PLAYER PROFILE

Hayden Jones

  • Age17
  • Born30 August 2006
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, QLD
  • LivesGold Coast, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDes Tyson

On Court

  • Started playing at age six after the local coach, John Dutton, invited him to join a tennis squad
  • Took out the 12/u National Claycourt Championships in 2019
  • Won first professional-level match at the Australian Pro Tour event in Canberra in February 2022
  • Proudest moment so far is representing Australia at the 2022 Junior Davis Cup
  • Won the 2022 Oceania Junior Championships
  • Favourite surface to play on is grass after competing in the 2022 Wimbledon junior competition
  • Names his coaches, Clint Letcher, Heath Denman and John Dutton as his biggest influences
  • Named orange boy for the Australian Davis Cup team for the round-robin stage of the 2022 finals.
  • Cracked ITF world junior top 25 in early 2023
  • Trains at KDV Tennis Academy on the Gold Coast
  • Advanced to the boys’ doubles semifinals at US Open 2023 alongside American Alexander Razeghi.

Off Court

  • His mother, Loretta Harrop, was an Olympic silver medalist in triathlon and his father, Brad Jones, a QAFL Grogan medalist
  • Has a younger sister, Emerson, who is also a top junior tennis player
  • Hobbies include fishing and hanging out with family and friends
  • Favourite food is mud crab
  • Male Junior Athlete of the Year finalist at the 2022 Australian Tennis Awards.

Year-end ranking history

2022 1401

Hayden Jones in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Birrell scores top-100 victory to claim ITF title in Japan
Kimberly Birrell celebrates winning an ITF 75 title in Japan.
13 May, 2024

Australian Kimberly Birrell dropped only a single set during an impressive run at an ITF 75 tournament in Fukuoka this week.
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Junior ranking movers: Five Australians inside the world’s top 10
Hayden Jones in action at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
30 April, 2024

Hayden Jones is one of five Australian juniors currently ranked inside the world's top 10 across their sections.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Inglis claims biggest singles title of her career
Maddison Inglis celebrates her victory in Tokyo.
29 April, 2024

Maddison Inglis is the first Australian in almost 10 years to win a women's singles title at ITF 100 level.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising Australians soar to new heights
Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
25 March, 2024

Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
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