Anne Smith, Ph.D., won her place in the history books of all-time winners with 10 Grand Slam championships in doubles and mixed doubles from 1980 to 1984. She is one of only 20 women in the history of the Open Era of tennis who have won 10 or more Grand Slam titles-and most of those were by women before 1950. She has won three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, four French Open titles and one Australian Open title. She has been a member of the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup teams. She was ranked No.1 in the world in doubles in 1980 and 1981 and reached a career-high No.11 in singles in 1980. Anne was a member of three World TeamTennis Championship Teams – the Boston Lobsters, the San Antonio Racquets, and the Dallas Stars. She went on to win the 35-and-over women’s doubles at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1997.
As a junior, Anne was No.1 in Texas from the 12s through the 18s. When she was 15, she was No.1 in Texas in both 16 and 18 singles. At age 17, Anne went to Paris and became the first American to win the French Open Junior Singles Championship. She holds 21 national junior and adult titles. In Texas, Anne was awarded the coveted Mary Lowden Award for sportsmanship four years in a row from 1974-1977. She also received the Maureen Connolly Brinker award in 1977 for the most outstanding full season performance in the 18-and-under division in the U.S. Anne was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has been inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
After her active tennis career, Anne returned to Trinity University and earned her Bachelor’s degree. She then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a specialty in School Psychology. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Anne practiced school psychology in the Judson Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Boston where she was the Director of the Learning Center for Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. Anne was also the coach of the World TeamTennis Boston Lobsters and the mental training consultant for Harvard University’s women’s tennis team.The Lobsters reached the playoffs as a first year franchise, and Harvard became the first Ivy League school to be ranked nationally in the Top 10. She recently moved back to her hometown, Dallas where she is coaching and practicing psychology. Anne is a USPTA Pro 1 and a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports Speaker’s Bureau.
At the age of 46, Anne returned to the women’s professional tennis tour in January 2005. After only nine tournaments, she reached the semi-finals in doubles four times. She won her 39th doubles tour title in June 2005, after being off of the WTA tour for 14 years
Anne is the author of The MACH 4® Mental Training System: A Handbook for Athletes, Coaches and Parents, Grand Slam: Coach Your Mind to Win in Sports, Business & Life (foreward by Billie Jean King), MACH 4® Mental Training System: Tennis Workbook, and MACH 4® Mental Training System: Tennis Handbook and Workbook II for Coaches, Parents and Players
To contact Anne for further information about her books and video or to schedule her for a presentation to your team, school or company or to book tennis private or group lessons; you may contact her by phone at 214-789-4768 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org