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Our Partners

Vahland Tennis Academy are incredibly proud to have an extensive network of experienced and highly skilled partners who's knowledge and resources we utilise in collaberation.

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Chris Bates

Talent Director

Chris had an incredibly successful junior tennis career which lead to him accepting a full scholarship at Oklahoma State University.  It was the result of this experience and desire to help others have a successful college experience that lead to Chris founding Study & Play USA.

Since it's inception Chris and his team at Study & Play USA  have facillitated over 600 scholarships to US Colleges for Australian student / athletes.

Vahland Tennis Academy are extremely fortunate to have Chris and his team at Study & Play USA assist in educating and supporting students and their families through the US college pathway. 

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Dr. Anthony Ross

Founder - Mentally Tough Tennis

Dr. Anthony Ross is a former Pepperdine All-American, Wimbledon competitor, and now tennis specific psychologist.

He founded Mentally Tough Tennis with the mission of helping players develop healthy mental toughness in tennis and life.

Over the last 15 years Dr. Ross has consulted internationally with numerous ATP/WTA touring professionals, ITF Juniors, Championship winning Colleges and high school teams and their coaching staff.  

In addition to working with a number of Vahland Tennis Academy's ATP / WTA touring players, he acively continues to  consult with a number of other organisations including; Tennis Australia Canberra Academy, North Carolina Men’s Tennis, SotoTennis Academy in Spain, and PJ Tennis Academy in Thailand.


Loris Bertalocci

Exercise Physiologist - Labsports

After a successful career in a number of high performance roles ranging from tennis, AFL, soccer, athletics and cycling. Loris founded Labsports.

As a motivated and results-oriented individual he has continually demonstrated his ability to develop and enhance the physical performance of the athletes he works with.

Loris collaborates with Vahland Tennis Academy in developing specialised physical testing and performance programs catered to individual needs and goals of players.

Key focuses include strength, flexibility, speed, balance, agility and power, all of which are essential in developing great tennis players. 


Rick Vleehouwers

Partner Head Coach - Yuniqq Tennis Academy

Rick has an extensive coaching career that includes the role of Senior Coach at the renowned Kim Clijsters Academy. Additionally he has worked with numerous ATP / WTA touring professionals including Elise Mertens WTA No. 12 & Yanina Wickmeyer WTA No. 12

In 2020 Rick founded Yuniqq Tennis Academy in the Netherlands where he continues to train and develop players of all ages and abilities including Australian and current WTA No. 355 Ivana Popovic.

Yunniqq and Vahland Tennis have established a special partnership which will enable students and coaches of both academys to utilise each others facilities. 

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