Darran Wrighton is employed by the ITF as the ITF Development officer, Pacific Oceania. He is based in Lautoka, Fiji and travels extensively through the Pacific Oceania Region.
Darran commenced in this role on 1 October 2013. Darran, whilst born in England, has spent most of his tennis career in Australia, and brings with him an enormous wealth of experience in managing tennis facilities and implementing coaching and competition programmes for all age and ability groups, not only in Australia but elsewhere overseas.
He holds coaching qualifications from both the British LTA and Tennis Australia and brings a huge passion and enthusiasm for the game of tennis and particularly coaching as he brings his outstanding skills to develop tennis in the region.
Additionally the OTF contracts Pacific coaches to act as OTF Development Officers and to visit Nations to assist with the Mini Tennis Programme and also to assist with setting up Junior Programs. Over recent years Development officers have included Lave Toli, David Detudamo, Johnson Taliki and this year Andrew Mailtorok, from Vanuatu, will continue in his Head Coaching Role.