PLAYER PROFILE

Lily Taylor

  • Age16
  • Born 2 September 2006
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed

ON-COURT

  • Started playing aged four at Remar Tennis Academy
  • Father, Gabriel, was her first coach
  • Won 14 and under Australian Clay-court Championships in both singles and doubles in 2021
  • Won two ITF World Junior Tour singles titles and two doubles titles during 2021
  • Loves “that tennis is an individual sport, so you can’t hide behind a team, but you can also stand out by yourself”
  • Favourite shot is a down-the-line backhand
  • Favourite player is Aryna Sabalenka
  • Dream is to win the Australian Open

OFF-COURT

  • Parents are Gabriel and Donna. Names them as her biggest influences because “they have taught me my morals and how to act”
  • Has two younger sisters, Ava and Cleo
  • Nickname is ‘Lils’
  • Favourite foods are pork buns and hot cinnamon donuts
  • Favourite musicians are Eminem and Olivia Rodrigo
  • Favourite film is Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
  • Enjoys writing in her spare time
  • Female Junior Athlete of the Year finalist at 2021 Australian Tennis Awards

Lily Taylor in the news

Three finalists in 2021 Female Junior Athlete of the Year Award
Lily Taylor, Taylah Preston and Roisin Gilheany are contenders for the Female Junior Athlete of the Year award.
15 December, 2021

Lily Taylor, Taylah Preston and Roisin Gilheany are finalists in the Female Junior Athlete of the Year category at the 2021 Australian Tennis Awards.
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Hewitt, Kokkinis, Camus and Taylor crowned Australia’s junior claycourt champions
CHAMPIONS: Cruz Hewitt, Tahlia Kokkinis, Charlie Camus and Lily Taylor won the Australian Junior Claycourt Championships singles titles. Pictures: Anastasia Kachalkova
12 April, 2021

Winners have been crowned at the 2021 Australian Junior Claycourt Championships presented by Kia.
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