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.  

scheduleLast updated 26/07/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 6
WORLD RANKING
219 5 arrow_drop_down
CAREER HIGH
153 22/07/2019
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Jay

  • Nickname: JJ
  • Place of birth: Derby
  • Lives: Derby
  • Trains: CURC Tennis Club
  • Twitter: @Jay27798
  • Coach: Curtis Clarke and Esteban Carril, fitness coach is Ian Aylward
  • Favourite surface: Clay and grass
  • Favourite shot: Forehand
  • Favourite tournament: Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon
  • 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 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 Yamin and brother Curtis are both tennis players and got him into the game. 

 

GB RANKING
Great Britain 37
WORLD RANKING
1068 6 arrow_drop_down
CAREER HIGH
221 16/04/2016
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Jay

  • Nickname: JJ
  • Place of birth: Derby
  • Lives: Derby
  • Trains: CURC Tennis Club
  • Twitter: @Jay27798
  • Coach: Curtis Clarke and Esteban Carril, fitness coach is Ian Aylward
  • Favourite surface: Clay and grass
  • Favourite shot: Forehand
  • Favourite tournament: Fever-Tree Championships and Wimbledon
  • 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 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 Yamin and brother Curtis are both tennis players and got him into the game. 

 

2021 2021 addremove

Clarke reached the quarter-finals of Biella ATP Challenger in May, losing to Guldo Andreozzi in three sets.

2020 2020 addremove

Reached the semi-final of the Caterpillar Burnie International in Australia in February.

2019 2019 addremove

Won the Kunming Open in China in April – his first ATP Challenger title – defeating Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the final. Also reached the semi-final of the Caterpillar Burnie International in Australia in January. 

2018 2018 addremove

Reached Challenger QFs at San Luis Potosi (Mexico) and Sarasota. Also reached San Luis Potosi doubles final with Kevin Krawietz of Germany. Won fourth ITF Futures singles title in Doha and reached F2 final in the same location. Made ATP World Tour debut at the Fever-Tree Championships as a wild card, where he lost to Sam Querrey in R1. Entered Nature Valley International main draw as lucky loser, beating American Ryan Harrison in R1 and playing compatriot Cam Norrie in R2. 

2017 2017 addremove

Played in the main draw in Wimbledon doubles as a wild card alongside Marcus Willis, beating defending champions and second seeds Nicholas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in five sets, reaching R3.

Career Highlights Career Highlights addremove

Playing in the main draw of the Fever-Tree Championships this year and receiving wild card to Wimbledon main draw in both singles and doubles. Training with Andy Murray before the French Open in 2017.

Junior Career Junior Career addremove

Played in the GB U14 boys team which won European Winter Cup, defeating Sweden in the final. Won two Tennis Europe 14U Grade 1 events to become 14U No.1 in Europe.

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