Jade Windley is a former professional tennis player and has proudly represented Great Britain throughout her career. Jade has won 19 professional titles and has achieved her lifelong dream of competing in the main draw of The Championships, Wimbledon.

As a youngster, Jade loved to try all sports and soon discovered that tennis was her passion. At 12 years old, Jade experienced Wimbledon for the first time and was completely inspired after winning the u14 Road to Wimbledon National Challenge, which started with over 10,000 competitors.

Growing up, Jade balanced her schoolwork alongside her tennis training; this developed discipline and the will to work hard from a young age. Whilst at school, Jade became British Junior number 1, competed twice at the prestigious Junior Wimbledon event and proudly won a bronze medal for England at the Commonwealth Youth Games in India. After having achieved 11 GCSE’s and 3 A Levels, Jade made the decision to become a full-time professional tennis player.

During her professional career, Jade suffered two separate serious injuries. However, through hard work, determination and a great support team around her, Jade overcame these challenging times to play the sport that she loved for a living. Jade has travelled to over 40 different countries, competing against the best players in the world.

Unfortunately, injury struck again in 2014, when Jade was involved in a car accident. She made the decision to take a break from the professional game with her body being in a bad way. Although this was a tough moment in her career, exciting and new opportunities have since arisen in the form of her work as an Athlete Mentor.

Giving Back

Jade joined the GiveBack Team in 2016. Jade has also been working for the Youth Sport Trust since 2014, involving programmes for the Tennis Foundation and Sky Sports Living for Sport. Jade feels that her role as an Athlete Mentor is the best job in the world and to be able to inspire young people and nurture their aspirations for the future is a very fortunate position to be in. The life skills and attitudes that Jade has acquired through playing sport at a world-class level contributes hugely to her role as an Athlete mentor. Jade feels incredibly privileged to be able to offer support and motivation to others and to help them to overcome their own adversities in life, work towards their personal goals and ultimately be the best that they can be. Jade is a big believer that success comes to those who keep on trying.

Competitive Record

2014 – British Women’s Singles Ranking – 5 / British Women’s Doubles Ranking – 3

2014 – WTA World Singles Ranking – 279 / WTA World Doubles Ranking – 159

2011-2014 – competed in singles & doubles qualifying & main draw of The Championships, Wimbledon

2012 – 2014 – competed in multiple WTA Tour & ITF events around the world

2009 – 2014 – 19 professional titles

2008 – British National 18u Singles Finalist & Doubles Champion

2008 – Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist

2008 – Ranked British Junior no1

2007 / 2008 – competed at Junior Wimbledon

2003 – Singles & Doubles Champion - Road to Wimbledon