Nicole Kriz

  • Age40
  • Born13 December 1983
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesPanania, New South Wales
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGreg Perkins

Nicole Kriz comes from good sporting stock – her Dad, Mike, played ice hockey and soccer for Czechoslovakia and her older sister, Michelle, was once ranked Australia’s No.2 figure skater – so it was almost inevitable that Nicole would become an athlete.

Her love of tennis stemmed from watching her dad, and mum, Seija, play socially. Bored by sitting on the sidelines, she took up the game at age six.

By the time she was 15, Nicole was Australia’s No.1 ranked junior and was representing NSW in team tennis.

Her favourite aspect of playing tennis is the thrill of the competition and playing in big matches. When she’s not on court, Nicole enjoys shopping, playing golf and Australian Rules, catching up with friends and going to the movies.

Nicole Kriz in the news

Nicole Kriz: Excited to “make a difference” at National Tennis Academy
Nicole Kriz, on the left, is the new Director at Tennis Australia's National Tennis Academy.
8 March, 2024

On International Women’s Day, Nicole Kriz, the newly appointed Director at Tennis Australia’s National Tennis Academy, reflects on her journey in the sport.
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Holistic development focus at Tennis Australia’s National Tennis Academy
National Tennis Academy athletes Tahlia Kokkinis, Lily Taylor, Jake Dembo and Hayden Jones during a yoga session in Noosa. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 July, 2023

The rising stars of Australian tennis are honing their skills, both on and off the court, through Tennis Australia’s National Tennis Academy.
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Australian juniors qualify for international world finals
GOLD MEDALLISTS: Australia's Junior Billie Jean King Cup team in India. From left, coach Louise Pleming, Emerson Jones, Lily Taylor and Sarah Rokusek.
4 May, 2022

Australian teams have qualified for the Junior Davis Cup, Junior Billie Jean King Cup and World Junior Tennis finals later this year.
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Australian junior national tennis teams begin competition in India
The Australian Junior Billie Jean King Cup team in India.
6 April, 2022

Australia's leading juniors are set to contest Asia-Pacific qualifying tournaments for team events in India this month.
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