About the Coach

“Proudly Inducted into Australian Tennis Hall of Fame January 2019 “

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:

6 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 .

Grand Slam Doubles Winner of the Australian Open.

32 WTA Singles Events

20yrs on the WTA Tour

Master Pro Level 3 ATPCA

Club Professional Coach TA

21 years of coaching experience

Chaperoned Junior Elite Squads to Europe and USA

 

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.

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

For the more advanced training emphasis is on modern  techniques, tournament and match play, as well as fitness, weight training , court speed, footwork ,agility and strength.

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.