Liam Smith wins 2023 GPTCA Coach of the Year Award14 April 2023
Liam Smith has been named GPTCA Coach of the Year for 2023.
Liam is an experienced ATP coach that has a proven track record coaching and developing elite level players for the last 20 years. He has coached top 10 ATP Player Gael Monfils, a former National Head Coach for Tennis Australia guiding the development of many players including Alex DeMinaur, developed multiple juniors that have won junior grand slam events and been ranked world number 1. Liam has directed several tennis academy programs and has extensive experience coaching multiple top 100 professional players during his career including Radu Albot, Matt Ebden and many more. Liam has an extensive tennis education background including the Tennis Australia High Performance Coach qualification, GPTCA A Star Diploma, is a PTR certified professional and a USPTA Elite Professional as well as an accredited ATP Coach member and presently serves on the ATP Coach Committee He has coached across a broad range of levels and development stages. From 12 year olds competing internationally, National champions and Orange Bowl junior world champions in various age groups, on the ITF junior world tour through to top 10 players competing on the ATP tour and everything in between where he has built up a wide range of knowledge, experience and personal philosophies that he is now sharing.