PLAYER PROFILE

Taylah Preston

  • Age16
  • Born27 October 2005
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed

ON-COURT

  • Started playing as a four-year-old at Greenwood Tennis Club
  • Her first coach was Glen Popovsky
  • Names backhand as her signature shot
  • Won 25 of her 28 singles matches on the ITF World Junior Tour in 2021
  • Won three ITF World Junior Tour singles titles and four doubles titles in 2021
  • Coached by Brad Dyer at the Next Step Tennis Academy
  • Says competing is the best part of playing tennis
  • Dream is to win Grand Slam titles and be world No.1

OFF-COURT

  • Father, Greg, is a boat builder and mother, Sarah, is a bookkeeper
  • She has a younger sister, Chloe
  • If she wasn’t playing tennis, she’d love to be working with animals
  • Does not have a favourite player: “I like different things about different players,” she says
  • Names her parents (“because of how hard they both work to help me”) and Ash Barty (“it’s really cool to see an Australian doing everything she is, while being so humble”) as her role models
  • Favourite food is sushi

Taylah Preston in the news

Kyrgios makes winning return at Stuttgart
Nick Kyrgios. Picture: Getty Images
8 June, 2022

Australian Nick Kyrgios has made a promising start at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany this week.
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Aussies in action: Week of 6 June 2022
Jordan Thompson celebrates winning an ATP Challenger title in Surbiton. Picture: Getty Images
6 June, 2022

Newly crowned Surbiton champion Jordan Thompson carries winning form into an ATP Challenger at Nottingham this week ...
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Heath Davidson books final spot at Roland Garros 2022
Heath Davidson in action at Roland Garros.
2 June, 2022

Australia's Heath Davidson is through to the quad wheelchair doubles final at Roland Garros.
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Roland Garros 2022: Heath Davidson set to make debut
Heath Davidson at Roland Garros. Picture: Supplied
1 June, 2022

Australia's Heath Davidson begins his first Roland Garros quad wheelchair doubles campaign on day 11 in Paris.
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