Ann has made a great impact on my life. I never believed I would become the best player in the world. From Ann, I have learned the power of belief, and realized it in reality with various methods that are both simple and effective. Her constant support, and her knowledge in the mental training, physical training, nutrition and on court drills all helped me win all Grand Slam titles and my dream of an Olympic Gold medal.

Moreover, she helped me become the person I always wanted to be. I have the greatest respect for Ann and trust in her, and always will. Meeting her changed my life.

Shingo Kuneida
Triple Paralympic Gold Medallist, Winner of more than 20 Grand Slams, 8 times ITF World Champion and World Number 1 Wheelchair Tennis Player

They say behind every successful man is a woman and relationships aside, Ann has been that one person for me. She helped me become one of the fittest tennis players to ever walk on a tennis court. And one of the things that makes her so special is not only her incredible knowledge of the different ways to train an athlete but her understanding of the other issues that engulf our lives. Ann is a perfectionist and it shows. She has an open mind and a great thirst to learn and grow and I admire that immensely. She has given me so much strength by her confidence and enthusiasm and without her efforts, I would have given up hope on many occasions. Above and beyond all that is her greatest quality, her caring heart.

Pat Cash
Former Wimbledon Champion, Australian Davis Cup Hero

Ann taught me to not ever doubt myself at all.

Pat Rafter
Former World Number One and twice US Open Champion

Her success goes deeper than telling sports stars what to eat, how to exercise and improve their fitness level, and how to improve their mental attitude. She becomes a part of the family, gets to know some of their more intimate secrets….there’s not much Melbourne based Ann doesn’t know, but she never spills the beans – she’s always tight lipped when it comes to nitty-gritty gossip that everyone would love to hear!

The Australian Women’s Weekly

Dr. Ann has coached me for 7 years, to back-to-back gold medals in the 100 metres at the Pararlympic Games. She is totally committed, a great friend, and has helped me enormously on and off the track.

John Lindsay O.A.M.
Triple Paralympic Gold Medalist


Ann incorporates the winning concepts she developed coaching the world's top athletes to her executive program. She screened my strengths and weaknesses in every area and focused on bringing me to my Peak Performance level. It's brilliant and effective, because she covers ALL areas. Her own standards are at peak level and besides, Ann is a truly caring and warm professional. I highly recommend working with Ann.

Andre Voskuil
CEO at NTI Nanotechnology Corp, British Columbia, Canada

Her contribution to our Team has been outstanding. She has completed detailed assessments of our Executive Board using cutting edge technology to assess their daily stress and recovery, quality of sleep and performance and productivity. As a CEO, it is important that each member of my team is able to maximise their performance through balance and harmony within themselves and their team. Ann’s individualised coaching of each member of my Executive Team really helped them understand more about themselves, how they react and cope with stress, ultimately motivating them to make key changes in managing their work and lifestyles and influencing performance.

Justin Stead
CEO, Radley, UK, Former CEO, Aurum Holdings, UK

From my personal experience and in observing Ann Quinn’s methods as they relate specifically to performance psychology, I have no hesitation in recording my opinion that she is one of the most remarkable communicators and ‘problem solvers’ that I have come across in my career as a performing musician and as an academic. Her great expertise is enhanced by a personality which is both inspiring and endearing.

Dr Tony Gould
Pianist and Composer Former Head of School, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University

Ann is one of the most remarkable people I have ever had the good fortune of working with. Not only does she give excellent advice, but has so much compassion and genuine interest in her clients that she soon becomes a very trusted friend. Her motivational support and inspiration has forever enriched our lives.

Prof. Delia North
Head: School of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Ann – this is a huge heartfelt thank you for your input, your insights, and your inspiration to me over the past year both personally and professionally. I always left our sessions on a high ready to take on the next big project with clear goals and strategies, and most importantly your lovely pearls of wisdom of things to do just for me.

Rina Cohen
Director, Rina Cohen Interiors


I had the recent privilege of having Dr. Ann Quinn present at our Asia Pacific Convention in Singapore, where 6000 delegates from 20 countries speaking multiple languages and representing a variety of cultures, gathered to be motivated and inspired. Dr. Quinn delivered! I was most impressed with her engagement and preparation prior to the event. Dr. Quinn was very thorough in asking and responding to the needs of our associates, learning about our objectives and customizing her presentation to create the maximum impact for us. On site, she was prepared and paid meticulous attention to details- a true professional in every way and such a pleasure to work with! Thank you Dr. Quinn for being part of our event and inspiring our associates to become true champions!

