Dirk Spits has been working as a professional strength and conditioning coach for over 18 years in both Netball and Tennis to name a few. Below are some of the professional Netball teams and Tennis athletes that he has worked with:
– Netball Australia 2011-2013
– QLD Firebirds (ANZ Championship) 2009-2011
2011 Undefeated Premiers
– ATP World Tour (top 50 World Rankings)
– Australian Davis Cup Team Squad Members (Senior & Junior)
– Australian Fed Cup Squad Members (Senior & Junior)
Dirk Spits was the first ever official Netball Australia National Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. In this role Dirk was responsible for the design and coordination of athletic performance programs for strength, speed, power, agility, conditioning, & prehab and rehab programs for the National Women’s Netball Team. Dirk was also responsible for managing the state Strength & Conditioning staff at the ANZ Championship franchises around Australia.
For the past 3 and a half years has been working as the Head Physical Performance Coach for Tennis Australia – bringing all of his high performance training expertise to Tennis.
At the same time Dirk has been a respected Presenter for the Exercise & Sport Science Association in Australia (ESSA), and has presented at National Conferences on the topics including re-conditioning of the knee & shoulder with athletes, advanced strength & conditioning.
Dirk’s experience demonstrates skills in delivering elite Strength & Conditioning programs to a range of Elite Athletes at different spectrums of the scale (QAS, AIS, ARU, Wallabies & QRU, QLD Firebirds Netball, ATP).
Dirk has also demonstrated his formal training and knowledge in the application of sports science with elite athletes in the areas of strength & conditioning, periodisation etc.
Finally, Dirk’s personal research demonstrates his ability design and implement new curriculum and programs for persons wanting to study to be Personal Trainers and Strength & Conditioning Coaches at a Nationally Recognised Level.
Click here to see Dirk’s complete, sport-specific Netball and Tennis Training Programs