Kelly Wren

  • Birth PlaceSydney, NSW Australia
  • LivesSydney, NSW Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGreg Gibson
  • Pro Since2004
“I coach athletes with a disability ... I started to do this to give back to my favourite sport and I really enjoy the improvements made by my athletes. I try to show them how much enjoyment they can have [like I do] by playing and competing.”

— Kelly Wren , 7 Aug 2014

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On court

  • introduced to tennis at an early age by her mum
  • coached by Greg Gibson since 1998
  • lists Australian tennis legend John Newcombe as her most admired sportsperson
  • won the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability award at the Newcombe Medal Awards in 2011
  • at the 2013 Inas Tennis World Championships, competed in four events – singles, doubles, mixed doubles and teams – and returned with four World Championship gold medals
  • won her 17th straight Australian Tennis Singles Championship and her 14th straight Doubles Championship in January 2014, having won both since their inception
  • in 2004, was selected to represent Australia at the Global Games in tennis and basketball; with tennis her priority, won the singles, doubles and teams (her first World Championships) and then joined the basketball team (Pearls) to win a bronze medal

Off court

  • plays basketball
  • runs to keep fit
  • has competed in numerous fun runs including Sydney’s iconic “City to Surf”
  • has represented her home state (NSW) and Australia in basketball on numerous occasions
  • completed a coaching course and currently coaches two days a week
  • internationally, has worked hard to established networks and encourage players to compete


Tennis World Championship Results

2013, World Championships Czech Republic

  • Singles (Gold)
  • Doubles (Gold)
  • Mixed Doubles (Gold)
  • Team (Gold)

2011, Global Games Italy

  • Singles (Gold)
  • Doubles (Gold)
  • Mixed Doubles (Gold)
  • Team (Gold)

2009, Global Games Czech Republic

  • Singles (Gold)
  • Doubles (Gold)
  • Mixed Doubles (Gold)

2008, World Championships Poland

  • Singles (Gold)
  • Doubles (Silver)
  • Teams (Gold)

2004, World Championships Australia

  • Singles (Gold)
  • Doubles (Gold)
  •  Teams (Gold)


Kelly Wren in the news

PWID profile: Kelly Wren
Kelly Wren (R) poses with Australian tennis legend Neale Fraser after winning the award for Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability at the 2011 Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards; Tennis Australia
7 August, 2014

Being the main focus of her life, tennis has opened multiple doors for Kelly Wren including high-level competitive opportunities, full-time employment, the chance to meet stars…
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International tennis players star in Benalla
Australia and USA players at Benalla Lawn Tennis Club.
30 January, 2014

A talented group of Australian and American players have hit the courts in Benalla for an Australia Day Tournament for players with an intellectual disability.
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Four gold for Australia
2 July, 2013

Australia has won four gold medals, three silver and one bronze medal at the recent INAS World Tennis Championships in Rakovnik, Prague, Czech Republic.
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Australians prepare for Prague
21 June, 2013

The Australian team is bound for Rakovnik, Czech Republic, for the 5th Inas World Tennis Championships for players with an intellectual disability
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