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David was recruited from Stanford University to serve for 5 years as Tennis Australia’s Head National Tennis Coach in Queensland. He is known for his success with athletes from adolescent to elite.
About David Hodge
David competed in the Australian Open and won numerous professional doubles titles, but as a coach he is best known for moulding developing athletes by creating a strong team culture and high-performance learning environment.
While the Head National Tennis Coach – Queensland, the program produced 42 National Champions, 38 Australian representatives and 11 Australian Institute of Sport players. His coaching career has spanned from the professional circuit and U.S. College Tennis (Stanford University and the University of Colorado) to numerous academies and clubs. He has coached 31 players who have played on the professional tour and numerous junior players, including taking nine players to the number one junior ranking in the country.
David has served as Australia’s World University Games Coach and has presented and coached internationally from Asia to Europe. He earned a Bachelor of Science and was an All-American at Baylor University and has High Performance coaching qualifications and certifications with Tennis Australia and the United States Professional Tennis Association. He has also contributed to multiple tennis publications and websites worldwide.
Conference Presentation: Harden up your soft skills
Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s sporting environment. It’s just not enough to be highly knowledgeable technically, tactically, physically and mentally. Coaches must develop the softer, interpersonal and relationship-building skills that allow communication and collaboration. Teamwork, leadership and communication are underpinned by soft skills development.
After this presentation conference participants will:
- Have gathered tips on how to enhance their work with athletes
- Have learnt tips on how to enhance their work with colleagues
- Have gathered tips to enhance their work with parents/agents/sponsors
- Thursday, 24 October 2013, 3PM – 4:30PM AEST (UTC +1000)
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