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Melissa Boyden - ITF Junior Tennis Player


Melissa Boyden

Hello, my name is Melissa.  I am 17 years old, a tennis player from the Netherlands and have been playing tennis since I was 5 years of age. I have been ranked number one in the Netherlands (at all age groups) since I was 12 years old and represented the Netherlands from the age of 11. Since I was 7 years old I have been winning many Dutch tournaments, 12 singles and doubles titles in Tennis Europe tournaments.  Subsequently having moved onto ITF Junior tournaments I have won 6 titles, plus another 7 runner ups.  Now its time to move on to the next level to achieve a status in WTA rankings. Bring it on!!!

Education & Rankings
  • Final year of senior school.
  • Number 1 (under 18) in the Netherlands.
  • Tennis Europe 2019 ranked 28.
  • ITF junior ranking present 150.  Highest rank 103.
  • 5 Times National Champion




Playing experience


1) No. 1 Netherlands overall ranking for under 16
2) ITF Juniors – Bosnia Grade 5, First in Singles
3) ITF Juniors – Bosnia Grade 5, Singles Runner-up
4) ITF Junior – Netherlands Grade 4, First in Doubles
5) ITF Juniors – Latvia Grade 5, Singles Runner-up
6) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 4, Singles Runner-up
7) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 3, Singles Runner-up
8) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 5, First Singles
9) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 5, Doubles Runner-up
10) ITF Juniors – Belgium Grade 4, Singles Runner-up
11) Netherlands Masters Champion
12) Netherlands KNLTB Talent of the Year
13) Netherlands National Champion – Single and Runner-up Doubles
14) Represented Netherlands in Winter and Summer Cups
15) Represented Netherlands in European Junior Championships


1) No. 1 Netherlands overall ranking for under 16
2) ITF Juniors – Luxemburg Grade 4, First in Singles and Doubles
3) ITF Junior – Kazakhstan Grade 3, Singles Runner-up
4) ITF Juniors – Belgium Grade 1, Singles Semi-final
5) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 3, Singles Runner-up
6) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 2, Doubles Winners
7) Represented Netherlands in Winter won the qualification and 4th
in the finals
8) Represented Netherlands in Summer Cup
9) Represented Netherlands in European Junior Championships
10) Played only 3 singles in the Netherlands, won 2 out of 3.


1) National Championships – Doubles Winner
2) Played 4 NRTs:
a) Singles Runner-up twice
b) Doubles – 3 Doubles wins
3) ITF Juniors – Netherlands Grade 4 – Doubles Runner-up
4) Senior National Championships – Semi-final

Here are my results for 2021 so far:
Itf Grade 4 macedonie 2nd place
ITF Grade 4 Rotterdam 2nd place singles and first place doubles.
National championships doubles winner
And played junior Wimbledon grand slam.

About you

Date of birth: 24/06/03
Hand Used: Right
Height: 1.73m
Racket: Wilson blade
Clothing: Bidi badu
Shoes: K-Swiss
Any Sponsors: Bidi badu, K-Swiss, Wilson
Favourite Player: Serena Williams
Career Aspirations: World Number 1
Favourite Tournament: US Open
Best Surface: Clay
Best Win: Beating ITF junior top 20 Czech Republic player and coming through qualifications and winning my very first ITF junior tournament.

Goals for the coming year: Play ITF junior grand slams and achieve WTA ranking

Favourite Quote: A come back is always stronger than a set back

Melissa’s achievements in 2016 :

1) Number 1 for her year 2003
2) 5th in the overall rankings for under 14
3) First win of the season – Ouatt 12 years
4) Ouatt Doubles – 2nd
5) National Squad Member for Netherlands
6) DTA Winter circuit winner for 2nd year running
7) District Ijmond Champion to 14 – 15th May
8) North Holland Regional Champion to 14 – 16th May
9) Senior Team Champions in 3rd class
10) Zandvoort club champion to 17
11) Won a Women’s single category 4


Current and Previous Coach, Club & Academies
  • T.C. Zandvoort – Jet van Der Aar
  • Holland Tennis Academy – Jochem Doerrleben
  • TC. Zandvoort – Hans Schmidt
  • Intime Tennis Academy – Tim Proost
  • Intime Tennis Academy – Martijn Molenkamp & Michel Lentjes


Melissa is a very happy going, highly motivated individual, determined to reach the top. She is an all round athlete, but her passion is tennis. She has been performing and winning at all sports for many years. In 2019 she was diagnosed with epilepsy originating from a brain tumor. She was successfully operated on in October 2019 and within 3 weeks was back on the tennis court. 3 months later she was playing her first tournament were she reached the final in singles and won the doubles. With this dedication and determination Melissa is already back to playing top level international tennis. Looking forward to the future.

From the proud parents Kevin & Sally


Melissa Boyden will be an added value to world tennis in the future. With her character and perseverance she wants to make her breakthrough in professional tennis soon. Her independency, problem-solving ability (on and off the court) are unique. Melissa is really able to adjust to any situation she faces and that is a quality that is necessary to enforce a position in top sport. Her critical view of herself helps her to push herself to the limit, but can also cause resistance. Being critical yourself is good, but stay realistic. If the coaches talk to each other and they have to choose one player who will give them the winning point or match, then Melissa is at the top of the list. This winners mentality and ability to turn around a match is something she has and will never lose.

Martijn Molenkamp - Tennis Coach at Intime Tennis Academy