WHO WE ARE

The Voyager Tennis Academy is run by a world class coaching team

All coaches have progressed through top level junior tennis, have been coached by some of the most experienced international coaches and many have competed on the professional tour or played College Tennis. The team has a love for the game and their aim is share that passion and impart their experiences as players, coaches and professionals to students so that they can become the best tennis players and people that they can be.

FULL TIME COACHING TEAM

Luke Bourgeois at Voyager Tennis Academy

LUKE BOURGEOIS

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development
Tennis Australia Club Professional
Tennis Australia MLC Hotshot Tennis Provider
Tennis Australia Platinum Development Coach

Player History
World No.1 U18 ITF Junior Doubles
World No.18 U18 ITF Junior Singles
ATP world ranking 262 Singles
ATP world rankings 169 Doubles
Won over 500 professional matches
Wins include Murray, Ferrer, Kiefer and Fish
Coached by Tony Roche 2001-07
Federer’s hitting partner 2005-07
Tennis Australia Club Professional

What I love about Tennis?
I have loved every element of my tennis life. From the early days with the countless hours on the training court, dedicating myself in the quest to develop and master the skills. The thrill of competition where you put everything on the line, with the match hinging on winning or losing just one point. To the doors it has opened with the people I have met and the journey it has taken me on. It truly has been an amazing experience which in essence has shaped the person I have become. This has created the opportunity and the pleasure to now pass that knowledge and experience on to my students in the hope that they will have the same opportunities as I have.

Sam Humphrey at Voyager Tennis Academy

SAM HUMPHREY

Qualifications
BA Business and Communications
LTA Coach
Elite Student Athlete Award
PTR Junior Development

Player History
4 years of U.S. College Tennis on full scholarship at the University of Charleston
Rankings of No.1 Doubles and No.5 Singles Atlantic Region (NCAA College Tennis)
Captained team to 2 National Championship appearances
No. 41 UK Juniors

What I love about Tennis?
It's given me the opportunity to travel and see more of the world, and meet some amazing people along the way!

RAFAEL BARROZZI

Qualifications
BA Business Administration
Tennis coaching certificate Level 3 (Venezuela)
10 years coaching tennis
Trained several players who earned college scholarships in the United States
Specialist in: Serve, Backhand, footwork and match strategy

Player History

Three times Champion in Venezuelan Regional Tournaments: U/18 – U/18 - Open
Finalist in a Venezuelan National Tournament U/18
Top 60 Venezuelan ranking U/16
Top 30 Venezuelan ranking U/18

What I love about tennis?
I love to see big improvements in each players game and I also love tennis because it has created some great friendships and allowed me to travel and work in different parts of the world.

 

Ryan Henry at Voyager Tennis Academy

RYAN HENRY

Qualifications
Tennis Coaches Australia Level 1
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia Club Professional
Tennis Australia Master Club Pro
Strength and Conditioning Level 1
Olympic Weight Lifting Level 1 
Tennis Australia Learning Facilitator Coaching Course
Diploma of Business

Player History
World No.1 U18 ITF Junior Doubles
World No.16 U18 ITF Junior Singles
ATP world ranking 424 Singles
ATP world ranking 271 Doubles
Wins include Berdych, Baghdatis and Soderling

What I love about Tennis?
I loved the intensity of competing as a player and all the life opportunities that Tennis has provided such as character building, world travel and helping me to build a career. I’d like to share these opportunities and help as many players as possible to develop to their full potential as both players and as people. 

 

Alex Fairbanks at Voyager Tennis Academy

JESSICA ENGELS

Qualifications
Tennis Australia junior development Qualified coach
Tennis Australia Club Professional Qualified coach
Hotshot & Cardio tennis coach
Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
Certificate 4 in massage

Player History
WTA Career high 926
ITF Junior Career high combined singles and doubles 63
National Ranking 1 in multiple age groups
Former TAP scholarship holder (national academy)
Australian Junior Nationals Champion
Competed in 3 of the 4 junior Grand Slams
Wins include, Sharapova, Bondarenko

What I love about Tennis
I love the competitive aspect that tennis brings. Being completely accountable for your wins and losses.
Every single day is a different day which provides new challenges. Overcoming the old challenges and being faced with new ones.
The opportunities tennis brings over a lifetime are infinite.
There is no better feeling in the world, then hitting a tennis ball.

