AJ has been involved in coaching for almost 20 years but has a rich knowledge of the game well beyond his years. He has coached in over 10 different countries and has been lucky enough to work alongside coaches such as Nick Bollettieri, Ivan Lendl, and Patrick Mouratoglou. AJ has also worked with Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria for many years and has built a great rapport with them.
In 2015, AJ was rewarded the prestigious Newcombe Medal Award for Australian Hot Shots Coach of the Year and was Australian Club Coach of the Year Runner Up. In 2016, AJ was a finalist Victorian Hot Shots Coach of the Year & Best Victorian Club Coach of the Year. In 2014, AJ was also rewarded with the TCA Victorian Coach of the Year award.
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 tour himself. AJ still plays on the ITF Seniors Tour for 35+ players and is currently ranked #1 in Australia and #4 in the World, and has been lucky enough to represent Australia in the World Team Championships.
AJ spends an extensive amount to 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 everyone’s knowledge is current and the same philosophy and progressions are taught across the board.
AJ endeavours to keep Muscillo Tennis Academy 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 your game.