I started to play tennis at the age of 6 on my local clay courts in Italy. As my tennis progressed I started playing many competitions and tournaments all around Italy and Europe. From a young age I have worked hard to achieve my goals as a player. Through my developing years I made many great friendships, which I still have to this day and I did all this while keeping physically and mentally active whilst having lots of fun doing what I love, playing tennis.

My expertise (majoring in Psychology) helping other players during practice and in matches and my passion for tennis motivated me to start a coaching career. In 2006 during my College career due to major injury I had to give up singles play. It was during this time that I became an Assistant Coach at Brigham Young University, Utah in the highly competitive American College National Collegiate Athletes Association program. I had a desire to share my experience and skills with other players. Upon graduating in Psychology and terminating my College tennis experience in the States I moved back to Australia. I have now been coaching full time for the past 8 years all ages and levels.
At this stage I’m studying to become a registered Sport Psychologist as well as coaching full time and am looking forward to opening my own Sport Psychology practice very soon. I have been part of the Forestville Tennis Centre Team for 4 year now and I am very happy to continue my senior coaching position within the team as we share the same intense passion for the sport.
I would highly recommend this great game to everybody and I will do my best to help you pursue your goals as a tennis player, whatever they may be.

CREDENTIALS:

  • TENNIS AUSTRALIA CLUB PROFESSIONAL COACH
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, USA
  • SENIOR COACHING PROFESSIONAL AT FORESTVILLE TENNIS CENTRE
  • OVER 8 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • WTA CAREER HIGH SINGLES RANKING OF 729 (21 MAY 2001)
  • WTA CAREER HIGH DOUBLES RANKING OF 682 (22 OCT 2001)
  • COMPETED ON THE WTA TOUR IN TOURNAMENTS IN EUROPE, ASIA, USA AND AUSTRALIA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2003 AMONG JUSTINE HENIN, MARION BARTOLI, NADIA PETROVA, SAMANTHA STOSUR ROBERTA VINCI.
  • MEMBER OF BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, USA WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM BETWEEN 2004 AND 2008 ON FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP (NCAA)
  • NCAA RANKING OF #15 IN THE USA IN DOUBLES PLAY.
  • ITF JUNIOR RANKING OF #40 UNDER 16’S.

Contact Info

  • Cnr Lanford & Melwood Avenues, Forestville
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  • Tel: 02 9975 5189

About Forestville Tennis Centre

  • The facility boasts 6 beautifully maintained artificial grasscourts with floodlights
  • A large well equiped club house with pro shop and kitchen
  • Cabanas at the rear of the courts and a BBQ area