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Mr. James Connelly

Sport resume


- Coached WTA Ranked Seniors and numerous Juniors to ITF Junior World Rankings and a Wheelchair ITF Junior Ranking
- Coached numerous Juniors to Top 10 National Rankings
- Directed and grew one of the largest Performance Programs in Western Australia
- U.S. D1 College player 1 year in Florida, Club league player in GB, France and Australia (WA State League 2017 Champions)
- ATP and WTA hitting partner at Grand Slams/Tour Events/Hopman Cup


Mr. James Connelly

Country of residence




Coach since






Player Experience

Former pro tennis player


Coaching / Work Experience
02/2018 - Present

Hume Tennis & Community Centre, Melbourne

Professional Lead Coach & Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach - Tennis Victoria Super Ten's Coach/Manager - Tennis Australia Wheelchair Development Coach to ITF Ranked Junior

01/2016 - 02/2016

Team Heather Watson (WTA 54)

Australian Summer Season Including Hopman Cup (Perth), Hobart International & Australian Open

07/2014 - 10/2017

Performance Program Director - Blue Gum Park TC, Perth

- Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach Coaching State, National and ITF Junior and Senior Players - Have coached numerous players to American College scholarships - Team Jersey Tennis Coach and Manager at ITF Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 Samoa - Tennis Australia/Tennis West Awards 2017 Talent Development Coach Runner-Up

06/2012 - 05/2014

Club Coach - Seaford & Blatchington TC (Sussex, England)

All levels and ages; Beginner-Advanced, Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green. Club & County Level Players. LTA Coaching License achieved.

  • Tennis Australia - National Wheelchair Development Coach (in 2018)
  • Tennis Australia - Talent Development Coach (in 2017)
  • Tennis Australia - Club Professional (in 2016)
  • ATPCA Master Pro - High Performance/Elite (in 2016)
  • Bachelor of Coaching Science (Bsc) (in 2014)
  • LTA Coach Certified (in 2014)
Language skills




Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching and other business opportunities


Junior players, Female players, Male players


Private coach, Hitting Partner, Teaching Professional, Technical Coach, Developmental Coach, High Performance Coach, Physical Coach

Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (> 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia

Willing to relocate