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Yuya Ito
Pupil with Peter Smith

Yuya Ito (JPN) 

 

Arrived in Adelaide at age 9 for 1 month to have private coaching with Peter smith… over the next 5 years Yuya returned to the Peter Smith Tennis Academy, for a period of 1-3 months each time, to continue his development with Peter and Luke…

 

By age 14, Yuya moved to Adelaide permanently attending Marryatville High School and training daily with the Academy and Luke Smith becoming his main coach. In year 11 and 12 Yuya received a scholarship to St Peter’s College – one of the most prestigious schools in South Australia – while continuing his training and development and also focussing on ITF Junior Tournaments and Junior Grand Slams…

 

Yuya completed his Year 12 studies in 2015 and has since returned to Japan before he embarks on a Tennis Scholarship to the University of Texas in the United States of America…

 

Achievements:

 

  • Highest ITF Rank 62
  • Gained first ATP point at age 15
  • Played Junior Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open
  • Defeated several top 50 ITF players including no 12 Alvaro Lopez
  • Winner of 3 ITF Junior Grade 3 Tournaments
  • Winner of 3 ITF Junior Grade 4 Tournaments

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