Hakan Dahlbo

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Hakan Dahlbo is an experienced and widely recognised international coach. He got his formation as a professional 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 professional players. Thus, he focused on his international coaching career on the professional tour. Dr Dahlbo who holds the highest Swedish coaching license is a registered ATP Coach and an RPT International Master Professional.

He studied musculoskeletal medicine and science, Chinese medicine and health science (PhD) and holds a Swedish state medical license. 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-Achleitner) in Tirol.


He has 37 years of experience working with and coaching professional players, including Grand Slam- and Olympic winners and top 30 players. He was the responsible development and high-performance 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).

Dahlbo has had leading positions in developing the Stockholm, Tyrolean, Austrian and Luxembourg Federations. Furthermore, he is a co-founder of the PTCA (current President) 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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