The Meehan Tennis Academy has a wide range of qualified and experienced coaching staff.

Ryan Meehan

Director of High Performance

  • Tennis Australia Qualifications: High Performance (2015), Club Professional (2009) & Junior Development (2004)
  • ATP Certified International Coach (GPTCA) (2016)
  • Victorian Rising Star Coach of the Year Award – Tennis Coaches Australia Victoria (2017)
  • Coach at ITF Women’s Tournaments in Romania (2018)
  • Academia Sanchez-Casal Barcelona Coaching Course (European Registry of Tennis Professionals) (2016)
  • Bruguera Tennis Academy Coaching Course – Taught by Lluis Bruguera (2016)
  • Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) Baseline Certification Course (2018)
  • Tennis Coach at The Geelong College (2018-ongoing)
  • Coached players in Tennis Australia’s Super 10s & Super 12s Programs (2012-ongoing)
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Bachelor of Business (Marketing)/Bachelor of Arts (Sports Administration) (2008)
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1 S&C Coach (2017)
  • Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma (Level 5) – Health Sciences Academy (2017)
  • Sports & Exercise Nutrition Diploma – Shaw Academy (2017)
  • Australian Open Grand Slam Coaches Conference Delegate (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • WTA Finals Coaches Conference Delegate (2017)
  • Tennis Integrity Unit – Tennis Integrity Protection Program (TIPP) Certified Coach (2020-2022)

Chris Gilmour

Experienced Developmental Coach

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development Qualification (2004)
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): Coaching Beginner & Intermediate Players, ITF Play Tennis Program, Ethics in Coaching, Training Female Tennis Players, Blind Tennis, Psychology for Advanced Tennis Players, Match Data for Tactical Analysis, Variability in Tennis Training, Tennis Periodisation, Contemporary Coaching of Technique, Injuries in Tennis, Play & Stay Tennis, Nutrition in Tennis, Strategy & Tactics, Tennis 10s Program, Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players,
  • Currently coaching several nationally ranked players
  • Achieved an Australian Ranking as a player
  • Played Victorian Pennant Competition
  • Competed in the highest level of Junior & Senior WRTA Competition for over 15yrs

Sunny Faruk

Experienced Developmental Coach

  • ITF Pre-Level 01 & BTF Certified Coach Training (2018)
  • Bangladesh Davis Cup Player (2009)
  • Bangladesh Junior Davis Cup Player (2007 & 2008)
  • Coach Shanghai Meiti China Tennis Club (2017-2018)

Jasmin Iaquinto

Developmental Coach

  • Tenis Australia Junior Development Qualification (Currently Undertaking)
  • Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course (2019)
  • Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course (2017)
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): ITF Play & Stay Program, Blind Tennis, Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players, Goal Setting for Advanced Players, Player Development, ITF Play Tennis Course, Contemporary Coaching of Technique, Coordination in Tennis Fundamentals, Tennis Periodisation, Coaching Beginner & Intermediate Players, Strategy & Tactics, Teaching Methodology, Intro to Competition, Overtraining in Tennis Fundamentals, Marketing & Communication in Tennis Fundamentals, Nutrition in Tennis, Communication Techniques, Coaching Players with Intellectual Disabilities, Psychology for Advanced Players, Drills Course, Ethics in Coaching, Match Data for Technical Analysis, Fundamentals of Teaching Tennis to Adult Players, Tennis 10s Program, Teaching Female Tennis Players, Variability in Tennis Training
  • Qualified Instructor of Judy Murray’s Miss Hits Tennis Program (2020)
  • Blind Sports Victoria: Vision Impaired Tennis Coach Training (2019)
  • Achieved an Australian Ranking as a player
  • Competed in the highest level of WRTA Junior Competition

Samuel Carim Supatan

Developmental Coach

  • Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course (2019)
  • Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course (2019)
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players, Tennis 10s Course, ITF Play Tennis Program, Communication Techniques, Strategy & Tactics, Ethics in Coaching, Variability in Tennis Training, Fundamentals of Teaching Tennis to Adult Players, Player Development, Coaching Beginner & Intermediate Players, Match Data for Technical Analysis
  • Tennis Coach at Thomas Carr College (2018-2020)
  • Vision Impaired Tennis Coach Training (2019)
  • Competed in WRTA Junior & Senior Competition

James Clewer

Hot Shots Coach

  • Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course (2019)
  • Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course (2019)
  • Tennis Australia Tennis in Primary Schools Workshop (2019)
  • Tennis Australia Tennis in Secondary Schools Workshop (2019)
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players, ITF Play Tennis Program, Ethics in Coaching, Communication, Strategy & Tactics
  • Play By The Rules Courses (2019): Integrity of Sport, Inclusive Coaching, Child Protection, Harassment & Discrimination, Ethics & Ethical Decision Making in Sport
  • Achieved an Australian Ranking as a player
  • Played Victorian Pennant Competition
  • Competed in WRTA Junior & Senior Competition

Ainsley Nair

Hot Shots Coach

  • Managed Selangor (Malaysia) Tennis State Team to Gold Medal (2015)
  • Represented Sunway University in Asian University Invitational Tennis Tournament (2016)
  • Gold medalist in Malaysian State Tennis Team (2015)
  • Assistant Coach in Malaysian Tennis Program

Chris Hennessy

Hot Shots Coach

  • Tennis Australia Foundation Coaching Course (2019)
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): Strategy & Tactics, Contemporary Coaching of Technique, Teaching Methodology, Coordination in Tennis Fundamentals, Communication Techniques, Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players,
  • Competed in WRTA Junior & Senior Competition

Ryan Butler

Hot Shots Coach

  • Achieved an Australian Ranking as a player
  • Ballkid & Linesman at Australian Open
  • Competed in WRTA Junior & Senior Competition
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Courses (2020): Ethics in Coaching, ITF Play Tennis Program, ITF Play & Stay Tennis Program, Biomechanics for Advanced Players, Doubles for Advanced Players

Mario Peiris

Hot Shots Coach

  • Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course (2019)
  • Competed in WRTA Junior & Senior Competition