About your 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. Former training and instruction from these coaches.Sid Drake,Henry Lindo, Tony Roche ,Dennis Ralston,Owen Davison, Harry Hopman(fitness),Judy Dalton,Neale Frazier,Mary Hawton,Billy Martin,Alan Stone, Pancho Segura.(Tactical) Achievements and Qualifications Ranked 4th Worldwide… WTA Top Ten 10 for 5yrs and 20 yrs World Wide Touring.) 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. 37 WTA Tour Titles(Singles) Australia Sports Medal Award 2000 Services to the Game International Tennis Federation (ITF) Services to Tennis award. Club Professional Coach ( 20yrs coaching experience at all Levels.) Master Pro Level 3 ATPCA High Performance Coach to World Top players Senior First Aid HLTAID003 to 2019 , WWC to 2018 , Tennis Australia Club Insurance 2017-18(Certificate of Currency.) Hotshots provider to 2018 , Cardio provider to 2018 Registered with Sports funding… ASC and T.A partnership program to schools. Philosophy Dianne together with her full time dedicated happy team who have an entirely different approach to tennis coaching. Our philosophy is simple: to encourage the player’s individuality and natural inclinations. Our training emphasizes all modern techniques , match play tactics, both singles and doubles, as well as fitness, weight training , court speed, footwork agility and strength. We also do video analysis for our students. Beginners and Intermediates are welcome to join us.... Tournament players ,as well as those wanting to compete, and improve their standing in local Junior and Senior Comps …will benefit from her focus on the mental side of competition, as well as match tactics , ‘shot selection’ (“playing the right shot at the right time”) and tournament selection...These important issues may not be covered elsewhere..
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