July 5, 2006
Amherst, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts head tennis coach Judy Dixon announced Wednesday the hiring of Aurelie Udall as assistant coach. Udall has over six years of coaching experience, most recently as a private coach at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Udall was a player and coach at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., where she was a 2003 NCAA Rookie of the Year, 2004 GLIAC MVP and an ITA-NCAA Great Lakes Regional finalist. Udall's team was 2003 and 2004 GLIAC champions while she earned first-team and All-Academic team honors three times.
"Aurelie will be such an asset to the team particularly in the strategy area," said Dixon. "Her experience at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy makes her an excellent choice as the new assistant coach. I look forward to working with her for the next few years."
Udall has worked at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. since 2004. She spent her first five months as an Assistant Junior Business Unit Manager. There she managed 40 coaches teaching 400 full-time and part-time students. She also researched improvement of the physical preparation of professional players and students. She also designed the marketing plan for the 2005 Junior Tennis Program and completing first steps.
In June of 2005, Udall was named a Strategy Specialist Coach and Marketing Coordinator at Bollettieri. There she privately coached 27 clients using Nick's Strategy Zone Coaching Edition System. She also taught strategy off-court to 240 students once a week and more than 2000 during the year. Udall also designed the marketing plan for the new Strategy Zone Coaching Edition and created college videos for University coaches using Final Cut Pro Software.
Udall also has experience working as an instructor at the Weston Field Club (Weston, Conn.), Tennis Club of Pont Ste Maxence (France), Polynesian Tennis Federation (Tahiti, Pacific Island) and the UCPA Resort (Val d'Isere, France).