Australian Coach Hopper Charged With Sexual Assault
World-renown tennis coach Gavin Hopper stood before a Melbourne court yesterday to face multiple charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl during the 1980s.
The 47-year-old-Hopper faces three counts of allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Melbourne girl in 1985 and 1986, according to a published report in the Herald Sun written by Elissa Hunt. Hopper, who currently lives in Queensland, Australia, was not required to enter a plea and is due back in Melbourne court on August 6th as the case proceeds.
A widely-respected coach who emphasizes conditioning and proper bio-mechanics, Hopper has coached several top 10 players including Monica Seles, Tommy Haas, Mark Philippoussis and Amanda Coetzer.
A professor of sports science at Bond University in Australia, Hopper runs the Cash-Hopper Institute, a tennis academy and training center in Australia, with 1987 Wimbledon winner Pat Cash.
Any idea who he assaulted????