Alex de Minaur
Alex’s love for the game blossomed at the early age of 3 in Kogarah Bay. His early years honing his skills at the Parkside Tennis Courts were pivotal in seeing him become the dynamic and electric superstar that he is today.
At just 17 years of age, Alex also known as ‘Demon’, made his Grand Slam main-draw debut at home in Australia and has been climbing the ATP ranks ever since.
The hard-working de Minaur is one of the fastest players on tour and his tenacious on-court spirit is often likened to long-time mentor and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt.
De Minaur is Australia’s No.1 men’s player and reached a career high ranking of 11 in October 2023. He has played a leading role in Australia’s Davis Cup team since 2018.
Alex was born in Sydney and is based in Spain when he isn’t travelling between tournaments.
Kids get so much out of learning tennis, and Hot Shots Tennis lays the perfect foundation, building not just skills but a genuine love for the game. Reflecting on my own tennis journey, the love for tennis is what keeps me going in every match I play.
Alex de Minaur
Ajla’s tennis journey first began when she picked up a tennis racquet at age 7. She made her debut on the WTA Tour in 2009 and reached the top 100 for the first time in 2013.
In 2022, Ajla became the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1979 to reach Wimbledon and US Open singles quarterfinals in the same season.
In March 2023, Ajla recorded a career high ranking of 32.
The righthander has represented Australia at Billie Jean King Cup since 2019 and made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
Ajla is recognised as one of Australia’s top tennis players. Off the court, she brings a dynamic personality and a commitment to the sport, making her a respected figure in the tennis community.
Fluent in English, Croatian and German, Ajla enjoys watching other sports including basketball and football, and likes hip hop music.
Hot Shots Tennis is all about teamwork, having a ton of fun, and loving the game from the very beginning. The life lessons I learned playing tennis as a child are a big part of who I am today!
Alex and Ajla’s journeys from tennis-loving youngsters to world-renowned athletes exemplifies the key values of every Hot Shots player.
Ambassadors of Hot Shots, Ajla Tomljanovic and Alex de Minaur
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