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2020 Australian Tennis Recruit – Ethan Shoesmith

The Person

About Me:

Hello, My name is Ethan Aaron Shoesmith, I am 18 years old, 6’4” tall and weigh 194 lbs. I am a mature, dedicated, determined young man. I was born in Denver Colorado, and have Australian, American dual citizenship. I currently live on the Gold Coast Australia, with my sister and parents, whom have been extremely supportive of my ambitions, and are successful business owners. My older brother is a body builder, he works 2 jobs and has just completed his Masters Degree in Financial Management, and is now pursuing his Doctorate degree- So I understand what dedication means; I’m surrounded by it… Read More

Leadership & Community:

School:

  • 2013 – Coomera Anglican College School Captain
  • 2013-16 – Coomera Anglican College Debating Team captain

Community:

  • 2018 – 20+ hours of Elementary School Tennis Coaching

Personal Quote:

After picking the tennis racquet up at 10 years of age I am now pursuing my life time dream to become a key member in a College tennis team. I look forward to furthering my education, listening and acting on Coaches directions, and working hard to elevate my tennis to the highest possible level, while forging life time comradeship's, life time memories and life time ambitions. My Motto- "Be good, Do Better, Be your Best."


The Athlete

Height:

6'4"

Right-handed

Strengths:

  • Performs well under pressure
  • Strong, solid/reliable 2 handed backhand
  • Fast around the court for a taller player
  • Enjoys finishing points at net
  • Team player – encouraging doubles player, keeping high positive spirits even when down
  • Trains hard and is determined to improve after every single session
  • Very coachable and positive on and off court

Teams Represented:

  • 2019 –  Winner of Las Vegas’ Regional 18 and under singles tournament
  • 2019 – Qualified for All State School championship (Nationals qualifying) representing Saint Stephens College, however had to withdraw due to slicing underneath of toe open
  • 2018 – TSS first IV tennis team- GPS premiership winners for the first time in 17 years, while on tennis scholarship in first and only year of playing for the team
  • 2018 – Gold Coast inter-schools senior championship winner- representing TSS in singles and doubles
  • 2017 – Runner up of All State team championship- Representing South Coast Region
  • 2016 – Gold Coast Inter-school senior championship runner up- Representing Saint Stephens college in doubles
  • 2016 – Winner of All State team championship- Representing South Coast Region

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • 2018 – TSS Newcomer of the year award for excellence in tennis
  • 2017 – Saint Stephens College excellence in sporting award
  • 2015 – Coomera Anglican College Tennis player of the year
  • 2014 – Coomera Anglican College Tennis player of the year
  • 2013 – Coomera Anglican College Tennis player of the year

Best Wins:

  • Singles vs Haru Sonton 4-3(3) 4-3(4) on 02/16/2019 (Ranked 147 and ITF ranking of 1033 with Singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Brandon Rodrigues 6-7(4) 6-3 12-10 on 01/27/2019 (Ranked 283 with Singles UTR 11)
  • Doubles vs Thomas Braithwaite/ Joshua Ryan 6-3 6-7(5) 10-7 on 01/23/2019 (Braithwate ranked 159 with singles and doubles UTR 11. Ryan ranked 105 with singles UTR 12 and doubles UTR 11; he also graduated playing top 4 position at Winthrop University)
  • Doubles vs Blake Bayldon/ Kyle Gauci 6-3 6-4 on 08/4/2018 (Bayldon ranked 80 with singles and doubles UTR 12; also plays for Barry University. Gauci ranked 149 with singles and doubles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Kyle Gauci 6-3 6-2 on 07/1/2018 (ranked 149 with singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Andrej Jovanovic 6-4 1-6 10-5 on 02/18/2018 (ranked 1577 junior ITF with singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Samrakshyak Bajracharya 6-2 7-5 on 11/5/2017 (highly ranked from Nepal with singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Max Flaherty 6-2 6-2 on 09/21/2015 (ranked 189 with singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Cooper White 6-4 6-2 on 06/30/2015 (ranked 65 with singles UTR 12)
  • Singles vs Patrick Kotan x4 from 2014-2016 (ranked 91 with singles UTR 12)
  • Doubles vs Patrick Harper/Matthew Stubbings 6-3 4-6 10-8 on 04/16/2017 (Harper ranked 62 with singles and doubles UTR 13; currently plays for Tennessee. Stubbings ranked 154 with singles and doubles UTR 11

