David Hodge

David HodgeDavid Hodge is considered one of the most influential U.S. College pathway experts. As an organisational leader & career coach, he oversees Athletes Agency network operations as the Director of Athletes Agency International. Athletes Agency International includes Aussie Athletes Agency, Kiwi David Hodge Australian CoachAthletes Agency & U.K. Athletes Agency. He is highly passionate about creating opportunities and assisting people to follow their passions.

The current USA Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Australian Alumni Chapter President’s professional career has taken him across the world, including stops at Stanford University & the University of Colorado, the professional & ITF junior circuit, and numerous prestigious academies, schools & clubs. As a Head National Tennis Coach for Tennis Australia, David oversaw player development in Queensland for five years. In that time, the National Academy program produced 42 National Champions, 38 Australian representatives, & 11 Australian Institute of Sport players. 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 $100 million in prize money.

David Hodge has served as Australia’s World University Games and Master’U Coach since 2007, leading his country to their first-ever medal in a University competition. He presented, coached, & contributed to publications worldwide after earning a Bachelor of Science & being an All-American at Baylor University. He has also earned Club Professional & High-Performance coaching qualifications with multiple sporting bodies and organisations, including 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. For over a decade, he has served as the Director of Return Serve, an organisation that has provided over 15,000 participant hours of free sports coaching & opportunities to marginalised groups. His efforts were recognized in 2016 when he earned The Australia Day Sports Award.

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