Currently employed as a Senior Coach at the Elite Tennis Academy in Mornington (VIC), Australia


Started the coaching career in 2008 and established himself as a good specialist in preparing individuals of various levels and ages. Possessing a rich 9 year coaching experience of working with touring pros, uprising juniors, intermediate and beginner players.


Best students worked with are Alexander Vasilenko and Polina Vinogradova. Both of them are currently touring professionals on the ATP and WTA circuit.





Played in many various tournaments including:

- ITF Junior Circuit events

- ITF Men's Circuit events

- ATP Challengers

- ATP World Tour qualifying tournaments

Over the course of his playing career he's been coached by many different coaches from around the world, also acting as a hitting partner for many players from the top 20 of ATP and WTA rankings


Bachelor of Physical Education, coaching degree
Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health (St Petersburg, Russia)

Technical Degree in Hotel Management
St Petersburg College and Enterprise (St Petersburg, Russia)



Aleksei Barnikov

Phone no.: +61403354205
Instagram: alex_coach86