About WTCA

A Global Community

The WTCA was formed in 2015 by leading coaches around the globe. An assembly represented by the United States, Belgium and Australia, including former top 30 WTA players and coaches, came together with the vision of raising the level of coaching in women’s tennis.

This Association is the first of its kind; currently being the only professional global organization formed solely in support of coaches working with female players.

Often times, players and employers are looking specifically to hire a professional who is not only experienced but has a passion for women’s tennis.

Change makers

  • Our platform brings together the leading coaches in the field of coaching women’s tennis for the first time.
  • As a community, we strive to support one another in our common goal of a higher professional standard of coaches in women’s tennis
  • At the time of establishing the basic framework of the WTCA, it was documented that only 8.5% of top 200 WTA players, had females listed as their coaches.
  • We believe that with that number advancing to equal representation of male and female coaches, the overall level of professional coaches the number of female coaches in the industry will go up.

Today, in the women’s game, there are countless standout male coaches who have dedicated their careers to furthering women’s tennis. A number of expert male coaches are representatives on the WTCA board.

 

The WTCA we recognize

  • that while certain differences exist between female and male tennis players, there is no requirement to coach them differently.
  • We believe that the development of a tennis player, centers on the athlete as an individual rather than a gender.
  • With this quality leadership in mind, we look forward to a future where women’s tennis will continue to lead the globe as a sport recognized for its superior athletes and humanitarianism.

The Team

Board of Directors

President: Ann Grossman Wunderlich

C.E.O: Sarah Stone

Dr Erin Boynton

Brian Thomson

Deb Miller

Tammy Anderson

Executive team

  • Sarah Stone, former professional tennis player, currently coaching WTA tour professional Alexa Glatch and former coach of Sam Stosur. Stone is the former volunteer assistant coach for the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Brian Thomson. JD law degree University of Virginia, former CEO, business strategy, Financial strategy, non profits, fundraising
  • Ann Grosman Wunderlich
  • Robin Reynolds

Advisory board

Business

  • Debra Miller MBA, CPA
  • Janet Moore Attorney at law

Medical

  • Dr Erin Boynton Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr Charlotte Alabaster MD
  • Dr Michelle Cleere BSc(Psych)
  • Dr Patty Pennel
  • Joanna Goldin: United States Fed Cup physiotherapist
  • Cody Schovits MS, CSCS, PES, CPT

Coaching

  • Nicole Kenneally
  • Patricia Hy
  • Kevin O’Neill
  • Lisa Dodson
  • Shenay Perry

Ann Grossman Wunderlich is the President of the WTCA. Ann currently works with Ohio State Buckeye, Francesca Di Lorenzo.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Stone, spends time on court with WTA tour professionals and a variety of junior players in the WTCA academy