Charlotte Wallace

Charlotte Wallace

Charlotte was the University of Exeter’s first tennis scholar and has represented England and Great Britain. As a junior she competed at Wimbledon and trained full time at the Andres Gimeno Academy in Spain. Now, in her role as Performance Manager at the Exeter Tennis Centre, she offers talented players specialist and innovative support to reach their goals.

In 2013, the University of Exeter graduate (BA Law 2006), was one of only four female coaches selected throughout the country to join Judy Murray’s GB Fed Cup tennis team in Argentina. The event is one of the biggest women’s tournaments in the world and Charlotte supported the likes of Olympic Silver medallist Laura Robson and British number one Heather Watson in a team headed up by the hugely respected coach and mother of Andy and Jamie Murray.

Growing up, Charlotte paid close attention to former world number one Steffi Graf. “I aspired to be her because she was so professional, an amazing athlete, for her achievements and brilliant footwork,” she explains. Her greatest role model, however, is her own mother, of whom she says: “My mum is so brave despite going through her third battle with cancer. This time it is causing some irreparable damage with no cure. I am in awe of how she can carry on being so strong despite everything, she is such an inspiration.”

Charlotte, who when not coaching or playing is most likely to be found taking her dog Daisy for a long beach walk, is passionate about furthering women’s tennis. But her advice applies to all activities and walks of life: “Do something you love that's for you and be happy with your choices.”