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Alex Minicozzi


Alex Minicozzi

My name is Alex Minicozzi, I am a coach with over 15 years coaching and playing experience with a wide ranging portfolio of players, roles and responsibilities. My coaching journey began as a hitting/sparring partner to professional players and for ITF/college players. I have been lucky enough to work for some of Australia’s best Academies and coaches, notably the prestigious Kooyong International Tennis Academy and The Peter Smith Tennis Academy. Over the last few years I have mainly worked as a private touring coach with some up and coming International talent on the ITF Tour, Junior Tour and Tennis Australia’s Competitive Play Schedule. Currently, working at Alexander Waske Tennis University as an ITF/Pro Tour Coach


  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA): Level 1 Accreditation
  • Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association: Advanced Professional Qualification
  • Tennis Coaches Australia: Coaching Qualification: Junior Development
  • Tennis Australia: Club Professional Coaching Qualification – (Equivalent International Tennis Federation) ITF Gold
  • Accredited: Elite Athlete Management (Wellbeing Science Institute)
  • Masters of High Performance Sport

Coaching times & fees
  • Please contact Alex direct via email or Whatsapp.
  • He can be contacted via Whatsapp on +61477000922
  • Or you can contact him using email on Alex.minicozzi@athleteiq.com.au



Key Attributes:

• Strong leadership skills; high social and emotional intelligence
• Future oriented with clear and nuanced communication skills
• Experienced athlete and coach – able to identify opportunities for improvement in players and teams
• Skilled in strength and conditioning; injury prevention, diet and nutrition in high performance athletes
• Broad vision and focus to harness individual and team goals
• Sound understanding of NCAA College recruiting and NCAA system for athletes considering College Athletics
• Process oriented demonstrating key essential components of coaching: standards, monitoring, analysis, feedback
• Positive, tough, firm and fair
• Possess high standards and ambitions and ability to walk the talk and role model for athletes and aspiring
• Self-disciplined, strong work ethic and embody core personal values


2023 – Current     ITF/Pro Tour Coach, Alexander Waske Tennis University, (Frankfurt, Germany)
Description: Senior Coach/Travelling Coach for ATP/WTA and ITF players. Player list available at tennis-university.com

2022                    Contracting Tennis Coach, Tennis Australia – Performance, National Development Program (Brisbane, Australia)

2019 – 2023      Freelance Coach on ITF and PTT tour (list of players available at request)

2019 – 2022                      Director/Head Coach, Voxtur Tennis (Brisbane, Australia) – Program ended due to facility being demolished
Please contact me for list of players coached, achievements, roles, and responsibilities (range from Australian national champion, state champions, ITF ranked players (junior and ITF men’s tour), college players and several top 50 Australian ranked juniors (e.g., Coach of 2 players inside top 150 Junior ITF Rankings)

2019 – current                    Co- Founder and Director, ATHLETE IQ (Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management)

Description              Athlete IQ develops and assists athletes, coaches, and sporting clubs to develop frameworks and tailor-made programs to enhance athlete well-being and performance. The programs focus on Sports Psychology, Mental Strengthening, Sports Dietetics and Strength and Conditioning all working together to optimise performance.

Key Responsibilities   Business operations, Holistic athlete management, Athlete well-being & mentoring, Performance consulting, Programming

2018 – 19             High Performance Tennis Coach, Kooyong International Tennis Academy, (Melbourne, Australia)

Please contact me for list of players worked with (range from ITF juniors (including top 100) to ITF world ranked players)
Key Responsibilities   Elite Performance Squad, Private Coach, Strength & Conditioning, Tournament travel & support, Hitting & Training Partner (UTR players 8+)

2017                     Assistant Coach, Men’s Tennis: Georgia Southern University, Sunbelt Conference, NCAA Div. 1

Key Responsibilities   Match Analysis – Tennis Analytics, Scheduling, Budgeting, Strength, and Conditioning, Hitting & Training Partner (UTR players 12+), Team and Individual training, assistant administrator, and coach for Eagle Tennis Academy

2015-17                 Senior Coach, High Performance Tennis Academy (Adelaide, Australia)

2003-07 & 13-14   Tennis Coach, Peter Smith Tennis Academy – Memorial Drive Tennis Club (Adelaide, Australia)
Key Responsibilities   Elite Performance Squad, Private Coach, Tournament travel & support, Hitting & Training Partner (UTR players 10+)


Alex was highly motivated, respectful, always friendly, enthusiastic, and determined to work as hard as possible onehundred percent of the time. As a coach, he displayed consistent high levels of professionalism, technical and playing expertise and a genuine care for his pupils....and we have no hesitation in endorsing Alex.

Luke Smith; Director of Tennis, Peter Smith Tennis Academy


Over the past four years, I have had the good fortune to know and work alongside Alex. Alex is a highly competent leader and athlete centred coach, who is always seeking to evolve personally and professionally, to best serve the athletes he is coaching. Alex is an incredibly inspiring person to be around and is fantastic at sharing what he learns in a concise and informative manner. Alex has developed a host of talented players both within Australia and internationally. In my previous role as a talent development coach for Tennis Australia, we selected many of Alex’s players into our national training programs. To attain selection into a national program, an athlete must not only be one of the best tennis players in Australia, but also maintain high personal and professional standards on and off the court. Alex leads by example in this regard, and it is clear to see that his players are positively impacted by this. Alex has shown repeatable success throughout his career and has an ability to effectively challenge his athletes while ensuring their wellbeing remains at the core of their training. On reflection, this has proven extremely beneficial and is a key component to why his players continue to achieve sustainable results. He also commits to educating the parents of those he coaches, his communication and relationship building skills are elite, which is another component I believe sets Alex apart and contributes to his success. I am confident Alex would make a wonderful addition to your team. His dedication to designing holistic programs centred on what the individual athletes need to progress, as well as his focus on constantly developing his knowledge and craft are what I’ve found most inspiring throughout my time of knowing Alex. I am happy to expand on my assessment of Alex and can answer any questions you may have.

Emily Burns; Tennis Australia (National Academy)