PLAYER PROFILE

Derek Pham

  • Age14
  • Born31 March 2004
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrew Roberts
“A couple of months ago I was injured - I had an elbow stress fracture. So this is huge, good for the confidence as well, because I haven't been back playing very well in ages.”

— Derek Pham, 5 Dec 2018

» Pham grinds out victory to reach 14/u final

ON COURT

  • Introduced to tennis at age five, at primary school
  • Represented Australia at the 2018 ITF World Junior Tennis competition in Bangkok
  • Singles semifinalist at the 2018 Victorian Junior Claycourt Championships
  • Won the 14/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park in December 2018
  • Favourite surface to play on is hard court
  • Admires Rafael Nadal: “I love how he goes about his business, he’s so professional. Not just on the court, but when he’s doing stuff off the court. He gives himself the best chance to win.”

Derek Pham in the news

Da Silva-Fick and Hijikata claim 18’s Australian Championships
Hijikata Da Silva Fick
8 December, 2018

Week one of the December Showdown has come to a close, with the 18/u Australian Champions being crowned at Melbourne Park today.
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Gibson, Pham win Australian 14/u titles
Talia Gibson (L) and Derek Pham pose with their trophies after winning the 14/u Australian titles at Melbourne Park (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
6 December, 2018

West Australia's Talia Gibson and Derek Pham both won three-set finals at Mlebourne Park on Thursday to be crowned 14/u Australian champions at the December Showdown.
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Pham grinds out victory to reach 14/u final
Derek Pham in action during the 14/u Australian Championships semifinals at Melbourne Park (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
5 December, 2018

Derek Pham will meet Shogo Sanada in the boys' 14/u Australian Championships final, while Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz will take on Talia Gibson for the girls' title. The…
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Hijikata heads group in 18/u championships
Rinky Hijikata in action during his victory over Chen Dong in the 18/u Australian Championships at the December Showdown (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
4 December, 2018

No. 2 seed Rinky Hijikata won his second round-robin match to lead his group in the 18/u Australian Championships, while Annerly Poulos continued her winning ways in the…
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