Carsten Ball

  • Age29
  • Born20 June 1987
  • Birth PlaceNewport Beach, USA
  • LivesNewport Beach, USA
  • Height190 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachSydney Ball
  • Pro Since2000

On court

  • began playing tennis at age four
  • son of former Australian professional Syd Ball (also his coach)
  • started playing Futures tournaments aged 13 – two years before he began playing ITF junior events
  • as a junior, reached a career-high ranking of No.9
  • featured prominently in Australia’s Davis Cup team in 2010
  • made it to his first ATP final in Los Angeles in 2009 after fighting his way through qualifying
  • in 2010, played in the main draw of all four majors for the year for the first time
  • favourite surface is hard court

Off court

  • born and based in California
  • in his spare time, enjoys surfing and playing computer games


Year-end singles ranking history

2013 907
2012 479
2011 364
2010 153
2009 134
2008 203
2007 376
2006 951
2005 1331



2010 Lexington Challenger

2009 New Zealand F2 ITF, USA F13 ITF

2008 USA F14 ITF

2007 USA F19 ITF, USA F22 ITF


2013 USA F11 ITF

2010 Dallas Challenger

2009 Sarasota Challenger, Yuba City Challenger, ATP Los Angeles

2008 Portugal F6 ITF, Tunica Resorts Challenger

2007 USA F26 ITF, USA F27 ITF, USA F28 ITF

Carsten Ball in the news

Bai and Barton take titles in Mildura
Matthew Barton (L) poses with his trophy after defeating Harry Bourchier (R) in the men's singles final of the Mildura Grand International
15 March, 2015

Alison Bai and Matthew Barton have been crowned the women's and men's singles champions at the Mildura Grand International Pro Tour tournament.
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Jasika falls at final hurdle in Adelaide
2 March, 2015

Rising Aussie teen Omar Jasika pushed top seed Brydan Klein to the brink before falling 6-4 6-7(3) 6-2 in the final of the 2015 Coopers Adelaide International on Sunday.
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Rankings watch: emerging Aussies continue assault
Storm Sanders slides into a shot on the red clay of Tennis Club Chiasso during an Australian Fed Cup team practice session; Tennis Australia
13 May, 2013

Emerging Aussies have continued their promising push up the professional rankings ladder, with several young guns this week achieving rankings milestones.
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Aussies ace ITF circuit
James Duckworth of Australia plays a backhand in his second round match against Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia during day four of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia; Getty Images
6 May, 2013

It was a great week for the Aussies abroad, with four players reaching ITF finals including James Duckworth, who claimed the crown on clay in Chile.
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