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

Sweeny, Tomic, Smith march on in AO 2021 qualifying
DETERMINED: Dane Sweeny during Australian Open 2021 qualifying in Doha. Picture: SAMER ALREJJAL, TENNIS AUSTRALIA
12 January, 2021

As we approach the final round of Australian Open 2021 qualifying, there are still several Aussie players in contention to earn a main draw place.
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Aussies ready to continue AO 2021 qualifying quests
ON SERVE: Jason Kubler during his first-round win at Australian Open 2021. PHOTO: SAMER ALREJJAL, TENNIS AUSTRALIA
12 January, 2021

Australian Open 2021 qualifying continues, with nine Aussie players competing in second-round matches today.
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Housemates Gadecki, Sweeny, Schoolkate win at AO qualifying
(L-R) Dane Sweeny, Olivia Gadecki and Tristan Schoolkate were first-round winners in Australian Open 2021 qualifying.
12 January, 2021

In an incredible day of results on Monday, Australian teenagers Olivia Gadecki, Dane Sweeny and Tristan Schoolkate all notched their first Grand Slam qualifying wins. And they…
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More Aussies advance in Australian Open 2021 qualifying
ON TARGET: Australia's Andrew Harris is through to the second round of Australian Open 2021 qualifying.
PHOTO: SAMER ALREJJAL, TENNIS AUSTRALIA
11 January, 2021

Australian players shine on day two of Australian Open 2021 qualifying, with seven advancing to the second round.
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