PLAYER PROFILE

Louise Pleming

  • Age54
  • Born22 June 1967
  • Birth PlaceWagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusRetired
“The pressure is on today as it is a must win tie today to make it through to the final four and to qualify.”

— Louise Pleming, 14 Apr 2016

» Australia one win from World Finals

Louise Pleming started tennis aged six at the Vic Edwards Tennis School and in 1982 she began competing in ITF and WTA level tournaments.

Louise has 12 ITF doubles titles to her name, including the Austrian Open. Her best results were making the round of 16 in the doubles (w/Rachel McQuillan, AUS) and mixed doubles (w/Luis Lobo, ARG) at the French Open in 1996, and finishing runner-up in doubles (w/Meghann Shaughnessy, USA) at the Belgian Open in 1999.

Louise’s highest singles ranking was No.290 (August 1996) and she peaked at No.87 in doubles (April 1998). She was appointed by Tennis Australia as a national touring coach in 2006, and in 2007 captained the victorious Australian Junior Fed Cup team.

Louise also works as a tennis television commentator. Pleming is an AIS Pro Tour Program women’s program coach and she has also worked with Victorian Sally Peers and Queenslander Monika Wejnert.

Louise Pleming in the news

Social round-up: Aussies enjoying grass-court season
Australia's Matt Reid, left, celebrates winning an ATP Challenger doubles title in Nottingham alongside Brit Ken Skupski. Picture: Getty Images
17 June, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Everybody belongs on court
Australian players and coaches welcomed a group of refugees to  Victorian Tennis Academy, Fawkner Park Tennis Centre; photo courtesy Maggie Garcia Pena
21 March, 2021

Past and present players helped refugees enjoy a first experience of tennis in a powerful demonstration of the “Everybody Belongs” theme being marked this Harmony Day.
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Pleming pledges wellbeing support
Louise Pleming, bottom right, with participants in a Rally4Ever community lesson.
23 January, 2021

Former Australian pro Louise Pleming's RALLY4EVER foundation continues to grow and offer more services to help the wellbeing of others.
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Louise Pleming’s Rally4Ever changing lives
PASSIONATE: Louise Pleming is inspiring more Australians to enjoy the physical and social benefits of tennis.
20 September, 2020

Esteemed Australian coach and former professional player Louise Pleming has created an organisation to help disadvantaged Australians enjoy physical activity and greater human…
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