Maverick Banes

  • Age24
  • Born10 April 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachBen Mathias
  • Pro Since2006
“I tried to play more aggressively today ... just generally trying to step inside the baseline a bit more and get points on my terms. It worked well today.”

— Maverick Banes, 1 Oct 2015

» Banes, Kelly into Alice Springs semis

On court

  • began playing tennis aged four and achieved a career goal when he first competed in the Australian Open Junior boys’ singles in 2008
  • realised at age 16 that he was good enough to turn professional
  • enjoys the challenge of playing in humid and testing conditions
  • favourite surface is clay
  • scholarship holder at the AIS Pro Tour Program in Canberra in 2010
  • person who has most influenced his career is his father, John
  • sporting hero is Carlos Moya
  • one day would like to be in the ATP top 10, win a Grand Slam tournament and represent Australia in Davis Cup
  • motto is “to give 100 per cent always”
  • feels his game most closely resembles David Ferrer’s
  • toughest opponent he’s ever faced is James Duckworth
  • the one match he most wishes he could replay is his first round qualifying loss to Simon Stadler at Australian Open 2011 (Banes fell 6-1 6-2)
  • dream tennis scenario would be to take on Rafael Nadal at the French Open
  • professional goals are to play Davis Cup for Australia, and rank inside the top 10

Off court

  • likes to spend time at the beach and listening to music
  • best piece of advice he’s received is to be the best he can be
  • his perfect day would involve hitting the beach and playing footy and cricket
  • he would have pursued a career as an Australian Rules footballer had he not been a tennis player


Year-end singles ranking history

2014 355
2013 716
2012 796
2011 698
2010 1059
2009 1745
2008 1566



2014 Croatia F10 ITF, Croatia F11 ITF


2015 Croatia F11 ITF, Croatia F12 ITF, Wollongong F11 ITF

2014 Spain F19 ITF, Spain F20 ITF

Maverick Banes 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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Brisbane Chargers claim back-to-back titles at Australian Open 2016
28 January, 2016

The Brisbane Chargers are celebrating after they were crowned champions in the ATL Playoffs
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Royal South Yarras victorious in tight ATL contest
27 January, 2016

In a tight contest, the Royal South Yarras have defeated the MCC Stars in the Asia-Pacific Tennis League Playoff finals at Melbourne Park.
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Lorenzi too strong for Dodig in Canberra
Paolo Lorenzi [1] after the Men's Singles Final of the Canberra $75K ATP Challenger held at the Canberra Tennis Centre on Saturday 16 January 2016. Paolo Lorenzi [1] defeated Ivan Dodig [5] 6-2 6-4. Photo by Ben Southall. #CBRATPChallenger
16 January, 2016

Top seed Paolo Lorenzi of Italy has won the Canberra 75K ATP Challenger event after a straight sets victory over fifth-seeded Croat Ivan Dodig.
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