Dr. Noel Blundell is an internationally renowned Sport Psychologist. He has a high national and international media profile in television, print and radio due to his outstanding results working with elite athletes. Dr. Blundell is best known for his extensive work on the highly competitive, pressurized tennis and golf professional tour circuits.
Born in Brisbane, Queensland, and educated in Australia and the U.S.A. he won numerous citations for excellence and his versatility is underscored by the many different sports with which he has worked both on an individual and team basis. He is equally comfortable working with players of all ability levels from beginner to super status. Dr. Blundell is an experienced keynote speaker at international and national seminars and workshops and on expert panels. He is the author of the book "So You Want to be a Tennis Pro". His expertise as a sport psychologist is also supported by doctoral qualifications in Skill Acquisition and Performance.
Dr. Blundell's extensive golf clientele have won multiple majors on both the men's and women's international circuits. They include Sandy Lyle (British Open & U.S. Masters), Bill Rodgers (British Open) and Karrie Webb (multiple majors). His players currently compete on all the major international circuits of the world - the U.S., European, Japanese and Australasian tours and have had multiple successes on all these tours. Such players also include multiple winners, Robert Allenby (also 10-0 in international level playoffs), John Sendon, Rodger Davis, Craig Parry, Peter Senior, Grant Waite, and Bob Shearer in addition to Scott Laycock, Brad Hughes, Euan Walters and Tamie Durdin. Four of his players have represented the International Team in the President's Cup against the U.S.A.
Dr. Blundell has been directly involved in producing in excess of 20 successful international Australian amateur representatives. Within the golf environment he has had consultancies with the Victorian Golf Association, Victorian Institute of Sport, Australian P.G.A., Women's Golf Victoria and Queensland Golf Union.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Blundell has spent 3 to 6 months per year travelling on the international circuits preparing athletes on site to meet the high pressure demands of elite sport. Be it at Augusta with U.S. Masters champion, Sandy Lyle, at Wimbledon with semi finalist Jason Stoltenberg, in pit lane with multiple V8 Super Car champion Mark Skaife, or at the Olympics with Slalom Canoe silver medallist Danielle Woodward, Dr. Blundell's unique international experience in the white hot, on site cauldron of international sport, provides him with a wealth of experience that shapes his "real world" approach to consulting.
Tennis clients include Jason Stoltenberg (former World Jnr champion, Wimbledon semi-finalist, Australian Davis Cup player, and former coach of World former #1 Lleyton Hewitt), Paul Annacone (former World #11 singles, #1 doubles and Aust. Open doubles champion, coach of former World #1 Pete Sampras), Mike de Palmer Jnr. (Former World #30 singles and top #10 doubles, and coach of Boris Becker), Nicole Pratt World top 35, Aust. Federation Cup Player), Betsy Nagelsen (Runner-Up Aust. Open). Dr. Blundell is a consultant to Tennis Australia, Tennis Victoria, Australian Institute of Sport, Victorian Institute of Sport, and the Australian Tennis Coaches Association.
Athletes from other sports include Mark Skaife (multiple National Champion & Bathurst winner) V8 Super Car, and National Champion Glenn Seton. Dr. Blundell has also worked with numerous AFL teams and individual players from Essendon, Brisbane, Geelong, Nth Melb., Carlton, Western Bulldogs, Collingwood and Richmond, as well as conducting psycho-motor testing for the National AFL Draft. In the NRL he has worked with the Manly Sea Eagles and in American Football with the University of Tennessee football team (former USA National champions).
Over the past twenty years Dr. Blundell has been directly involved in producing 15 World and Olympic champions. These include Arthur Brett (dual World Champion in Board Sailing and Yachting), Lee Brownbill, Shooting; Brett Thurley, Water Skiing; Lauren Bevaart, Triple World Karate Champion; Lauren Burns, Olympic gold medallist - Tae Kwondo and Danielle Woodward - silver medallist, Slalom Canoe. He has worked with numerous National teams, including Softball, Parachuting and Squash.