About Dr. Ann Quinn

From Grand Slams to Gold Medals and World Champions, Dr. Ann Quinn has a long track record of creating Winners. She is the CEO of Quintessential Edge and also a highly respected, professional speaker who has travelled the world lecturing on 6 continents and in more than 30 countries. In addition to inspiring athletes to achieve their greatness, she also coaches aspiring high achievers all over the world to conquer their stress, get energised, build a winning mindset and connect to the power of their Extraordinary minds.

Her career and experiences have been varied and extensive and she has lived and worked in the US, Australia and the UK. However, it is tennis that has always been her passion. From Health and Fitness Director of the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, to more than ten years on the ATP and WTA tours training professional players, she then became the National Director of Coach Education at Tennis Australia before moving to London to take up the position of Head of Sports Science and Innovation at British Tennis. She also spent 8 years teaching Performance Psychology at the University of Melbourne, and as part of her own consulting business has coached executives in senior positions all over the world.

The athletes she has worked with include Pat Cash (whom she coached to his Wimbledon crown), Pat Rafter, Australian Cricket Team members, an Aussie Rules National Team, World Boxing and Kickboxing Champions and multiple Paralympic Gold Medalists, including Shingo Kuneida, who has won more than 20 Grand Slam titles.

Dr. Quinn has a diverse academic background. Her PhD is in Psychology (University of Melbourne), M.Sc. in Exercise Science (University of Illinois), B.App.Sc. in Human Movement (RMIT), Dip.Ed. (Melbourne) and Dip. Nutrition (London). She has been honoured with many awards including the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Award for services to the game in coaching, the Australian Sports Medal, the Professional Tennis Registry Plagenhoef Sport Science Award, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Australasia.

She has been a member of various International Coaching, Sports Science and Sports Medicine Commissions as well as the WTA Professional Development Panel for the past 17 years. She has also co-authored and edited several coaching books and publications, and her own book, “How to be an Extraordinary Athlete, Secrets to Sporting Success” is internationally acclaimed.

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Ann’s qualifications speak volumes to her commitment to be the best in her field.

  • PhD (Psychology) – University of Melbourne
  • Master of Science (Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology) – University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) – RMIT
  • Graduate Diploma in Education – University of Melbourne
  • Diploma in Nutrition – The College of Nutritional Medicine, London
  • Diploma of Tennis Coaching – Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria
  • Elite Professional – United States Professional Tennis Association

  • CEO, Quintessential Edge Pty Ltd, 2010-present
  • Head of Sports Science and Innovation, Lawn Tennis Association, London, UK, 2007-2009
  • Lecturer, Performance Psychology, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 1996-2000; 2003-2006
  • Director, Flair 500 Pty Ltd, 2002-2004
  • National Director of Coach Education, Tennis Australia, 1998-2002
  • Associate, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, 1997-2005
  • Managing Director, Quinnessential Difference, Pty Ltd, Australia, 1986- 2006
  • Health and Fitness Director, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Florida


  • Conference Convenor – Lagardère Sports, WTA Finals, Singapore, 2014 – present
  • Mentor to Top 8 ITF Juniors – ITF Junior Masters, Chengdu, China, 2015 – present
  • Sports Science Consultant, Nike International, 1996 – 2015
  • ITF Sports Medicine and Sports Science Commission, 2007 – 2011
  • Peak Performance Specialist, TTC Japan, 2005 – present
  • WTA Professional Development Advisory Panel, 2000 – present
  • Consultant to WTA – projects and speaking engagements – 2000 – present
  • International Tennis Federation, Coaches Commission, 1999 – 2007
  • Tennis Australia, Player Development Board, 2002 – 2005
  • Chairperson: Tennis Australia Coaching Advisory Panel, 1998 – 2003
  • Coaching Advisory Committee, Confederation of Australian Sport, 1998 – 2002
  • Australian Tennis Conference, Founder and Chair of Organising Committee, 1988 – 2007
  • Tennis Australia, Sport Science Committee, 1988 – 2005
Ann has been internationally honoured with many awards and worldwide recognition for her work.

  • International Tennis Federation Award for Services to the Game in recognition of long and distinguished service to coaching and the game of tennis
  • Stanley Plagenhoef Award for excellence in Sports Science, Professional Tennis Registry, USA
  • Australian Sports Medal from the Prime Minister of Australia on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for contribution to tennis
  • National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, Australasia
  • Peak Performance Specialist of Shingo Kuneida, Triple Paralympic Gold Medalist, Winner of more than 20 Grand Slams and 6 times ITF World Champion
  • Tennis Coaches Australia Award in recognition of outstanding contribution over 20 years in founding and running the Australian Tennis Conference
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award for PhD studies
  • Hugh Childers Prize for outstanding teaching, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Winners consistently control their thoughts, their actions and their daily routines and create an Extraordinary Life.
Make great habits and they will make you.