Taylah Preston

  • Age18
  • Born27 October 2005
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I was lucky enough to go in Arthur Ashe and watch Coco Gauff, who's obviously not that much older than me. I think that was great for me to see... people just (slightly) older than me, they're playing on the big court.”

— Taylah Preston, 21 Sep 2022

» Now in the junior top 10, Preston eyes professional events


  • 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
  • Achieved a top-10 world junior ranking in September 2022
  • Was an orange girl for the Australian team at the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow


  • 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
  • Named Female Junior Athlete of the Year at the 2021 and 2022 Australian Tennis Awards.


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Taylah Preston in the news

Top Aussie teens shortlisted for Female Junior Athlete of the Year Award
Roisin Gilheany, Emerson Jones and Taylah Preston are nominated for an Australian Tennis Award.
5 hours ago

Roisin Gilheany, Emerson Jones and Taylah Preston are finalists at the upcoming 2023 Australian Tennis Awards.
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Nine Aussies receive direct acceptance into Australian Open 2024
Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic.
7 December, 2023

Fan favourites Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will lead the Aussie charge at Australian Open 2024.
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Six Aussies receive Australian Open 2024 main-draw singles wildcards
Kimberly Birrell has received an Australian Open 2024 main-draw singles wildcard.
6 December, 2023

Australian Kimberly Birrell is among the first batch of main-draw singles wildcard recipients for Australian Open 2024.
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Ranking movers: Arina Rodionova becomes Australia’s new No.1 woman
Arina Rodionova. Picture: Tennis Australia
4 December, 2023

Arina Rodionova achieves a career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings and becomes the new top-ranked Australian woman.
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