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YEAR AWARDED

2022

MENTOR

-

DATE OF BIRTH

27/10/2005

Taylah Preston was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.

Taylah was born in Joondalup WA, and discovered tennis at just four years old after attending a multi-sport program.

In 2009, Taylah joined her first and only club, Greenwood Tennis Club. In 2011, at just six years old, she played her first tournament and instantly loved the thrill of competition.

In 2013, age eight, Taylah started working with her coach, Brad, and together they have worked hard to develop game to an elite international level.

In 2015 Taylah made her state debut representing WA and four years later, Taylah made her international debut representing Australia at the 2019 World Junior Teams Event.

She continued to represent Western Australia and Australia on numerous occasions interstate and internationally. Two of Taylah’s main highlights was the WTA Future Stars event in Shenzhen where she represented Australia, as well as playing the Australian Open Juniors event in 2020.

In 2021, Taylah her rankings stood at #1 in Australia for her birth year (2005), #8 national junior, #240 international junior, #46 national senior, and #1571 international senior.

Taylah manages to balance her training and schooling with help of distance education, attending the School of Isolated and Distance Education. Outside of tennis, she enjoys spending time with her family, many animals and hopes to pursue a career working with rescue animals and promoting tennis after her own tennis career.

“Receiving the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship means a lot to me as it provides extra support allowing me to be able to travel and gain more experience. This experience will help me to become the best I can and achieve the highest results possible.” – Taylah Preston on being selected as a 2022 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.

Achievements

  • 2020: Australian Open – Competed, Junior
  • 2019: WTA Future Stars, Shenzhen – Represented Australia
  • 2019: World Junior Teams – Represented Australia
  • 2018: Tennis Australia European Junior Tour
  • 2019: Tennis Australia European Junior Tour
  • 2019: Australian Championships – U14 Singles Champion
  • 2019: Australian Championships – U14 Doubles Champion
  • 2019 Australian Grass Court Championships – U14 Singles Champion
  • 2019 Australian Grass Court Championships – U14 Doubles Champion
  • 2021: WA Open – Women’s Open Champion
  • 2020: U18 State Championships – Singles Champion
  • 2020: U18 State Championships – Doubles Champion
  • 2019: Adelaide Junior ITF – Singles Champion
  • 2019: Adelaide Junior ITF – Doubles Champion
  • 2021: Darwin Junior ITF – Singles Champion
  • 2021: Darwin Junior ITF – Doubles Champion
  • 2021: Mornington Junior ITF – Doubles Champion

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