All Aspire Tennis coaches have extensive past playing and coaching experience.

More importantly, coaches are chosen because of their professionalism, reliability, communication skills, and passion for the game.

Sam Maxwell

Director & Head Coach

Holding a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, Sam is the player agent for top international players Casey Dellacqua, Matt Ebden, John Peers and Olivia Rogowska. From his workings with these and other players, Sam knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

Whether it be juniors, club players or professionals, Sam is able to map out a plan that will help the player achieve their individual goals.

A former state ranked junior and member of the 2016/17 Mosman Park Tennis Club State Grade side, Sam has an enormous passion for growing the game at a grass roots level.

Ross Johnson

Tennis Director & Private Coach

Ross joined us from Sydney at the start of the 2018 where he was previously the Head Women’s Coach at the prestigious Barker College. He previously played College tennis in America for the University of Indianapolis before transferring to Indiana State.

These days, when not on the court, you will find Ross running marathons and, along with his wife, running after their two young sons!

As someone who loves hard work, Ross is available for private lessons, adult classes and runs all our junior performance squads.

Karis Ryan

Tennis Director

Karis has been one of the most decorated players to emerge from Western Australia in the last decade. After competing professionally on the International WTA circuit for a number of years, she reached a career high world ranking of 500 in doubles and 800 in singles.

Having recently spent three years coaching Hong Kong, Karis has coached players of all abilities and age levels.

She is super enthusiastic, friendly and encouraging and has a wealth of tennis knowledge to offer our players.

In charge of our high performance Orange Ball and Squad programs as well as our every popular Adult sessions, Karis is also available for private lessons with players of all ages and standards.

Connor Brown

Tennis Director

Connor is a favourite among the juniors and their parents with his friendly and enthusiastic demeanor. He has given introduced hundreds of juniors in Perth’s western suburbs their first taste of tennis since joining the Aspire Tennis coaching team in 2011.

An excellent player in his own right, Connor is one of the top pennant players at Mosman Park Tennis Club.