DAVID BORSONE

Qualifications
ANZ Hot Shots Certified
Tennis Australia Junior Development Qualification
Coaching under the guidance of some of Australia’s best Coaches

Player History
Started playing tennis at the age of 5yrs
Top 20 in NSW for my age group
Top 40 Australian Ranked in Open Men's

What I love about Tennis?
I love that tennis is a sport you can play no matter what your age is.

Adam Feeney at Voyager Tennis Academy

ADAM FEENEY

Qualifications
Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach
Tennis Australia Club Professional Coaching Course
MLC Hot Shots Coach
Cardio Tennis Coach

Player History
World No.22 U18 ITF Junior Singles
World No.3 U18 ITF Junior Doubles
ATP world ranking 248 Singles
ATP world ranking 100 Doubles
Wins include Monfils, Querry, Anderson

What I love about Tennis?
The fact that it's just you verse one other person. There are so many ways in which you can play the game and when you're out there competing you might not match up so well against a particular player, so you have to problem solve your way through it because there is no where to hide. I love that there is no time limit either, so you're never racing the clock you're just competing.

ANDREW THOMAS

Qualifications
Andrew is currently studying certificate 3 in accounts administration

Player History
ATP world ranking singles - 785
ATP world ranking doubles - 1090
U18s world ITF junior singles ranking - 13
U12s and U14s world ranking - 1
Wins over Goffin, Popisil, Raonic

What I love about Tennis?
I love how it identifies all the challenges you have to face within yourself and daily life. I have been lucky to have travelled the world and been shown a wealth of life experience. There is no better feeling than getting on the tennis court and competing for every point. I want to bring the experience and knowledge I have to the players I coach to obtain the best out of them as tennis players and human beings.

OLI CAMPBELL

Qualifications
I have been assisting the Voyager coaches for 18 months and am now training towards becoming a qualified coach.

Player History
U12 & U14 district champion
U12 NSW State team championships

What I love about Tennis?
I love seeing kids develop from the red ball to full compression balls and being able to assist and help them achieve their goals and improve their capability.

PETER THORNE

Qualifications
LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
LTA Disability Coach
A Level Sports Science
Coached multiple British National Champions
Coached International Players, as high as No. 9 World Junior and Top WTA 275

Player History
Great Britain U/18 National Captain
Wins over ATP ranked players
Top 30 UK from U/12 through to U/18
Top 80 UK Mens

What I love about Tennis?
I love that tennis teaches you to compete against others but most importantly against yourself if you are to improve. It has given me so many transferable skills that are needed in everyday life and business and it has also enabled me to travel the world and meet some amazing people and make friends for life.

BEN JUNEE

What I love about Tennis?
I have always enjoyed playing and coaching tennis as it allows me to express my passion to others. Tennis allows me to grow both physically and mentally whilst expanding my resilience. When coaching tennis I love to bring fun to the court and thrive on the improvements of my students.

PAULA CODORNIZ

Qualifications
BA Business School 
BA Physiotherapy
Post-Graduation on Physiotherapy Intensive Care

General
Paula is a very personable and popular member of the Voyager team at North Manly. She handles all non-coaching activities at the Club such as the management of the Pro Shop and clubhouse, administration and customer service. Paula loves sport and enjoys participating in the Voyager adult classes as well.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Having the best coaching team that we possibly can is critical for the Voyager Tennis Academy.
We believe and that we have the most inspired, fun, passionate coaches and representatives who are committed to building “Voyagers” and the Voyager community.
Voyager coaches are team players, and love going to work because they are surrounded by good mates and enjoy developing themselves and others. 
We employ coaches from Australia and around the world who can share their tennis and education experiences in turn with our Voyagers.

  
  

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VOYAGER TENNIS ACADEMY TEAM?

We are always on the lookout for great people who share our same core values. 
If you would like to express interest in working at Voyager Tennis Academy please send your cover letter and resume to admin@voyagertennis.com