David Hodge

David Hodge is an organisational leader & career coach. He is the Director of Athletes Agency International which specialises in driving a personalised U.S. College recruitment process for families worldwide. The company includes Aussie Athletes Agency, Kiwi Athletes Agency & U.K. Athletes Agency. The certified agency focuses on education, features over 400 years of combined experience on staff, & currently boasts a 100% success rate.

As a Head National Tennis Coach for Tennis Australia, David oversaw player development in Queensland for 5 years. In that time, the program produced 42 National Champions, 38 Australian representatives, & 11 Australian Institute of Sport players. His coaching career including stops at Stanford University & the University of Colorado, the professional & ITF junior circuit, numerous high schools, academies & clubs. He coached 20 players inside the top 1000 ATP/WTA rankings, 18 players inside the top 100 in Australia, & 7 players inside the top 100 ITF World Junior rankings. This group has amassed over $10,000,000 in prize money.

David has served as Australia’s World University Games Coach & has presented, coached & contributed to publications all over the world. He earned a Bachelor of Science & was an All-American at Baylor University, & has Club Professional & High Performance coaching qualifications with Tennis Australia & the United States Professional Tennis Association.

As a professional player, David competed in the Australian Open & won numerous professional titles, but his passions now lie in creating opportunities for others. He enjoys philanthropic pursuits & has been heavily involved in numerous charitable projects. 2019 marks his 9th year of serving as the Director of Return Serve, an organisation that has provided over 15,000 participant hours of free sports coaching to disadvantaged groups. His efforts were recognized in 2016 when he earned The Australia Day Sports Award.

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