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Fola Aladese - ITF Junior Tennis Player

West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Folasade Aladese

Hello, my name is Folasade Aladese. I am 13 years old and the tennis player from the United Kingdom. I have been playing tennis since the age of four years old. I have been ranked 95 in U14 nationally. I am currently representing my County. I have been trying to start Tennis Europe since early 2020, but due to COVID-19 every tournament was cancelled. I have won some G3 LTA tournaments and had been accepted into G1 and G2 and now it is time for me to move completely onto tennis Europe and ITF.

Education & Rankings

1. Started high school in 2019

2. Language – English, little French

3. 95 U14 Nationally

4. UTR 6.0

Playing experience


  • Loughborough University Junior Tennis Open – Grade 3 U12, Singles Winner
  • David Lloyd Sunderland Christmas Junior Open – Grade 4 U16, Singles Runner-up
  • North County Tour – Grade 4 U14, Singles Winner
  • Ellesmere College Winter Open – Grade 3 U12, Singles Runner-up
  • LTA Youth National Series – U12
  • Hull Christmas Open – Grade 3 U12, Doubles Winner

About you

DOB: 08/05/2008

Hand used: right-handed

Height: 173cm

Racket: HEAD

Strings: HEAD Lynx

Clothing: Bidi Badu

Shoes: HEAD

Favourite player: Naomi Osaka

Career Aspirations: World Number 1

Favourite tournament: Australian Open, Wimbledon

Best Surface: Hard Court

Best win: Beaten a girl in the top 30 nationally (U16)

Goals for Year: To play as many ITF tournaments as possible

Favourite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

Current and Previous Coach, Club & Academies

· 2012 to 2017 – Dwight Brown – JCCS (John Charles Centre of Sport)

· 2017 to 2018 – Alex Thornton – Chapel Allerton

· 2018 to 2019 – Jo Craven

· 2019 to 2020 – Carrie Wagstaff – Heaton Tennis and Squash

· 2020 to Present – Laurence Kelly – Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash


Fola is hard working in all areas of her training and is developing a great all-round game. Her effort is excellent in physical, mental and technical work. She is showing massive improvements at the moment that gives me confidence that she will be a successful tennis player in the future. Her training is based on long term player development programme.

Laurence Kelly, Current coach