- Former Coach of Gael Monfils for several years helping him return to the top 10, capture three more ATP titles and end the 2019 season top 10 for only the second time in his career, as well as winning back to back titles for the first time in his career in 2020

- ATP Coach member and currently elected to the ATP Coach Committee

December 2015-November 2018
Coached and developed ATP player Radu Albot, including two career best Grand Slam third round performances at Wimbledon and the US Open and finishing year end top 100 for the first time in his career in 2016, and establishing himself as a solid top 100 player with top 100 year-end ranking in 2017, 2018 and beyond

June 2017-November 2018
Coached Top 40 ATP player Matthew Ebden to a career high of #39 in 2018, including two top 10 wins and three top 20 wins, quarterfinalist at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai & 2 x ATP semifinalist that season

July 2011-July 2015
National Head Coach for Tennis Australia 2011-2016 during a successful period where many players were developed including Alex DeMinaur, Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, among many others

June 2010-July 2011
Partner / Co Director at Harold Solomon Tennis Institute, FL USA

November 2008-June 2010 
Operations Director for Justine Henin’s 6th Sense Tennis Academies

June 2005-November 2008
Private Coaching on ITF Junior, ATP and WTA tour

November 2002-May 2005 
Group Supervisor at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy (formerly Harry Hopman Tennis Academy)

May 2001-November 2002 
Private Coaching on ITF Junior Circuit

January 1998-May 2001
Tennis Professional at Van Der Meer World Class Tennis Academy

20+ years of elite player development experience, developing multiple Junior Grand Slam Champions, Junior World Number 1 players, coached multiple top 100 ATP and WTA Professionals

Some notable players coached during career: 
Gael Monfils, Matt Ebden, Radu Albot, Alex DeMinaur, Ricardas Berankis, Go Soeda, Zarina Diyas

Involved in providing training for multiple top 50 players when at Saddlebrook, 6th Sense Academies & Harold Solomon Tennis Institute

ATP Coach Member

Tennis Australia, High Performance Coach Qualification (ITF Recognized)

USPTA Elite Professional

IFPA & ISSS Strength & Conditioning (2002) 

USTA Sport Science (2000)

PTR Professional (since 1996)

IFPA & ISSS Strength & Conditioning (2002)


Associate Degree in Marketing

Human Movement Studies Modules 1 & 2 (University of Queensland)

Held active roles of COO and CFO in several of his other non tennis businesses

Liam Smith

Email: Lcs10s11@me.com