Coaches Corner

About the Coach

Dianne began playing tennis at age 7

By age 16, she had won a range of local, state, national and international tournaments.

The same year, she joined the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour (WTA), travelling to Europe and the United States.

Competing in Futures, Satellites and qualifying tournaments, she had her first major win when she defeated American #1, Chris Evert after earning her way into the Avon Boston WTA event.

By age 19, and after a year under the wing with legendary coach, Harry Hopman, Dianne reached a career high ranking of number #2 on the WTA Winter indoor circuit, and an overall WTA ranking of #4 in the world.

Qualifications and Achievements:

5 years inside the world top ten WTA

Ten consecutive years in Australian Federation Cup Team, with a record 7 Fed Cup Finals
Semifinalist or higher of all Grand Slam Singles events plus an Australian Open Dbls Winner.

20yrs on the WTA Tour

Master Pro Level 3 ATPCA

Club Professional Coach TA
19 years of coaching experience

90% student success rate in ranking improvement.

Philosophy

Dianne and her team  have an entirely different approach to tennis coaching.

Our philosophy is simple: to encourage the player’s individuality and natural inclinations.

Our training emphasizes modern  techniques, tournament and match play, as well as fitness, weight training , court speed, footwork ,agility and strength.

We encourage beginners and intermediates  to join us, to learn  a solid and knowledged based ,start to the game.

Tournament players will benefit from our focus on the mental side of competition, as well as match tactics and ‘shot selection’ – (“playing the right shot at the right time”). These important issues are not covered in most coaching classes.

We have a  vast experience through all age groups.