Louise Pleming

  • Age53
  • 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

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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Five minutes with … Astra Sharma
Astra Sharma in action at the WTA tournament in Charleston (photo credit: Chris Smith/Volvo Car Open)
12 April, 2019

We caught up with Astra Sharma this week in Bogota, where she is preparing for her first career WTA quarterfinal against former world No.5 Sara Errani.
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Perez excited for Grand Slam debut
Ellen Perez
25 August, 2016

Relatively little-known before winning a wildcard into the US Open main draw, Ellen Perez spoke to about her breakthrough victory and emergence in the sport.
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Another win for Junior Fed Cup team
Jessica Zaviacic in action for Australia at the Junior Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying competition in New Delhi; photo credit Delhi Lawn Tennis Association
13 April, 2016

Another win for Australia at the Junior Fed Cup qualifying competition in New Delhi has put the girls one step closer to sealing a berth in September's World Finals.
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