Shawn McLelland
Vice President, Studios & Events USANA HEALTH SCIENCES

A first class Winning Session – one of the best we have had. Thanks for all your efforts, research, passion and energy! Outstanding.

Roger Draper
Former CEO, Lawn Tennis Association, Great Britain

It is my honour to recommend Dr. Ann Quinn whom we had a privilege to have as a speaker on several occasions in Japan. Dr. Quinn is well organized, efficient, extremely knowledgeable, highly adaptable to any given situation, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Her seminars were well received from all the Japanese regions and despite her tight daily schedule, Dr. Quinn constantly reviewed the response of the audience and updated her presentation in order to ensure audiences’ understanding on her topics. For instance, she included Japanese meal plans when she covered nutritional information so the audiences can use all they learned, the very next day. Dr. Quinn was always kind and cheerful to everyone she met. During her stay at our facility, she was always open to questions from the staffs, gave thorough answers to each question, and even sent useful information to some of them via email after she left Japan. I highly recommend Dr. Quinn as an inspiring and energetic speaker.

Munehiro Yoshida
Chairman of Yoshida Memorial Tennis Training Center, Japan.

The Flemish Society for Sports Psychology invited Dr Ann Quinn as the keynote lecturer for our 21st Anniversary. We commend Dr Quinn for her excellent presentation on Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Elite Sports. Her extensive multidisciplinary background, both academic and applied, made her an excellent choice for this presentation.

Dr D. Cuyper
President of Flemish Society for Sports Psychology, Belgium

Ann Quinn is one of the most respected tennis coaches in the world today. She is not only a world renowned expert in Physiology and Psychology but she has also worked successfully with athletes from many different sports including tennis players Pat Cash and Patrick Rafter. Ann is one of the ITF’s most popular presenters and has presented on numerous topics related to high performance training at ITF workshops including the ITF regional and ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshops. In fact she was voted top speaker at our last Worldwide Coaches Workshop. Ann is a member of the ITF Coaches Commission and has also helped the ITF to put together many of our educational resources including the ITF Strength and Conditioning book and the ITF Sports Psychology manual.

Dave Miley
Former Executive Director, International Tennis Federation


Dr. Quinn's extensive experience in sports makes this book an invaluable asset to anyone pursuing excellence. "How to be an Extraordinary Athlete" comprehensively discusses all the areas of development that make for the complete athlete. Dr. Quinn's attention to detail and knowledge base will point the way if you are truly seeking to be the best you can be.

Paul Annacone
Former Coach of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Tim Henman

In ‘How to be an Extraordinary Athlete: The Secrets of Sporting Success’, Dr. Ann Quinn combines her extensive knowledge of sport science and psychology with her years of experience consulting with athletes and coaches, many who have been some of the best in the world, to develop a holistic guide to achieving excellence in sport. Whether you are an athlete or coach, this book will systematically walk you through what it takes to develop into a champion. It begins with lessons on how to guide your athletic journey by establishing your dreams and then discusses how to turn those dreams into reality.

Much of the book then focuses on practical strategies for setting and reaching your goals, maintaining your motivation and energy, and strategies for navigating the many challenges and setbacks that accompany the pursuit of sporting excellence. Practically written and filled with stories and case reports from her efforts to help top performers become all they are capable of being, Quinn’s book is an easy and enjoyable read but one that is consistent with the growing body of knowledge on the psychology of athletic excellence. It is a must read for anyone who desires to develop into an extraordinary athlete!

Professor Dan Gould
Department of Kinesiology (Applied Sport Psychology Specialization) Director, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Michigan State University

For the past twelve years, Ann has made an extraordinary impact on my life. Her knowledge in all areas, her constant support and guidance has played a vital role in my success. I highly recommend her book to all athletes and coaches. It is subarashi*! (* subarashi is Japanese for fantastic).

Shingo Kuneida
Triple Paralympic Gold Medallist, Winner of more than 20 Grand Slams, 8 times ITF World Champion and World Number 1 Wheelchair Tennis Player

Ann Quinn is one of the most positive people that I have ever met and one cannot help but be affected by her passion, enthusiasm and belief. Over the past 25 years, Ann has worked successfully with top athletes from many different sports and by being extraordinary herself, both as a coach and as a person, Ann has helped so many people to become ‘the best they can be’ and now in this excellent book she shares with the reader many of the ‘secrets’ she has learned along the way.

Dave Miley
Former Executive Director, International Tennis Federation

Simply extraordinary! An inspirational read and great resource for athletes in all sports.

Glenn Lovett
President of Global Strategy, Repucom, Former Professional Australian Rules Footballer

In belief there is power: your awareness increases, you take massive action, all those fears disappear; you get excited; and your visions become realities.