Elizma Nortje

Mental Toughness Coach

As a High Performance Mental Toughness Specialist, Elizma is working with ATP players, college players and many junior players worldwide. Born in Namibia, Elizma played for South Africa (#1 u/16 & # 3 u/18) and Namibia (#1) as a junior. After graduating from United States International University, in San Diego, California, where she played on a tennis scholarship, Elizma competed on the WTA Tour for eight years. She began her coaching career by earning ITF Level 3 High Performance and PTR Professional certifications. The Founder and Head Coach of the Pro Tennis Academy, Elizma also served as a Fed Cup Captain and Coach, an ITF traveling coach for the worlds top juniors, and was President of the Namibian Tennis Federation. She was also a Head Coach and the Mental Training Director at Van Der Meer World Class Academy. Partnering with one of the world's most renown cognitive neuroscientis' Dr Caroline Leaf, Elizma is helping athletes with up-to-date scientific research and practical insights to reach their full potential. With her multi-faceted wealth of tennis experience, Elizma brings her passion for the game to help players, coaches and parents to become their very best!