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
  • 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
  • Won singles and teams gold medals, plus silver in doubles, at the 2008 World Championships in Poland
  • Swept gold medals in singles, doubles and mixed at the 2009 Global Games in Czech Republic
  • Won four gold medals – singles, doubles, mixed and team – at the 2011 Global Games in Italy
  • Won the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability award at the Australian Tennis 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 April 2021, won the final at the Australian Tennis Championships, staged at Melbourne Park.

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.

Kelly Wren in the news

Aussie stars seeking Grand Slam glory at Australian Open 2024
Matt Ebden and Emerson Jones will compete in Australian Open 2024 finals.
26 January, 2024

Matt Ebden and Emerson Jones are among 12 Aussies scheduled to compete on day 14 at Australian Open 2024.
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Australian Open 2024 campaigns continue for Aussie contenders
Emerson Jones in action at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
25 January, 2024

Rising star Emerson Jones is among 14 Aussies scheduled to compete on day 13 of Australian Open 2024.
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Winners crowned at 2023 Australian Tennis Championships
Archie Graham in action at the 2023 Australian Tennis Championships. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 November, 2023

Queensland's Archie Graham was among 18 players to win a national title at the 2023 Australian Tennis Championships in Melbourne.
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Australian team wins nine medals at Virtus Global Games
Timothy Gould in action at the 2023 Virtus Global Games in France. Picture: Virtus Global Games
13 June, 2023

The Australian tennis team performed strongly at the 2023 Virtus Global Games in France, winning three gold medals.
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