AJ Muscillo

Head Coach / Director

Expert in developing and transitioning juniors from local club players to National and International levels of competition.

 

Specialises in High Performance Tennis.

AJ has been involved in coaching for almost 20 years and has a rich knowledge of the game.  He has coached in over 10 different countries and has been lucky enough to work alongside coaches such as Nick Bollettieri, Ivan Lendl, Sergio Casal and many of the Aussie greats. AJ has also worked with Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria for many years and has built a great rapport with them.

 

AJ’s greatest pride comes in developing players from beginners that establish international rankings under his guidance and on top of this becoming a lifelong friend with these players. He has had the opportunity to work with many professional tour players and top 50 ITF juniors and played extensively on the satellite/challenger tour himself reaching a World Ranking of number 4 in over 35s.

 

AJ spends an extensive amount of time dissecting the modern game to ensure his knowledge is up-to-date and world class and also works closely with his assistant coaches on and off the court to ensure everyones knowledge is current and the same philosophy and progressions are taught across the board.

 

AJ endeavours to keep MUSTA at the forefront of the game, providing every player that comes through the program with confidence, a broad range of skills and knowledge, and a clear understanding of what it takes to become a professional player or to get the best out of their game.

Qualifications & Expertise

High Performance Tennis Australia Level 3 Coach (Highest Qualification in Australia & one of only a few Level 3 coaches)
Expert in developing players, programs & pathways
Fast tracks juniors to top international rankings
Works with many senior professional tour players
Highest Ranking (ITF 35+): #1 in Australia, #4 in the World
 Australian Hot Shots Coach of the Year 2015
 Australian Club Coach of the Year Finalist 2015
 TCA Victorian Coach of the Year 2014
 Victorian Coaching Excellence Finalist 2018
 Victorian Hot Shots Coach & Club Coach of the Year Finalist 2015 & 2016

Down The Line.. with AJ

Motivation to coach: I have a massive passion for developing players and seeing them grow in confidence and achieve things in tennis and life they never thought possible.

 

Worst habit: Answering my wife without really listening to the question..haha

 

Who do you consider the most beautiful person in the world: Definitely my wife equally with my beautiful daughters Mia & Sophia of course!

 

Favourite song: Run to Paradise – Choir Boys

 

Favourite movie: The Blind Side (true story)

 

Advice that has stuck with you or quote that you live by: Life isn’t always the way it’s meant to be.  Life is what it is, so make the most of it yourself!

 

If you could invite any 5 people to a dinner party who would they be: Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi, Steve Jobs, W.A Mozart, My Dad