AJ Muscillo

Director of Tennis

AJ has been involved in coaching for almost 20 years and has a rich knowledge of the game.  He has coached in over 10 different countries and has been lucky enough to work alongside coaches such as Nick Bollettieri, Ivan Lendl, Sergio Casal and many of the Aussie greats. AJ has also worked with Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria for many years and has built a great rapport with them.

AJ’s greatest pride comes in developing players from beginners that establish international rankings under his guidance and on top of this becoming a lifelong friend with these players. He has had the opportunity to work with many professional tour players and top 50 ITF juniors and played extensively on the satellite/challenger tour himself reaching a World Ranking of number 4 in over 35s.

AJ spends an extensive amount of time dissecting the modern game to ensure his knowledge is up-to-date and world class and also works closely with his assistant coaches on and off the court to ensure everyones knowledge is current and the same philosophy and progressions are taught across the board.

AJ endeavours to keep BlueFit at the forefront of the game, providing every player that comes through the program with confidence, a broad range of skills and knowledge, and a clear understanding of what it takes to become a professional player or to get the best out of their game.

Qualifications & Expertise
  • High Performance Tennis Australia Level 3 Coach (Highest Qualification in Australia & one of only a few Level 3 coaches)
  • Expert in developing players, programs & pathways
  • Fast tracks juniors to top international rankings
  • Works with many senior professional tour players
  • Highest Ranking (ITF 35+): #1 in Australia, #4 in the World
  • Australian Hot Shots Coach of the Year 2015
  • Australian Club Coach of the Year Finalist 2015
  • TCA Victorian Coach of the Year 2014
  • Victorian Coaching Excellence Finalist 2018
  • Victorian Hot Shots Coach & Club Coach of the Year Finalist 2015 & 2016

Jon Lamport

Jon is originally from England but has been living in Australia for 1 year. He is a qualified LTA level 3 tennis coach, level 2 fitness instructor and a level 3 strength and conditioning coach.  Jon has been involved in tennis since the age of 6 and has played in tournaments such as the road to Wimbledon.

Jon is a Senior Coach and heads up the adult programs.  He really enjoys spending regular time with players and helping them improve their game whilst having a great rapport with the players.

Jon really loves spending time with players in 1-1 lessons and seeing the vast improvements in the players which he finds both motivating for both the players and coach.

Qualifications & Expertise
  • Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Level 3 Coach
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Henry Fried

Henry has had a lifelong involvement in tennis. He started playing at the age of 6 recreationally and then played grade 1 pennant post school whilst training full time. Whilst training, Henry travelled nationally to play different levels of tournaments to understand the physical demands of the sport to help him pass on his experience and knowledge to the next wave of juniors to the highest possible level. Henry has always had a passion for coaching and has continuously up-skilled himself to ensure he delivers the highest quality of coaching for aspiring juniors.

Henry has worked at Tennis Australia with both the 12 and under boys, 14 and under girls state programs. He has also gone on to travel around Australia with young juniors helping them through their junior tour tournaments. Henry has coached many of the top junior players who have gone on to receive their junior world ranking and their world rankings.

Henry has found a real passion in running adult tennis coaching programs. He has a love of helping adults find a similar enjoyment of tennis as to what he did. He still loves to develop elite juniors and allow them to have the opportunity to take their tennis as far as they want. Henry also has experience in helping professional tennis players with their off court rehab, prehab, flexibility, mobility, strength and conditioning so that the player is able to meet the physical demands of tennis.

Qualifications & Expertise
  • Tennis Australia Junior Development
  • Australia Institute of Fitness Certificate 3 & 4 in Health and Fitness
  • Personal Training Academy Global Mentorship
  • Monash University Bachelor of Arts/Marketing

 

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