Derek Pham

  • Age20
  • 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


  • 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.”
  • In 2022, reached his first professional-level final at the ITF Futures event in Tauranga, NZ.
  • Made his Grand Slam-level debut in Australian Open 2023 qualifying
  • Cracked ATP top 1,000 in February 2023 after winning-round qualifying match at the Burnie Challenger.

Year-end ranking history

2022 1870

Derek Pham in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Ebden achieves 22-year first in Australian tennis
Indian Rohan Bopanna and Australian Matt Ebden at the Paris Masters. Picture: Getty Images
6 November, 2023

Matt Ebden is the first Australian to advance to four ATP Masters 1000 doubles finals in a season since Todd Woodbridge in 2001.
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Leading Aussie teens contesting Australian Pro Tour event in Queensland
Zara Larke in action. Picture: Tennis Australia
2 August, 2023

Eleven National Tennis Academy athletes are among a strong contingent of Australian players competing at an ITF tournament in Caloundra this week.
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Kimiko Cooper scoops back-to-back ITF singles titles on the Gold Coast
Kimiko Cooper, NSW, 15/u, at the Australian Teams Championships 2023 at KDV Sport on the Gold Coast on Sunday, July 2, 2023. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Tennis Australia/ MATT ROBERTS
17 July, 2023

Aussie teen Kimiko Cooper has been a standout performer at a series of ITF junior tournaments on the Gold Coast.
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Rising Australian players awarded Ashley Cooper Scholarships
Petra Hule in action at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis Australia
3 May, 2023

Eight players have been awarded Ashley Cooper Scholarships, including South Australia's Petra Hule.
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