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Jay Clarke

GB RANKING6

WORLD RANKING163

CAREER HIGH
22/07/2019 153

ITF TITLES7

Last updated: 24/05/2022

Jay Clarke of Great Britain smiles and enjoys a practice session

FAVOURITE

SURFACE: Clay and grass

SHOT: Forehand

COACH

Curtis Clarke and Esteban Carril

AGE23

HEIGHT183 cm

PLAYSRight-handed

BACKHANDTwo-handed

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TURNED PRO2016

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FAVOURITE

SURFACE:Clay and grass

SHOT:Forehand

COACH

Curtis Clarke and Esteban Carril

Get to know Jay Clarke

About

In the space of just 18 months, from June 2016, Jay Clarke rose from 1,621 in the ATP rankings all the way to 255 by Christmas 2017. Since then, Clarke has been a constant fixture in the Top 200 rankings.

In Summer 2018, he made his ATP main draw debut at the Queen's Club Championships, and also made his grand slam debut at Wimbledon after being awarded a wild card entry into the doubles draw in 2017.

Supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme, the highest level of support offered to developing players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles.

QUICK-FIRE FACTS

  • Nickname: JJ
  • Place of birth: Derby
  • Lives: Derby
  • Trains: CURC Tennis Club
  • Coach: Curtis Clarke and Esteban Carril, fitness coach is Ian Aylward
  • Favourite tournament: Queens Championships and Wimbledon
  • Tennis idols: Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray
  • Likes: Going to the cinema, reading, playing PS4, loves Chelsea FC and if he wasn’t a tennis player he’d be involved in tennis some other way!
  • Family: Sister Yasmin and brother Curtis are both tennis players and got him into the game.

TENNIS BEGINNINGS

Started playing tennis aged 3 when Yasmin introduced him to tennis – Yasmin went onto become a WTA pro. Jay and his family grew up 20m from a tennis club. Brother Curtis now coaches him.

Tennis Career

*ATP Challenger and ITF titles have been combined in the overall ITF titles on this page

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