Jacob Grills

  • Age29
  • Born18 June 1995
  • Birth PlaceVictoria, Australia
  • LivesVictoria, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachWayne Arthurs
“I chose to go overseas after the Australian ATP Challengers which was a bit of a gamble but fortunately I won a few matches.”

— Jacob Grills, 28 Mar 2019

» Grills passes Mornington test

On court

  • first realised at age 13 that he was good enough to pursue a professional career
  • in 2011, won the Gosford Junior International
  • won the 16s boys doubles event at the Optus Australian Championships
  • favourite player is Roger Federer
  • ideal mixed doubles partner would be Samantha Harris
  • names Albert Ramos as the toughest opponent he’s faced
  • dream tennis scenario would be to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena
  • professional goals are to crack the top 100 and play Davis Cup

Off court

  • if not a tennis player, he would be an Australian Rules footballer or soccer player

Year-end singles ranking history

2021 683
2020 492
2019 453
2018 455
2017 577
2016 1026
2015 529
2014 770
2013 880
2012 1105



2018 Cairns F5 ITF

2015 Thailand F3 ITF


2019 Portugal ITF, Portugal ITF, Toowoomba ITF

2017 Hong Kong F2 ITF, Hong Kong F3 ITF

2016 Vietnam F3 ITF

Jacob Grills in the news

Rising stars take the court in Traralgon and Bendigo
Li Tu, pictured at Australian Open 2021, is among the Australians competing at the ATP Challenger in Bendigo.
2 January, 2022

Rising Australians are aiming to follow in the footsteps of champions including Ash Barty, John Millman and Jordan Thompson in Traralgon and Bendigo.
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UTR Pro Tennis Series update: Title wins and impressive streaks
CHAMPION: Thanasi Kokkinakis has won back-to-back titles at the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Melbourne. Picture: Tennis Australia
24 November, 2020

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Storm Sanders have claimed the latest UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Melbourne.
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Biggest movers: Duckworth, Bolt enjoy rises
James Duckworth in action during the ATP tournament in Pune, India. (photo: Getty Images)
11 February, 2020

James Duckworth moves to within one spot of his career-high ranking after his first ATP semifinal last week, while Alex Bolt makes a big jump after his exploits in Launceston.
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Kubler back in winner’s circle
27 January, 2020

Queenslander Jason Kubler looks to revive his career once again with an opening round win at the ATP Challenger event in Burnie.
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