About Us

ACE (Online) Coach provides coaching, mentoring and online resources for coaches, players and parents. It is founded by Performance Coach, Emma Doyle. Emma has joined forces with former professional tennis player and now coach, Ema Burgic Bucko adding great value to the content every month. If you join the silver or gold ACE Coach membership package you can have direct access to Em/ma's in Tennis and ask all of your tennis coaching questions to help you unleash your potential.  You can read more about your online coaches and our sponsor, Tina Samara, below.

 

Emma Doyle - The Energy and High-Performance Under-Pressure Coach who is a world leader in Unleashing Human Potential.


Meet Emma

Emma Doyle is a Performance Coach and international speaker helping you turn your motivation into activation. She has been coaching for 30 years and through her keynote speaking, mentoring, coaching, and consultancy she inspires, improves, and impacts players, coaches, teams, and corporates within her Global triangle between Melbourne, Australia, Denver, Colorado and Glasgow, Scotland.

She is a Tennis Australia High-Performance Coach with a strong background as a tennis touring professional, a talent development coach and she has represented her native Country as the Australian coach on 20 occasions winning four Asia Oceania world team titles (2018 - Junior Fed Cup Captain). She is a USPTA – Elite Pro and she has served on several boards including being a task force member of the USPTA diversity and inclusion team. In addition, Emma served as a former Tennis Australia National selector for wildcards into major events. Emma is a PTR – Performance Coach and the recipient of the 2020 PTR Colorado Coach/Member of the year award. Emma’s energetic and inclusive approach to communication, coaching strategies and confidence building encourages people to take action.    

Emma is passionately involved in creating gender equity in all sports and the workplace by educating coaches and empowering females.  There are many great online tennis videos by male coaches and therefore, the Em/ma's wanted to make sure there is an online presence for women in coaching as well. We aim to inspire, improve and impact your tennis game and even more importantly, your decision-making skills, confidence and your inner coaching skills. The best way to describe Emma is to watch her TEDx talk called ‘Unleashing Female Potential’.
​​https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3tMg_lzzw

Check out Emma's Speaking Website: www.emmadoyle.com.au 

Email: [email protected] Cell: +1 (323) 287 6146 

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-doyle-41150215/

For most of the year, Emma finds herself in Denver, Colorado.  

 

Now it is time to introduce you to Tennis with Ema and her family - Her husband Atila, 2-year-old Teo, and baby Aston.

Meet Ema Burgic Bucko

Ema Burgic Bucko grew up in a small village in Bosnia and picked a racquet for the first time when she was aged 6. From her first tennis experience, Ema was unable to put the racquet down and set her mind on becoming the best tennis player that she could be. From a young age, she experienced first-hand overseas success that soon had her climb up the International junior rankings becoming the U12, 14, 16 and 18's National Champion in Bosnia. She was ranked No. 1 in Europe for under 16’s and even won her first WTA Tour event at the age of 16 years. Growing up, training, and competing on the red clay courts of Europe, Ema’s game was built around long points, a relentless competitive drive, and her determination to never give up. She trained for many hours with some of the best players in the world and it was this time at a Spanish Tennis Academy that, unfortunately, her body began to break down and her career would be interrupted from this moment on with numerous injuries.

Despite this, Ema decided to play US College Tennis before turning pro as she valued the importance of getting an education.  During her time at Baylor University, Ema was a 7 time all-American, big 12 conference player of the year and she was ranked No. 4 (singles) and No. 5 (doubles) in the Nation (NCAA Division 1).  She did all of this while balancing injuries that required surgery, with studying to complete her degree in accounting. It was not easy and Ema is a positive voice for change and an advocate for athletes who also go through mental health challenges. Post College, Ema went on to play on the tour for a couple of years. She played Fed Cup for Bosnia and reached a career-high doubles ranking of WTA No. 140.     

After considering a career in the accounting world, Ema realized that her passion was and has always been in tennis. Specifically, she believes in helping people of all ages and standards get better every day. During the Global pandemic, Ema started her Instagram page, ‘@TennisWithEma’ that has over 30,000 followers who are passionate tennis players and coaches. The reason her page has been so successful is that Ema brings to life technical and tactical concepts in a simple and easy to digest way. Her videos are fun, catchy, creative and most of all help players get better faster. Emma believes;

“You can’t improve everything, every day, but you can improve something today. With the bigger picture in mind, setting clear goals, day in and day out, is the process mindset that creates incremental improvement. 

I believe that there is no one way of coaching that fits all. You have to meet the player where they are. You are coaching different players, with different personalities and backgrounds, and they all have different challenges within the various stages in their life.

It's a very interesting job that changes every day.

I love what I do, and I am passionate about teaching this beautiful sport to anyone who wants to learn it. I don’t care if the student is a 5-year-old kid or a 70-year-old adult, I don’t care if it’s a beginner who has never gripped a racket before or an ATP/WTA pro player, I will teach them with the same passion.”

Ema is a USPTA ELITE Qualified Professional who cares deeply about bringing the Eastern European ‘hard working’ philosophy to the US and combining this with the joy that the game of tennis can bring to so many lives. She is married to a fellow tennis player, Atilla Bucko, and she has two children, Teo and Aston. Tennis is in their family and she wants to share her love of the game with the entire world.

Personal website: www.tenniswithema.com 

Email: [email protected]  Cell: +1 (561) 431 8384

Follow Ema on Instagram: @TennisWithEma

If you are ever in Wellington, Florida, reach out to Ema for a personalized experience.

 

ACE (Online) Coach is sponsored by Transition Coach 4 Athletes (TC4A) which is a global coaching, mentoring and US College placement service founded by former professional WTA player and US College coach Tina Samara.

Meet Tina Samara

Tina Samara is a Transition Coach helping athletes globally navigate the often challenging world of college sports. She played professional tennis and represented Norway in the Federation Cup from 1996 - to 1998. On the WTA tour, she reached a career-high ranking of 223 in doubles and played in the US Open Singles in 1994 and 1995. During her college playing days, she won three NCAA National Team Championships and was the #1 ranked NCAA doubles team for the University of Georgia in 1995. In addition, Tina also competed as a semi-pro golfer for three years winning the New York State public links event in 2003. Therefore, Tina understands what is required to compete on a world stage. 

Following her sporting achievements, Tina went on to coach Division 1 women's college tennis for 11 years and was known for her practical, empathic and direct approach to the holistic development of both the person and the athlete. Tina privately coaches and mentors many teenage athletes to help them transition from high school into college by pursuing their sporting goals and dreams. She is the owner and founder of Transition Coach 4 Athletes and for the past two years, she has helped many athletes globally, from all sports, find US College Scholarships.  TC4A helps student-athletes navigate the often challenging world of balancing study and maximizing sports performance in order to achieve their goals and dreams in life.  

Website: www.transitioncoach4athletes.com 

Email: [email protected]  Cell: +1 (516) 241 8046

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-samara-3046535/

We are committed to helping individuals and teams adopt high performing mindset and coaching principles as well as creating a world of gender equity through female empowerment. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of service to you or your team. 

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