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Phil Shanahan

  • by Phil Shanahan
  • October 21, 2014

Academy Director
Tennis Coaches Australia
Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Education

Phil Shanahan has coached at an ATP and National Level. Nephew of Tennis Legend Margaret Court, his coaching record speaks for itself :

  • Junior Coach of Australia’s Sam Groth
  • Coached five Australian Singles Titles  ( Patrick Nichols, Troy Smith, Stephanie Wiltshire James Palmer).
  • Fourteen Australian Doubles Titles ( Troy Smith, Patrick Nichols, Stephanie Wiltshire, Brandon Vescio , Joey Swaysland ,Maddison Tobias Abigail Tere – Apisah and Aaron Breust).
  • Three ITF Singles Titles ( Sam Groth and Stephanie Wiltshire )
  • Six ITF Doubles Titles ( Sam Groth, Stephanie Wiltshire and Abigail Tere-Apisah )
  • Runner Up Junior Wimbledon Doubles ( Sam Groth )
  • Phil’s  players have gained Australian Selection Fifteenteen Times ( Sam Groth, Sebastian Bell, Patrick Nichols, Troy Smith, Brandon Vescio, Joey Swaysland and Maddison Tobias )
  • All Australian Selection ( Sean White )
  • 2001 – Coach of the Australian U12 Team which defeated New Zealand in a Test Match in Dunedin.
  • 2001 – 05 Manager/ Coach of the NSW Bruce Cup Team, winning the National Title three times and twice runner-up.
  • 2003 – Coach of the U16 N.S.W. Reid Cup Team finishing runner up at the Nationals in Perth.
  • 2007 – Coach of Troy Smith and Stephanie Wiltshire. Both qualify for the Australian Open Juniors.
  • 2007 – Coach of Sam Groth 12yrs – 17yrs.
  • 2007 – Coach of Mark Shanahan. Mark wins the Fiji Open Singles / Doubles.
  • 2007 – Coach of Joey Swaysland. Selected in Australian Team winning the World Cup def The Czech Republic 2-0 in the final.
  • 2009 – Joey Swaysland – Australian Junior Davis Cup Victory def Great Britain in final in Mexico.
  • 2009 – Joey Swaysland selected in Australian Junior Davis Cup Team def Great Britain in the final in Mexico. Joey plays in Australian Open Juniors.
  • Tournament Director of the Margaret Court Cup. Winner of the N.S.W. Tournament of the Year 2005-07
  • 2006 – 07 – 08 – 09- Coach of the Southern Sports Academy.   N.S.W. Sport and Recreation.
  • 2010 – Coach of Mackillop Team – NSW State Champions. Coach of Sophie Edgar NSW Bruce Cup Team
  • 2011 – Coach of Mackillop Team – NSW State Champions
  • 2012 – Sam Groth serves the fastest serve in the history of tennis – 263km in Korea
  • 2014 – Abigail Tere-Apisah Atlanta Georgia University – NCAA Championships Semi-Finalist
  • Coach of 23 players who have taken up US University Tennis Scholarships
  • 2014 – Sam Groth represents Australia in Davis Cup.
  • 2015 – Sam Groth career high ATP Ranking 68
  • 2015 – Coach of Matt Ebden at the Australian Open
  • 2015 – Coach of 9 players who have represented their State at the Bruce Cup – Sebastian Bell / Patrick Nichols / Joey Swaysland x 2 / Brandon Vescio x 2 / Aaron Breust x 2 / Maddy Tobias / Sophie Edgar / Brittany Yopp / Marcus Uusimaki /
  • 2000 – Phil receives the Australian Sports Medal for his service to tennis.
  • 2012 – Phil receives the NSWPSSA Service Award for Tennis.
  • 2015 – Tennis Victoria Award – Sam Groth’s Junior Coach
  • 2016 – Awarded Order of Australia (OAM)  for Service to Tennis, Education and                       Missionary work.