PLAYER PROFILE

Tristan Schoolkate

  • Age19
  • Born26 February 2001
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesPerth, WA
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrew Roberts
“If you go down two sets to love it's a long way back. For me to snag that set and play probably one of the better tiebreaks I've played was really helpful, and sort of got me on a roll.”

— Tristan Schoolkate, 9 Dec 2019

» AO Play-off: Schoolkate stuns Harris in five

On court

  • began playing tennis at age four
  • initially coached by his father, who was a tennis coach at Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
  • grew up playing on grass, which he considers his favourite surface
  • represented Australia at the World Junior Tennis finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic
  • later in 2015, reached the final of the 14/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park
  • in December 2018, won the Australian Championships 18/u doubles title with Dane Sweeny
  • was a hitting partner at the Hopman Cup; in 2019 he practised with Alexander Zverev and Lucas Pouille
  • won his first match at a junior Grand Slam event en route to the third round of the Wimbledon boys’ singles
  • cracked the top 40 in the world ITF junior rankings in 2019
  • often trains with Australian doubles Grand Slam champion John Peers when the two players are back in Perth

Off court

  • completed Year 12 studies in 2018

Tristan Schoolkate in the news

Tristan Schoolkate: Making progress
AUSSIE PRIDE: Tristan Schoolkate enjoyed his orange ball experience at last week's Davis Cup tie in Adelaide. Picture: Getty Images
11 March, 2020

Joining the Australian Davis Cup team as an orange boy was a reward for impressive improvement from 19-year-old Tristan Schoolkate.
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Kubler back in winner’s circle
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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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Bolt, Harris set for Australian Open main draw
South Australia's Alex Bolt will bolster the local contingent at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
13 January, 2020

With the Australian Open qualifying events about to begin, Australian wildcard recipients Alex Bolt and Andrew Harris are preparing to contest the main draw.
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Bolt powers into AO Play-off semifinals
MOVING ON: Top seed Alex Bolt is into the semifinals of the AO 2020 Play-off. Picture: Getty Images
11 December, 2019

The final four is set in the AO Play-off men's singles draw, with Alex Bolt, Max Purcell, John-Patrick Smith and Maverick Banes still in contention for a coveted Australian…
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