Pratt appointed national coach

© Herald Sun

Tennis legend Nicole Pratt has been appointed coach of the Australian women’s team, Tennis Australia announced today.

The former World No.35, who retired after the 2008 Australian Open, will work with assigned athletes in the AIS Pro Tour Program and Fed Cup Team.

She will also work with other national coaches in transitioning athletes from the national academies onto the WTA Tour.

The former Fed Cup representative and two-time Olympian was excited and thrilled about making that transition from player to coach.

“I am extremely excited to be able to give back to the sport that has been such a huge part of my life,” Pratt said.

“Having played on the professional circuit for 20 years, and only recently retired I believe I can bring a fresh perspective and disciplined approach to women’s tennis in Australia.”

“My aim is to build upon the current success of our female athletes by providing cutting edge coaching and training expertise. My goal is to stay committed to open communication and to be a mentor/role model to our next generation of players.”

Pratt is currently coaching Australian hope Jessica Moore and previously worked with Casey Dellacqua.

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