Shaun is the Head Staff Professional at Topnotch Resort. He originally hails from Brisbane, Australia. During his time at Topnotch he has trained many successful USTA teams and competitive players, sharing his experience from working with some of the world’s best coaches and players.
Throughout his junior playing career, Shaun finished top 10 in state and top 100 in national rankings, in both singles and doubles. After graduating, Shaun started training full time under former Wimbledon Champion, Ashley Cooper. Over the following years, he travelled around Australia and internationally competed in many ITF and national tournaments. During this time, Shaun was fortunate enough to train with many great Australian champions, such as former world no.1 Patrick Rafter and top 25 player Scott Draper, who both shared with him a lot of their secrets to success.
Shaun started his coaching career working with some of Australia’s top junior players. To further his education, Shaun studied under one of Australia’s most respected coaches, Mal Murphy. He completed his Level 1, 2, and advanced coaching degree with the Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (A.T.P.C.A.). Shaun then moved down to Australia’s Gold Coast and began working alongside former Wimbledon Champion, Pat Cash, and top physical trainer, Gavin Hooper. There he was exposed to many different coaching methods and learned first hand what it takes to be the best at the sport.
After leaving Cash Hopper, Shaun was offered the Head Tennis Professional position at the prestigious Hayman Island Resort. After 2 years of building a successful tennis program he moved back home to Brisbane and began working as the Head Pro at the state’s top tennis school and helped them win a state championship.
In 2003 Shaun moved to Stowe and began working as a seasonal tennis pro at Topnotch. In 2005 he became the Head Staff Professional, helping to make Topnotch one of the most renowned tennis programs in the country.
Shaun’s motto is, “Practice doesn’t make you perfect, perfect practice make you perfect.”