Matt Dellavedova

Introducing: Matthew Dellavedova

No, not the Milwaukee Bucks Point Guard! We’re talking about his up-and-coming 16-year-old tennis-playing second cousin!

Matt grew up in Wonga Park where his dad, Peter Dellavedova, has been head coach for over 20 years. Matt has been a committed tennis player ever since he was big enough to pick up a racquet, you’d be hard pressed to find a day where he isn’t up at the club hitting balls.

Matt won his first ATP point in October 2016 at the Cairns Tennis International which gave him a ranking of 1640 in the ATP tour. He quickly followed this up by winning the Under 16s National Singles Championship in December at Melbourne Park.

His win qualified him for the main draw of the Australian Open Juniors. He defeated Ien Schouten from the Netherlands in the first round in a hard-fought match, 6-3 3-6 6-2, but bowed out in the second round to the 4th seed, Israeli Yshai Oliel. It was amazing to watch Matt step out onto the blue courts at Melbourne Park!

In April 2017 Matt hopped on a plane with Pete and his fitness coach, Drew Reed, to compete in the European Futures tour for 4 months. By all reports he’s played some fantastic matches. He won through to his first main draw on the 22nd of May by defeating the 4th seed in a close four set match.

Good luck, Matt! We’re all cheering for you!