iTPA Member Spotlight: Marianne Werdel, CTPS
Marianne Werdel, CTPS
Marianne Werdel is a former professional tennis player on the WTA Tour and an All American at Stanford University. As a junior player, she won 19 USTA Junior Championships. As a student-athlete at Stanford, she was an All American and a member of the 1986 NCAA National Championship team. Marianne turned professional after her freshman year at Stanford with a WTA ranking of #23 in the world. She went on to enjoy an 11-year career from 1986 to 1997. During that time, she reached a career high ranking of #21 in singles and #42 in doubles, reaching the semi-finals of the 1995 Australian Open. She was member of the United States Federation Cup Team with wins over Martina Hingis, Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario, Gabriella Sabatini and Pam Shriver.
Marianne contributes her lengthy professional career to her dedication in her off-court training. She feels passionately about physical fitness to prevent injuries and develop confidence on and off the court. She is certified by ISSA in personal training, youth training and sports nutrition as well as Pat Etcheberry Certified for Tennis specific strength, conditioning and agility and a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist from the iTPA.
Marianne currently lives in San Diego, CA. She works part time as a tennis and fitness professional, is part of the USTA Elite Mentoring Program and is involved in many philanthropic organizations in their community while raising her three boys, Luke, Clay and Tommy.