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Anna Fitzpatrick

Tennis Specialist and Lecturer in Sports Science, Loughborough University

Anna is a former professional tennis player (career high rankings: GB no.2, WTA 317 singles, WTA 215 doubles). Now an academic, her research interests are performance and data analysis in tennis, representative design, constraints and implications for coaching and skill acquisition. Recent publications have explored factors related to elite tennis success and youth player development.

Anna works within Sheffield Hallam University's world renowned Centre for Sports Engineering Research and collaborates with the LTA.

Additionally, Anna is actively engaged in using tennis as a vehicle for youth mentoring and social development, as part of the Youth Sport Trust's Athlete Mentor team.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, Loughborough University
  • 2021–2023
    Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2018–2021
    Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University


  • 2021 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PhD