PLAYER PROFILE

Tristan Schoolkate

  • Age20
  • 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

Ranking movers: Kokkinakis, Gadecki on the rise
ON THE RISE: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki. Pictures: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

A number of Australians have made impressive improvements in the latest tour rankings, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki.
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Thompson advances at Great Ocean Road Open
Jordan THOMPSON (AUS) serves during his match on court 1573 during Day 2 of the ATP 250 Great Ocean Road Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Tennis Australia/ Natasha Morello
3 February, 2021

Australia's Jordan Thompson wins his second three-set battle in as many days to progress at the Great Ocean Road Open at Melbourne Park.
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Aussies take centre stage at jam-packed Melbourne Summer Series
Nick Kyrgios during his first-round win at the Murray River Open. Picture: Tennis Australia
3 February, 2021

There is plenty to cheer about for Aussie fans at Melbourne Park today, with 22 Australian players competing in the Melbourne Summer Series.
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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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