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

Australia defends INAS World Tennis Championships
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27 April, 2017

All the results from the latest INAS World Tennis Championships in Bolton, England.
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Australia lines up for third consecutive INAS world tennis title
L-R, Jay Schuback (team manager), Archie Graham, Damian Phillips, Kelly Wren, Carla Lenarduzzi, Alison Scott (team coach) Joshua Holloway,
30 March, 2017

The world tennis championships for athletes with an intellectual disability are taking place from April 9-14, 2017 in England.
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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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