Ash Barty announced ahead of his next career move Australian Openformed a partnership with Tennis Australia and sees her mentor players and coaches from the Governing Body’s development pathway. made it clear. Pregnant with first child with husband Garry Kisick.
But that doesn’t mean she’ll be leaving tennis forever, as Tennis Australia has revealed a new partnership with Bertie that sees her grow the next wave of local talent.Bertie’s ex Coaches Craig Tizer and Jason Stoltenberg will also participate in the program.
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“Supporting the next generation of tennis talent is something I’m very passionate about,” Barty said. “I am so excited to be working with two of his people who have contributed to my career, Tyzz and Stolts, to give back to the sport I love. This is just the beginning of our partnership and time will come. As we move forward, we can make a positive difference for young Australian players.”
With this arrangement, Bertie, Teaser and Stoltenberg will pass on their knowledge and experience to players and coaches of all ages on their development pathways at events and training opportunities over the next 12 months. Tennis Australia said Barty’s values and philosophy will be prominently featured in their performance environment.
“Working with Ash, Craig and Jason to bring the depth and experience of one of our premier tennis champions to our performance pathway,” said Timothy Jolly, TA’s Chief Strategy and Performance Officer. “A lot of our young players are inspired by what Ash was able to achieve on the court. I hope it will be instilled in our performance environment.”
Bertie is already mentoring It’s Olivia Gadecki, a young player from Queensland who will be joining her camp when she makes her debut at the Australian Open. Bertie has been helping Gadecki for several years, and the Queenslanders often share hits together on the Gold Coast.
“I’ve been really fortunate to be able to reach out to her whenever I have questions or need advice,” Gardecki told AAP in December. Treating me like a normal human being, we can relate to that and it’s just as important off the court as it is on the court.”
Gadecki said Barty’s experience dealing with pressure and expectations from a young age and the professionalism of the three-time Grand Slam winner will be vital to her. She added:
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Barty won last year’s Australian Open for the first time in 44 years, defeating Daniel Collins in the final. Although she won’t be playing this year, she is back at her arena at Rod She Laver for Children’s Day at the Australian Open on Saturday.
The 26-year-old enjoyed playing on court with world No. 1 Iga Swiertek, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, Nick Kyrgios, Sam Stosur, Storm Hunter and Heath Davidson. “This is unreal. I never thought I’d be back in this beautiful coat so quickly,” she said. I am very, very happy to be back. ”
“I am thrilled to be back on the court that has given me so many great memories,” Barty said.
“It’s great to see today and see so many people completely fulfilled. Hopefully we can have a little bit of fun.”
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