Hakan Dahlbo

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BIO

Hakan Dahlbo is an experienced and widely recognized international tennis coach. He got his formation as a player and coach in Sweden. Dahlbo reached an international professional level (US 6.5) as a player.

Due to a severe shoulder injury, he decided as young as 23 years of age, to pass on his acquired knowledge, to international prof.  players. Thus, he focused on his international coaching career on the professional tour. Dr Dahlbo who holds the highest Swedish coaching license is a reg. ATP Coach. He also holds several International Masters at RPT, PTCA and ESTESS.

He studied musculoskeletal medicine and science, Chinese medicine and health science (PhD) and holds a Swedish state medical license. He is Professor in health sciences at the Universidad Azteca.

Dahlbo who has coached over 600 professional ATP/WTA/ITF tournaments including more than 50 Grand Slams, Davis Cups and FedCups, is the only coach that has coached both the men's no.1 and the ladies' no:1 in Austria. He has coached 3 of the best 5 professional Male players (Lochbihler, Schiessling, Ager) and 3 of the best professional 5 female players (Plischke, Reinstadler, Mayr) in Tirol. 

He has 38 years of experience working with prof. players, including Grand Slam- and Olympic winners as well as top 30 players. He was the official coach for at least 15 top 30-300 (ATP/WTA) players. Furthermore, he trained professional players from multiple countries including; Sweden, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Australia. His most well-known players are Horst Skoff (ATP 18 / Austrian Davis Cup legend), Silvia Plischke (WTA 27 / Quarterfinals Roland Garros), Yvonne Meusburger (WTA 38 / Winner Bad Gastein WTA), Antonio Veic (ATP 119 / 3rd round French Open), Beate Reinstadler (WTA 58 / 3rd round French Open, Fed Cup hero), Filippo Messori (ATP 136 / no: 25 doubles), Stefan Lochbihler (ATP 141, Austrian Davis Cup Team) and Thomas Schiessling (ATP 254 / Quarterfinal Mallorca ATP, 6 times Austrian Men's Champion). 

Additionally, Dahlbo has had leading positions in the development of the Stockholm, Tyrolean, Austrian and the Luxemburg Federations. Furthermore, he is the founder of ESTESS and the co-founder of the PTCA and WTP. Additionally, he collected experiences through various tasks, engagements and activities with several Grand Slam winners and No.1 in the world like Roy Emerson, Frew McMillan, Anders Järryd, Mats Wilander, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Emilio Sanchez, Nikola Mektic and Sofia Kenin

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