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2016 Australian Tennis Recruit: Nicholas Liddy

The Person

  • Nick is a passionate, very likeable kid. His work ethic is unmatched by any player I have been associated with.
  • He is willing to do whatever it takes to take his game further.
  • He comes from a great family, has a twin brother, and is very close to his family. They fully support his move to the USA as it has been his goal for many years.
  • Nick represents extremely high value to any college coach as he is a person of good morals, high work ethic and team-first mindset.

The Student

  • Registered with the NCAA . His ID# is:
  • SAT score – completed first test in November – scored 980 with Maths and Reading and will sit again.
  • I have taught Nick in the classroom – he works very hard in the classroom. Again, will not let you down in the classroom, even though he needs to work hard at it. He is a ‘B’ average student.

The Player

  • 6FT tall
  • Strong build
  • Serve – technically very good, getting a bunch of speed on his serve. Very reliable.
  • Return Serve – returns really well – great variety with a great slice backhand. Can lob as well as anybody, especially defensively.
  • Net game – extremely good hands. Reads the play very well. Technically excellent.
  • Groundies – very solid from both sides. He can play really aggressively but can change to counter punch very well. His skill is making his opponent beat him.


Quote from Former All American Pepperdine player and Performance Psychologist Anthony Ross>

“My immediate thoughts to that, knowing the system well , and still traveling in my job to work with some college tennis programs in the USA, is what a likely great fit for everybody it is.I have been working with Nick on and off court for a number of years now. He is a deep thinker, and a fierce competitor, driven by not wanting to let anybody down. So the goal with Nick has always been to help him devise very simple game plans, play to his strengths and be able to commit to a strategy which works for him.
Nick plays his best when he considers the match to be warfare! He thrives on out-competing his opponent, and fortunately for him he has a good plan b and c for most situations. He is able to use his slice backhand , for example to attack or stay in the point better than many.Nick has recently developed physically to the point where he is getting more free points with big, hard-to-read serve. He volleys exceptionally well and scrapes and hustles his backside off.
I feel Nick is most likely a 3-5 singles player in year one and 1 -2 doubles pairing at ranked Division 1 NCAA programs between #30-75.”


Resume: Nicholas Liddy


If you feel that Nicholas could be a useful fit, please contact Chris Bates.

Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4