Loading...
Get priority ticket access to Britain's biggest tennis events & choose to Opt In to the LTA Advantage Wimbledon Ballot
Skip to content

Sonay Kartal running to hit a backhand at Junior Wimbledon

Sonay Kartal

GB RANKING6

WORLD RANKING236

CAREER HIGH
30/01/2023 195

ITF TITLES8

Last updated: 28/11/2023

Sonay Kartal holding the women's singles trophy for the Glasgow $25k.

FAVOURITE

SURFACE: Hard court

SHOT: Forehand

COACH

Julie Hobbs and Ben Reeves

AGE22

HEIGHT163 cm

PLAYSRight-handed

BACKHANDTwo-handed

LTA SUPPORT NTC Pro Access

TURNED PRO2021

EXPLORE Sonay's social media

FAVOURITE

SURFACE:Hard court

SHOT:Forehand

COACH

Julie Hobbs and Ben Reeves

Get to know Sonay Kartal

About

Quick-fire facts

  • Place of Birth: Sidcup
  • Lives: Brighton
  • Trains: Pavilion & Avenue Tennis Club
  • Favourite Tournament: Wimbledon
  • Nickname: Karts
  • Likes: Music, Animals, Shoes
  • Tennis Idols: Kim Clijsters, Roger Federer, Andy Murray
  • Primary school: Saltdean Primary
  • Secondary school: Longhill School

Tennis beginnings

Kartal first started playing tennis at the age of six at Pavillion & Avenue Tennis Club, where she still trains to this day.

Her first memory of tennis was when she was first brought on court to meet her current coach, Julie Hobbs, falling over and being too scared to come back. But after much persuasion, Hobbs managed to convince her to come back and the two have been inseparable ever since.

Tennis Career

Cookies on LTA site

We use cookies on our site to ACE your experience, improve the quality of our site and show you content we think you’ll be interested in. Let us know if you agree to cookies or if you’d prefer to manage your own settings.