M.M. (Monsé) Strengers, LL.M., was born in 1971. She studied Dutch law at the University of Utrecht, specializing in private and criminal legal practice. Since 1995 she has worked in the legal services sector, qualifying as a lawyer in 1997 and specializing in the law of persons and family law. She is a member of the Dutch Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS) and a registered NMI mediator. Since 1987 Mrs Strengers has been actively involved in a number of committees of various tennis associations, both as chairman and committee member, and is also a member of the supervisory committee of the Overberg location of the Heuvelrug youth custodial institution.