements include;

  • BMW Rosebowl, Gold
  • Coast Honour Board
  • Championships and winning a Silver Medal at the Australian University Games.

Qualifications

  • KDV Sport Padel Tennis Manager
  • Tennis Australia Certified
  • BBus Sports Management
  • Tennis Academy (USA)
  • Junior Tournaments including the Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr events in Florida, USA.

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Ross Taylor

Performance I Leader

As a junior, Ross spent his years playing throughout Australia and at age 17, travelled to the USA to play and coach. Ross has spent the last 5 years working closely with many of Australia’s leading junior tennis players. Ross has made & won finals in Men’s Opens and AMT doubles and singles events throughout Australia. Ross achievements include;

  • BMW Rosebowl, Gold
  • Coast Honour Board
  • Championships and winning a Silver Medal at the Australian University Games.

Qualifications

  • KDV Sport Padel Tennis Manager
  • Tennis Australia Certified
  • BBus Sports Management
  • Tennis Academy (USA)
  • Junior Tournaments including the Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr events in Florida, USA.

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Ryan Kebblewhite

Performance II Leader

Ryan oversees the Performance Team Programs in the KDV Sport Tennis Academy. KDV Tennis Academy offers individualized support from coaching staff & access to state-of-the-art technology to enhance performance & improve athletic ability.

Qualifications

  • Tennis Coaches Aus Level 2 Club Professional certified.
  • 2009 Upper North East NSW Coach of the Year.
  • Head Coach of the Palm Beach Currumbin High Sport
  • 2011-Current Manger of the North East NSW
  • Representative Team at the QLD Teams Carnival.

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Adult

Ben Scott

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Hot Shots

Michael Mitchell

Hot Shots Leader

As a former number 1 Queensland junior, Michael Mitchell brings a wealth of experience to KDV Sport. With over 15 years’ experience, Michael has worked with some of the leading tennis organisations in Queensland as a Tennis Australia Professional, Head Coach and Director. Having competed in state, national and international junior events, Michaels passion is junior tennis development. His unique skillset focuses of coaching and developing children aged from 3 – 11 years.

Qualifications

  • Ex No 1 Junior Player in QLD
  • Former Top 40 in Australian National Junior Rankings
  • Tennis Australia Professional Coach (Advanced Level 2)
  • 15+ years’ coaching experience
  • Pro Shop Experience – racquets, stringing, stock & sales

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Alex Hynes

Strength & Conditioning Coach

As an experienced S&C coach having worked in high performance sport for the last 7 years, Alex brings enormous experience to KDV Performance athletes. His primary role is to develop, guide and improve the physical capacities of all athletes involved in the Performance tennis program. Some of Alex’s key focus areas include mobility, strength, body management, load management & injury prevention.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Sport Science
  • Strength Coach Level 2
  • Club Sport Power Coach
  • Medical Trainer 1
  • IBox Coach

Achievements:

  • Physical Performance Coach for Tennis Australia 7 years/Assistant
  • High Performance Tennis Coach 1 year with Tennis Australia
  • Presented regularly at – Tennis Australia Coach Education Course (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Worked with Davis & Fed Cup Reps/3 x Junior Grand Slam Winners/Several ITF-WTA-ATP Tournament Winners
  • Multiple – Women’s and Men’s ITF and Challenger Winners
  • 15 + Australian National Junior Champions

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Alex Hynes

Strength & Conditioning Coach

As an experienced S&C coach having worked in high performance sport for the last 7 years, Alex brings enormous experience to KDV Performance athletes. His primary role is to develop, guide and improve the physical capacities of all athletes involved in the Performance tennis program. Some of Alex’s key focus areas include mobility, strength, body management, load management & injury prevention.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Sport Science
  • Strength Coach Level 2
  • Club Sport Power Coach
  • Medical Trainer 1
  • IBox Coach

Achievements:

  • Physical Performance Coach for Tennis Australia 7 years/Assistant
  • High Performance Tennis Coach 1 year with Tennis Australia
  • Presented regularly at – Tennis Australia Coach Education Course (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Worked with Davis & Fed Cup Reps/3 x Junior Grand Slam Winners/Several ITF-WTA-ATP Tournament Winners
  • Multiple – Women’s and Men’s ITF and Challenger Winners
  • 15 + Australian National Junior Champions

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Sam Bradshaw

Tennis Coach & Performance Tennis Coordinator

Sam’s role is to plan and deliver the performance U10’s program. We have red, orange and green players training up to three times a week in squads. We also offer private lessons for these players and tournament support. Ben’s mission is to create competent players and I also coordinate the performance program helping with behind the scenes administration and promotions. Sam has experience in coaching all levels and ages of player and am available for lessons.

Qualifications

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional
  • LTA (UK) Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

Achievements

10 years full time coaching experience working in UK and Australia with all ages/levels of player
5 years working for Tennis Australia including 2 ½ years working for the Coach Education Department responsible for training certification and professional development in NSW/ACT
Super 10’s coach and state teams coach in NSW and QLD

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