PLAYER PROFILE

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

Titles/Finals

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

Kelly Wren and Archie Graham among winners at Australian Tennis Championships
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley with Archie Wren and Kelly Wren at the Australian Tennis Championships.
16 April, 2021

More than 50 players competed at the 24th staging of the Australian Tennis Championships, a key initiative in Tennis Australia's Diversity and Inclusion national pathway.
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World number one Archie Graham to lead strong Aussie contingent at INAS Global Games
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Tim Gould, Kelly Wren and Archie Graham during the Queensland Open at Queensland Tennis Centre on June 30, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Tertius Pickard/Getty Images)
1 October, 2019

The INAS Global Games are the premier sporting event for athletes with an intellectual disability. This the Global Games take place every four years, with Brisbane selected as…
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Australia claims fourth consecutive INAS World Tennis Championships
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23 July, 2018

Archie Graham, Mitchell James, Joshua Holloway, Damian Phillips, Kelly Wren and Carla Lenarduzzi have claimed top spot at the 2018 INAS World Tennis Championships.
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Australia vying for fourth world title at INAS World Tennis Championships
INAS training camp Brisbane 2017
9 July, 2018

Australia's top-ranked tennis players with an intellectual disability will head to Paris this week to compete for their fourth INAS World Tennis Championships title.
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