Tate Roberts 


John Roberts

Leaders in Talent Development.

Coaches of National Junior Champions and ITF World Ranked Juniors.

Newcombe Medal Winner and Finalist.


Tate Roberts
Career Coaching
  • Tennis Australia High Performance Coach
  • Head Coach - Brixton Tennis

  • Head Coach Broome Tennis Club

  • Assistant Coach - WA State Academy

  • Tennis Australia Junior Development and Club Professional courses completed

  • Head Coach - Roleystone Tennis Club

  • Assistant Coach - Conrad Ramos Grassroots Tennis program, Phoenix AZ, US

  • Head Tennis Counselor - Carmel Valley Tennis Camp, Carmel California

Career Playing



  • Played Australian Open Qualifying 1998 and 1999, Challengers, Satellite Circuits and Futures events while completing year 11 and 12 TEE.

  • Achieved ATP ranking of 570 while still in high school, top 20 in the world in birth year.



  • Number 1 in age group in WA from 1993 to 1998, Number 2 in Australia 1996

  • Represented WA in state team events for all age groups from 12s to 18s

  • World Youth Cup Representative for Australia 1996

  • Captain of winning Pizzey Cup Team 1997

  • Winner Singles at Pizzey Cup 1997

  • Winner Australian Open Qualifying Playoff


Attended University of Tennessee (full tennis scholarship) and Arizona State University (full academic scholarship) and carried a 4.0 GPA through first three years of undergraduate study.

John Roberts

John Roberts has been involved in professional tennis coaching for over 20 years. He holds numerous coaching qualifications and is currently recognized by Tennis Australia as a:

Coaching Highlights

Platinum Level Talent Development Coach

  • Club Professional

  • Mentor Coach

  • Learning Facilitator for new coaches

  • Talent Search Coach

  • Super 10 coach - delivering the most super 10 players in West Australia including five national finalists.

  • Multiple times Coach WA at National Super 10 Championships at Australian Open

  • Multiple times coach at National Talent Development Camp 

In 2010 John Roberts was one of 5 finalists nominated to receive the Newcombe Medal for Coaching Excellence. John is the only West Australian coach to have been short listed for this award, recognizing various accomplishments as a coach but most especially in the area of junior development.

John has also served as a Club President at three metropolitan clubs, is the founder and President of the Brixton Street Tennis Centre located in a facility where two previous clubs failed and is currently the President of Gosnells Memorial Park Tennis Club.

John enjoyed a successful career in business and management consulting prior to entering the coaching profession. Applying similar principles to those employed in his varied businesses John has been able to resurrect  tennis clubs where two failed, and grow two other clubs to more than double their size.

John Roberts has coached over 60 nationally ranked players including 10 players ranked in the top 10 in Australia and has seen a number of his students become certified as coaches by Tennis Australia.


AA Business, BA Liberal Arts State University of New York,  BA Internet Comm. Curtin University grad.2017, PG Study Law @ University of West Australia / PG Study MAcct. @ Curtin University

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Phone: 0439 528 726 Email: john@brixtontennis.com