John Peers

  • Age28
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“We’ve been starting to play some good tennis over the last few weeks and putting together a really good partnership.”

— John Peers, 2 May 2016

» Peers takes home trophy in Munich

On court

  • Started playing tennis as soon as he could walk as he had a tennis court in his back yard.
  • His mum, Elizabeth played professional tennis and sister, Sally currently plays on the tour.
  • Member of the Tennis Victoria Development squad from 2003 to 2005.
  • Secured his first ITF junior doubles title in New Caledonia in 2005.
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles and doubles titles in Venezuela in 2011.
  • Captured five Challenger doubles titles in 2012.
  • Reached the final of the ITF Futures Pro Circuit in Arkansas in 2012.
  • Broke into the World’s top 500 in 2012.
  • Career highlight was playing doubles at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012.
  • Goal is to represent Australia in Davis Cup.
  • Admires Roger Federer because he is an all court player.
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon because it was the first grand slam he played and he admires the history of the event.
  • Enjoys the competitive aspect of tennis.

Off court

  • Hobbies include golf, surfing, AFL (he’s an Essendon fan) and cricket.
  • Favourite food is Chicken Parmigiana
  • Favourite band is Coldplay.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 1217
2012 642
2011 568
2010 NA
2009 1461



2011 Venezuala F6 ITF


2012 USA F10 ITF

2011 Venezuala F4 ITF

John Peers in the news

Peers enjoys impressive week in Shanghai
John Peers (R) and Henri Kontinen pose with their runners-up trophies after falling to John Isner and Jack Sock in the Shanghai Rolex Masters doubles final; Getty Images
17 October, 2016

He may have fallen at the final hurdle with partner Henri Kontinen, but John Peers enjoyed a memorable week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
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Davis Cup washed out in Sydney
Rain falls over Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, washing out the final day of Australia's Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Slovakia; Getty Images
18 September, 2016

Despite the last day of Australia's Davis Cup tie against Slovakia being lost to rain, captain Lleyton Hewitt is optimistic about the team's chances of success now that…
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Aussies wrap up 3-0 win over Slovakia
Groth and Peers secured an unassailable 3-0 lead over Slovakia with a win in the doubles. Photo: Getty Images
17 September, 2016

Sam Groth and John Peers have secured a 3-0 win for Australia over Slovakia, securing the Aussies Davis Cup World Group status.
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Photo album: Davis Cup
The Australian Davis Cup squad at the official team dinner; Getty Images
16 September, 2016

From practice, the official dinner and the draw to the action at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, check out the best snaps from the Davis Cup tie between Australia and Slovakia.
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