Dorette Badenhorst is the head coach of the South African Netball team, the SPAR Proteas. She started her coaching journey at 13 coaching grassroots tennis with her father. Whilst working as a Teacher at Auckland Park Primary School, she started coaching the schools Netball teams. At University, Dorette was selected to play for the South African Under-21 team.
In 2012, she was appointed Head Coach of North West University (NWU) winning the Varsity Netball title back to back in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 NWU won the University Sport South Africa (USSA) tournament. Dorette has coached both the South African Under-19 and under-21 team. She was part of the coaching technical team as an assistant coach where South Africa placed 4th at the 2019 Netball World Cup. Dorette was appointed as Head Coach of the SA National Netball team in October 2019