Coaching Team

MESSAGE FROM JOHN FITZGERALD

“Peter Smith has produced more world class players in Australia in the last 30 years than any other coach. He taught Peter Carter how to play the game who then went on to teach Roger Federer. Lleyton Hewitt is obviously at the top of the tree in terms of Peter’s end product. He taught Lleyton from the age of 6 and formed his whole game.

In all my years in the game I have never met anyone more dedicated to his craft. An accomplished player in his own right, I learnt my tennis from Peter from the age of 13 and played doubles with him through two Pennant seasons in Adelaide.

When you combine the Next Gen facilities with Peter’s coaching expertise, you have the perfect environment to learn this great game. Next Gen Memorial Drive is in my opinion the best club in the world to learn your tennis at, with five different court surfaces and the other fabulous facilities at the club.

I cannot recommend highly enough the combination of Peter Smith and Next Gen. Good luck with your game.”


Train with us

We have trained some of the worlds most well known names in tennis. Whether you are looking to give your young athlete the best chance in their tennis career of if you want a fun way to get fit, come and train with us.

Head Coach/Director

PETER SMITH Dip T Sec Adv AST1

Peter is the first coach in history to have coached three Davis Cup Coaches: John Fitzgerald – Australia… Lleyton Hewitt – Australia… Peter Carter – Switzerland

Australian Coach of the Year 1998, 1999

Tennis Director/Head Coach Next Gen Memorial Drive Adelaide South Australia
Tennis Director/Head Coach Peter Smith Tennis Academy
Director/Writer Virtual Tennis Coach
30 years experience as a Secondary School teacher teaching principally Creative and Artistic Black and White Photography
30 years experience as a Tennis Professional (Coaching)
Level 3 (Master) Coach Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA)
Former Vice President TCA
President TCA SA (South Australia)
30 years administrative involvement with Tennis SA:

Director/Head Coach/Club Professional

Luke is a former ATP Player and Australian Davis Cup Team Member
Inducted into “Legend” Status – Tennis South Australia’s Hall of Fame
Inducted into UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) Hall of Fame
Director/Head Coach Peter Smith Tennis Academy
Tennis Director/Head Coach Next Gen Memorial Drive Tennis
Writer/Director Virtual Tennis Coach
Level 2 Club Professional Tennis Australia Qualifications
In 2005 coached and set up Peter Smith Tennis Academy – Mumbai, INDIA
In 2010 coached and set up Peter Smith Tennis Academy- Shanghai, CHINA
ITF Tour, 2008- Travelling coach to Alex Canizzaro for ITF Junior Tournaments – Italy, Belgium, France, Australia
European Tour, 2008 – coaching tour with Peter Smith in Scotland, Wales and England
Japan Tour, 2008/09 – coaching tour with Peter Smith
Japan Tour, 2014 – coaching tour with Atsushi Ogai
Tennis Australia – Hot Shots Deliverer
Tennis Australia – Fit-bit Cardio Tennis Deliverer
Player/Manager of our ATL Team (Asia-Pacific Tennis League)
Over 16 years professional coaching with the Peter Smith Tennis Academy and Next Gen Memorial Drive Tennis

Coach/Japanese Liason
Senior Tennis Coach and Mentor

Tennis Australia Coach Qualifications: CLUB PROFESSIONAL
‘It’s not just about the tennis coaching, I also support students and aspiring professionals in all areas of life including education, language and personal development’.
Atsushi started playing tennis at Soma high school in Fukushima, Japan, where he played to a national level.
He also played 4 years for Senshu University in Tokyo, Japan.

Senior Coach/Administrator

Joel is a former Under 18 South Australian State Champion
Former Top 10 Under 18 Australian Junior
Division 1 US College Player
Finished 6th in the 2007 “BIG BROTHER” Reality TV Show 7 Years Experience as a Professional Radio Broadcaster
4 Years Experience as a PSTA Academy Senior Coach
Mentor for SACE Stage 1 & 2 Integrated Learning Studies Programme for “At Risk Kids” – “Ice Factor Programme SA”
Awarded “Coach of the Summer” 2001 & 2002 Future Stars Tennis Camp, New York, USA

Certificate 4 in Personal Training
19 Years’ Experience
TRX Suspension Training
Kettlebell Training

Michelle Jaslovska

Jonathan Norodom

Josh Smith

Liam Hounsell