Alex Bolt

  • Age23
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
“All of us young Aussie guys are starting to make our mark on the tour and it’s great to see three Aussie guys in the semis.”

— Alex Bolt, 6 Feb 2015

» Bolt, Barton, Mitchell book weekend in Burnie

On court

  • started playing tennis at the age of seven
  • first realised at age 17 that he was good enough to become professional
  • as a 14-year-old in 2007 he was a member of the winning South Australian team at the Foundation Cup; at the same event, he was awarded the John Fitzgerald prize for good nature and outstanding effort
  • moved to Canberra in February 2010 to join the elite AIS Pro Tour Program as a full scholarship holder; when told of his inclusion in the program, he described the feeling of being selected as “overwhelming”
  • after recovering from injury in the first half of 2009, he made the final of his first tournament back – at the Darwin Junior ITF International
  • feels his game most closely resembles that of Fernando Verdasco
  • names Jurgen Melzer and Feliciano Lopez as the toughest opponents he’s ever faced
  • professional goal is to be a top 10 player and represent Australia in Davis
  • if he was playing a match at Rod Laver Arena, he’d have the entire town of Murray Bridge in his players’ box

Off court

  • had he not been a tennis player, would have followed a career in basketball or Australian Rules football
  • supports the Port Adelaide Power


Year-end singles ranking history

2014 202
2013 364
2012 483
2011 897
2010 1202



2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF


2015 Burnie Challenger, Cairns F7 ITF

2014 Glen Iris F5 ITF

2013 Cairns F7 ITF

2012 Esperance F9 ITF, Hong Kong F1 ITF

Alex Bolt in the news

Addison upsets Bolt, reaches Mornington quarters
18 March, 2016

Aaron Addison has recorded the best ITF Futures result of his career after upsetting No.2 seed Alex Bolt at the Mornington Peninsula Tennis International #1.
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Hobart returns to Port Pirie
23 February, 2016

A strong contingent of Aussie men feature in the draw at the Nystar Port Pirie Tennis International while the women's event sees the doubles return of Ash Barty and Casey…
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Polmans v Fritz to take centre stage in Happy Valley
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24:  Marc Polmans of Australia in action in his match against Corentin Denolly of France during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
4 January, 2016

A battle between the Australian and American young guns will headline the opening round of the City of Onkaparinga ATP Challenger.
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Duckworth, Rogowska head Play-off fields
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  James Duckworth of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)
13 December, 2015

James Duckworth and Olivia Rogowska are the No.1 seeds in the men's and women's Australian Open 2016 Play-off draws.
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