Current Positions Held:
• Head Coach at Melbourne International Tennis School Melbourne, Australia
• Head Coach of Maribyrnong Sports Academy Tennis Program (Australia's No.1 Tennis School)
• Tennis Australia Lead Presenter (Lecturer) – Junior Development Coaching Course (Level 1) & Club Pro Coaching Course (Level 2)
• Tennis Australia Coach Mentor (Mentor up and coming Australian coaches)
• Tennis Australia Talent Development Coach (Recognised by Tennis Australia as one of the coaches consistently developing the best juniors in Australia)

 

Currently coaching: Anastasia Rodionova, Arina Rodionova, Dane Propoggia, Victor Hanescu (when in Australia)

 

Current ITF players he is working with: Olivia Hauger, Nicholas Opasinov, Peta Valos, Stefan Skadarka, Nicholas Cipri, Katerina Valos


Previous Positions Held:
• Head Coach of Tennis Victoria’s Advantage Program Senior Group 2008-2010
• Richmond Football Club (Australian Football League) – Assistant in Player Development 2008-11
• Office Manager and Accounts Manager SNAP FINANCE business corporation 2001-2005
• Tennis Australia Super 10’s Coach 2011
• Conducted a 40 week TV Tennis series on ESPN Asia with our company Melbourne International Tennis School.

 

ATP/WTA players worked with: Victor Hanescu, Karan Rastogi, Anastasia Rodionova, Arina Rodionova, Di Wu, Yuan Meng, Monique Adamczak, Zuang Shaui, Sabine Lisicki, Dane Propoggia

Awards:

 

2013
Finalist - Talent Development Coach of the Year (John Newcombe Medal)

 

2012
Along with mentors Michael Baroch and Dean Bleazby, Marc run the tennis program at Maribyrnong College which won the "Most Outstanding Tennis School", an award selected by Tennis Australia

 

2011
Rising Star Coach of the Year

 

 

 

• Lectured Tennis Coaching Courses at Beijing Sports University for The Melbourne International Tennis School
• Coached Victor Hanescu and the Romanian Hopman Cup Team 2010
• Conducted coaching clinics in Hong Kong, Japan, China, and Singapore
• Extensive coaching experience all around the world
• Ran tournaments and competitions in Australia
• Team managed local competition teams. Coached Australias National Champion school teams 2013
• Travelled on the WTA/ATP and ITF tours with individuals and groups

• Tennis Australia Super 10’s Coach 2011
• Conducted a 40 week TV Tennis series on ESPN Asia with our company Melbourne International Tennis School

 

• Richmond Football Club - Backline Coach VFL (Victorian Football League)

• Office Manager and Accounts Manager SNAP FINANCE business corporation 2001-2005
 

 

GPTCA B-Level International Coach

 

Qualifications:
• Tennis Australia Junior Development Course 2001 ( Level 1)
• Tennis Australia Club Advanced Course 2002 ( Level 2)
• Tennis Australia High Performance Course 2008 (Level 3)
• Level 2 First Aid
• Certificate 3 in Sports Coaching
• Certificate 4 in Training and Assessing

 

Marc Sophoulis

 

Email: marc.sophoulis@mits.net.au