AITZ

Melissa Dhillon
Meet The Founder

Melissa Dhillon

Performance Psychologist
Accredited Sports and Exercise Scientist (Psychology)

Qualification

4+

Happy Client

50+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

6+

Melissa Dhillon is dedicated to elevating athletes to supreme levels of confidence, resilience, focus, and optimism, thereby enhancing their inspired performances. Her deep-rooted passion for psychology finds its origins in her distinguished tennis career as an LTA player. This firsthand experience provides her with a unique understanding of the challenges athletes face.

With firsthand experience as a tennis athlete, Melissa brings a unique perspective to her role as a performance psychologist for elite sports and high-performance businesses. Her passion for psychology, cultivated during her tennis career, fuels her commitment to empowering athletes with the mental resilience needed for success.

She is a distinguished alumna of Loughborough University and boasts six years of practical experience. Melissa combines academic excellence with practical insights, providing a well-rounded approach to performance psychology. Her mission is to equip athletes and high-performance professionals with the mental tools necessary to transcend limitations and achieve peak performance.

Her expertise extends to collaborations with renowned sports entities, including Birmingham City Women’s & Girls FC, University of Warwick, Salford City FC, Birmingham City University, Bristol Rovers FC, and Walsall FC. Melissa is actively involved in one-to-one coaching for ITF & LTA tennis players and has successfully worked with English League footballers, Alps Tour golfers, and gymnast Olympians.


Melissa is the driving force behind her Performance Psychology consultancy, “In the Zone (itz),” which holds seven national and international partnerships with esteemed organizations in sports and business, such as Julius Baer and the Aston Villa FC Foundation. At Julius Baer, Melissa played a pivotal role in transforming, growing, and enhancing talent performance by addressing both physical and mental capacities.

“My vision is to inspire individuals to be the best version of themselves,” encapsulates Melissa’s commitment to driving positive change through her expertise in performance psychology.


Our story? It’s one of passion, resilience, and the unwavering belief that every athlete possesses an untapped well of potential. At Athletes in the Zone, we aren’t just guides; we’re co-pilots on your extraordinary journey. Your success isn’t just our mission; it’s our shared destination.
Dive into the extraordinary with us. This is Athletes in the Zone.

Accomplished Athletes

Meet the Champions who Thrive with Athletes in the Zone

At Athletes in the Zone, our success is mirrored in the achievements of our incredible clients. We keep our stories 100% confidential and protected. Here are the clubs, teams, and organisations that our inspiring athletes who have redefined their game with us, are associated with.

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