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Shannon Nettle

Shannon Nettle

Shannon Nettle
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Is Sports coach Tennis coach Athlete Tennis player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 June 1978
Age 42 years
Star sign Gemini
Peoplepill ID shannon-nettle
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Shannon Nettle (born 10 June 1978) is an Australian former professional tennis player.


Nettle comes from rural South Australia, born in the town of Naracoorte and growing up on the family vineyard in Cobdogla. He is a cousin of tennis player Luke Saville.

A right-handed player, Nettle played college tennis in the United States for Troy University before turning professional. He was at the Alabama based university of four years.

Nettle reached a career best singles ranking of 339 in the world, which he attained in 2004. He made the final qualifying round of the 2005 Australian Open, with wins over Kristof Vliegen and Vasilis Mazarakis. As a doubles player he twice appeared as a wildcard in the main draw of the Australian Open, partnering Sadik Kadir in 2005 and Peter Luczak in 2006. On both occasions he and his partner were beaten in the first round, by seeded opponents. His biggest title win came in doubles at the 2005 Caloundra International Challenger, partnered with Peter Luczak, who he later coached on tour.

Retiring in 2006, he turned his attention to coaching and has been a coach for the Australian Institute of Sport. He was coach of Casey Dellacqua when she broke into the world's top 30 singles rankings in 2014.

Challenger titles

Doubles: (1)

Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
2005 Caloundra, Australia Hard Peter Luczak Robert Smeets
Aleksandar Vlaski
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
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