Close loss:

  • Doubles vs Will Maher/Sam Oster 4-6 4-6 on 01/26/2019 (Oster ranked 133 with singles and doubles UTR 11. Maher ranked 72 with singles UTR 12 and doubles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Caleb Maxted 4-6 3-6 on 01/18/2019 (ranked 181 with singles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Steven Eckstein 6-4 2-6 3-6 on 08/11/2018 (ranked top 3 ITF Seniors with singles UTR 11)
  • Doubles vs Brenton Chambers/Jacob Sullivan 6-2 4-6 3-10 on 08/5/2018 (Chambers ranked 85 with singles and doubles UTR 12. Sullivan ranked 68 with singles UTR 13 and doubles UTR 12)
  • Singles vs Matthew De Groot 0-6 6-4 3-6 on 07/2/2018 (ranked 163 with singles UTR 11)
  • Doubles vs Kaden Hensel/ William Timoney 3-6 3-6 on 04/12/2018 (Hensel ranked 41 with singles and doubles UTR 13; also previously played top 3 position for Tennessee volts. Timoney ranked 250 with singles UTR 10 and doubles UTR 11)
  • Singles vs Ibrahim Yego 3-6 4-6 on 04/11/2018 (ranked 237 with singles predicted singles UTR 12; also played for the Kenya Davis Cup team)
  • Singles vs Casey Hoole 4-6 4-6 on 12/17/2016 (ranked 146 with singles UTR 12)
  • Singles vs Kamil Kozlowski 6-2 3-6 2-6 on 01/21/2016 (ranked 72 with singles UTR 12)
  • Singles vs Sam Ryan Ziegann 4-6 3-6 on 04/14/2017 (ranked 98, singles UTR 12, also had an ATP point when played against him)
  • Doubles vs Louis Clark/Will Maher 6-2 1-6 7-10 on 10/24/2015 (Clark ranked 50 with singles and doubles UTR 12. Maher ranked 72 with singles UTR 12 and doubles UTR 11)
  • Doubles vs Will Maher/Adam Walton 6-7(3) 7-5 6-10 on 11/8/2015 (Maher ranked 72 with singles UTR 12 and doubles UTR 11. Walton ranked 54 with singles UTR 14 and doubles UTR 13; currently plays for Tennessee)
  • Doubles vs Yukimaro Li/ Karl Mosterd 6-7(4) 6-0 7-10 on 04/16/2017 (Li ranked 110 with singles and doubles UTR 12. Mosterd ranked 171 with singles UTR 12 and doubles UTR 11)

The Student

Attends:

St Stephen's Catholic College, QLD Australia

SAT Result:

  • Reading and Writing: Sitting October 2019

Predicted GPA:

2.655

Preferred Course of Study:

Master/ Doctorate Degree in Physical Education, Sports Media, Sports Commentator/Sports Broadcaster

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • 2018 – Highest achiever in Geography for TSS
  • 2018 – Science award recipient for TSS
  • 2016 – Winner of School business award for Saint Stephens College
  • 2014 – Winning team for inter-school public speaking representing Coomera Anglican College
  • 2014 – Inter-school finalist for state public speaking championship representing Coomera Anglican College
  • 2013 – Academic award recipient for Coomera Anglican College
  • 2013 – Winning team for inter-school debating representing Coomera Anglican College
  • 2013 – Winner of best public speaker award for Coomera Anglican College
  • 2013 – Voted in for Coomera Anglican College Primary School Captain

References, Resume & High School Transcript

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If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

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